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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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  • DirecTV's 'Kingdom' Star Matt Lauria on the Life of an MMA Fighter, 'Parenthood' Return

    "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...
  • MMA-themed 'Kingdom' hits all the right spots

    MMA-themed 'Kingdom' hits all the right spots
    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...
  • Manny Gamburyan squeezes out dramatic UFC 178 win over Cody Gibson

    Manny Gamburyan squeezes out dramatic UFC 178 win over Cody Gibson
    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...
  • Cain Velasquez, Ronda Rousey still atop Times' MMA rankings

    A crazy month in the heavyweight division leads to a bit of a shakeup in September's MMA rankins. Heavyweight 1. Cain Velasquez 2. Fabricio Werdum 3. Junior Dos Santos 4. Travis Browne 5. Josh Barnett 6. Mark Hunt 7. Stipe Miocic 8....
  • Injured Chris Weidman to miss UFC 181; new main is Hendricks-Lawler

    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...
  • Manny Gamburyan ready for UFC 178, world of 135

    Manny Gamburyan ready for UFC 178, world of 135
    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...
  • Fighter's milestone win highlights local MMA card

    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,...
  • MMA Coming To Mohegan Sun

    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...
  • How Penn State's Anthony Zettel became a disruptive defensive tackle

    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...
  • Players respect B-CU coach Brian Jenkins for MMA background

    Players respect B-CU coach Brian Jenkins for MMA background
    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...
  • Ladies of 'The Ultimate Fighter 20' looking to be first strawweight champion, not next Ronda Rousey

    Ladies of 'The Ultimate Fighter 20' looking to be first strawweight champion, not next Ronda Rousey
    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...