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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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  • Forty-something Kimbo Slice ready for 51-year-old Ken Shamrock

    Forty-something Kimbo Slice ready for 51-year-old Ken Shamrock
    Many 41-year-olds are settled into an office job. Kimbo Slice would rather take a punch to the face. Apparently plenty of MMA fans want to see that, too. In one of the most anticipated fights this year, the South Florida native will take on 51-year-...
  • UFC's heavyweight king Cain Velasquez returns to action

    UFC's heavyweight king Cain Velasquez returns to action
    In Oct. 2013, Cain Velasquez was on top of the world. The soft spoken and fiercely determined UFC heavyweight champion had finished his trilogy with the second best heavyweight in the world, Brazil’s Junior Dos Santos. Dos Santos is the only man...
  • Newly focused, Eddie Alvarez sets sights on lightweight title

    Newly focused, Eddie Alvarez sets sights on lightweight title
    Despite the grit and toughness it takes to be in the UFC, Eddie Alvarez proves fighters can have a softer, gentler side too. In November, Alvarez's second career UFC fight — vs. Benson Henderson at Fight Night 59 — was put on hold and...
  • Dropkick Murphys kicks off UFC Fight Week in Las Vegas in July

    Dropkick Murphys kicks off UFC Fight Week in Las Vegas in July
    American-Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys join in on the Ultimate Fighting Championship action when they play the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas on July 10. The concert headlines the fourth annual UFC International Fight Week when ...
  • Ready II Fight card in Chesapeake on Friday gives hungry MMA fighters a chance to compete

    Ready II Fight card in Chesapeake on Friday gives hungry MMA fighters a chance to compete
    For those who think video games lead nowhere, Damon Minor is evidence to the contrary. Six years ago, Minor bought a video game titled “UFC Undisputed 2009” and a light went off. He decided to try out for the wrestling team at Lake Taylor...
  • Car that Ronda Rousey once lived in goes up for auction on Ebay

    Car that Ronda Rousey once lived in goes up for auction on Ebay
    It's difficult to imagine Ronda Rousey, one of the most feared and celebrated fighters on the planet, was living out of her car less than a decade ago. Before the flurry of submissions, commercial endorsements and movie deals, Rousey was just trying...
  • Celebrity Baby Scoop: Exclusive interview with new parents Jenn Brown and Wes Chatham

    Celebrity Baby Scoop: Exclusive interview with new parents Jenn Brown and Wes Chatham
    New parents Jenn Brown and Wes Chatham welcomed their first child, son Nash, in November 2014. Although their baby boy was due at the end of December, Nash had other plans, the “America Ninja Warrior” host, 34, tells Celebrity Baby Scoop....
  • Competitive fire never goes out for Kimbo Slice

    Competitive fire never goes out for Kimbo Slice
    Even after five years away from mixed martial arts, the passion for fighting is still evident in Kimbo Slice’s voice. Of course, it helps that the opponent for his return fight at Bellator 138 on June 19 is Ken Shamrock. The two men have quite a...
  • Clicking and Streaming: 'Dawg Fight,' a moving, brutal look into DIY pugilism

    Clicking and Streaming: 'Dawg Fight,' a moving, brutal look into DIY pugilism
    Billy Corben's "Dawg Fight" looks at DIY pugilism in West Perrine, Florida, one-time home of Kimbo Slice aka "King of the Web Brawlers," in 2008. A viral sensation from videos of mutual combat street fights, Slice made it out of the ghetto into a stable...
  • Local Roundup: Craig Fruth headlines MMA card at Hammond Civic Center

    Mixed martial arts returns to the Hammond Civic Center Friday night with Mayhem, a United Combat League pro-am card headlined by local fighter Craig Fruth. A math teacher at Clark High School in Hammond, Fruth has invested six nights a week training...
  • Duke to face Phillips in Chicago at UFC Fight Night

    Duke to face Phillips in Chicago at UFC Fight Night
    Jessamyn Duke has been wanting to get back inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship's octagon for quite some time. Now, the wait is over and a date is at hand, as Duke will clash with Elizabeth Phillips on July 25 in a women's bantamweight (135 pounds)...