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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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  • Cain Velasquez, Ronda Rousey still atop Times' MMA rankings

    A crazy month in the heavyweight division leads to a bit of a shakeup in September's MMA rankins. Heavyweight 1. Cain Velasquez 2. Fabricio Werdum 3. Junior Dos Santos 4. Travis Browne 5. Josh Barnett 6. Mark Hunt 7. Stipe Miocic 8....
  • Injured Chris Weidman to miss UFC 181; new main is Hendricks-Lawler

    Middleweight champion Chris Weidman suffered a broken hand in training, causing his  Ultimate Fighting Championship title defense against veteran Vitor Belfort on Dec. 6 to be rescheduled. The Dec. 6 main event will now be welterweight champion Johny...
  • Fighter's milestone win highlights local MMA card

    There's a brutal sound when a fighter's fist strikes his opponent. The brief and immediate silence from the crowd that ensues feels nearly as deafening as their roar that follows. Such was the scene recently at Fort Lauderdale's War Memorial Auditorium,...
  • UFC legend: I'd train Orlando Bloom vs. Bieber

    UFC legend: I'd train Orlando Bloom vs. Bieber
    A UFC Hall of Famer says he’s ready to get in the middle of a tabloid feud. Forrest Griffin tells TMZ that if “Lord of the Rings” star Orlando Bloom needs any help against 20-year-old singer Justin Bieber in a fight, he’d be...
  • Manny Gamburyan set to face Cody Gibson at UFC 178

    Manny Gamburyan set to face Cody Gibson at UFC 178
    Looking to leave a two-fight winless streak behind him, Manny Gamburyan will return to the UFC octagon on Sept. 27 in Las Vegas at UFC 178 in a new weight class. Gamburyan is set to make his 135-pound men's bantamweight debut against Cody “The...
  • Anderson Silva: Nick Diaz fight could be epic UFC boxing match

    Anderson Silva: Nick Diaz fight could be epic UFC boxing match
    Anderson Silva said the grotesque leg injury he suffered in December is 95% healed, and should be at full strength by the time of his Jan. 31 middleweight fight against Nick Diaz in Las Vegas. Not that the bout is expected to be a kick-fest. Both...
  • Dead "Harry Potter" actor had MMA past

    Dead "Harry Potter" actor had MMA past
    An actor found dead in the California desert this week was also an MMA fighter with past victories over Dan Severn and other luminaries. Dave Legeno, 50, was best known for playing savage werewolf Fennir Greyback in two “Harry Potter”...
  • Jessamyn Duke-Leslie Smith clash 'guaranteed' to be exciting battle

    Jessamyn Duke-Leslie Smith clash 'guaranteed' to be exciting battle
    Free from hesitation, Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke sums up her last bout with unflinching honesty. “I totally dropped the ball,” Duke said. “It was not my best performance.” Against Bethe Correia in April at UFC 172 in...
  • Jessamyn Duke stopped by Leslie Smith in first round

    Jessamyn Duke stopped by Leslie Smith in first round
    Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke promised a more exciting fight and a better performance leading up to her Ultimate Fighting Championship bout with Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith. At the onset of the UFC women’s bantamweight matchup,...
  • Naples' King a victim of Pendred, Irish curse

    Naples' King a victim of Pendred, Irish curse
    Saturday’s UFC Fight Night from Dublin had plenty of Irish fighters – and all of them were victorious. But considering the deafening home-field advantage the locals had, those fights might as well have been 9,501 against one. Naples’...
  • UFC champion Jose Aldo injured, out of Aug. 2 fight at Staples Center

    Jose Aldo, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s gifted featherweight champion, has suffered a training camp injury and won’t be able to defend his belt as scheduled Aug. 2 at Staples Center against Chad Mendes. A UFC spokesman said...