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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's Chael Sonnen, 37, retires

    UFC's Chael Sonnen, 37, retires
    A day after UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen failed a drug test, he announced his retirement on Wednesday. The 37-year-old Sonnen, who began his 17-year career in mixed martial arts in 1997, was scheduled to face Vitor Belfort on July 5 in Las Vegas...
  • MMA rankings: T.J. Dillashaw moves to the top of bantamweight list

    Heavyweight   1. Cain Velasquez 2. Fabricio Werdum 3. Junior Dos Santos 4. Travis Browne 5. Antonio Silva 6. Josh Barnett 7. Alistair Overeem 8. Stipe Miocic 9. Mark Hunt 10. Roy Nelson   Stipe Miocic scored a solid win in Brazil...
  • Johnson, UFC's little big man, headlines UFC 174

    The Sports Xchange Johnson, UFC's little big man, headlines UFC 174 Demetrious Johnson is one of the most exciting fighters in mixed martial arts. The Kirkland, Wash., resident is 9-1-1 over the past four years. He has won five consecutive fights. He...
  • Jessamyn Duke faces Leslie Smith July 16 at UFC Fight Night

    Jessamyn Duke faces Leslie Smith July 16 at UFC Fight Night
    Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke is wasting little time returning to the octagon and adding to an already busy summer in the world of womens’ mixed martial arts. Duke will toe the line with Leslie "The Peacemaker" Smith at UFC Fight Night:...
  • UPDATED: Naples' Mike King defeated on "Ultimate Fighter"

    UPDATED: Naples' Mike King defeated on "Ultimate Fighter"
    Eddie Gordon defeated Naples' Mike King via unanimous decision after an overtime third round during Wednesday night’s episode of the UFC’s “Ultimate Fighter” reality series, advancing to the semifinals of the middleweight...
  • Weekend preview: 'Tis the season for beer and Candye Kane

    Weekend preview: 'Tis the season for beer and Candye Kane
    Sometimes, a date requires a certain atmosphere if you want to, uh, close the deal. Beach Bar @ Newport Pier is the newest place for dinner or a drink when a classy oceanfront view may be the clincher. Set for its first weekend of business, Beach Bar is...
  • Jon Jones retains light-heavyweight top spot in MMA rankings

    Jon Jones continued his run of dominance with an excellent performance in a decision win over game challenger Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC 172 in Baltimore. Jones retains the light-heavyweight top spot as we unveil this month's MMA rankings:...
  • UFC: A step below cock fighting [Letter]

    UFC: A step below cock fighting [Letter]
    I so agree with Patrick Lynch in his letter regarding mixed martial arts in Baltimore or elsewhere ("UFC is borderline barbarism," April 29). How can we possibly support human to human "beastiality" as a form of entertainment? Are we returning to...
  • Robbie Lawler wastes no time in returning to Octagon

    Robbie Lawler wastes no time in returning to Octagon
    Going five rounds in the Octagon can take a lot out of a fighter. Most UFC main eventers will go several months between bouts, allowing their bodies time to heal, then giving them time to build back up into fighting shape. Not Robbie Lawler. Just 10...
  • UFC champion Renan Barao gets Memorial Day weekend star treatment

    UFC champion Renan Barao gets Memorial Day weekend star treatment
    Saturday’s Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight title fight between champion Renan Barao and T.J. Dillashaw has fallen below the radar of a typical Memorial Day weekend card. It’s a replacement bout for the postponed-until-July...
  • Jake Ellenberger brimming with confidence ahead of UFC 173 bout versus Robbie Lawler

    When Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger last emerged from the octagon, it was on the wrong end of a unanimous decision following a bout panned by most for its lack of action. Since then, Ellenberger, who will face fellow slugger Robbie Lawler...