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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)
News, articles and information about mixed martial arts, a combat sport incorporating a variety of fighting techniques. (Photo AP) « Show less

Top Mixed Martial Arts Articles

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  • UFC grapples as positive drug tests come to light after lucrative fights

    Some of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's most celebrated fighters tested positive for steroids, cocaine and marijuana in the last two months, with the results being released soon after their lucrative fights, creating a public relations problem for...
  • Ronda Rousey praises tougher UFC drug testing, penalties

    Ronda Rousey praises tougher UFC drug testing, penalties
    The leaders of the Ultimate Fighting Championship reacted to the damning positive drug tests that have threatened the integrity of mixed martial arts by vowing to spend millions of dollars to clean things up. Then unbeaten women’s bantamweight...
  • UCF grad Alers suffers TKO loss in UFC

    UCF grad Alers suffers TKO loss in UFC
    UCF alumnus Jim Alers was defeated in his second UFC contest Saturday night – but the loss had a touch of controversy. Alers was stopped by Chas Skelly with one second left in the second round of their featherweight contest, and Skelly’s...
  • UCF grad Jim Alers has an educated approach

    UCF grad Jim Alers has an educated approach
    Almost from the moment Jim Alers moved to Orlando, his life changed. As an 18-year-old leaving home for the first time, he found an education at UCF, then almost immediately discovered a passion for mixed martial arts. Ten years later, Alers has...
  • MMA rankings: Jon Jones retains top light-heavyweight spot

    MMA rankings: Jon Jones retains top light-heavyweight spot
    Times' MMA ranking for January. Heavyweight   1. Cain Velasquez 2. Fabricio Werdum 3. Junior Dos Santos 4. Travis Browne 5. Stipe Miocic 6. Josh Barnett 7. Mark Hunt 8. Antonio Silva 9. Ben Rothwell 10. Alistair Overeem   It...
  • "Rumble" Johnson risks 3-year win streak Saturday

    "Rumble" Johnson risks 3-year win streak Saturday
    By the time he enters the Octagon on Saturday, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson will have gone three years and 10 days without losing a fight – a stint spanning eight fights and four promotions. And yet, some people think they know the...
  • UFC's Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz fail drug tests

    UFC's Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz fail drug tests
    Anderson Silva’s comeback victory over Nick Diaz on Saturday night has been transformed from an uplifting moment to an ultimate downer for the Ultimate Fighting Championship as the Nevada State Athletic Commission reported Tuesday that Silva...
  • UFC says ex-middleweight champion Anderson Silva tested positive for steroid use last month

    Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has tested positive for steroid use. Silva, the 39-year-old Brazilian widely considered the greatest mixed martial artist in the young sport's history, tested positive for Drostanolone metabolites and...
  • Law student by day, MMA fighter by night

     Law student by day, MMA fighter by night
    It is the second day of class as Professor Deleso Alford orders her Florida A&M University law students up to the podium, one by one, to introduce themselves. She wants each of them to share an interesting fact as they spend the next several months...
  • Ronda Rousey-Cat Zingano title fight moved to main event at UFC 184

    Ronda Rousey-Cat Zingano title fight moved to main event at UFC 184
    “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is once again taking the main event spotlight. On Friday, in news first reported by MMAJunkie.com, the UFC confirmed that middleweight champion Chris Weidman had suffered a rib injury, canceling his UFC 184 headlining...
  • Tyron Woodley beats overweight Kelvin Gastelum, then cuts him a break

    Tyron Woodley beats overweight Kelvin Gastelum, then cuts him a break
    Tyron Woodley was already dealing with a tough assignment. Then, seventh-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Kelvin Gastelum stepped on the scale. At a staggering 10 pounds over the 170-pound weight limit. Woodley, the No. 3...