Mixed martial arts

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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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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