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)
Tyron WoodleyTyron Woodley
(American)

Nate DiazNate Diaz
(American)
Chael SonnenChael Sonnen
(American)
Anthony PettisAnthony Pettis
(American)

Donnie YenDonnie Yen
(Chinese)
Michael BispingMichael Bisping
(British)
Eddie AlvarezEddie Alvarez
(American)

Nick DiazNick Diaz
(American)
Chuck LiddellChuck Liddell
(American)
Michelle WatersonMichelle Waterson
(American)

Mark HuntMark Hunt
(New Zealander)
Scott AdkinsScott Adkins
(British)
Travis BrowneTravis Browne
(American)

Donald CerroneDonald Cerrone
(American)
Quinton JacksonQuinton Jackson
(American)
Alexander GustafssonAlexander Gustafsson
(Swedish)

Chris WeidmanChris Weidman
(American)
Randy CoutureRandy Couture
(American)
Alistair OvereemAlistair Overeem
(British)

Jim KellyJim Kelly
(Australian,American)
Norifumi YamamotoNorifumi Yamamoto
(Japanese)
Royce GracieRoyce Gracie
(Brazilian)

B.J. PennB.J. Penn
(American)
Wanderlei SilvaWanderlei Silva
(Brazilian)
Lyoto MachidaLyoto Machida
(Brazilian)

War MachineWar Machine
(American)
Urijah FaberUrijah Faber
(American)
Eddie BravoEddie Bravo
(American)

Robbie LawlerRobbie Lawler
(American)
Matt MitrioneMatt Mitrione
(American)
Kelvin GastelumKelvin Gastelum
(American)

Benson HendersonBenson Henderson
(American)
Frankie EdgarFrankie Edgar
(American)
Frank MirFrank Mir
(American)

Bolo YeungBolo Yeung
Frank DuxFrank Dux
(American)
Thiago SilvaThiago Silva
(Brazilian)

Cub SwansonCub Swanson
(American)
Cary-Hiroyuki TagawaCary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
(Japanese,American)
Vitor BelfortVitor Belfort
(Brazilian)

Jeremy StephensJeremy Stephens
(American)
Dan HendersonDan Henderson
(American)
Bas RuttenBas Rutten

Junior dos SantosJunior dos Santos
(Brazilian)
The Great GamaThe Great Gama
(Pakistani)
Gray MaynardGray Maynard
(American)

Bruce BufferBruce Buffer
(American)
Rashad EvansRashad Evans
(American)
Joseph BenavidezJoseph Benavidez
(American)

Rickson GracieRickson Gracie
(Brazilian)
Johny HendricksJohny Hendricks
(American)
Carlos ConditCarlos Condit
(American)

Jake ShieldsJake Shields
(American)
Forrest GriffinForrest Griffin
(American)
Antônio Rogério NogueiraAntônio Rogério Nogueira
(Brazilian)

Matt SerraMatt Serra
(American)
Hélio GracieHélio Gracie
(Brazilian)
Maurício RuaMaurício Rua
(Brazilian)

Antônio Rodrigo NogueiraAntônio Rodrigo Nogueira
(Brazilian)
Cat ZinganoCat Zingano
(American)
Dan SevernDan Severn
(American)

Josh BarnettJosh Barnett
(American)
Cheick KongoCheick Kongo
(French)
Brandon VeraBrandon Vera
(American)

Jorge MasvidalJorge Masvidal
(American)
Matt HamillMatt Hamill
(American)
Renzo GracieRenzo Gracie
(Brazilian)

Callan McAuliffeCallan McAuliffe
(Australian)
Frank ShamrockFrank Shamrock
(American)
Tank AbbottTank Abbott
(American)

Uriah HallUriah Hall
(Jamaican,American)
Ramon DekkersRamon Dekkers
Antonio InokiAntonio Inoki
(Japanese)

Nate MarquardtNate Marquardt
(American)
Rener GracieRener Gracie
(American)
Ip ChunIp Chun

Don FryeDon Frye
(American)
Rich FranklinRich Franklin
(American)
Josh ThomsonJosh Thomson
(American)

Roger GracieRoger Gracie
(Brazilian)
Wong Jack ManWong Jack Man
(American)
Yoshihiro AkiyamaYoshihiro Akiyama
(Japanese)

Kenny FlorianKenny Florian
(American)
Jon FitchJon Fitch
(American)
Mark ColemanMark Coleman
(American)