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Spokane’s Terrance McKinney falls in second round of DWCS bout

Spokane’s Terrance McKinney was knocked out in the second round of his bout with Sean Woodson at Dana White’s Contender Series in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 11:45 a.m.

After defeating death, Spokane’s Terrance McKinney has his sights set on Ultimate Fighting Championship glory

Half of Terrance McKinney’s lower right leg was straight, but the other half was gruesomely parallel to the mat.


A Grip on Sports: The World Cup win for the U.S. women opened a Sunday full of action

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Summer is officially in full swing. The Fourth of July holiday is in the rearview mirror and the only thing standing between us and football …


The best ever? Jon Jones, Amanda Nunes could make cases at UFC 239

UFC 239 provides an opportunity to watch the two most dominant fighters in mixed martial arts on the same night. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is widely considered the …


A Grip on Sports: Taking the path less traveled might make great poetry but isn’t the best way to spend a Fourth of July

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If there were a competition for getting somewhat lost in the Spokane-area woods, akin to the “competition” of eating, say, hot dogs, I would probably …


Model fighter: Luke Rockhold back at new weight for UFC 239

Luke Rockhold has been moving up as a professional model while he plotted the next move in his mixed martial arts career. The former UFC middleweight champion is ready to …


Holly Holm aims for another shocking win vs Nunes at UFC 239

Holly Holm is hoping for another shocking victory as a major underdog when she gets in the cage with Amanda Nunes at UFC 239. Holm will go down in MMA …


Tony Ferguson beats Donald Cerrone by TKO in lightweight fight at UFC 238

Tony Ferguson won by technical knockout after a medical stoppage in a lightweight fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 on Saturday night. Ferguson won his 12th straight fight, the …


Max Holloway moving up for chance to win second belt at UFC 236

Max Holloway is moving up to the lightweight division, where he believes he has a better chance to be known as the best pound-for-pound fighter in UFC. The featherweight champion …


Conor McGregor announces retirement on social media

Superstar UFC fighter Conor McGregor has announced on social media that he is retiring from mixed martial arts. McGregor’s verified Twitter account had a post early Tuesday that said the …


MMA fighter Conor McGregor arrested in south Florida

Mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor has been arrested in south Florida for stealing the cellphone of someone who was trying to take his photo, authorities said.


2013 Gonzaga grad Nick Brown finds his calling in Vegas as a UFC video producer

The connection doesn’t even seem real, let alone likely. How does the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the mixed martial arts juggernaut that is the face of the fastest growing sport in …


Robert Whittaker pulls out with injury, Israel Adesanya wins at UFC 234

Robert Whittaker provided most of the early drama at UFC 234 in Australia and Israel Adesanya quite a lot at the end.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 11:48 p.m.

Henry Cejudo defends 125-pound belt with record win over T.J. Dillashaw

Henry Cejudo did his part to defend the UFC 125-pound title and perhaps the fate of the flyweight division with a punishing first-round win over bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw. Cejudo …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 11:20 p.m.

Daniel Cormier chokes out Derrick Lewis, defends 2nd title at UFC 230

Daniel Cormier choked out Derrick Lewis in the second round to retain his UFC heavyweight championship at Madison Square Garden. Cormier became the first UFC fighter to successfully defend two …


Column: Fight poses a question: Is this UFC or WWE?

Khabib Nurmagomedov apologized, though it was clear he wasn’t sorry about much. Not after putting a beating on Conor McGregor in their highly anticipated fight. Not after leaping out of …


Melee breaks out at UFC 229 after Khabib Nurmagomedov chokes out Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor tapped out in the fourth round of his comeback fight at UFC 229 against Khabib Nurmagomedov, who then climbed over the cage and set off a brawl by …


Conor McGregor late, Khabib Nurmagomedov not in a mood to wait

Khabib Nurmagomedov wasn’t about to wait around for a tardy Conor McGregor, who arrived at what was supposed to be their final prefight press conference together to find the UFC …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Henry Cejudo upsets Demetrious Johnson, T.J. Dillashaw stops Cody Garbrandt at UFC 227

Henry Cejudo ended Demetrious Johnson’s nearly six-year reign as the UFC flyweight champion with a split-decision victory and a stunning upset. T.J. Dillashaw also defended his bantamweight title with a …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

Conor is back: UFC says McGregor will fight Oct. 6 in Las Vegas

The UFC says Conor McGregor will return to mixed martial arts with a bout against lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas. The promotion dramatically announced the …


MMA star Conor McGregor pleads guilty in melee case

Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor pleaded guilty Thursday to disorderly conduct in exchange for community service to resolve charges stemming from a backstage melee at a New York City …


Daniel Cormier stops heavyweight Stipe Miocic to win 2nd UFC title belt, Spokane’s Michael Chiesa defeated by submission

Daniel Cormier stopped Stipe Miocic in the first round to add the UFC’s heavyweight title to his light heavyweight belt. Cormier flattened the UFC’s long-reigning heavyweight champ with a right …


UFC champ Max Holloway out of big fight with concussion woes

Featherweight champion Max Holloway has been pulled from his title fight against Brian Ortega at UFC 226 due to symptoms of an apparent concussion. Holloway made two trips to the …


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Khabib Nurmagomedov takes UFC 155-pound crown in win over Al Iaquinta

Khabib Nurmagomedov battered and bloodied Al Iaquinta and won the UFC 155-pound championship by unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 223. He won 50-43 on two scorecards and …


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

UFC star Conor McGregor posts $50,000 bond, released after arraignment

UFC star Conor McGregor is facing criminal charges after a backstage melee injured two fighters, including Spokane’s Michael Chiesa, and forced the removal of three bouts on Saturday night from …


Grip on Sports: There was a moment yesterday most Masters watchers felt they were actually on the course

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not often a person watching the Masters at home thinks, with some actual justification, “I could do that.” And then along came Sergio Garcia …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Conor McGregor’s UFC rampage leaves Spokane’s Michael Chiesa injured

Conor McGregor responded to UFC President Dana White’s decision to strip him of his lightweight belt in typically understated fashion: by tweeting an unprintable insult, crashing a pre-fight media event, …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

UFC officially strips inactive Conor McGregor of 155-pound title

Conor McGregor has been stripped of the UFC lightweight championship. The expected move was officially announced by UFC president Dana White at a press conference for Saturday’s pay-per-view card at …


Ronda Rousey’s WWE deal gets ex-UFC star back in bright spotlight

Ronda Rousey stayed silent as she pointed from the ring toward the WrestleMania logo that hung in the rafters. Without saying a word, the MMA great made clear she was …


Jessica-Rose Clark outlasts Paige VanZant; Jeremy Stephens stops Dooho Choi

Jessica-Rose Clark ended a difficult week with a unanimous decision over Paige VanZant on Sunday in the UFC Fight Night card. The 30-year-old Australian improved to 9-4, receiving winning scores …