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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Preview: Mike King in action on tonight's "Ultimate Fighter"

    Preview: Mike King in action on tonight's "Ultimate Fighter"
    Six episodes have come and gone since Fox Sports 1 viewers last saw Naples’ Mike King enter the Octagon to compete on “The Ultimate Fighter.” But Wednesday night, King finally gets his quarterfinal fight against Eddie “Truck”...
  • Fight Club OC: 'Stryker' wins from ground

    Fight Club OC: 'Stryker' wins from ground
    To the casual observer, Steven "Stryker" Ciaccio didn't seem to be doing much striking Thursday night at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Ciaccio, a mixed martial arts fighter who grew up in Irvine and Newport Beach before graduating from Cal...
  • Sevak Magakian returns to action Thursday at Tachi Palace Fights 19

    Following the gutsiest of victories and a long layoff, Sevak “Silverback” Magakian will return to mixed martial arts action Thursday night in the main event of Tachi Palace Fights 19 “Throwback Thursday” when he takes on Christos...
  • Fight Club OC is back

    Fight Club OC features seven pro boxing and mixed martial arts fights on its card Thursday night at The Hangar, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Ukraine's Alexey Zubov (3-0) is one of four undefeated fighters on the...
  • 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson wins UFC bout

    The Sports Xchange By Dave Doyle, The Sports Xchange 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson wins UFC bout Demetrious Johnson is the kingpin of the UFC's lightest division. But the skills he brings into the Octagon are the reason why pound-for-pound discussions tend to...