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.

Frankie EdgarFrankie Edgar
(American)
Georges St-PierreGeorges St-Pierre
(Canadian)

Nate DiazNate Diaz
(American)
Daniel CormierDaniel Cormier
(American)
Travis BrowneTravis Browne
(American)

Donald CerroneDonald Cerrone
(American)
Donnie YenDonnie Yen
(Chinese)
War MachineWar Machine
(American)

Scott AdkinsScott Adkins
(British)
Michael BispingMichael Bisping
(British)
Jeremy StephensJeremy Stephens
(American)

Chuck LiddellChuck Liddell
(American)
Tyron WoodleyTyron Woodley
(American)
Lyoto MachidaLyoto Machida
(Brazilian)

Michael Jai WhiteMichael Jai White
(American)
Mark HuntMark Hunt
(New Zealander)
Frank MirFrank Mir
(American)

Nick DiazNick Diaz
(American)
Jim KellyJim Kelly
(Australian,American)
Anthony PettisAnthony Pettis
(American)

Eddie AlvarezEddie Alvarez
(American)
Randy CoutureRandy Couture
(American)
Chael SonnenChael Sonnen
(American)

Alistair OvereemAlistair Overeem
(British)
Alexander GustafssonAlexander Gustafsson
(Swedish)
Chris WeidmanChris Weidman
(American)

Carlos ConditCarlos Condit
(American)
Cat ZinganoCat Zingano
(American)
Bas RuttenBas Rutten

Quinton JacksonQuinton Jackson
(American)
Stefan StruveStefan Struve
Matt MitrioneMatt Mitrione
(American)

Royce GracieRoyce Gracie
(Brazilian)
Cary-Hiroyuki TagawaCary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
(Japanese,American)
Urijah FaberUrijah Faber
(American)

Cub SwansonCub Swanson
(American)
Frank DuxFrank Dux
(American)
Wong Jack ManWong Jack Man
(American)

Michelle WatersonMichelle Waterson
(American)
Thiago SilvaThiago Silva
(Brazilian)
Vitor BelfortVitor Belfort
(Brazilian)

Robbie LawlerRobbie Lawler
(American)
Eddie BravoEddie Bravo
(American)
B.J. PennB.J. Penn
(American)

Kelvin GastelumKelvin Gastelum
(American)
Benson HendersonBenson Henderson
(American)
Bolo YeungBolo Yeung

Joe LauzonJoe Lauzon
(American)
Dan HendersonDan Henderson
(American)
Junior dos SantosJunior dos Santos
(Brazilian)

Rashad EvansRashad Evans
(American)
Jorge MasvidalJorge Masvidal
(American)
Johny HendricksJohny Hendricks
(American)

Maurício RuaMaurício Rua
(Brazilian)
Callan McAuliffeCallan McAuliffe
(Australian)
Matt SerraMatt Serra
(American)

Josh BarnettJosh Barnett
(American)
Forrest GriffinForrest Griffin
(American)
Hector LombardHector Lombard
(Cuban)

Wanderlei SilvaWanderlei Silva
(Brazilian)
Antonio InokiAntonio Inoki
(Japanese)
Dan SevernDan Severn
(American)

Rener GracieRener Gracie
(American)
Rickson GracieRickson Gracie
(Brazilian)
Bruce BufferBruce Buffer
(American)

Frank ShamrockFrank Shamrock
(American)
Clay GuidaClay Guida
(American)
Don FryeDon Frye
(American)

Tank AbbottTank Abbott
(American)
Gökhan SakiGökhan Saki
(Turkish)
Antônio Rodrigo NogueiraAntônio Rodrigo Nogueira
(Brazilian)

Hélio GracieHélio Gracie
(Brazilian)
Renzo GracieRenzo Gracie
(Brazilian)
John TentaJohn Tenta
(Canadian)

Jon FitchJon Fitch
(American)
Yoshihiro AkiyamaYoshihiro Akiyama
(Japanese)
Jake ShieldsJake Shields
(American)

Yushin OkamiYushin Okami
(Japanese)
Uriah HallUriah Hall
(Jamaican,American)
Linden AshbyLinden Ashby
(American)

Evangelista SantosEvangelista Santos
(Brazilian)
Cynthia RothrockCynthia Rothrock
(American)
Ip ChunIp Chun

Cheick KongoCheick Kongo
(French)
Cung LeCung Le
(American,Vietnamese)
Joseph BenavidezJoseph Benavidez
(American)