List and biographies of world's most famous martial artists.

Martial artists are the individuals who practice any formal system of combat as a means of self-defense, for achieving better fitness and health or for mental and spiritual development. Martial artists also take part in competitions where they showcase their expertise in specific combat forms. The history of martial arts is an ancient one, various forms of martial arts originated in Egypt and China more than 4,000 years ago. In Europe, the earliest recorded account of martial arts originated in Greece. Even though martial arts have been around for centuries, it was only during the mid to late 19th century that they began to emerge as modern sports. Some of the most popular forms of martial arts are judo, karate, kendo, boxing and fencing. A true martial artist is a warrior who practices combat as an art. Martial artists need to possess a high degree of physical stamina and endurance along with mental agility, discipline, self-confidence and perseverance. A good martial artist is well aware of the history, traditions and values of the art he practices as they might be required to disseminate this knowledge to others. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous martial artists from all over the world.

Chris WeidmanChris Weidman
(American)

Travis BrowneTravis Browne
(American)
Georges St-PierreGeorges St-Pierre
(Canadian)

Frankie EdgarFrankie Edgar
(American)
Urijah FaberUrijah Faber
(American)

Alistair OvereemAlistair Overeem
(British)

Donald CerroneDonald Cerrone
(American)

Donnie YenDonnie Yen
Daniel CormierDaniel Cormier
(American)

Nate DiazNate Diaz
(American)
Vitor BelfortVitor Belfort
(Brazilian)

Robbie LawlerRobbie Lawler
(American)

Junior dos SantosJunior dos Santos
(Brazilian)

Anthony JohnsonAnthony Johnson
(American)
Cristiane JustinoCristiane Justino
(Brazilian)

Nick DiazNick Diaz
(American)
Scott AdkinsScott Adkins
(British)

Benson HendersonBenson Henderson
(American)

War MachineWar Machine
(American)

Mark HuntMark Hunt
(New Zealander)
Lyoto MachidaLyoto Machida
(Brazilian)

Dan HendersonDan Henderson
(American)
Carlos ConditCarlos Condit
(American)

Anthony PettisAnthony Pettis
(American)

Randy CoutureRandy Couture
(American)

Michael Jai WhiteMichael Jai White
(American)
Yoshihiro AkiyamaYoshihiro Akiyama
(Japanese)

Johny HendricksJohny Hendricks
(American)
Quinton JacksonQuinton Jackson
(American)

Rashad EvansRashad Evans
(American)

Michael BispingMichael Bisping
(British)

Chuck LiddellChuck Liddell
(American)
Uriah HallUriah Hall
(Jamaican,American)

Royce GracieRoyce Gracie
(Brazilian)
Frank MirFrank Mir
(American)

B.J. PennB.J. Penn
(American)

Alexander GustafssonAlexander Gustafsson
(Swedish)

Chael SonnenChael Sonnen
(American)
Cary-Hiroyuki TagawaCary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
(Japanese,American)

Jim KellyJim Kelly
(Australian,American)
Tank AbbottTank Abbott
(American)

Cat ZinganoCat Zingano
(American)

Kelvin GastelumKelvin Gastelum
(American)

Tyron WoodleyTyron Woodley
(American)
Ben RothwellBen Rothwell
(American)

Stefan StruveStefan Struve
Bas RuttenBas Rutten

Josh BarnettJosh Barnett
(American)

Darren ShahlaviDarren Shahlavi
(British)

Wanderlei SilvaWanderlei Silva
(Brazilian)
Clay GuidaClay Guida
(American)

Dennis SiverDennis Siver
(German)
Thiago SilvaThiago Silva
(Brazilian)

Matt SerraMatt Serra
(American)

Forrest GriffinForrest Griffin
(American)

Joe LauzonJoe Lauzon
(American)
Matt MitrioneMatt Mitrione
(American)

Maurício RuaMaurício Rua
(Brazilian)
Jeremy StephensJeremy Stephens
(American)

Jorge MasvidalJorge Masvidal
(American)

Bolo YeungBolo Yeung

Matt HamillMatt Hamill
(American)
Kitanoumi ToshimitsuKitanoumi Toshimitsu
(Japanese)

Michelle WatersonMichelle Waterson
(American)
Cung LeCung Le
(American,Vietnamese)

Keith JardineKeith Jardine
(American)

Antônio Rodrigo NogueiraAntônio Rodrigo Nogueira
(Brazilian)

Nate MarquardtNate Marquardt
(American)
Eddie AlvarezEddie Alvarez
(American)

Rich FranklinRich Franklin
(American)
Frank DuxFrank Dux
(American)

Cub SwansonCub Swanson
(American)

Josh KoscheckJosh Koscheck
(American)

Rickson GracieRickson Gracie
(Brazilian)
Gray MaynardGray Maynard
(American)

Frank ShamrockFrank Shamrock
(American)
Jake ShieldsJake Shields
(American)

Dan SevernDan Severn
(American)

Rener GracieRener Gracie
(American)

Eddie BravoEddie Bravo
(American)
Semmy SchiltSemmy Schilt

Jeff MonsonJeff Monson
(American,Russian)
Jon FitchJon Fitch
(American)

Reza MadadiReza Madadi
(Swedish)

Cheick KongoCheick Kongo
(French)

Brandon VeraBrandon Vera
(American)
Marcus BrimageMarcus Brimage
(American)

Kenny FlorianKenny Florian
(American)
Gilbert MelendezGilbert Melendez
(American)

Mark ColemanMark Coleman
(American)

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