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  • Champion Demetrious Johnson in tough rematch with John Dodson at UFC 191

    LOS ANGELES – Although Demetrious Johnson’s reign as the UFC’s flyweight champion is approaching historic lengths, he gets only a fraction of the attention lavished on the world’s other top …


  • Ronda Rousey to fight world’s former No. 1-rated female boxer next

    UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has announced her next fight will be against the world’s former No. 1-rated female boxer. Rousey told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday that …


  • Rousey stops Zingano quickly

    LOS ANGELES – Ronda Rousey has stopped every opponent she has faced in her meteoric mixed martial arts career, so a first-round victory is no shock for the UFC’s bantamweight …


  • Boxing, mixed martial arts could enjoy a big 2015

    This year wasn’t an extraordinary one for boxing and mixed martial arts fans, but the combat sports do have some momentum going into 2015. Floyd Mayweather Jr. has called out …


  • Spokane man’s app lets fans fund mixed martial arts moves

    Spokane gym owner Joel Thomas has developed an app that he hopes will dial up more excitement during professional mixed martial arts bouts. A former pro MMA competitor, Thomas said …


  • Jose Aldo beats Chad Mendes in UFC 179 to keep his title

    Brazilian Jose Aldo beat American Chad Mendes by unanimous decision to successfully defend his featherweight title in UFC 179 at Maracanazinho arena in Rio de Janeiro early today. With the …


  • Demetrious Johnson retains flyweight title at UFC 178

    Demetrious Johnson retained his flyweight title Saturday night at UFC 178 in Las Vegas, submitting Chris Cariaso in the second round. Johnson (on top in photo) easily scored a takedown …


  • Ron Bledsoe’s karate instruction spans 50 years

    He worked out with Bruce Lee. Yeah, that Bruce Lee. Ron Bledsoe, who never lost in 32 tournament bouts, is approaching his 50-year anniversary of teaching karate on Spokane’s north …


  • Ron Bledsoe’s karate instruction spans 50 years

    He worked out with Bruce Lee. Yeah, that Bruce Lee. Ron Bledsoe, who never lost in 32 tournament bouts, is approaching his 50-year anniversary of teaching karate on Spokane’s north …


  • Two Spokane fighters win at UFC 173

    It was a perfect night for local fighters at UFC 173. Michael Chiesa and Sam Sicilia, both based in Spokane, won unanimous decisions at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on …


  • UFC waits for Big Apple to bite

    UFC fighters are having fun as the life of the Super Bowl party. Renan Barao, Frank Mir and Ricardo Lamas were among the fighters at Madison Square on Thursday to …


  • Jones retains light-heavyweight title

    A bloody Jon Jones won a unanimous decision against hard-charging Alexander Gustafsson to retain his light-heavyweight title at UFC 165 in Toronto on Saturday night. Jones (19-1) won with his …


  • Diaz admits tax-dodging

    American welterweight Nick Diaz says he has never paid taxes. The revelation came after he talked about how poor his preparations were for UFC 158, a lopsided loss to champion …


  • Ronda Rousey wins historic women’s UFC debut

    Ronda Rousey won the first women’s bout in UFC history Saturday night, beating Liz Carmouche on an armbar with 11 seconds left in the first round of their bantamweight title …


  • Best bet on the Tube

    Shortly after Rampage Jackson bids a bitter farewell to the UFC tonight, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger John Dodson will introduce themselves to a national audience ( 5 p.m., …


  • Both Uptons hit century mark on same night

    Upton brothers match 100s Baseball: Brothers Justin Upton and B.J. Upton both hit career homer No. 100 on Friday night, just about an hour apart and in different leagues.


  • Barao takes unanimous decision

    CALGARY, Alberta – Renan Barao won a unanimous decision against Urijah Faber at UFC 149 Saturday night for his 19th straight victory. The Brazilian, who outlasted his opponent in the …


  • Golf section will review Las Vegas courses

    Golf: Spokane-area basketball fans have learned to double their pleasure with postseason college basketball action in Las Vegas. With the WCC, WAC and the Pac-12 (next year) basketball tournaments all …


  • MMA headed to mainstream with ‘Warrior,’ TV deals

    LOS ANGELES – Tom Hardy showed up on director Gavin O’Connor’s porch at midnight a few years ago, brimming with excitement about playing a fighter in a bizarre, violent fringe …


  • UFC’s new heavyweight champ lives up to potential

    ANAHEIM, Calif. – The UFC’s new heavyweight champion is a soft-spoken former Arizona State wrestler who dotes on his daughter even during training. Until Saturday night, Cain Velasquez’s life was …


  • Amateur MMA, kickboxing Saturday at West Central CC

    The West Central Community Center, 1603 N Belt St., will have a live amateur mixed martial arts and kickboxing show on Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the fighting …


  • Unbeaten Beerbohm wants title shot

    Spokane knows now what the world will soon. Lyle Beerbohm made his case for a title shot in mixed martial arts organization Strikeforce late Saturday night as the local fighter …


  • McCombs prepares for cage

    Tattoos inked across his arms and standing an imposing 6-foot-4, Ben McCombs looks the part of a tough guy. He intends to prove looks aren’t deceiving Saturday night.


  • New goal helps addict kick the habit

    The giant television takes up an entire wall of the master bedroom, and it is here that Gene and Sherry Beerbohm often come home to find their son Lyle and …

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