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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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  • Give 'em a fighting chance ...

    Give 'em a fighting chance ...
    Fifty away — actually, 50 feet straight down — two dozen young teenage girls are playing field hockey on a makeshift indoor field that usually serves as one of the basketball courts at the Libertyville Sports Complex. Chances are, the two...
  • Gamburyan set to face Sterling on FOX

    Gamburyan set to face Sterling on FOX
    Undefeated Ultimate Fighting Championship men’s bantamweight Aljamain Sterling is seen by many pundits as a rising prospect inside the 135-pound ranks. And Manny Gamburyan will be looking to derail Sterling from the fast track when the two...
  • UFC 182: Jones keeps title vs. Cormier

    UFC 182: Jones keeps title vs. Cormier
    The most anticipated fight in UFC’s recent history lived up to the hype Saturday night, as Jon Jones defended his light-heavyweight title in a tense five-round decision over Daniel Cormier. Jones made the most of a 12-inch reach advantage to...
  • Chris Weidman, Ronda Rousey target L.A. glory

    Chris Weidman, Ronda Rousey target L.A. glory
    Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey are two of the UFC’s biggest stars, undefeated champions coming off arguably the most impressive wins of their careers last July in Las Vegas. Now, Weidman and Rousey will fight on the same card again as they...
  • Glendale Fighting Club's Jake Ellenberger makes quick return to cage at UFC 184

    Glendale Fighting Club's Jake Ellenberger makes quick return to cage at UFC 184
    Mired in his first career losing streak, Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger is not staying long on the sidelines. The Glendale Fighting Club’s Ellenberger, as confirmed Tuesday by the UFC, will face former welterweight title challenger...
  • UFC title-challengers Lawler, Melendez want Hendricks', Pettis' belts

    For Robbie Lawler, it’s another -- possibly final -- chance to fix what lost him his earlier crack at wearing an Ultimate Fighting Championship belt. For Gilbert Melendez, it’s about finding absolution to the years of work in sweaty gyms, in...
  • Brand-new Travis Browne ready for Brendan Schaub at UFC 181

    Accompanied by the No. 3 ranking in the UFC heavyweight division, dominant victories over former champions and a highlight reel worth of finishes, Travis “Hapa” Browne has already accomplished plenty in a mixed martial arts career still less...
  • Pro wrestler CM Punk joins UFC, will begin fighting in 2015

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship made the surprise announcement Saturday night that it has signed CM Punk, one of the biggest stars in pro wrestling in the last decade, to a multi-fight contract. Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks, will fight at...
  • Glendale Fighting Club's Travis Browne TKOs Brendan Schaub at UFC 181

    Proclaiming himself to be a new Travis “Hapa” Browne, the third-ranked UFC heavyweight very much looked like his old dynamic self on Saturday night. Set up by a brilliantly devastating right uppercut to the jaw, Glendale Fighting Club’s...
  • UFC 181: Robbie Lawler defeats Johny Hendricks by split decision

    UFC 181:  Robbie Lawler defeats Johny Hendricks by split decision
    UFC 181 takes place Saturday night in Las Vegas. It is one of the biggest UFC events of the year, headlined by a pair of major title fights. In the main event, UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks (16-2) defends his title against Robbie Lawler (24-...
  • Ex-WWE champ, MMA rookie CM Punk signs with UFC

    Ex-WWE champ, MMA rookie CM Punk signs with UFC
    Longtime professional wrestler CM Punk has signed a multifight contract with the UFC and plans to debut in 2015, it was announced Saturday night. Punk (real name Phil Brooks) has never competed in mixed martial arts before, but has worked out and...