Mixed martial arts

FILE - In this Thursday, July 5, 2018, filer photo, Stipe Miocic, left, and Daniel Cormier pose during a news conference for UFC 226 in Las Vegas. The trilogy fight between Daniel Cormier and champ Stipe Miocic will crown the greatest heavyweight of all time. UFC 252 Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Las Vegas could be Cormier's last fight ever. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 16, 2020 - 1:31 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stipe Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision in a five-round bout Saturday night to win the rubber match in a fantastic trilogy between the fighters and retain his heavyweight championship. Miocic (20-3) swept the scorecards 49-46, 49-46 and 48-47 to stake his claim...
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July 12, 2020 - 2:10 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kamaru Usman retained his welterweight title with a smothering victory over short-notice challenger Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on Sunday. Alexander Volkanovski retained his featherweight title with a narrow split decision over Max Holloway, and Petr Yan won the...
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June 27, 2020 - 11:53 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dustin Poirier won a thrilling unanimous decision over Dan Hooker on Saturday night, surviving a brutal second round and persevering to finish a well-rounded performance in the main event at the UFC's corporate gym. Mike Perry also ended his two-fight skid with a one-sided...
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Tyson Fury, of England, lands a right to Deontay Wilder during a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
May 21, 2020 - 2:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Add boxing to the list of sports on the comeback trail. Promoter Bob Arum said Thursday he plans to stage a card of five fights on June 9 at the MGM Grand, the first of a series of fights over the next two months at the Las Vegas hotel. A second fight card will be held two nights...
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Cars go through a turn past a sign thanking people working during the coronavirus pandemic at Darlington Raceway Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. NASCAR, which has been idle for 10 weeks because of the pandemic, made its return with the Real Heroes 400 Nascar Cup Series auto race. (AP Photo/Jenna Fryer)
May 19, 2020 - 6:51 pm
Fans who had been starving for live sporting events had their appetites somewhat sated last weekend. Network executives knew the first weekend with multiple live events would draw good numbers but for the most part they exceeded expectations. The Bundesliga's return drew record numbers on Fox...
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A worker sprays sanitizer in the octagon between bouts during a UFC 249 mixed martial arts competition, Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
May 17, 2020 - 12:53 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Walt Harris lost his first UFC fight since the death of his stepdaughter. Alistair Overeem stopped Harris in the second round of UFC’s Fight Night main event Saturday, ending what was an emotional return for the heavyweight fighter known as The Big Ticket. Harris was a...
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A worker wipes down areas of the octagon between bouts at a UFC 249 mixed martial arts event Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
May 10, 2020 - 2:37 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — UFC President Dana White wanted a major fight card weeks ago. He was confident his team could pull it off whether it took place on a tribal land, on a private island or in any of the 10 states offering to host it. Coronavirus testing. Fan-free arena. Social distancing...
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Henry Cejudo, right, punches Dominick Cruz during a UFC 249 mixed martial arts bout, Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
May 10, 2020 - 2:31 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kicks, punches and grunts echoed through the empty arena. Coaches, commentators and camera clicks resonated like never before. Blood, sweat, swollen eyelids and face masks signaled the return of UFC, the first major sporting event to resume since the coronavirus shuttered...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, Tony Ferguson, right, punches Donald Cerrone, left, during their lightweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 238 in Chicago. Ferguson and Justin Gaethje will headline the mixed martial arts card at UFC 249 behind closed doors at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, May 9, 2020. UFC 249 will serve as the first major sporting event to take place since the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country nearly two months ago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)
May 09, 2020 - 12:05 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — UFC President Dana White still wants “Fight Island.” He’s temporarily settling for a peninsula — and had to call off a bout after a fighter tested positive for the coronavirus. UFC 249 will serve as the first major sporting event to take place since the pandemic shut down...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, Tony Ferguson poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for a UFC 229 mixed martial arts fight in Las Vegas. UFC 249 scheduled for May 9, 2020, at Jacksonville Arena will be headlined by lightweight title contenders Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 05, 2020 - 9:20 pm
When the UFC leads North America's major sports back into action Saturday night with a pay-per-view show in Florida, Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje know they can't do anything tentatively. “We’ve got to go out there and keep sports alive,” Ferguson said Tuesday after he flew into Jacksonville and...
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