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Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts
News, articles and information about mixed martial arts, a combat sport incorporating a variety of fighting techniques. (Photo AP)
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Top Mixed Martial Arts Articles

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  • Ninja Turtles, WWE launched Nick Newell into MMA

    Ninja Turtles, WWE launched Nick Newell into MMA
    Everyone needs an inspiration. For Nick Newell, his inspiration as a child came from exposure to Jean-Claude Van Damme, Stone Cold Steve Austin and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. No wonder he grew up to be an MMA fighter. The 28-year-old will...
  • Marina Shafir returns to MMA action at Chaos at the Casino 5

    Marina Shafir returns to MMA action at Chaos at the Casino 5
    Undefeated mixed-martial-arts standout Marina Shafir will return to competition inside the caged confines of Lights Out Promotions’ Chaos at the Casino 5 on Aug. 10 at Hollywood Park and Casino. Shafir (1-0), “The Supernova from Moldova&...
  • The legacy of Chael Sonnen: Big talk or big talent?

    The legacy of Chael Sonnen: Big talk or big talent?
    During his 17 years in professional mixed martial arts, Chael Sonnen proved he was an accomplished fighter. He was also one of the best talkers the sport has ever seen. But as he announced his retirement on Wednesday, the question has to be asked...
  • UFC 174: Demetrious Johnson beats Ali Bagautinov to keep flyweight belt

    UFC 174 takes place Saturday night from Vancouver, British Columbia. In the main event, Demetrious Johnson defends his UFC flyweight title against challenger Ali Bagautinov. Johnson was the first UFC flyweight champion and has successfully defended his...
  • Sevak Magakian returns to action Thursday at Tachi Palace Fights 19

    Following the gutsiest of victories and a long layoff, Sevak “Silverback” Magakian will return to mixed martial arts action Thursday night in the main event of Tachi Palace Fights 19 “Throwback Thursday” when he takes on Christos...
  • Fight Club OC is back

    Fight Club OC features seven pro boxing and mixed martial arts fights on its card Thursday night at The Hangar, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Ukraine's Alexey Zubov (3-0) is one of four undefeated fighters on the...
  • Fight Club OC: 'Stryker' wins from ground

    Fight Club OC: 'Stryker' wins from ground
    To the casual observer, Steven "Stryker" Ciaccio didn't seem to be doing much striking Thursday night at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Ciaccio, a mixed martial arts fighter who grew up in Irvine and Newport Beach before graduating from Cal...
  • For James 'Binky' Jones, Shogun Fights X bout Saturday is also a fight against age

    For James 'Binky' Jones, Shogun Fights X bout Saturday is also a fight against age
    A 44-year-old fighter sat on top of a cage with his arms in the air and a smile on his face. Moments earlier, he was looking down at his opponent, who had fallen limp to the ground after taking a punch straight to the head. James "Binky" Jones had to...
  • Preview: Mike King in action on tonight's "Ultimate Fighter"

    Preview: Mike King in action on tonight's "Ultimate Fighter"
    Six episodes have come and gone since Fox Sports 1 viewers last saw Naples’ Mike King enter the Octagon to compete on “The Ultimate Fighter.” But Wednesday night, King finally gets his quarterfinal fight against Eddie “Truck”...
  • UPDATED: Naples' Mike King defeated on "Ultimate Fighter"

    UPDATED: Naples' Mike King defeated on "Ultimate Fighter"
    Eddie Gordon defeated Naples' Mike King via unanimous decision after an overtime third round during Wednesday night’s episode of the UFC’s “Ultimate Fighter” reality series, advancing to the semifinals of the middleweight...
  • Jessamyn Duke faces Leslie Smith July 16 at UFC Fight Night

    Jessamyn Duke faces Leslie Smith July 16 at UFC Fight Night
    Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke is wasting little time returning to the octagon and adding to an already busy summer in the world of womens’ mixed martial arts. Duke will toe the line with Leslie "The Peacemaker" Smith at UFC Fight Night:...