Martial arts

March 22, 2017 - 2:36 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada athletic officials have significantly reduced the penalty they imposed on UFC star Conor McGregor following a profanity-laced, bottle-throwing fracas with a rival during a pre-fight news conference in Las Vegas. The Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday approved an...
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Ireland's Conor McGregor, right, and Michael Conlan stand in the ring before a super bantamweight boxing match between Conlan and Tim Ibarra, Friday, March 17, 2017, in New York. Conlan stopped Ibarra in the third round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 18, 2017 - 2:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conlan marched into his pro boxing debut alongside UFC champion Conor McGregor and picked up a third-round TKO of Tim Ibarra in a spirited St. Patrick's Day scene Friday night. Conlan is a former Irish amateur star who gained fame after a disputed defeat to Russia's Vladimir...
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Alistair Overeem kicks Mark Hunt during a heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 209, Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 05, 2017 - 1:03 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyron Woodley retained his UFC welterweight title with a desultory majority decision over Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson in their rematch at UFC 209 on Saturday night. Alistair Overeem also stopped Mark Hunt in the third round of an entertaining heavyweight bout at T-Mobile Arena,...
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Khabib Nurmagomedov, of Russia, speaks with the media during a news conference for UFC 209, Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. Nurmagomedov is scheduled to battle Tony Ferguson in a mixed martial arts lightweight fight Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 03, 2017 - 8:46 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC interim lightweight title bout with Tony Ferguson was canceled Friday after Nurmagomedov was hospitalized due to problems making weight. One of the most anticipated bouts of the year was scrapped one day before UFC 209 at T-Mobile Arena. Nurmagomedov was...
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March 03, 2017 - 6:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The UFC has become an anchor tenant of new T-Mobile Arena, committing to bringing several years of Las Vegas fight cards exclusively to the new entertainment venue. The UFC and arena owner AEG announced the deal Friday, a day before UFC 209 at the 20,000-seat arena. AEG says the...
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March 03, 2017 - 6:46 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The UFC has become an anchor tenant of new T-Mobile Arena, committing to bringing several years of Las Vegas fight cards exclusively to the new entertainment venue. The UFC and arena owner AEG announced the deal Friday, a day before UFC 209 at the 20,000-seat arena. AEG says the...
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Khabib Nurmagomedov, of Russia, speaks with the media during a news conference for UFC 209, Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. Nurmagomedov is scheduled to battle Tony Ferguson in a mixed martial arts lightweight fight Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 03, 2017 - 6:39 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC interim lightweight title bout with Tony Ferguson was canceled Friday after Nurmagomedov was hospitalized due to problems making weight. One of the most anticipated bouts of the year was scrapped one day before UFC 209 at T-Mobile Arena. Nurmagomedov was...
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Khabib Nurmagomedov, of Russia, speaks with the media during a news conference for UFC 209, Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. Nurmagomedov is scheduled to battle Tony Ferguson in a mixed martial arts lightweight fight Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 03, 2017 - 2:44 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC interim lightweight title bout with Tony Ferguson has been canceled after Nurmagomedov was hospitalized due to problems making weight. The bout was scrapped Friday, one day before UFC 209 at T-Mobile Arena. Nurmagomedov was taken to Sunrise Hospital and...
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