Mixed martial arts

Chael Sonnen is declared the victor against Wanderlei Silva, of Brazil, during a mixed martial arts bout at Bellator 180 early Saturday, June 25, 2017, in New York. Sonnen won via unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
June 25, 2017 - 2:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Chael Sonnen took out one MMA legend, called out another, then unloaded his misery about fighting at Madison Square Garden. "I hate New York," he bellowed in the cage. Sonnen won on the scorecards, if not the adulation from MSG fight fans, and took a unanimous decision over...
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Matt Mitrione stands in the cage after a win against Fedor Emelianenko in a mixed martial arts bout at Bellator 180 on Saturday, June 24, 2017, in New York. Mitrione won via first-round stoppage. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
June 25, 2017 - 1:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Chael Sonnen won a unanimous decision over Wanderlei Silva in a much-delayed grudge match to take the light heavyweight bout Saturday night in Bellator's debut at Madison Square Garden. Sonnen and Silva had feuded — and even brawled in street clothes during a taping of an MMA...
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FILE - At left, in an Aug. 17, 2013, file photo, Chael Sonnen looks on after his win against Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua, of Brazil, in their UFC Mixed Martial Arts light heavyweight bout in Boston. At right, in a Nov. 19, 2011, file photo, Wanderlei Silva reacts before fighting Cung Le during at a UFC Mixed Martial Arts middleweight bout in San Jose, Calif. Sonnen fights Silva on Saturday night, June 24, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in the biggest card in Bellator history. (AP Photo/File)
June 25, 2017 - 12:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Mitrione pummeled 40-year-old MMA heavyweight great Fedor Emelianenko in just 74 seconds to win the co-main event of Bellator's Madison Square Garden debut. Mitrione (12-5) and Emelianenko both connected on right hands and hit the canvas late Saturday night. But Mitrione, who...
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June 16, 2017 - 7:39 pm
RAYMOND, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police say former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes was injured in a collision between a pickup truck and train. Police say the pickup was traveling on a road in central Illinois Friday when the driver crossed railroad tracks marked with a warning. The...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, Conor McGregor stands on a scale during the weigh-in event for his fight against Eddie Alvarez in UFC 205 mixed martial arts at Madison Square Garden in New York. Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday, June 14, 2017, he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on Aug. 26. Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 after winning all 49 of his pro fights, will face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never been in a scheduled 12-round fight at the MGM Grand arena. The fight will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
June 16, 2017 - 3:54 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Conor McGregor's fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26 has been described by critics as a novelty and a sideshow, among other things. McGregor's camp doesn't care what it's called, promising only that it'll be a contest. "Keep doubting us. We love it," McGregor's agent,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2014, file photo, Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during a weigh in for a fight against Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas. Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday, June 14, 2017, he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on Aug. 26. Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 after winning all 49 of his pro fights, will face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never been in a scheduled 12-round fight at the MGM Grand arena. The fight will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 14, 2017 - 9:47 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. will come out of retirement to meet UFC star Conor McGregor in an Aug. 26 boxing match that will feature two of the top-selling fighters in the world. The two fighters both announced the fight Wednesday, after months of speculation about whether Mayweather...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2014, file photo, Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during a weigh in for a fight against Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas. Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday, June 14, 2017, he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on Aug. 26. Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 after winning all 49 of his pro fights, will face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never been in a scheduled 12-round fight at the MGM Grand arena. The fight will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 14, 2017 - 6:03 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on Aug. 26. Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 after winning all 49 of his pro fights, will face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never been in a...
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June 14, 2017 - 5:59 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on Aug. 26. Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 after winning all 49 of his pro fights, will face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never been in a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2016, file photo, Stipe Miocic speaks during a post fight press conference after his knockout win over Alistair Overeem, from the Netherlands, in a heavyweight title bout at UFC 203, in Cleveland. Miocic finally gets his chance for revenge, and this time he is defending his world heavyweight title for the second time. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
May 12, 2017 - 2:53 am
DALLAS (AP) — Stipe Miocic prefers trying to avoid any extended talk about the possibility of matching some UFC heavyweight history, much like sidestepping a jab aimed for his jaw. Miocic will try Saturday night to become only the fifth UFC heavyweight fighter to defend his title twice. To do so,...
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April 15, 2017 - 11:01 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Demetrious Johnson joked earlier this week that the UFC owes him nine more title belts, one for each time "Mighty Mouse" has successfully defended his flyweight championship. Well, now Dana White and Co. owe him 10. Johnson picked apart Brazilian challenger Wilson Reis...
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