Famous American Mixed Martial Artists

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Ronda Rousey
(First American Female to Earn an Olympic Medal in Judo)
Ronda Rousey
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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)
Brock Lesnar
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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.

 3 
Jon Jones
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Former Two-Time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)
Jon Jones
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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.

 4 
Kamaru Usman
(Mixed martial artist)
Kamaru Usman
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Birthdate: May 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Auchi, Nigeria
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Anderson Silva
(One of the Best Mixed Martial Artists of All Time)
Anderson Silva
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Birthdate: April 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

Brazilian MMA legend Anderson Silva began learning Taekwondo at 12. He holds the record of the longest reign by any UFC title-holder, being the middleweight champion from 2006 to 2013, and also has a record of 16 consecutive wins. He also has black belts in multiple martial art forms.

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Dustin Poirier
(American 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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Daniel Cormier
(Is an American Former Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Daniel Cormier
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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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Stipe Miocic
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
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.

 9 
Cain Velasquez
(Professional Wrestler and Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
Cain Velasquez
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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.
 10 
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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CM Punk
(American Professional Wrestler and Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
CM Punk
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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.

 12 
Max Holloway
(Mixed martial artist)
Max Holloway
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Birthdate: December 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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Nate Diaz
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Nate Diaz
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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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Tito Ortiz
(American Mixed Martial Artist and Politician)
Tito Ortiz
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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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Kimbo Slice
(Bahamian-American Mixed Martial Artist Who Became Noted for ‘Mutual Combat Street Fights’ Which were Spread Across the Internet)
Kimbo Slice
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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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Tyron Woodley
(Mixed martial artist)
Tyron Woodley
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Birthdate: April 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ferguson, Missouri, United States
 17 
Jorge Masvidal
(Mixed martial artist)
Jorge Masvidal
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Birthdate: November 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
 18 
Justin Gaethje
(Mixed martial artist)
Justin Gaethje
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Birthdate: November 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Safford, Arizona, United States
 19 
Donald Cerrone
(Mixed Martial Artist, Former Professional Kickboxer)
Donald Cerrone
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Birthdate: March 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
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Holly Holm
(American Mixed Martial Artist and One of the Best Female Professional Boxers of All Time)
Holly Holm
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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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Eddie Alvarez
(Political Commentator for Fox News and Co-Host of the Network's Talk Show ‘The Five’)
Eddie Alvarez
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Birthdate: January 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Eddie Alvarez is an American MMA fighter who fights for ONE Championship. A former UFC and Bellator MMA fighter, Alvarez has held the UFC Lightweight Championship as well as the Bellator Lightweight World Championship. He is credited with being Bellator MMA's first Lightweight champion. He is also the first person to have won championships in both UFC and Bellator MMA. 

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T. J. Dillashaw
(American Mixed Martial Artist)
T. J. Dillashaw
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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.

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Chuck Liddell
(Former Mixed Martial Artist Who Helped Bring MMA Into the Mainstream of American Sports and Entertainment)
Chuck Liddell
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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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Henry Cejudo
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Henry Cejudo
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Birthdate: February 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Nick Diaz
(Mixed martial artist)
Nick Diaz
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Birthdate: August 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stockton, California, United States
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Colby Covington
(Mixed martial artist)
Colby Covington
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Birthdate: February 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clovis, California, United States
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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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Frankie Edgar
(Mixed martial artist)
Frankie Edgar
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Birthdate: October 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toms River, New Jersey, United States
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Quinton Jackson
(Mixed martial artist)
Quinton Jackson
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Birthdate: June 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Quinton Jackson is a mixed martial artist and former professional wrestler turned actor. He is famous for his eccentric personality traits and aggressive style of fighting. He is credited with making MMA a popular sport worldwide. As an actor, he has appeared in a few films, including Miss March and Bad Guys. He is a controversial person. 

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Dominick Cruz
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Dominick Cruz
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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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Urijah Faber
(Mixed martial artist)
Urijah Faber
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Birthdate: May 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Isla Vista, California, United States
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Chael Sonnen
(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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Bobby Lashley
(Professional Wrestler and Mixed Martial Artist)
Bobby Lashley
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Birthdate: July 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Junction City, Kansas, United States
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.
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Paige VanZant
(Mixed Martial Artist, Bare Knuckle Boxer and Professional Wrestler)
Paige VanZant
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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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Matt Hughes
(One of the Greatest Fighters in the History of MMA)
Matt Hughes
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Birthdate: October 13, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hillsboro, Illinois, United States

Matt Hughes is a retired mixed martial artist widely considered one of the greatest fighters in the history of MMA. He is a two-time UFC Welterweight Champion. He is also counted among the greatest welterweight fighters of all time. His autobiography, Made in America, is a New York Times bestseller. He hosts the hunting program Trophy Hunters TV. 

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Travis Browne
(American Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
Travis Browne
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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.

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Luke Rockhold
(Mixed martial artist)
Luke Rockhold
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Birthdate: October 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, California, United States
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Eric Esch
(Boxer)
Eric Esch
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Birthdate: August 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Michael Chandler
(Mixed martial artist)
Michael Chandler
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Birthdate: April 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: High Ridge, Missouri, United States
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Tony Ferguson
(Professional Mixed Martial Artist Who Competes in the Lightweight Division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship)
Tony Ferguson
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Birthdate: February 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oxnard, California, United States
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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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Bob Sapp
(Wrestler)
Bob Sapp
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Birthdate: September 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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Robbie Lawler
(Mixed martial artist)
Robbie Lawler
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Birthdate: March 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
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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: Former Two-Time ‘NXT Women's Champion’ with the Longest Combined Reign

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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Sonya Deville
(Mixed martial artist, Professional wrestler)
Sonya Deville
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Birthdate: September 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shamong, New Jersey, United States
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Demetrious Johnson
(Mixed martial artist)
Demetrious Johnson
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Birthdate: August 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madisonville, Kentucky, United States
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Forrest Griffin
(Mixed martial artist)
Forrest Griffin
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Birthdate: July 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
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Jason David Frank
(Actor, Mixed Martial Artist)
Jason David Frank
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Birthdate: September 4, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Covina, California, United States
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Brian Ortega
(Mixed martial artist)
Brian Ortega
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Birthdate: February 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Sage Northcutt
(Mixed martial artist)
Sage Northcutt
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Birthdate: March 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Katy, Texas, United States