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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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  • Glendale Fighting Club's Jake Ellenberger choked out by Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 180

    Looking to remedy the ills of his first losing streak, Glendale Fighting Club’s Jake Ellenberger, having made a career out of dynamic first-round finishes, was instead left stunned and gasping for air when he was on the wrong end of a first-round...
  • Cop who fired beanbag rounds in vet's death: 'Did my job by the book'

    Cop who fired beanbag rounds in vet's death: 'Did my job by the book'
    The morning after he was charged for his role in the death of a knife-wielding man in his 90s, Park Forest police Officer Craig Taylor sat handcuffed to a bench with other detainees. As he waited for his name to be called in bond court, Taylor said he...
  • Ronda Rousey, Chris Weidman to defend UFC titles at Staples Center

    Ronda Rousey, Chris Weidman to defend UFC titles at Staples Center
    Ronda Rousey will defend her Ultimate Fighting Championship belt on her home turf, Feb. 28 at Staples Center, the organization announced Wednesday. Venice’s Rousey (10-0) will fight the No. 1-ranked bantamweight contender Cat Zingano (9-0) of...
  • Cain Velasquez injures knee, out for UFC title defense in Mexico

    Cain Velasquez injures knee, out for UFC title defense in Mexico
    Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez suffered a right knee injury in training and is withdrawing from his Nov. 15 Ultimate Fighting Championship title defense against top contender Fabricio Werdum in Mexico City. The UFC will instead stage an interim...
  • MMA fighter expects former Marine sergeant in his corner Saturday

    MMA fighter expects former Marine sergeant in his corner Saturday
    Mike Richman decided on his third deployment to Iraq with the Marines that he wanted to pursue something other than a decorated military career. That something was attempting professional mixed martial arts fighting. “I just knew I wanted to...
  • Tito Ortiz, 39, still has something to fight for in Bellator

    The answer to whether Tito Ortiz should be fighting anymore will be provided by the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” himself. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship light-heavyweight champion “retired” upon closing in a 1-7-1 skid,...
  • Cain Velasquez, Fabricio Werdum are in an MMA rankings' showdown

    Times' MMA rankings for November. Heavyweight 1. Cain Velasquez 2. Fabricio Werdum 3. Junior Dos Santos 4. Travis Browne 5. Josh Barnett 6. Stipe Miocic 7. Mark Hunt 8. Antonio Silva 9. Ben Rothwell 10. Roy Nelson Fabricio Werdum...
  • Ground & Pound is back

    Ground & Pound is back
    Ground & Pound is back in the fight game. Other work responsibilities kept this blog on the sidelines for a couple of months, but we’re back to deliver news and interviews from the UFC and other top mixed-martial-arts promotions across America....
  • 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...
  • UFC executive discusses Cung Le's HGH testing fiasco

    UFC executive discusses Cung Le's HGH testing fiasco
    The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s bumbling of middleweight fighter Cung Le’s human growth hormoneĀ  test in China has been an embarrassing misstep for the organization and the cleanup isn’t progressing to the fighter's satisfaction....
  • Howard Davis Jr. pursues excellence from boxing to MMA

    Howard Davis Jr. pursues excellence from boxing to MMA
    At the Olympics that launched Sugar Ray Leonard and the Spinks brothers, the award for the outstanding boxer of the Games went to Howard Davis, Jr. It almost didn't happen. Three days before his first fight in the 1976 Olympics at Montreal, Davis'...