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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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  • 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 signs Holly Holm as potential challenger to Ronda Rousey

    UFC signs Holly Holm as potential challenger to Ronda Rousey
    Ronda Rousey’s recent blitz through the best Ultimate Fighting Championship competition has led the organization to recruit a new contender. UFC President Dana White on Thursday posted on his Twitter account a signed contract and a photo of...
  • MMA: A viewer's guide to WSOF at Daytona

    MMA: A viewer's guide to WSOF at Daytona
    During the past week, Ground & Pound has given you profiles of the main eventers – Justin Gaethje and Nick Newell -- for Saturday’s World Series of Fighting show in Daytona Beach, but what about the rest of the card you’ll see on NBC...
  • 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey really is that damn good

    'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey really is that damn good
    “I was rowdy before rowdy was cool!” - WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper LAS VEGAS — It was the first time sitting down with Ronda Rousey and the second time interviewing her. Without a shred of doubt, she said she...
  • 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...
  • Holly Holm discusses UFC signing, Ronda Rousey

    Holly Holm discusses UFC signing, Ronda Rousey
    Holly Holm might be the best challenger to Ronda Rousey’s Ultimate Fighting Championship supremacy. Holm is a former professional boxer and kickboxer who is undefeated after seven mixed martial arts fights. “I have a lot of respect for Ronda...
  • 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...
  • Fight Club OC: 'Stryker' wins from ground

    Fight Club OC: 'Stryker' wins from ground
    To the casual observer, Steven "Stryker" Ciaccio didn't seem to be doing much striking Thursday night at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Ciaccio, a mixed martial arts fighter who grew up in Irvine and Newport Beach before graduating from Cal...
  • 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,...
  • For James 'Binky' Jones, Shogun Fights X bout Saturday is also a fight against age

    For James 'Binky' Jones, Shogun Fights X bout Saturday is also a fight against age
    A 44-year-old fighter sat on top of a cage with his arms in the air and a smile on his face. Moments earlier, he was looking down at his opponent, who had fallen limp to the ground after taking a punch straight to the head. James "Binky" Jones had to...