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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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  • Cain Velasquez injures knee, out for UFC title defense in Mexico

    Cain Velasquez injures knee, out for UFC title defense in Mexico
    Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez suffered a right knee injury in training and is withdrawing from his Nov. 15 Ultimate Fighting Championship title defense against top contender Fabricio Werdum in Mexico City. The UFC will instead stage an interim...
  • 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...
  • Lakers' injured Julius Randle credits Kobe Bryant with an assist

    Lakers' injured Julius Randle credits Kobe Bryant with an assist
    Julius Randle was laboring as he walked on his crutches at Staples Center, huffing and puffing as he sat down heavily in front of reporters. It wasn't from the pain, the Lakers rookie said. He's dehydrated and fatigued. Hasn't been doing much since he...
  • Lakers' Ryan Kelly hopes off-season MMA training helps on the court

    Ryan Kelly knows he's tall and thin. And basketball can be a contact sport. So on the advice of his trainer, he underwent some mixed martial arts training during the off-season. He said it was fun. There were no KOs, though. That might be a good...
  • Frank Grillo to Star in 'Beyond Skyline' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Frank Grillo will star in "Beyond Skyline," a spin-off to 2010's alien invasion adventure, "Skyline." The signing comes on the heels of Grillo's role in the DirecTV mixed martial arts series "Kingdom," as well as roles in box office hits "The Purge:...
  • Cooper City man with Down syndrome finally gets his mixed martial arts match

    Cooper City man with Down syndrome finally gets his mixed martial arts match
    A Cooper City mixed martial arts athlete with Down syndrome has fought fiercely for a chance to fight in a sanctioned match. The long wait will come to an end Saturday. But Garrett Holeve, 25, must leave his home state to get in the cage and face his...
  • Losses motivate Ultimate Fighter

    At one time, Palos Heights native Tony Martin said he cleaned rugs for a living. Now, he's cleaning up in the Ultimate Fighting Championship competition. The 25-year-old won his first eight matches before dropping a pair of bouts earlier this year....
  • Howard Davis Jr. pursues excellence from boxing to MMA

    Howard Davis Jr. pursues excellence from boxing to MMA
    At the Olympics that launched Sugar Ray Leonard and the Spinks brothers, the award for the outstanding boxer of the Games went to Howard Davis, Jr. It almost didn't happen. Three days before his first fight in the 1976 Olympics at Montreal, Davis'...
  • UFC executive discusses Cung Le's HGH testing fiasco

    UFC executive discusses Cung Le's HGH testing fiasco
    The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s bumbling of middleweight fighter Cung Le’s human growth hormone  test in China has been an embarrassing misstep for the organization and the cleanup isn’t progressing to the fighter's satisfaction....
  • At youth boxing class, Kashkari jabs Brown on education

    Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari took a break from throwing political jabs to throw some real jabs at a Sacramento boxing gym Wednesday afternoon. Clad in a gray Ultimate Fighting Championship T-shirt, the former U.S. Treasury official...
  • UFC rescinds doping suspension of fighter Cung Le

    UFC rescinds doping suspension of fighter Cung Le
    Cung Le, the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight fighter suspended one year when the organization declared a post-fight sample he submitted in China in August revealed excessive levels of human growth hormone, has been reinstated with the...