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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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  • 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...
  • Ronda Rousey ready for 'underestimated' Alexis Davis at UFC 175

    Ronda Rousey ready for 'underestimated' Alexis Davis at UFC 175
    LOS ANGELES — Training camp is done, lunch was served and the main course awaited a little more than a week away. Ahead of the blockbuster UFC 175 pay-per-view on July 5 at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey sat down at...
  • MMA practically a birthright for WSOF champ Gaethje

    MMA practically a birthright for WSOF champ Gaethje
    In a way, Justin Gaethje’s MMA education started before his kindergarten education did. When Gaethje was a 4-year-old in Safford, Ariz., his father signed him up for wrestling lessons with the Arizona Heat club team and he was hooked right away....
  • Ronda Rousey shows nothing but respect for Alexis Davis

    Ronda Rousey shows nothing but respect for Alexis Davis
    Though often perceived as doing otherwise, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey tends to give her opponents ample respect in the lead-up to their clashes. Though she’s drawn headlines for her rivalries and ill words as they pertain to former foe Miesha...
  • Ninja Turtles, WWE launched Nick Newell into MMA

    Ninja Turtles, WWE launched Nick Newell into MMA
    Everyone needs an inspiration. For Nick Newell, his inspiration as a child came from exposure to Jean-Claude Van Damme, Stone Cold Steve Austin and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. No wonder he grew up to be an MMA fighter. The 28-year-old will...
  • Marina Shafir returns to MMA action at Chaos at the Casino 5

    Marina Shafir returns to MMA action at Chaos at the Casino 5
    Undefeated mixed-martial-arts standout Marina Shafir will return to competition inside the caged confines of Lights Out Promotions’ Chaos at the Casino 5 on Aug. 10 at Hollywood Park and Casino. Shafir (1-0), “The Supernova from Moldova&...
  • MMA Coming To Mohegan Sun

    In the 1990s, America considered mixed martial arts a savage, low-rent bastard of a combat sport — a kind of competition barely a tier above bar fighting. But with the rise of the UFC, most of MMA's edges have been smoothed over, and there's a whole...
  • Cain Velasquez, Ronda Rousey still the ones to beat in MMA rankings

    Todd Martin's MMA rankings for August:   Heavyweight   1. Cain Velasquez 2. Fabricio Werdum 3. Junior Dos Santos 4. Travis Browne 5. Antonio Silva 6. Josh Barnett 7. Alistair Overeem 8. Stipe Miocic 9. Mark Hunt 10. Roy...
  • UFC champ Cain Velasquez asks $1.7 million for Gilroy, Calif., estate

    UFC champ Cain Velasquez asks $1.7 million for Gilroy, Calif., estate
    Mixed martial arts fighter Cain Velasquez, the UFC’s reigning heavyweight champion, has listed his estate in Gilroy, Calif., for sale at $1,699,900. The home, built in 1999, sports designer interiors with detailed archways, columns, molding and...
  • California MMA fighter accused of pummeling ex-girlfriend in Las Vegas

    California MMA fighter accused of pummeling ex-girlfriend in Las Vegas
    A California mixed-martial artist is now the prime suspect in a brutal Las Vegas assault that left his ex-girlfriend with 18 broken bones and a lacerated liver, according to police and a statement issued by the victim. Jon Koppenhaver, a Simi Valley...
  • Jon Jones injures leg; UFC bout with Daniel Cormier moved to January

    A week after Jon Jones ramped up the attention for his scheduled Ultimate Fighting Championship light-heavyweight title defense against Daniel Cormier, he suffered a leg injury in training Monday that will delay the anticipated battle. The UFC announced...