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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Felice Herrig's mission: Kick [bleep] and entertain

    Felice Herrig's mission: Kick [bleep] and entertain
    Felice Herrig is anything but camera shy. With more than 55,000 likes on her Facebook page and nearly 41,000 Twitter follows, she's a focal point for MMA fans. She's also known for wearing superhero costumes to fight weigh-ins. Starting Wednesday, she...
  • Pro-fighter War Machine held in Las Vegas on 32 criminal charges

    Pro-fighter War Machine held in Las Vegas on 32 criminal charges
    Mixed martial arts fighter War Machine, accused of assaulting his porn actress ex-girlfriend and a man at her home last month, made his initial Las Vegas court appearance on Wednesday to face 32 criminal charges, including attempted murder. The Ultimate...
  • Two MMA Events At Casinos On Same Night? Dana White Unfazed

    Two MMA Events At Casinos On Same Night? Dana White Unfazed
    If you think this is a homecoming for Dana White, think again. "I really don't know anything about Connecticut," the controversial Manchester-born UFC czar said Wednesday. And if you think White is geeked up to go against Bellator MMA and its new...
  • New UFC women's belt on the line in latest 'Ultimate Fighter'

    New UFC women's belt on the line in latest 'Ultimate Fighter'
    Anticipation is the major draw of the latest version of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s reality television series, “The Ultimate Fighter.” Not only are the coaches, lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and challenger Gilbert...