Famous American Mixed Martial Artists

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Jon Jones
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Former Two-Time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)
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Birthdate: July 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States

Jon Jones, the American professional mixed martial artist, is widely regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artists ever. He holds many Ultimate Fighting Championship records in the light heavyweight division. However, he has been also been involved in several controversies and has been arrested for felony, hit-and-run charges and has tested positive for banned substances.

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Ronda Rousey
(First American Female to Earn an Olympic Medal in Judo)
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Birthdate: February 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States

A professional WWE wrestler, Ronda Rousey was the first UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion and also the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Earlier, she became the first US woman to win an Olympic medal in judo. Amongst the greatest female MMA fighter, Ronda has also appeared in films like The Expendables 3 and Furious 7.

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Brock Lesnar
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
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Birthdate: July 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Webster, South Dakota, United States

A multi-faceted personality, Brock Lesnar has had successful careers in the field of wrestling, mixed martial arts, and football. Best known for his wrestling career, Brock is widely considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers ever. Brock, who has had an equally successful MMA career, is the only person in history to hold a WWE world championship and UFC championship.

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Nate Diaz
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: April 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockton, California, United States

Nate Diaz is an American mixed martial artist with experience of competing in several promotions, such as Strikeforce, World Extreme Cagefighting, and Pancrase. He is currently signed with the UFC and is tied with Joseph Edward Lauzon Jr. for the second-most bonus awards. In 2007, Nate Diaz took part in the fifth season of the reality TV series Ultimate Fighter.

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Tyron Woodley
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: April 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ferguson, Missouri, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Donald Cerrone
(American Retired Mixed Martial Artist and Actor)
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Birthdate: March 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Stipe Miocic
(One of the Greatest Heavyweight Fighters in UFC History)
Stipe Miocic
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Birthdate: August 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Euclid, Ohio, United States

Rising from a humble background, Stipe Miocic won NAAFS Heavyweight Championship and reached Ultimate Fighting Championship, the biggest MMA platform. His talent made him one of the most successful heavyweight champions in UFC history with numerous awards. Apart from fighting MMA matches,Stipe Miocic works as a firefighter and paramedic and saves lives in Cleveland.

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Justin Gaethje
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Justin Gaethje
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Birthdate: November 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Safford, Arizona, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Holly Holm
(American Mixed Martial Artist and One of the Best Female Professional Boxers of All Time)
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Birthdate: October 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Holly Holm is a mixed martial artist. A former world champion in boxing, Holm currently competes in the UFC and holds the distinction of being the first fighter to hold a UFC title and a world boxing title. Her win against Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 is regarded as one of the biggest upsets in the history of combat sports.

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Nick Diaz
(Former MMA Fighter)
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Birthdate: August 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stockton, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Chael Sonnen
(Retired Mixed Martial Artist and One of the Biggest Trash Talkers in MMA History)
Chael Sonnen
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Birthdate: April 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Linn, Oregon, United States

Chael Sonnen is a retired mixed martial artist. He is also a submission grappling promoter and mixed martial arts (MMA) analyst. He began his mixed martial arts career in 1997 and soon became a top contender in both the light heavyweight and middleweight divisions of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He has also made a few film appearances. 

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Henry Cejudo
(Professional Mixed Martial Artist and the Only Person to Win an Olympic Gold Medal and a UFC Title)
Henry Cejudo
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Birthdate: February 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Tito Ortiz
(American Mixed Martial Artist and Politician)
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Birthdate: January 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California, United States

Mixed martial artist, Tito Ortiz, is currently signed to the Combate Americas promotion. In the past, he has worked with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and was the Light Heavyweight Champion for three years. He also owns an MMA training gym and an MMA equipment and clothing line. In 2020, he ventured into politics. 

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Dominick Cruz
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: September 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

Dominick Cruz is an American mixed martial artist. Renowned for his quick striking, powerful wrestling base, and unorthodox movement, Cruz is one of the most agile competitors in the history of mixed martial arts. A two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz is currently one of the most popular competitors at the UFC.

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Gina Carano
(Actress, Mixed Martial Artist)
Gina Carano
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Birthdate: April 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

A former mixed martial artist, Gina Carano went on to become an actress; she uses her martial arts skills to perform stunts in popular action movies. Before becoming an actress, she was quite popular in the MMA scene, being termed the face of women's MMA. In 2008, she was named in a Top 10 Influential Women list.

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Chuck Liddell
(Former Mixed Martial Artist Who Helped Bring MMA Into the Mainstream of American Sports and Entertainment)
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Birthdate: December 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States

Chuck Liddell is a retired mixed martial artist. He participated in 23 fights in the UFC and is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He is widely credited with bringing MMA into mainstream American entertainment. He was featured on the cover of ESPN The Magazine in 2007. He was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2009. 

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CM Punk
(American Professional Wrestler and Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: October 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

CM Punk is an American retired professional wrestler and mixed martial artist. CM Punk is one of the first independent wrestlers to have achieved tremendous success in WWE; his success served as a precedent for other independent wrestlers. Over the years, CM Punk has influenced and inspired popular wrestlers like Seth Rollins, Adam Cole, and Rhea Ripley.

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Jorge Masvidal
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Jorge Masvidal
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Birthdate: November 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Randy Couture
(Actor, Former Mixed Martial Artist & Greco-Roman Wrestler)
Randy Couture
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Birthdate: June 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Everett, Washington, United States

Randy Couture is a former U.S. Army sergeant and retired mixed martial artist. He currently works as an actor. He began his career as an army man and later turned to mixed martial arts. In this field, he was a three-time UFC Heavyweight Champion. After quitting UFC, he became an actor and starred in the hit film The Hard Way. 

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Paige VanZant
(Mixed Martial Artist, Bare Knuckle Boxer and Professional Wrestler)
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Birthdate: March 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dundee, Oregon, United States

Paige VanZant is an American mixed martial artist, model, and author. Although she spent over 13 years exploring dance forms like hip hop, ballet, and jazz in a dance studio owned by her parents, VanZant took up martial arts during her teenage years and went on to compete in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A multi-talented personality, VanZant also loves hunting.

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Tony Ferguson
(Retired Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Tony Ferguson
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Birthdate: February 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oxnard, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Dustin Poirier
(Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion)
Dustin Poirier
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Birthdate: January 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

Dustin Poirier is an American mixed martial artist who currently fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). An absolute angel off the ring, Poirier often auctions his UFC kit to donate money to various charitable causes. In 2018, he founded a non-profit organization called The Good Fight Foundation, along with his wife.

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Cody Garbrandt
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: July 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Uhrichsville, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Ryan Bader
(Mixed Martial Artist: The First Fighter in Bellator History to Become Champion in 2 Weight Divisions Simultaneously)
Ryan Bader
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Birthdate: June 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Reno, Nevada, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Dan Henderson
(First Mixed Martial Artist to Hold Two Titles in Two Different Weight Classes in Major MMA Promotion)
Dan Henderson
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Birthdate: August 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Downey, California, United States

Dan Henderson is a retired mixed martial artist, who last competed as a middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was the Rings: King of Kings 1999 Tournament Champion. He began his mixed martial arts career in 1997. At the time of his retirement in 2016, he was the oldest fighter on the UFC roster. 

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Andrei Arlovski
(Belarusian-American Professional MMA and Former UFC Heavyweight Champion)
Andrei Arlovski
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Birthdate: February 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Babruysk, Belarus

Andrei Arlovski, also known as “The Pitbull,” is a Belarusian MMA fighter who is known for his UFC Heavyweight Championship win. He has also appeared in films such as Universal Soldier: Regeneration and been part of shows such as MTV's Bully Beatdown. He has competed for Strikeforce and Affliction, too.

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Max Holloway
(Featherweight Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: December 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Johny Hendricks
(American Former Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: September 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ada, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Colby Covington
(Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: February 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clovis, California, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Rashad Evans
(American Mixed Martial Artist)
Rashad Evans
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Birthdate: September 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Carlos Condit
(American Former Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: April 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Carlos Condit is an American retired mixed martial artist. A former Interim UFC Welterweight Champion, Condit has also competed in World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) where he was a Welterweight Champion. While competing in the UFC, Condit won five Fight of the Night awards. After retiring from MMA, Condit went on to establish many business ventures, such as a coffee shop. 

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Bob Sapp
(Mixed Martial Artist, Kickboxer and Professional Wrestler)
Bob Sapp
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Birthdate: September 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Daniel Cormier
(Former Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: March 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

Daniel Cormier is a retired professional mixed martial artist and amateur wrestler who is a former  King of the Cage Heavyweight Champion. He began wrestling while still in school and attended Colby Community College, where he continued to wrestle. He then turned professional and also ventured into mixed martial arts. He has also made a few media appearances. 

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Stephen Thompson
(Welterweight Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: February 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Simpsonville, South Carolina, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Shayna Baszler
(Professional Wrestler and Former Mixed Martial Artist)
Shayna Baszler
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Birthdate: August 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States

Shayna Baszler is an American WWE wrestler and former WWE women's tag team champion. Before signing with WWE, Baszler was a mixed martial artist. She served as an important spokesperson in a movement, which was initiated to create an athletic commission for combat sports in South Dakota. A multi-talented personality, Shayna Baszler is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician.

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Don Frye
(American Former Mixed Martial Artist and Actor)
Don Frye
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Birthdate: November 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Ken Shamrock
(American Retired Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Ken Shamrock
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Birthdate: February 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States

Ken Shamrock is an American professional wrestler and retired mixed martial artist who promotes bare-knuckle boxing. He is widely considered an icon and pioneer of mixed martial arts (MMA), as well as one of the greatest fighters in MMA's history. As a professional wrestler, Ken Shamrock is credited with popularizing a submission hold called the ankle lock.

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Anthony Johnson
(American Mixed Martial Artist)
Anthony Johnson
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Birthdate: March 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Uriah Hall
(Jamaican-American Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
Uriah Hall
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Birthdate: July 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica

Uriah Hall is a Jamaican-American professional mixed martial artist who emerged as The Ultimate Fighter 17 Knockout of the Season. He currently fights in the middleweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and has previously been associated with Bellator MMA and Ring of Combat. Besides mixed martial arts, he has made a few media appearances. 

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Cain Velasquez
(Professional Wrestler and Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: July 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States
Wrestler and MMA fighter Caín Velasquez is a two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion. He is known for his signature fighting style, known as swarming, which involves moving forward to allow little room to opponents. He was released from his contract with WWE owing to budget constraints due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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B.J. Penn
(American Former Professional Mixed Martial Art Fighter)
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Birthdate: December 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kailua, Hawaii, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Cris Cyborg
(One of the Greatest Female Mixed Martial Artists of All Time)
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Birthdate: July 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Curitiba, Brazil
Brazilian MMA fighter Cris Cyborg currently competes for Bellator MMA and is the reigning Bellator Women's Featherweight World Champion. She has also won the Strikeforce, UFC, and Invicta FC World Featherweight Championships, this becoming the only MMA Grand Slam champion, having won all four major MMA titles.
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Derrick Lewis
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: February 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Kimbo Slice
(Bahamian-American Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: February 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
Died: June 6, 2016

Kimbo Slice, dubbed The King of the Web Brawlers by Rolling Stone, gained fame for his mutual combat street fights. He dabbled in MMA, boxing, and wrestling, eventually signing with EliteXC and competing in UFC. A little over a year after signing with Bellator MMA, he died of heart failure.

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Michelle Waterson
(Mixed Martial Artist and Model)
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Birthdate: January 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aurora, Colorado, United States

Michelle Waterson is a mixed martial artist. A former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion, Waterson was the world's best women's atomweight fighter between 2013 and 2014. In 2013, she won the Atomweight of the Year award at the Women's MMA Awards. She competes in the UFC where she is ranked in the top 10 in the list of current UFC fighters.

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Rafael dos Anjos
(Brazilian American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: October 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rafael dos Anjos is a Brazilian-American mixed martial artist. A former UFC Lightweight Champion, dos Anjos is renowned for his aggressive approach, which often takes his opponents by surprise. Characterized by his strong takedown capabilities and physical strength, dos Anjos holds victories over popular martial artists like Robbie Lawler and Benson Henderson.

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Chad Mendes
(American Former Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: May 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hanford, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Frank Mir
(American Mixed Martial Artist and Former Two-Time UFC Heavyweight Champion)
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Birthdate: May 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Joseph Benavidez
(American Former Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Joseph Benavidez
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Birthdate: July 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States

WEC bantamweight fighter Joseph Benavidez had a 15-year career in combat sports, which included several top bantamweight and flyweight championship wins. Initially a screen printer in Mexico, he began his career with small boxing shows and began wrestling at age 16. He has also battled drug and alcohol abuse.

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Kelvin Gastelum
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: October 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

Kelvin Gastelum is a professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the middleweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He began wrestling in high school and turned professional after college. He worked as a bail bondsman for some time while training in mixed martial arts. He received the World MMA Breakthrough Fighter of the Year Award in 2014.