Former champ Mike Tyson takes a swing at MMA coverage
Mike Tyson is ready to talk your ears off about MMA.
The former heavyweight champion is set to join the Professional Fighters League as host of the new series "Mike Tyson's New Fight Game:...
Shamrock’s bare knuckle boxing show to be held in fight pit
NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — Mixed martial arts great Ken Shamrock is adding an extra element of retro competition to his promotion's first bare knuckle boxing show.
Nurmagomedov beats Poirier, stays unbeaten at UFC 242
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Khabib Nurmagomedov stopped Dustin Poirier by submission in the third round Saturday night at UFC 242, retaining his lightweight title and unbeaten...
Revitalized Khabib returns to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 242
The last time Khabib Nurmagomedov was in an octagon, he didn't leave through the door.
He's hoping to make an exit more befitting a champion this weekend.
Former UFC champ Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino signs with Bellator
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former UFC featherweight champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino has signed with the Bellator promotion.
Bellator announced the move Tuesday to acquire one of the most accomplished...
Return of the Mac-killer: Nate Diaz ends hiatus at UFC 241
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The mostly empty arena rumbled with outsized excitement when Nate Diaz stepped onto the stage. The fans erupted into cheers while Diaz lit a joint and took a big drag before...
Cormier closes in on fighting farewell with mixed feelings
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Cormier has always seemed to have the endgame all figured out.
The UFC heavyweight champion has everything in place for a satisfying, fulfilling life after...
MMA great Anderson Silva becomes US citizen
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mixed martial arts great Anderson "Spider" Silva of Brazil became a U.S. citizen along with thousands of others in a mass naturalization ceremony Tuesday at the Los Angeles...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida teenagers have been sentenced to ten years in prison for their role in the murder of a professional mixed martial arts fighter nicknamed "The Matzoh...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mixed martial arts great Ken Shamrock is jumping into bare-knuckle boxing promotion.
Shamrock is starting a promotional company in the growing combat sport, he announced...
The best ever? Jones, Nunes could make cases at UFC 239
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Any attempt to choose the most dominant active fighter in mixed martial arts inevitably leads to a choice between two champions: Jon Jones or Amanda Nunes.
Model fighter: Luke Rockhold back at new weight for UFC 239
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Luke Rockhold is a successful model with a Ralph Lauren contract and New York Fashion Week experience.
He's also an elite competitor in a sport where terrible things can...
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Mixed martial arts fighter Desmond Green is facing DUI manslaughter and other charges for a South Florida crash that killed two women last year.
One Championship plans 80 shows, big roster expansion in ’20
One Championship plans to stage about 80 martial arts shows in 2020, and the MMA promotion will roughly double its roster of fighters to do it.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A karate instructor is accused of secretly videotaping children changing clothes at a martial arts school in North Dakota.
UFC fighter’s husband gets probation in assault case
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii mixed martial arts fighter who pleaded no contest to a charge of assaulting his wife, UFC fighter Rachael Ostovich Berdon, has been sentenced to four years of...
Arizona governor signs bill legalizing nunchucks
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is lifting the legal restrictions around owning nunchucks.
Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed legislation to remove nunchucks from the list of deadly weapons that are...
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- The Spokesman-ReviewSpokane Valley’s Michael Chiesa dedicates UFC 239 victory to Jess RoskelleyJuly 8, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewSpokane Valley’s Michael Chiesa dedicates UFC 239 victory to Jess RoskelleyJuly 8, 2019
Arizona governor will decide whether to legalize nunchucks
PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey will decide whether to let people own nunchucks after lawmakers voted Thursday to lift restrictions on the weapons used in martial arts.
PHOENIX (AP) — Two men are accused of staging unsanctioned mixed martial arts matches in metro Phoenix.
The Arizona Department of Gaming said Monday that Maricopa County prosecutors have...
Burroughs, Askren to face off in charity wrestling match
NEW YORK (AP) — Five-time world champion Jordan Burroughs will wrestle mixed martial arts star Ben Askren in a charity match next month.
Burroughs and Askren, a 2008 Olympic wrestler, will...
MOSCOW (AP) — Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn't think Conor McGregor's retirement is for real.
McGregor said last week he was quitting mixed martial arts but Nurmagomedov, who beat the Irish...
Alvarez upset by Nasyukhin in One Championship debut
TOKYO (AP) — Russian Timofey Nasyukhin upset American Eddie Alvarez with a first-round technical knockout in the mixed martial arts One Championship on Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo's premier...
Alvarez, Johnson aiming to dominate in One Championship
TOKYO (AP) — Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson will make their One Championship debuts when the mixed martial arts promotion's first show takes place on Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo's...
Conor McGregor announces retirement on social media
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UFC superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement on social media Monday night, abruptly ending his remarkable fighting career.
Bellator’s Daniel Straus back in cage after motorcycle crash
Daniel Straus knows he isn't stepping into the Bellator cage on Friday night in ideal fighting condition.
Just 15 months ago, he was temporarily paralyzed in a motorcycle crash. While he has...
MMA fighter pleads no contest to assaulting fighter wife
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii mixed martial arts fighter pleaded no contest Thursday to assaulting his wife, a fellow fighter who said he left her with a fractured eye socket.
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MMA fighter Conor McGregor sued in South Florida
MIAMI (AP) — Mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor is facing a civil lawsuit after being charged in South Florida with stealing the cellphone of someone who was trying to take his...
MMA fighter Conor McGregor arrested in Florida
MMA fighter Conor McGregor arrested in South Florida
MIAMI (AP) — 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...
Jones covets Lesnar fight, but plans future at light heavy
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even Jon Jones realizes any discussion of his long-term future in the UFC is tempered by the fact that Jones hasn't been able to stay in the cage and out of trouble for any...
Jones beats Smith, Usman claims welterweight belt at UFC 235
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jon Jones defended his light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on Saturday night, overcoming a two-point deduction for an illegal...
At 34, Askren finally makes UFC debut under Vegas lights
Ben Askren retired nearly 18 months ago. He was content to end his mixed martial arts career as one of the best fighters never to compete in the UFC.
Asia’s One Championship visits LA, considers global future
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rich Franklin joined One Championship as a vice president nearly five years ago, and the former UFC champion has enjoyed the ride during the Singapore-based mixed martial arts...
Mixed martial arts star Georges St-Pierre retires at 37
MONTREAL (AP) — Georges St-Pierre retired Thursday after a career in which he put mixed martial arts on the map in Canada and helped fuel the UFC's worldwide expansion.
MMA coach Jackson seeks ‘nominations’ for New Mexico push
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A mixed martial arts coach who has trained fighters like Jon Jones and Holly Holm is inviting New Mexico businesses to join his effort to promote the American Southwestern state.
Greg Jackson, who co-owns Jackson Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, announced Monday he is asking for people to nominate businesses and organizations to join his "New Mexico Experience" push.
Whittaker meets Gastelum, Adesanya takes on Silva at UFC 234
Israel Adesanya can already imagine fighting Robert Whittaker for the UFC middleweight title later this year in a huge stadium full of roaring Australian fans.
To make the dream happen, these two Australasian fighters must get past two major obstacles at UFC 234 in Melbourne this weekend.
MMA coach Greg Jackson launches effort to promote New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A mixed martial arts coach who has trained fighters like Jon Jones and Holly Holm has announced he will launch an effort to promote New Mexico businesses and tourism.
Greg Jackson, who co-owns Jackson Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, said Tuesday he will push the "New Mexico Experience" in Melbourne, Australia while coaching at UFC 234 this weekend.
Money talks: UFC reaches ESPN with first fight of $1.5B deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Years before UFC was worth billions, Dana White used to plead his case with ESPN for air time.
This was no negotiation for a big-money rights package — the UFC president simply wanted highlights on "SportsCenter."
"I was out there all the time," White said of his trips to ESPN's Connecticut headquarters. "For most of the time, the last 18 years, I was battling just to get coverage. We used to fight just to try and get covered by them."
Gotti Jr. defends MMA fighter accused of robbing bank
NEW YORK (AP) — Mobster John Gotti's namesake son was in court to provide support for a mixed martial arts fighter accused of robbing a Queens bank.
The New York Post reports that John Gotti Jr. showed up during jury deliberations Tuesday saying that his son, also a mixed martial arts fighter, has trained with the accused bank robber, Sergio DaSilva, and that he's innocent.
One Championship looks to make MMA splash in States
How many casual American sports fans about a year ago had heard of One? Try none.
OK, maybe that's a bit of a reach. But the Singapore-based mixed martial arts organization was an afterthought at best in the United States among the hodgepodge of companies trying to put a dent in UFC's heavyweight share of the combat sports marketplace.
Man jailed in shooting death of friend in western Kansas
GOODLAND, Kan. (AP) — A 21-year-old man is jailed in the shooting death of a mixed martial arts fighter in western Kansas.
Olympic judo champ Harrison set to prove she belongs in PFL
Take a stroll around New York for the holidays or grab a seat at Madison Square Garden and the promotional videos for the PFL Championship nearly rival the hype for the Rockettes: "Six weight classes, six world championship fights, plus the biggest name in women's mixed martial arts."
UFC two-division champ Amanda Nunes would surely resent that declaration.
Amanda Nunes KOs Cyborg in 51 seconds, Jones wins at UFC 232
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Amanda Nunes pulled off one of the most surprising wins in mixed martial arts history when she left the world's most feared female fighter face-down on the canvas.
Jon Jones merely did exactly what everyone expects him to do whenever he manages to get out of his own way.
Nunes knocked out Cris "Cyborg" Justino 51 seconds into the first round at UFC 232 on Saturday night, ending the featherweight champion's 13-year unbeaten run in spectacular fashion.
BJ Penn taps out for 1st time in his MMA career at UFC 232
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Former UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn has tapped out for the first time in his 17-year mixed martial arts career.
Penn lost to Ryan Hall in the first round at UFC 232 on Saturday night, dropping the Hall of Famer to 0-6-1 in his last seven fights since 2010.
Penn tapped instantly after getting caught in a heel hook by Hall, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist.
In Vegas or LA, UFC 232 is a dynamite show to fans, fighters
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Dana White knew the UFC would take some pretty big hits, both financial and otherwise, when he moved its traditional end-of-the-year show from Las Vegas to Southern California on six days' notice to keep Jon Jones on the card despite his latest positive drug test.
Some hits are more damaging than others, however. According to White, UFC 232 is going to sell out the famous Forum on Saturday night, even though tickets only went on sale Wednesday.
Cuomo: Boxing, wrestling, MMA generate $97M in NY in 2 years
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sports such as mixed martial arts, boxing and wrestling have generated $97 million in New York state since lawmakers voted to legalize mixed martial arts two years ago.
MMA fighter pleads not guilty to beating UFC fighter wife
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii mixed martial arts fighter accused of assaulting his wife has pleaded not guilty.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports 27-year-old Arnold Berdon was arraigned Thursday in state Circuit Court after he was recently indicted on a second-degree assault charge.
One Championship sets Mighty Mouse, Alvarez debuts for Japan
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez will make their One Championship debuts at the mixed martial arts promotion's first show in Japan on March 31.
One Championship on Wednesday revealed several bout matchups to The Associated Press for its landmark event in Tokyo.