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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 183: Silva vs. Diaz full of intrigue

    UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz full of intrigue
    Anderson Silva has been gone from mixed martial arts for 13 months. Nick Diaz has been gone for almost two years. But their fight on Saturday at UFC 183 has more buzz than all but the biggest main events. The curiosity factor is there for both fighters,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Alexander Gustafsson not satisfied with Jon Jones' cocaine case

    Alexander Gustafsson not satisfied with Jon Jones' cocaine case
    Alexander Gustafsson doesn’t like the appearance that Ultimate Fighting Championship light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones is possibly getting a free pass for a positive cocaine test. “It’s really bad for the sport, bad for the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fighters' lawsuit says UFC restricts earnings

    Fighters' lawsuit says UFC restricts earnings
    A current Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter and two former contenders have filed a class-action lawsuit against the organization, alleging an illegal monopoly that limits fighter earnings. Cung Le, a middleweight recently embroiled in a disputed...
  • A charm? UFC opts for Lawler-Hendricks 3

    A third Lawler-Hendricks meeting may not play out like the classic trio of fights between Ali and Frazier or the Couture-Liddell troika, and the choice of Johny Hendricks may not even be the best or fairest matchup for newly crowned champ Robbie Lawler....
  • Brimage looks to spoil Garbrandt's UFC debut

    For Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Marcus Brimage, UFC 182 represents another step in his journey to become a champion. For his next opponent, Cody Garbrandt, the Jan. 3 fight card presents a chance to establish himself as a fighter on mixed...
  • A night of fights

    A night of fights
    As editors, we don’t get a ton of opportunities to get out of the office. So, when I realized I was one of just a few in our department with even a cursory knowledge in mixed martial arts, I volunteered to help cover the UFC’s first event in...