| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Kingdom," DirecTV's latest original series, is unlike anything currently on TV. While the brutal and kinetic fight sequences are most reminiscent of Tom Hardy's 2011 mixed martial arts pic "Warrior," the compelling ensemble and thorny character...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:10 PM
As one perhaps genetically indisposed to enjoy sports in which people whomp the stuffing out of one another, I wouldn't expect to care much for a drama built around mixed martial arts, in which the whomping comes in more ways than usual. And yet here I...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:06 PM
Just when it appeared all was lost for Manny Gamburyan, he squeezed out a dramatic, comeback victory.
Very much looking to resurrect his career in a new weight class, the Glendale Fighting Club-trained Gamburyan resurrected triumph when he survived a...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 8:16 AM
A crazy month in the heavyweight division leads to a bit of a shakeup in September's MMA rankins.
1. Cain Velasquez
2. Fabricio Werdum
3. Junior Dos Santos
4. Travis Browne
5. Josh Barnett
6. Mark Hunt
7. Stipe Miocic
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Middleweight champion Chris Weidman suffered a broken hand in training, causing his Ultimate Fighting Championship title defense against veteran Vitor Belfort on Dec. 6 to be rescheduled.
The Dec. 6 main event will now be welterweight champion Johny...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 11:22 AM
More than 15 years and 22 professional fights after beginning his professional mixed martial arts career, Manny Gamburyan is starting anew.
The judoka with a brick for a right hand will compete in the fourth weight class of his career and the third...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 3:27 PM
There's a brutal sound when a fighter's fist strikes his opponent. The brief and immediate silence from the crowd that ensues feels nearly as deafening as their roar that follows.
Such was the scene recently at Fort Lauderdale's War Memorial Auditorium,...
| Sep 4, 2014
In the 1990s, America considered mixed martial arts a savage, low-rent bastard of a combat sport — a kind of competition barely a tier above bar fighting. But with the rise of the UFC, most of MMA's edges have been smoothed over, and there's a whole...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:02 PM
To prepare for the scrums and handfights that football linemen face, Anthony Zettel trained in mixed martial arts over the summer. Someday, perhaps, the Penn State defensive tackle might step into the MMA cage.
"It's basically like football," Zettel...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Instead of talking about grit, B-CU football coach Brian Jenkins decided it was better to show his players mental toughness when he took his first amateur MMA fight this spring.
Jenkins, 43, was in position to beat 27-year-old Chris Green during the...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:44 PM
LOS ANGELES — Absent of all that much fanfare, pomp and circumstance, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s women’s strawweight division debuted in July.
Brazilian Claudia Gadelha showcased the skill in victory that has many believing...