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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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  • 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...
  • Johnson dominates, defends flyweight title

    The Sports Xchange By Dave Doyle, The Sports Xchange Johnson dominates, defends flyweight title LAS VEGAS -- Demetrious Johnson is running out of challengers. The UFC's inaugural flyweight champion has been so dominant in his two-year run as 125-pound...
  • 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,...
  • Felice Herrig's mission: Kick [bleep] and entertain

    Felice Herrig's mission: Kick [bleep] and entertain
    Felice Herrig is anything but camera shy. With more than 55,000 likes on her Facebook page and nearly 41,000 Twitter follows, she's a focal point for MMA fans. She's also known for wearing superhero costumes to fight weigh-ins. Starting Wednesday, she...
  • 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...
  • Pro-fighter War Machine held in Las Vegas on 32 criminal charges

    LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Mixed martial arts fighter War Machine, accused of assaulting his porn actress ex-girlfriend and a man at her home last month, made his initial Las Vegas court appearance on Wednesday to face 32 criminal charges, including...