Famous American Mixed Martial Artists

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 1 Stipe Miocic

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
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.

 2 Tony Ferguson

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: February 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oxnard, California, U.S.

 3 Ronda Rousey

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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
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.

 4 Donald Cerrone

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer, Boxer, Thai boxer
Birthdate: March 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denver

 5 Max Holloway

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: December 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

 6 Dustin Poirier

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
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.

 7 Justin Gaethje

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: November 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Safford, Arizona, United States
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 8 Rose Namajunas

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: June 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

 9 Kimbo Slice

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Famous As: Mixed martial Artist
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.

 10 Holly Holm

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
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.

 11 Jorge Masvidal

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: November 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 12 Nick Diaz

Nick Diaz
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: August 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stockton, California, United States

 13 Ben Askren

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: July 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

 14 Cain Velasquez

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
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.

 15 Chris Weidman

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: June 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baldwin, New York, United States

 16 Tito Ortiz

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Famous As: Professional wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist
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. 

 17 Bobby Lashley

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Famous As: Professional Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: July 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Houston
Wrestler and MMA legend Bobby Lashley has won titles such as the ECW World Championship, the TNA/Impact World Heavyweight Championship, and the WWE US Championship. He currently plays for Raw under WWE, as part of stable The Hurt Business. He has headlined events such as Bound for Glory.

 18 Miesha Tate

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Arts Pundit
Birthdate: August 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: acoma, Washington, United States
MMA fighter Miesha Tate is a former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion. She is best known for her grappling skills. Following her retirement, she works as the vice president of ONE Championship and lives in Singapore. She has also graced the covers of fitness magazines such as Fitness Gurls.

 19 Luke Rockhold

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: October 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, California, United States

 20 Paige VanZant

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: March 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dayton, 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.

 21 Eddie Alvarez

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: January 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 22 Travis Browne

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: July 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

MMA fighter Travis Browne is a renowned heavyweight who is known for his association with the UFC. He had an undefeated streak for his first 14 professional matches. He was interested in basketball before he ventured into Brazilian jiu-jitsu at 26. He is nicknamed Hapa, because of his mixed ancestry.

 23 Brendan Schaub

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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: March 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aurora, Colorado, USA

 24 Colby Covington

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: February 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clovis, California, United States

 25 T. J. Dillashaw

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Famous As: American Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: February 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sonora, California, United States

Mixed martial artist T. J. Dillashaw is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a two-time UFC Bantamweight Champion. Interested in wrestling from a young age, he made his professional debut in 2010 and went on to achieve much success. He tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2019 and was suspended for two years.

 26 Dominick Cruz

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: March 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Diego, California

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.

 27 Herschel Walker

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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wrightsville, Georgia, United States

 28 Ken Shamrock

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
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.

 29 Henry Cejudo

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: February 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

 30 Frankie Edgar

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: October 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toms River, New Jersey, United States

 31 Eric Esch

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 32 Sage Northcutt

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Katy, Texas, United States

 33 Greg Hardy

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Famous As: Mixed marital artist
Birthdate: July 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Millington, Tennessee, United States

 34 Sonya Deville

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist, Professional wrestler
Birthdate: September 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shamong, New Jersey, United States

 35 Bob Sapp

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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: September 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

 36 Roy Nelson

Roy Nelson
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: June 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

 37 Brian Ortega

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: February 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 38 Mark Schultz

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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: October 26, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, U.S.

 39 Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: April 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: High Ridge, Missouri, United States

 40 Jason David Frank

Jason David Frank
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Famous As: Actor, Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: September 4, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Covina, California, United States

 41 Jeremy Stephens

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: May 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States

 42 Chad Mendes

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Famous As: American Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: May 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hanford, California, United States

 43 Ovince Saint Preux

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: April 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Immokalee, Florida, United States

 44 Mickey Gall

Mickey Gall
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: January 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Green Brook, New Jersey, United States of America

 45 Derek Brunson

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: January 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

 46 Matt Mitrione

Matt Mitrione
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: July 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States

 47 Michael Chiesa

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: December 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aurora, Colorado, United States

The winner of the 15th instalment of the reality television series, The Ultimate Fighter, Michael Chiesa is one of America’s top-ranking welterweight mixed martial artists. He fought in 22 professional matches winning 18 out of them. Having shown his wrestling skills during his high school days, the Aurora-born athlete also appeared in Fight Life, a documentary on mixed martial arts.

 48 Aljamain Sterling

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: July 31, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Uniondale, New York, United States

 49 Matt Riddle

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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: January 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: USA

 50 Kevin Randleman

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Birthdate: August 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sandusky, Ohio, United States
Died: February 11, 2016