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.

Donnie YenDonnie Yen
(Chinese)
Georges St-PierreGeorges St-Pierre
(Canadian)

War MachineWar Machine
(American)
Michael BispingMichael Bisping
(British)
Daniel CormierDaniel Cormier
(American)

Nate DiazNate Diaz
(American)
Tyron WoodleyTyron Woodley
(American)
Thiago SilvaThiago Silva
(Brazilian)

Scott AdkinsScott Adkins
(British)
Lyoto MachidaLyoto Machida
(Brazilian)
Donald CerroneDonald Cerrone
(American)

Alistair OvereemAlistair Overeem
(British)
Chael SonnenChael Sonnen
(American)
Kelvin GastelumKelvin Gastelum
(American)

Michael Jai WhiteMichael Jai White
(American)
Travis BrowneTravis Browne
(American)
Nick DiazNick Diaz
(American)

Vitor BelfortVitor Belfort
(Brazilian)
Frank MirFrank Mir
(American)
Chuck LiddellChuck Liddell
(American)

Rashad EvansRashad Evans
(American)
Eddie AlvarezEddie Alvarez
(American)
Randy CoutureRandy Couture
(American)

Anthony PettisAnthony Pettis
(American)
Cat ZinganoCat Zingano
(American)
Frankie EdgarFrankie Edgar
(American)

Chris WeidmanChris Weidman
(American)
Quinton JacksonQuinton Jackson
(American)
Alexander GustafssonAlexander Gustafsson
(Swedish)

Carlos ConditCarlos Condit
(American)
Bas RuttenBas Rutten
Royce GracieRoyce Gracie
(Brazilian)

Cary-Hiroyuki TagawaCary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
(Japanese,American)
Mark HuntMark Hunt
(New Zealander)
Robbie LawlerRobbie Lawler
(American)

Frank DuxFrank Dux
(American)
Eddie BravoEddie Bravo
(American)
Michelle WatersonMichelle Waterson
(American)

Bolo YeungBolo Yeung
Urijah FaberUrijah Faber
(American)
Wong Jack ManWong Jack Man
(American)

Jim KellyJim Kelly
(Australian,American)
Dan HendersonDan Henderson
(American)
Junior dos SantosJunior dos Santos
(Brazilian)

Johny HendricksJohny Hendricks
(American)
B.J. PennB.J. Penn
(American)
Cub SwansonCub Swanson
(American)

Jorge MasvidalJorge Masvidal
(American)
Matt MitrioneMatt Mitrione
(American)
Benson HendersonBenson Henderson
(American)

Clay GuidaClay Guida
(American)
Matt SerraMatt Serra
(American)
Jeremy StephensJeremy Stephens
(American)

Joe LauzonJoe Lauzon
(American)
Rickson GracieRickson Gracie
(Brazilian)
Gökhan SakiGökhan Saki
(Turkish)

Wanderlei SilvaWanderlei Silva
(Brazilian)
Joseph BenavidezJoseph Benavidez
(American)
Maurício RuaMaurício Rua
(Brazilian)

Forrest GriffinForrest Griffin
(American)
Antonio InokiAntonio Inoki
(Japanese)
Josh BarnettJosh Barnett
(American)

Bruce BufferBruce Buffer
(American)
Dan SevernDan Severn
(American)
Callan McAuliffeCallan McAuliffe
(Australian)

Jon FitchJon Fitch
(American)
Stefan StruveStefan Struve
Uriah HallUriah Hall
(Jamaican,American)

Blagoy IvanovBlagoy Ivanov
(Bulgarian)
Don FryeDon Frye
(American)
Frank ShamrockFrank Shamrock
(American)

Tank AbbottTank Abbott
(American)
The Great GamaThe Great Gama
(Pakistani)
Hélio GracieHélio Gracie
(Brazilian)

John TentaJohn Tenta
(Canadian)
Renzo GracieRenzo Gracie
(Brazilian)
Antônio Rodrigo NogueiraAntônio Rodrigo Nogueira
(Brazilian)

Jake ShieldsJake Shields
(American)
Cung LeCung Le
(American,Vietnamese)
Linden AshbyLinden Ashby
(American)

Ip ChunIp Chun
Joe SchillingJoe Schilling
(American)
Mark ColemanMark Coleman
(American)

Yoshihiro AkiyamaYoshihiro Akiyama
(Japanese)
Cheick KongoCheick Kongo
(French)
Rener GracieRener Gracie
(American)