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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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  • 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...
  • Ronda Rousey ready for 'underestimated' Alexis Davis at UFC 175

    Ronda Rousey ready for 'underestimated' Alexis Davis at UFC 175
    LOS ANGELES — Training camp is done, lunch was served and the main course awaited a little more than a week away. Ahead of the blockbuster UFC 175 pay-per-view on July 5 at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey sat down at...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • MMA practically a birthright for WSOF champ Gaethje

    MMA practically a birthright for WSOF champ Gaethje
    In a way, Justin Gaethje’s MMA education started before his kindergarten education did. When Gaethje was a 4-year-old in Safford, Ariz., his father signed him up for wrestling lessons with the Arizona Heat club team and he was hooked right away....
  • For James 'Binky' Jones, Shogun Fights X bout Saturday is also a fight against age

    For James 'Binky' Jones, Shogun Fights X bout Saturday is also a fight against age
    A 44-year-old fighter sat on top of a cage with his arms in the air and a smile on his face. Moments earlier, he was looking down at his opponent, who had fallen limp to the ground after taking a punch straight to the head. James "Binky" Jones had to...
  • UFC 174: Demetrious Johnson beats Ali Bagautinov to keep flyweight belt

    UFC 174 takes place Saturday night from Vancouver, British Columbia. In the main event, Demetrious Johnson defends his UFC flyweight title against challenger Ali Bagautinov. Johnson was the first UFC flyweight champion and has successfully defended his...