Mixed martial arts

FILE - In this April 21, 2017, file photo, Singapore's Christian Lee lets out a yell following his featherweight win over China's Wan Jian Ping in a Mixed Martial Arts fight dubbed One FC (Fighting Championship), in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. ONE Championship has secured a major equity investment from venture capital firm Sequoia India and investment firm Mission Holdings, positioning the Singapore-based mixed martial arts promotion to increase its presence throughout Asia. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
July 19, 2017 - 3:45 pm
ONE Championship has secured a major equity investment from venture capital firm Sequoia India and investment firm Mission Holdings, positioning the ascendant mixed martial arts promotion to increase its presence throughout Asia. The investment means ONE Championship has raised over $100 million in...
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Conor McGregor, right, taunts Floyd Mayweather Jr. while pausing for photos during a news conference at Staples Center on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. The two will fight in a boxing match in Las Vegas on Aug. 26. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
July 11, 2017 - 7:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor have thrown their first verbal jabs. The undefeated boxer and the Irish UFC champion kicked off the four-city promotional tour for their Aug. 26 bout Tuesday, facing off in front of 11,000 fans in downtown Los Angeles. McGregor and...
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Robert Whittaker celebrates after defeating Yoel Romero in a middleweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 213, Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 09, 2017 - 1:57 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Robert Whittaker won the UFC interim middleweight title Saturday night, surging in the late rounds to earn a unanimous decision over Yoel Romero at UFC 213. Whittaker (20-4) recovered from a hyperextended knee in the first round with a strong striking performance, peppering Romero...
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Amanda Nunes poses during the UFC 213 ceremonial weigh-ins, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
July 08, 2017 - 8:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes was scratched from her title defense against Valentina Shevchenko after being hospitalized Saturday a few hours before UFC 213. The UFC vaguely cited an "illness" as the reason for Nunes' hospitalization in its statement. Shevchenko believes Nunes...
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July 08, 2017 - 12:22 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Justin Gaethje stopped Michael Johnson with punches in the second round of a savage fight Friday night, remaining unbeaten in a UFC debut that was every bit as spectacular as expected. Gaethje (18-0) got wobbled and hurt by Johnson during a frenetic first round and again in the...
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July 08, 2017 - 12:19 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Justin Gaethje stopped Michael Johnson with punches in the second round of a savage fight Friday night, remaining unbeaten in a UFC debut that was every bit as spectacular as expected. Gaethje (18-0) got wobbled and hurt by Johnson during a frenetic first round and again in the...
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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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