Mixed martial arts
Alexa Grasso retained her flyweight title after coming away with a split draw against Valentina Shevchenko on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 227.
Sean O’Malley has won the UFC bantamweight title, stopping Aljamain Sterling in the second round in the main event at UFC 292 at the TD Garden in Boston.
Jake Paul won a unanimous decision against Nate Diaz in a cruiserweight fight. Paul, the 26-year-old social media YouTube personality who has turned himself into a prizefighter, clearly held the advantage for much of the 10-round fight.
Boxing champion Amanda Serrano and the Professional Fighters League have agreed to an exclusive partnership that will see her fight exclusively in MMA for the new PFL PPV Super Fight Division.
Justin Gaethje knocked out Dustin Poirier with a head kick one minute into the second round to win the main event lightweight bout at UFC 291.
Dustin Poirier said early this week that if Saturday’s headline bout at UFC 291 goes the five-round distance, both fighters might wind up in the hospital.
One Championship intends to hold more events in the U.S. next year after a successful stateside debut last May.
UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill will relinquish his title after rupturing his Achilles tendon.
Amanda Nunes beat Irene Aldana by unanimous decision at UFC 289 on Saturday night to hold on to her bantamweight title before announcing her retirement.
Amanda Nunes is still upset at herself for believing she took Julianna Pena too lightly when they met on Dec. 11, 2021.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Aljamain Sterling landed enough stiff knees and elbows in a split-decision victory against a battered Henry Cejudo that the punishment may push the former UFC two-division champion back into retirement.
Former two-division world champion Henry Cejudo has come out of retirement to fight reigning champion Aljamain Sterling for the bantamweight title.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Henry Cejudo carried his young daughter to the podium and plopped her on his lap until she got restless and slithered off as dad explained why he’s breaking a three-year retirement to fight again inside a cage.
DENVER (AP) — One Championship finally makes its U.S. debut Friday night, and the martial arts promotion believes more stateside shows are in its near future.
Mixed martial arts fighter Nate Diaz has turned himself in to police in New Orleans to face a battery charge arising from a weekend street brawl.
YouTube star Jake Paul will take on UFC veteran Nick Diaz in an eight-round, 185-pound boxing match Aug. 5 in Dallas.
Israel Adesanya won his middleweight championship rematch against Alex Pereira with a knockout at 4:21 in the second round of UFC 287 in Miami.
Israel Adesanya could’ve taken the easier path by fighting lesser opponents and building back his resume after losing to Alex Pereira in November at UFC 281.
Leon Edwards has retained his welterweight title after beating challenger Kamaru Usman at UFC 286 by majority decision.
Edwards certainly will never forget it.
UFC President Dana White is selling slap fighting as the next big thing in combat sport, and the Nevada Athletic Commission has sanctioned the Power Slap League for competitions.
Islam Makhachev defied a rowdy crowd and a sustained challenge from Alexander Volkanovski to cement his supremacy in the UFC lightweight division in a grueling fight in Perth, Western Australia.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — The taunts from UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev about a supposed lack of size aren’t likely to unsettle Alexander Volkanovski.
The UFC will open a multimillion-dollar, 32,000-square-foot MMA training facility in Mexico City late this year, the organization announced Tuesday morning.
Fedor Emelianenko lost his final mixed martial arts bout Saturday night when Ryan Bader stopped him halfway through the first round with a relentless ground-and-pound finish at Bellator 290.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fedor Emelianenko became a near-mythical martial arts figure two decades ago at the grey dawn of the social media age, so his earliest exploits had a tantalizing touch of mystery.
Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo have fought for 12 1/2 thrilling rounds in three bouts over the past 25 months.
UFC President Dana White announced Jon Jones will fight for the heavyweight title March 4 against Ciryl Gane in Las Vegas. That fight is the headline event for UFC 285.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Paul, the YouTube megastar influencer, has set his sights on mixed martial arts and signed a deal with the Professional Fighters League.
UFC says former fighter Stephan Bonnar, who played a significant role in the UFC’s growth into the dominant promotion in mixed martial arts, has died.