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.

Georges St-PierreGeorges St-Pierre
(Canadian)
Michael BispingMichael Bisping
(British)
Alistair OvereemAlistair Overeem
(British)

Daniel CormierDaniel Cormier
(American)
Tyron WoodleyTyron Woodley
(American)
Donnie YenDonnie Yen

Nate DiazNate Diaz
(American)
Chael SonnenChael Sonnen
(American)
Kelvin GastelumKelvin Gastelum
(American)

Robbie LawlerRobbie Lawler
(American)
Scott AdkinsScott Adkins
(British)
Eddie AlvarezEddie Alvarez
(American)

Johny HendricksJohny Hendricks
(American)
Quinton JacksonQuinton Jackson
(American)
Jeremy StephensJeremy Stephens
(American)

Jim KellyJim Kelly
(Australian,American)
Wong Jack ManWong Jack Man
(American)
Anthony PettisAnthony Pettis
(American)

Nick DiazNick Diaz
(American)
Cub SwansonCub Swanson
(American)
Michael Jai WhiteMichael Jai White
(American)

Travis BrowneTravis Browne
(American)
Chris WeidmanChris Weidman
(American)
Mark HuntMark Hunt
(New Zealander)

Vitor BelfortVitor Belfort
(Brazilian)
Randy CoutureRandy Couture
(American)
Michelle WatersonMichelle Waterson
(American)

Carlos ConditCarlos Condit
(American)
Donald CerroneDonald Cerrone
(American)
Jorge MasvidalJorge Masvidal
(American)

Frank DuxFrank Dux
(American)
Junior dos SantosJunior dos Santos
(Brazilian)
Chuck LiddellChuck Liddell
(American)

Frankie EdgarFrankie Edgar
(American)
Urijah FaberUrijah Faber
(American)
Royce GracieRoyce Gracie
(Brazilian)

Lyoto MachidaLyoto Machida
(Brazilian)
Bas RuttenBas Rutten
B.J. PennB.J. Penn
(American)

Frank MirFrank Mir
(American)
Alexander GustafssonAlexander Gustafsson
(Swedish)
Bolo YeungBolo Yeung

Eddie BravoEddie Bravo
(American)
Stefan StruveStefan Struve
Dan HendersonDan Henderson
(American)

War MachineWar Machine
(American)
Clay GuidaClay Guida
(American)
Uriah HallUriah Hall
(Jamaican,American)

Evangelista SantosEvangelista Santos
(Brazilian)
Wanderlei SilvaWanderlei Silva
(Brazilian)
Matt MitrioneMatt Mitrione
(American)

Rashad EvansRashad Evans
(American)
Thiago SilvaThiago Silva
(Brazilian)
Nate MarquardtNate Marquardt
(American)

Matt SerraMatt Serra
(American)
Josh BarnettJosh Barnett
(American)
Benson HendersonBenson Henderson
(American)

Cary-Hiroyuki TagawaCary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
(Japanese,American)
Cat ZinganoCat Zingano
(American)
Joe LauzonJoe Lauzon
(American)

Antonio InokiAntonio Inoki
(Japanese)
Forrest GriffinForrest Griffin
(American)
Rickson GracieRickson Gracie
(Brazilian)

Dan SevernDan Severn
(American)
Yoshihiro AkiyamaYoshihiro Akiyama
(Japanese)
Frank ShamrockFrank Shamrock
(American)

Tank AbbottTank Abbott
(American)
Keith JardineKeith Jardine
(American)
Don FryeDon Frye
(American)

Renzo GracieRenzo Gracie
(Brazilian)
Callan McAuliffeCallan McAuliffe
(Australian)
Cung LeCung Le
(American,Vietnamese)

John TentaJohn Tenta
(Canadian)
Bruce BufferBruce Buffer
(American)
Rener GracieRener Gracie
(American)

Jake ShieldsJake Shields
(American)
Katsuyori ShibataKatsuyori Shibata
(Japanese)
Ip ChunIp Chun

Cynthia RothrockCynthia Rothrock
(American)
Mark ColemanMark Coleman
(American)
Matt HamillMatt Hamill
(American)

The Great GamaThe Great Gama
(Pakistani)
Kenny FlorianKenny Florian
(American)
Linden AshbyLinden Ashby
(American)

Ben RothwellBen Rothwell
(American)
Joshua WaitzkinJoshua Waitzkin
(American)
Cheick KongoCheick Kongo
(French)

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