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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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  • 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...
  • Lawler wins UFC welterweight title

    Robbie Lawler told me last week that he was the best in the world, and he would prove it Dec. 6. Typical fighter bluster? Maybe. But as the saying goes, "It ain't bragging if you can back it up." Lawler proved it Saturday night in violent fashion,...
  • 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...
  • Orlando's Ben Saunders returns to Octagon tonight

    Orlando's Ben Saunders returns to Octagon tonight
    Ben Saunders is a true rarity – an Orlando-based fighter at the highest level of MMA – but to realize his dream, he has ventured all over the United States to train and compete. His recent travelogue reads like a country song – from...
  • 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...
  • 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 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....
  • 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'...