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.

Daniel CormierDaniel Cormier
(American)
Thiago SilvaThiago Silva
(Brazilian)

Donnie YenDonnie Yen
(Chinese)
Tyron WoodleyTyron Woodley
(American)
Jim KellyJim Kelly
(Australian,American)

Nate DiazNate Diaz
(American)
Travis BrowneTravis Browne
(American)
Donald CerroneDonald Cerrone
(American)

Alistair OvereemAlistair Overeem
(British)
Scott AdkinsScott Adkins
(British)
Michael BispingMichael Bisping
(British)

Chael SonnenChael Sonnen
(American)
Eddie AlvarezEddie Alvarez
(American)
Michael Jai WhiteMichael Jai White
(American)

Chuck LiddellChuck Liddell
(American)
Anthony PettisAnthony Pettis
(American)
Maurício RuaMaurício Rua
(Brazilian)

Junior dos SantosJunior dos Santos
(Brazilian)
Jeremy StephensJeremy Stephens
(American)
Randy CoutureRandy Couture
(American)

Rashad EvansRashad Evans
(American)
Nick DiazNick Diaz
(American)
War MachineWar Machine
(American)

Mark HuntMark Hunt
(New Zealander)
Chris WeidmanChris Weidman
(American)
Urijah FaberUrijah Faber
(American)

Frank DuxFrank Dux
(American)
Quinton JacksonQuinton Jackson
(American)
Lyoto MachidaLyoto Machida
(Brazilian)

Alexander GustafssonAlexander Gustafsson
(Swedish)
Gökhan SakiGökhan Saki
(Turkish)
Blagoy IvanovBlagoy Ivanov
(Bulgarian)

Bolo YeungBolo Yeung
Josh BarnettJosh Barnett
(American)
Kelvin GastelumKelvin Gastelum
(American)

Royce GracieRoyce Gracie
(Brazilian)
Robbie LawlerRobbie Lawler
(American)
Cat ZinganoCat Zingano
(American)

Cub SwansonCub Swanson
(American)
Frankie EdgarFrankie Edgar
(American)
Joseph BenavidezJoseph Benavidez
(American)

Vitor BelfortVitor Belfort
(Brazilian)
B.J. PennB.J. Penn
(American)
Uriah HallUriah Hall
(Jamaican,American)

Bas RuttenBas Rutten
Frank MirFrank Mir
(American)
Dan HendersonDan Henderson
(American)

Wanderlei SilvaWanderlei Silva
(Brazilian)
Stefan StruveStefan Struve
Matt SerraMatt Serra
(American)

Eddie BravoEddie Bravo
(American)
The Great GamaThe Great Gama
(Pakistani)
Cary-Hiroyuki TagawaCary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
(Japanese,American)

Johny HendricksJohny Hendricks
(American)
Forrest GriffinForrest Griffin
(American)
Renzo GracieRenzo Gracie
(Brazilian)

Wong Jack ManWong Jack Man
(American)
Benson HendersonBenson Henderson
(American)
Clay GuidaClay Guida
(American)

Dan SevernDan Severn
(American)
Rickson GracieRickson Gracie
(Brazilian)
Antonio InokiAntonio Inoki
(Japanese)

Matt MitrioneMatt Mitrione
(American)
Bruce BufferBruce Buffer
(American)
Jorge MasvidalJorge Masvidal
(American)

Brandon VeraBrandon Vera
(American)
Frank ShamrockFrank Shamrock
(American)
Jake ShieldsJake Shields
(American)

Don FryeDon Frye
(American)
Mark ColemanMark Coleman
(American)
Michelle WatersonMichelle Waterson
(American)

Ip ChunIp Chun
Carlos ConditCarlos Condit
(American)
Yoshihiro AkiyamaYoshihiro Akiyama
(Japanese)

Tank AbbottTank Abbott
(American)
Hélio GracieHélio Gracie
(Brazilian)
Joe SchillingJoe Schilling
(American)

Callan McAuliffeCallan McAuliffe
(Australian)
Rener GracieRener Gracie
(American)
John TentaJohn Tenta
(Canadian)

Antônio Rodrigo NogueiraAntônio Rodrigo Nogueira
(Brazilian)
Cynthia RothrockCynthia Rothrock
(American)
Rich FranklinRich Franklin
(American)

Kenny FlorianKenny Florian
(American)
Linden AshbyLinden Ashby
(American)
Cung LeCung Le
(American,Vietnamese)