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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)
News, articles and information about mixed martial arts, a combat sport incorporating a variety of fighting techniques. (Photo AP) « Show less

Top Mixed Martial Arts Articles

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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • UFC, Reebok strike deal to outfit fighters

    UFC, Reebok strike deal to outfit fighters
    A deal the Ultimate Fighting Championship chairman said is his organization’s richest non-television agreement will dress fighters exclusively in Reebok gear and boost their purses. The new outfitting policy, a six-year agreement to begin in...
  • 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...
  • Donald Cerrone scores a major victory at UFC 182

    Donald Cerrone scores a major victory at UFC 182
    Donald Cerrone won't be the next challenger to Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. But the veteran took a major step to be next in line to Pettis' just-announced March 14 defense in Dallas against Rafael dos Anjos by...
  • Boxing, mixed martial arts could enjoy a big 2015

    This year wasn't an extraordinary one for boxing and mixed martial arts fans, but the combat sports do have some momentum going into 2015. Floyd Mayweather Jr. has called out Manny Pacquiao (albeit with a repeat of conditions) to finally meet in the...
  • With victory in hand, Jon Jones has grand plan for rest of 2015

    The challenge of the moment behind him, Jon Jones turned his attention late Saturday night to a greater pursuit. “My plan is to become the greatest fighter of all time, and it’s so feasible and attainable,” Jones said at his UFC 182...
  • UFC 182: No keeping up with Jon Jones

    Jon Jones was true to his long-ago guess. The Ultimate Fighting Championship light-heavyweight champion can indeed take down former Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier. And by doing so on at least three occasions in the fourth round, Jones set himself...