Stories tagged: MMA
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
Conor’s choices: Defend UFC belt, box again, or Diaz III?
Conor McGregor never got knocked down while losing his revolutionary crossover boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. The defeat is likely to prove very profitable for McGregor, who is now …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor ready for big fight in Vegas
Floyd Mayweather has weighed in at a trim 149 1/2 pounds for his boxing showdown with Conor McGregor, who also made weight at 153 pounds. The undefeated boxer and the …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
Jon Jones facing discipline, questions after failing drug test
Jon Jones will need an awfully good explanation for the latest major setback in his checkered mixed martial arts career. Jones could be facing a multiyear suspension after the U.S. …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
UFC: Champ Jon Jones flagged for another failed doping test
Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been notified of another potential violation of the UFC’s anti-doping policy. Jones’ potential violation stems from a sample collected after his weigh-in July 28 …
Fri., July 28, 2017, 7:21 p.m.
Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier rematch headlines outstanding UFC 214 card
Jon Jones traveled a rocky path to his rematch with Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 in Anaheim. The former UFC light heavyweight champion has been stripped of his belt twice …
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Conor McGregor early leader over Floyd Mayweather Jr. in trash talking
It’s still early, but give Round 1 of the trash-talk battle between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. to the Irish MMA star.
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 11 p.m.
Robert Whittaker edges Yoel Romero, grabs interim belt at UFC 213
Robert Whittaker won the UFC interim middleweight title by surging in the late rounds to earn a unanimous decision over Yoel Romero at UFC 213. Whittaker recovered from a hyperextended …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Amanda Nunes meets Valentina Shevchenko, Yoel Romero takes on Robert Whittaker at UFC 213
Amanda Nunes is the first person to hold on to the UFC bantamweight title for more than a few months since Ronda Rousey lost it. Nunes makes her second defense …
Sat., June 3, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Max Holloway stops Jose Aldo in 3rd, wins UFC featherweight belt
Max Holloway claimed the undisputed UFC featherweight title on Saturday night, stopping long-reigning champion Jose Aldo in the third round of an impressive upset victory.
UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 11:34 p.m.
Stipe Miocic beats Junior Dos Santos to retain UFC heavyweight title
Stipe Miocic beat Junior Dos Santos with a first-round technical knockout to defend his heavyweight title at UFC 211. In the co-main event, Joanna Jedrzejczyk scored a unanimous, five-round decision …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Stipe Miocic 2nd UFC heavyweight defense is rematch vs. Junior Dos Santos
Stipe Miocic will have to beat a former champion has already beaten him if he wants to become only the fifth UFC heavyweight fighter to defend his title twice. Miocic …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Ronda Rousey announces engagement to fighter Travis Browne
Forget the octagon, Ronda Rousey is buzzing about a ring after announcing her engagement to fellow MMA fighter Travis Browne. Rousey flashed the ring and made the announcement in a …
Sat., April 15, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Demetrious Johnson matches UFC record with 10th flyweight title defense
Demetrious Johnson picked apart Wilson Reis before catching him in an arm bar and forcing him to submit. Johnson retained his UFC flyweight title for the 10th time to match …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Jon Jones as confident as ever while serving latest UFC ban
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones may have lost a year of his career because of a doping ban. He’s not lost his familiar bluster. Jones referred to himself …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Title bouts highlight fight fan-friendly UFC 209 card
UFC 209 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday is packed with talent, if not fighters with worldwide name recognition. In the main event, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
Holly Holm tries to avoid one-hit wonder status at UFC 208
Holly Holm can become the first two-division champion in UFC women’s history when she fights Germaine de Randamie in the main event of UFC 208. Holm can join Conor McGregor, …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 8:10 p.m.
No Fights ‘til Brooklyn: Holly Holm, Anderson Silva headline UFC NY return
Holly Holm can join Conor McGregor, Randy Couture and B.J. Penn as the only two-division champs in UFC history. Holm fights Germaine de Randamie in the maint event of UFC …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 8 p.m.
Chang Sung Jung ready for UFC return after long absence
Chan Sung Jung knows he won’t have an easy return to the octagon after a 3 1/2-year absence. Jung, back after a mandatory two-year military stint in his native South …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Valentina Shevchenko stops Spokane’s Julianna Pena at UFC Denver
Valentina Shevchenko stopped Julianna Pena with an armbar late in the second round Saturday night, establishing herself as the top contender for the UFC bantamweight title. Welterweight Jorge Masvidal also …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 11:54 p.m.
Spokane’s Julianna Pena headlines Cowboy Cerrone’s homecoming when the UFC visits Denver
No fighter stays busy like Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, whether he’s locked inside the UFC cage or roaming the outdoor playground that is his life. After completing a perfect 2016, Cerrone …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 10:17 p.m.
Ronda Rousey is stopped 48 seconds into comeback at UFC 207
Ronda Rousey was stopped 48 seconds into her comeback fight Friday night, losing to bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on Friday night. Rousey returned from a 13-month absence …
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 11:03 p.m.
Conor McGregor KOs Eddie Alvarez to take second UFC belt at MSG
Conor McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez in the second round to win the UFC lightweight title and become the first two-class champion in the promotion’s history. Tyron Woodley defeated Stephen …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 5:49 p.m.
UFC loads 3 title fights under bright lights of NYC debut
UFC storms into New York with perhaps the most loaded card in the promotion’s history. Conor McGregor fights UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205 …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 9:02 p.m.
In Brief: Irving scores 32, Cavs stay unbeaten
Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 32 points and the reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers remained undefeated, beating the Houston Rockets 128-120 on Tuesday night.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
Ronda Rousey: UFC 207 title shot will be among her last fights
Ronda Rousey says her bantamweight title shot against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 will be one of her final mixed martial arts bouts.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 10:10 p.m.
In Brief: Brittney Griner leads Phoenix Mercury past Seattle Storm 86-62
Brittney Griner scored 21 points and Penny Taylor had eight in her final regular-season home game to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the visiting Seattle Storm 86-62.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
UFC fighter C.B. Dollaway hurt in elevator mishap, bout canceled
One of the preliminary bouts on the undercard for UFC 203 was canceled when fighter C.B. Dollaway was injured riding in a hotel elevator.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 8:18 p.m.
New move: Pro wrestling star CM Punk making debut in UFC 203
One show, one match at a time, CM Punk climbed to the top of pro wrestling, acquiring unimagined fame and fortune along the way.
Sat., May 14, 2016, 6:46 p.m.
Miocic beats Werdum and is the new UFC heavyweight champion
Stipe Miocic of the United States has beaten Brazil’s Fabricio Werdum in front of his shocked home crowd and is the new UFC heavyweight champion.
Fri., March 4, 2016, 9:22 p.m.
Holly Holm, Conor McGregor couldn’t wait for UFC 196 fights
Holly Holm could have kicked back and prepared for the rematch while Ronda Rousey regroups from the beating Holm gave her four months ago.