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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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  • UFC 184: Ronda Rousey shines at Staples Center with 14-second victory

    UFC 184: Ronda Rousey shines at Staples Center with 14-second victory
    LOS ANGELES — Just when it seems unfathomable that “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey could somehow improve upon her previous bouts of brilliance, she astonished once again. Facing a top-ranked challenger who many believed to be her toughest...
  • Fast and furious: Rousey looks to future after 14-second win

    Ronda Rousey won a fight in 16 seconds last summer, falling a second short of the quickest victory in UFC history. At the time, the bantamweight champion figured the speed with which she pummeled Alexis Davis was a fluke. "It's something everybody on...
  • Ronda Rousey needs 14 seconds to stop Cat Zingano at UFC 184

    Ronda Rousey has stopped every opponent she has faced in her meteoric mixed martial arts career, so a first-round victory is no shock for the UFC's bantamweight champion. Except nobody had finished a UFC title fight this quickly, and hardly anyone had...
  • Ronda Rousey needs only 14 seconds to defend her UFC crown

    Ronda Rousey needs only 14 seconds to defend her UFC crown
    LOS ANGELES — Ronda Rousey stopped Cat Zingano with an acrobatic armbar 14 seconds into the first round, dramatically defending her bantamweight title at UFC 184 on Saturday night. Rousey (11-0) earned the most impressive victory of her career...
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship announces rigorous anti-doping policy

     Ultimate Fighting Championship announces rigorous anti-doping policy
    Reeling from positive drug tests by two of its top fighters, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will employ by July a rigorous testing strategy to catch cheaters. “The No. 1 goal is to have a clean sport, no matter what it costs,” UFC...
  • 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...
  • UFC's Ronda Rousey discusses her Sports Illustrated swimsuit appearance

    UFC's Ronda Rousey discusses her Sports Illustrated swimsuit appearance
    Fighters throughout the years have found unique ways to promote a coming bout, but Ronda Rousey’s turn inside the pages of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue is a new standard. Rousey, 28, of Venice, appeared in a four-page SI spread...
  • UFC grapples as positive drug tests come to light after lucrative fights

    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...
  • "Ultimate Fighter" will feature two rival South Florida gyms

    "Ultimate Fighter" will feature two rival South Florida gyms
    Florida’s two most successful MMA gyms are going to battle on the grandest stage. It was announced Saturday that the “Ultimate Fighter” reality series is filming in South Florida, and for the first time, the series will pit gym vs....
  • Official warns against improper weight cutting by UFC fighters

    Official warns against improper weight cutting by UFC fighters
    The head of the California State Athletic Commission warns that improper weight cutting by combat-sports fighters like the Ultimate Fighting Championship athletes who stepped on the scale near Staples Center on Friday is “the biggest problem in...
  • Rousey-Zingano title bout is official

    Rousey-Zingano title bout is official
    All that’s left now is the waiting. “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey’s UFC 184 women’s bantamweight title defense against Cat Zingano is now official after both made the 135-pound weight limit on Friday afternoon at the UFC weigh-ins in...