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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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  • Shayna Baszler begins final chapter with UFC debut

    Shayna Baszler begins final chapter with UFC debut
    To the novel or perhaps casual fan of mixed martial arts, Shayna Baszler is known as one of “The Four Horsewomen,” a training partner of Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, Jessamyn Duke and...
  • Coconut Creek woman among 15 battling in upcoming 'The Ultimate Fighter'

    Tecia Torres hopes to follow in the footsteps of UFC champ Ronda Rousey, blazing a trail for women mixed martial artists. Torres, who trains in Coconut Creek alongside UFC contenders Robbie Lawler, Hector Lombard and Tyron Woodley, is part of the first...
  • Coconut Creek's MMA training facility expands

    Coconut Creek's MMA training facility expands
    A mixed martial arts academy in Coconut Creek that trains internationally-recognized fighters is doubling in size, a project that could attract even more high-level MMA names. The American Top Team is moving from its 20,000 square-foot facility on...
  • Renan Barao falls ill cutting weight, scratched from UFC title fight

    Renan Barao falls ill cutting weight, scratched from UFC title fight
    T.J. Dillashaw said last week he believed his scheduled Saturday opponent and former bantamweight champion Renan Barao had outgrown the division. Friday, Dillashaw's opinion struck sooner rather than later, depriving the new champion of an opportunity...
  • Dillashaw to defend UFC title against Soto after Barao falls ill

    T.J. Dillashaw recently said he believed his scheduled Saturday opponent and former Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight champion Renan Barao had outgrown the division. Friday, that opinion became reality far sooner than new champion Dillashaw or...
  • Shayna Baszler stopped in UFC debut by Bethe Correia

    Following more than a decade in the world of mixed martial arts, Shayna Baszler finally made her first walk to fight inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s octagon. And for the first five minutes of her women’s bantamweight bout...
  • T.J. Dillashaw stops substitute Joe Soto in fifth

    T.J. Dillashaw knew his last-minute opponent, Joe Soto was coming for his belt, drenched in chance-of-a-lifetime adrenaline. It didn't matter. Dillashaw, successfully defending his Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight belt for the first time...
  • MMA Coming To Mohegan Sun

    In the 1990s, America considered mixed martial arts a savage, low-rent bastard of a combat sport — a kind of competition barely a tier above bar fighting. But with the rise of the UFC, most of MMA's edges have been smoothed over, and there's a whole...
  • How Penn State's Anthony Zettel became a disruptive defensive tackle

    To prepare for the scrums and handfights that football linemen face, Anthony Zettel trained in mixed martial arts over the summer. Someday, perhaps, the Penn State defensive tackle might step into the MMA cage. "It's basically like football," Zettel...
  • Players respect B-CU coach Brian Jenkins for MMA background

    Players respect B-CU coach Brian Jenkins for MMA background
    Instead of talking about grit, B-CU football coach Brian Jenkins decided it was better to show his players mental toughness when he took his first amateur MMA fight this spring. Jenkins, 43, was in position to beat 27-year-old Chris Green during the...
  • Ladies of 'The Ultimate Fighter 20' looking to be first strawweight champion, not next Ronda Rousey

    Ladies of 'The Ultimate Fighter 20' looking to be first strawweight champion, not next Ronda Rousey
    LOS ANGELES — Absent of all that much fanfare, pomp and circumstance, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s women’s strawweight division debuted in July. Brazilian Claudia Gadelha showcased the skill in victory that has many believing...