Mixed martial arts

April 15, 2017 - 10:25 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Demetrious Johnson picked apart Wilson Reis before catching him in an armbar and forcing him to submit Saturday night, retaining his UFC flyweight title for the 10th time to match longtime middleweight king Anderson Silva's record for consecutive defenses. Johnson (26-2-1)...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2015, file photo, Demetrious Johnson celebrates after defeating John Dodson in a flyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 191 in Las Vegas. Johnson will again defend his flyweight title against Brazilian Wilson Reis in the main event at Sprint Center, the first time the UFC has ventured into Kansas City.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 14, 2017 - 4:58 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Demetrious Johnson had just finished an open workout on a muggy spring afternoon when the UFC flyweight champion was asked about the impressive haul of title belts he has amassed over the years. Did that ever set off a diatribe. In rant that was half-serious, half-joking,...
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Daniel Cormier, left, battles Anthony Johnson during a light heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 210, early Sunday, April 9 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
April 09, 2017 - 2:08 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — With a vicious choke, Daniel Cormier forced Anthony Johnson into submission and retirement. Cormier's next title challenger? Pick a fighter outside of the cage. Cormier easily defeated "Rumble" Johnson for the second time in two years, using a rear naked choke to retain the...
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Thiago Alves punches Patrick Cote during a welterweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 210, Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
April 09, 2017 - 1:04 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Daniel Cormier beat Anthony Johnson for the second time, using a submission victory to retain the light heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 210 on Saturday night. With tears in his eyes, Johnson announced his retirement inside the octagon, saying "it's time for me...
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Featherweight Shane Burgos ducks a kick by Charles Rosa during a mixed martial arts bout at UFC 210, Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
April 09, 2017 - 12:44 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Daniel Cormier beat Anthony Johnson for the second time, using a submission victory to retain the light heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 210 on Saturday night. With tears in his eyes, Johnson announced his retirement inside the octagon, saying "it's time for me...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2016, file photo, mixed martial arts fighter Jon Jones cries as he speaks during a news conference in Las Vegas. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is prepared to break his nine-month silence on Friday, April 7, 2017. On the eve of UFC 210, Jones is scheduled to address the media for the first time since July, when he was issued a one-year suspension following a positive drug test. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 07, 2017 - 7:14 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones may have lost a year of his career because of a doping ban. He's not lost his familiar bluster. Jones referred to himself as "the greatest mixed martial artist who's ever walked this planet" in speaking to the media for the first...
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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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