Martial arts

In this photo taken Sept. 12, 2019, Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei poses for a portrait photo at an undisclosed southern city of Germany. Saeid Mollaei has been in hiding since he left the Iranian judo team last month, saying he had been ordered to withdraw from the world championships on political grounds. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 16, 2019 - 5:21 am
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Saeid Mollaei has been in hiding since he left the Iranian judo team last month, saying he had been ordered to withdraw from the world championships on political grounds. Now he's training for next year's Olympics without a guarantee he can compete. Mollaei was the...
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August 18, 2019 - 2:54 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Stipe Miocic waited over a year to face Daniel Cormier again, and his plan for the rematch didn't start to work until they were deep in the fourth round. That's when the patient, determined firefighter from Cleveland finally got his revenge — and suddenly reclaimed his UFC...
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August 18, 2019 - 1:16 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Stipe Miocic stopped Daniel Cormier with a barrage of punches in the fourth round, reclaiming his heavyweight title with a stunning comeback victory at UFC 241 on Saturday night. Nate Diaz also returned from a three-year hiatus with a dominant decision victory over Anthony...
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Donald Trump Jr., right, and Eric Trump, center, watch the post fight ceremony of a lightweight mixed martial arts bout between Jim Miller and Clay Guida at UFC Fight Night Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Newark, N.J. Guida stopped Miller in the first round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 03, 2019 - 8:09 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Colby Covington didn't need to wait for another invite to the White House to chat with President Donald Trump. The UFC star had a direct line to the president and received a congratulatory call after his latest dominant victory inside the octagon. Covington wagged his tongue,...
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Max Holloway, right, punches Frankie Edgar during a mixed martial arts bout at UFC 240, in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, July 27, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 28, 2019 - 1:54 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Reigning featherweight champ Max Holloway defended his belt Saturday, overwhelming former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar at UFC 240. Holloway (21-4-0) won a unanimous five-round decision. The 27-year-old Hawaiian kept Edgar at a distance throughout the fight, stinging him...
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Mixed martial arts great Anderson "Spider" Silva of Brazil, his daughter Kaory, 23, left, his wife Dayane and son Kalyl, 20, right, recite the Pledge of Allegiance after all but Dayane were sworn in as U.S. citizens in a mass naturalization ceremony Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
July 24, 2019 - 1:07 am
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 Convention Center. Silva took his oath of citizenship along with his son Kalyl, 20, and daughter Kaory, 23...
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Amanda Nunes smiles after victory over Holly Holm during their women's bantamweight mixed martial arts title bout at UFC 239 on Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. Nunes won by first-round knockout. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
July 07, 2019 - 2:20 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amanda Nunes won in spectacular fashion. Jon Jones barely hung on. Both champions still emerged from UFC 239 with their belts around their waists. Nunes stopped Holly Holm late in the first round to defend her bantamweight title, and Jones squeaked out a split-decision victory over...
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Jan Blachowicz, right, reacts after knocking out Luke Rockhold during the second round of their light heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 239, Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
July 07, 2019 - 12:49 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on UFC 239 (all times local): 9:49 p.m. Jon Jones retained his UFC light heavyweight title with a split-decision victory over Thiago Santos, who nearly pulled off a spectacular upset at UFC 239, despite apparently fighting on an injured leg. Jones remained unbeaten since...
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Academy award winning actor Nicolas Cage poses for the media at a news conference for his new film Jiu Jitsu being filmed on the eastern Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, in the Cypriot capital Nicosia on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Cage said the film which is a fusion of the action and science fiction genres which he has admired and grew up with drew him to the project. He said Cyprus had a "good spirit" for him which he said informs his performance. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
June 29, 2019 - 3:50 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A veteran Hollywood movie producer said Saturday that Cyprus' aspirations to become an international film destination hinge on whether authorities can deliver on a pledge to provide cash rebates and tax exemptions to filmmakers. Martin Barab said that his new, $27.5 million-...
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Tony Ferguson, right, punches Donald Cerrone, left, during their lightweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 238, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
June 09, 2019 - 2:24 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Tony Ferguson's path to the lightweight title is becoming clear. Ferguson won by technical knockout after a medical stoppage in a lightweight fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 on Saturday night. Ferguson (26-3) won his 12th straight fight, the longest active streak in the UFC,...
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