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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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  • Chris Weidman, Ronda Rousey are big favorites for UFC bouts Saturday

    Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey are a combined 20-0 in mixed martial arts fights. Each owns an Ultimate Fighting Championship belt they will defend Saturday night in Las Vegas. Middleweight champion Weidman (11-0), who'll be challenged by former UFC...
  • Busy times, blockbuster summer ahead for Glendale Fighting Club

    Busy times, blockbuster summer ahead for Glendale Fighting Club
    “Busy, busy,” is how Edmond Tarverdyan describes the burgeoning summer inside the windowed walls of the Glendale Fighting Club. He pauses, before continuing his description: “Busy, busy, busy.” Having piloted and owned the...
  • Boca Raton's Matt Mitrione wants to steal show at UFC 175

    Boca Raton's Matt Mitrione wants to steal show at UFC 175
    Matt Mitrione knows he may not be the biggest reason for you to buy UFC 175 on Saturday, but when the pay-per-view card is over, he hopes he’ll be the fighter you remember. Mitrione takes on heavyweight Stefan Struve during the supercard live from...
  • UFC 175: Machida looks to make history

    The Sports Xchange By Dave Doyle, The Sports Xchange UFC 175: Machida looks to make history In 21 years, only two Ultimate Fighting Championship competitors have held titles in separate weight classes: Randy Couture, a five-time champ at heavyweight...
  • Former UFC star Thiago Silva returns to MMA on Aug. 29

    After 10-month hiatus, light heavyweight mixed martial arts star Thiago Silva will return to the cage. Silva will fight Aug. 29 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, according to a release from Fight Time Promotions. The 31-year-old...
  • Disabled fighter deserves his shot

    Disabled fighter deserves his shot
    Let Garrett Holeve fight. This South Florida son — also known as G-Money — has four years of mixed martial arts under his belt. He's chiseled himself into a standout contender. And he's done it despite having Down syndrome. Unfortunately,...
  • UFC champion Jose Aldo injured, out of Aug. 2 fight at Staples Center

    Jose Aldo, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s gifted featherweight champion, has suffered a training camp injury and won’t be able to defend his belt as scheduled Aug. 2 at Staples Center against Chad Mendes. A UFC spokesman said...
  • 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&...
  • Ronda Rousey shows nothing but respect for Alexis Davis

    Ronda Rousey shows nothing but respect for Alexis Davis
    Though often perceived as doing otherwise, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey tends to give her opponents ample respect in the lead-up to their clashes. Though she’s drawn headlines for her rivalries and ill words as they pertain to former foe Miesha...
  • Cooper City man with Down syndrome is 'just a warrior' in mixed martial arts

    Cooper City man with Down syndrome is 'just a warrior' in mixed martial arts
    He wraps tape around his hands on fight day, just inches from the Punisher skull tattooed on his shoulder. He puts on his mouthpiece and shinguards. "I'm a fighter," he says. "I am tough as steel." South Florida's Garrett Holeve is a mixed martial...