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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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  • Jones-Cormier fireworks light up week in MMA

    Jones-Cormier fireworks light up week in MMA
    By all rights, this should be a slow period for mixed martial arts. The late cancellation of UFC 176 puts us right in the middle of a 49-day gap between pay-per-view shows, and by lunchtime Monday, the biggest news of the week looked to involve a pro...
  • Glendale Fighting Club's Betrian dazzles in MMA debut; Shafir stunned in 1st round

    INGLEWOOD – One mixed-martial-arts career got off to a smashing start on Sunday night, while another took a stunning turn. Muay Thai kickboxing champion Jemyma Betrian, training out of Glendale Fighting Club, was absolutely sensational in...
  • Darabedyan, Papazian return to MMA action at Valley Invasion 4

    Darabedyan, Papazian return to MMA action at Valley Invasion 4
    Both Karen Darabedyan and Jared Papazian have seen career-changing victories and deflating losses. Both are veterans of the regional mixed-martial-arts circuit who have also tasted the big leagues of MMA. And on Friday night, though to vastly...
  • Ronda Rousey sets her sights on big Hollywood paydays

    Ronda Rousey sets her sights on big Hollywood paydays
    Ronda Rousey, the Ultimate Fighting Championship's biggest draw at the moment, is ready to follow the lead of former WWE champion and movie star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. In an ESPN the Magazine interview released this week, Rousey says she sees no...
  • Dillashaw to defend UFC title against Soto after Barao falls ill

    T.J. Dillashaw recently said he believed his scheduled Saturday opponent and former Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight champion Renan Barao had outgrown the division. Friday, that opinion became reality far sooner than new champion Dillashaw or...
  • Shayna Baszler stopped in UFC debut by Bethe Correia

    Following more than a decade in the world of mixed martial arts, Shayna Baszler finally made her first walk to fight inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s octagon. And for the first five minutes of her women’s bantamweight bout...
  • T.J. Dillashaw stops substitute Joe Soto in fifth

    T.J. Dillashaw knew his last-minute opponent, Joe Soto was coming for his belt, drenched in chance-of-a-lifetime adrenaline. It didn't matter. Dillashaw, successfully defending his Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight belt for the first time...
  • How Penn State's Anthony Zettel became a disruptive defensive tackle

    To prepare for the scrums and handfights that football linemen face, Anthony Zettel trained in mixed martial arts over the summer. Someday, perhaps, the Penn State defensive tackle might step into the MMA cage. "It's basically like football," Zettel...
  • 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...