Martial arts

Valentina Shevchenko, left, UFC women's flyweight fighter and Joanna Jedrzejczyk UFC women's strawweight fighter face off at a news conference in Toronto on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 1:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk were teenagers when they first fought at the muay Thai world championships in 2006. They met again in 2007 and 2008. Shevchenko won every time. A decade later, the fighters are meeting once again Saturday night, this time under the...
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November 27, 2018 - 9:50 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii mixed martial arts fighter will fight in a bout next month even after suffering a broken eye socket when her fellow fighter and husband allegedly hit her. Rachael Ostovich Berdon's manager Brian Butler Au said on Twitter and Instagram on Tuesday that her fight against Paige...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, photo, relatives of 13-year-old Thai kickboxer Anucha Tasako cry during his funeral services at a Buddhist temple in Samut Prakan province, Thailand. Anucha died of a brain hemorrhage two days after he was knocked out in a bout on Nov. 10 that was his 174th match in the career he started at age 8. Thai lawmakers recently suggested barring children younger than 12 from competitive boxing, but boxing enthusiasts strongly oppose the change. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
November 19, 2018 - 7:59 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The sight of two preteen boys pummeling each other with fists, elbows, knees and feet as a boisterous crowd shouts wagers at each other is considered good, clean sport in Thailand. However, the death earlier this month of a 13-year-old Muay Thai contender may push forward changes to...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2002, file photo, two novice Buddhist monks practice Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing) during a morning training session at the Golden Horse Monastery in northern Thailand. The death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out during a Muay Thai boxing match in Thailand has sparked debate over whether to ban child boxing. (AP Photo/David Longstreath, File)
November 13, 2018 - 7:43 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out during a kickboxing match in Thailand has sparked debate over whether to ban matches involving children. The death of Anucha Tasako came after a Muay Thai — Thai boxing — match Saturday in the Bangkok suburb of Samut Prakarn. The...
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Daniel Cormier holds his belts after defeating Derrick Lewis by submission during the second round of a heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 230, early Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 04, 2018 - 1:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The "DC" initials that flashed on the Madison Square Garden marquee have a deeper meaning for Daniel Cormier. Dual Champ. Cormier draped himself in two title belts, history-making bling that cemented the 39-year-old as one of the greats in the mixed martial arts game. "Two belts for...
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Sheymon Moraes, right, lands a kick on Julio Arce during the second round of a featherweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 230 on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 03, 2018 - 9:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on UFC 230, with Daniel Cormier defending the heavyweight belt against Derrick Lewis in the main event (all times local): 10 p.m. Sijara Eubanks went from UFC 230 main event fighter to undercard winner at Madison Square Garden. Eubanks was scheduled to fight Valentina...
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Israeli Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev, 2nd right, kisses the International Judo Federation President Marius Vizer, with the presence of Mohamed Bin Tha'loob Al Derai, President of UAE Wrestling Judo & Kickboxing Federation, 1st left, during the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Judo tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
October 27, 2018 - 1:18 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israel's sports minister attended an international judo competition that began Saturday in the United Arab Emirates as three Israeli players received medals and had their country's flag displayed on a screen. It's a significant change from last year, when UAE...
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Khabib Nurmagomedov attends a news conference after the UFC 229 mixed martial arts event Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. A brawl broke out after the main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor when Nurmagomedov climbed over the cage and set off a scuffle with another fighter in McGregor's corner. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 07, 2018 - 2:09 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Khabib Nurmagomedov was the calm, glowering foil to Conor McGregor's antics for six months while the loquacious Irishman built a frenzy of hype around their UFC lightweight title fight. When Nurmagomedov forced the biggest star in mixed martial arts to tap out Saturday night to end...
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Khabib Nurmagomedov, right, is held back by referee Herb Dean after fighting Conor McGregor, bottom, during a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Nurmagomedov won the fight by submission during the fourth round to retain the title. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 07, 2018 - 1:45 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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 scuffling with another fighter in McGregor's corner on Saturday night. The wild scene occurred after McGregor (21-4) got...
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Conor McGregor speaks during a news conference for the UFC 229 mixed martial arts bouts Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 04, 2018 - 8:17 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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 lightweight champion already gone. No worries, they'll meet soon enough when it really matters for both...
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