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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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  • Ronda Rousey praises tougher UFC drug testing, penalties

    Ronda Rousey praises tougher UFC drug testing, penalties
    The leaders of the Ultimate Fighting Championship reacted to the damning positive drug tests that have threatened the integrity of mixed martial arts by vowing to spend millions of dollars to clean things up. Then unbeaten women’s bantamweight...
  • UCF grad Alers suffers TKO loss in UFC

    UCF grad Alers suffers TKO loss in UFC
    UCF alumnus Jim Alers was defeated in his second UFC contest Saturday night – but the loss had a touch of controversy. Alers was stopped by Chas Skelly with one second left in the second round of their featherweight contest, and Skelly’s...
  • UCF grad Jim Alers has an educated approach

    UCF grad Jim Alers has an educated approach
    Almost from the moment Jim Alers moved to Orlando, his life changed. As an 18-year-old leaving home for the first time, he found an education at UCF, then almost immediately discovered a passion for mixed martial arts. Ten years later, Alers has...
  • Shayna Baszler faces Amanda Nunes in Brazil

    Shayna Baszler faces Amanda Nunes in Brazil
    UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler will return to the octagon to take on Amanda Nunes, the UFC announced on Thursday. Baszler, who trains at the Glendale Fighting Club, will face Nunes on March 21...
  • UFC's Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz fail drug tests

    UFC's Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz fail drug tests
    Anderson Silva’s comeback victory over Nick Diaz on Saturday night has been transformed from an uplifting moment to an ultimate downer for the Ultimate Fighting Championship as the Nevada State Athletic Commission reported Tuesday that Silva...
  • Law student by day, MMA fighter by night

     Law student by day, MMA fighter by night
    It is the second day of class as Professor Deleso Alford orders her Florida A&M University law students up to the podium, one by one, to introduce themselves. She wants each of them to share an interesting fact as they spend the next several months...
  • Ronda Rousey-Cat Zingano title fight moved to main event at UFC 184

    Ronda Rousey-Cat Zingano title fight moved to main event at UFC 184
    “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is once again taking the main event spotlight. On Friday, in news first reported by MMAJunkie.com, the UFC confirmed that middleweight champion Chris Weidman had suffered a rib injury, canceling his UFC 184 headlining...
  • Tyron Woodley beats overweight Kelvin Gastelum, then cuts him a break

    Tyron Woodley beats overweight Kelvin Gastelum, then cuts him a break
    Tyron Woodley was already dealing with a tough assignment. Then, seventh-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Kelvin Gastelum stepped on the scale. At a staggering 10 pounds over the 170-pound weight limit. Woodley, the No. 3...
  • Anderson Silva tames Nick Diaz in comeback at UFC 183

    Anderson Silva tames Nick Diaz in comeback at UFC 183
    LAS VEGAS -- Anderson Silva kicked freely with his left leg, shrugged off trash-talking from Nick Diaz and left his younger challenger bloodied in the face. In the end, 13 months after Silva's left leg shattered in half in the same arena when he...
  • Anderson Diaz marks comeback with unanimous decision at UFC 183

    Anderson Diaz marks comeback with unanimous decision at UFC 183
    LAS VEGAS — Anderson Silva won a unanimous decision in his comeback fight 13 months after breaking his left leg, dominating Nick Diaz at UFC 183 on Saturday night. Silva (34-6) landed most of the big blows against the taunting Diaz, controlling...
  • Anderson Silva's next move after UFC 183 win depends on family

    Anderson Silva's next move after UFC 183 win depends on family
    Anderson Silva was minutes removed from a convincing triumph in his comeback fight at UFC 183 when he spoke to his 17-year-old son in the dressing room. “Dad, congratulations, but, Dad, done, back to home please, no more fight,” were the...