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English boxer overcomes bloody cut over eye to beat Swedish fighter

Blood was flowing down Tyson Fury’s right cheek, and Otto Wallin was in his face. His scheduled rematch with Deontay Wilder suddenly in jeopardy, Fury needed to dig deep in a fight that wasn’t supposed to be this hard.

Nurmagomedov remains unbeaten at UFC 242

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Khabib Nurmagomedov stopped Dustin Poirier by submission in the third round Saturday night at UFC 242, retaining his lightweight title and unbeaten record.

Lomachenko adds 3rd lightweight belt

LONDON (AP) — Vasyl Lomachenko’s big goal in boxing is to become unified champion in one weight category.

Kovalev stops Yarde to retain WBO light heavyweight title

CHELYABINSK, Russia (AP) — Sergey Kovalev knocked out Anthony Yarde on Saturday to retain the WBO light heavyweight title in his first defense since winning back the belt in February.

Miocic stops Cormier, reclaims heavyweight belt at UFC 241

By Greg Beacham, AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Stipe Miocic waited over a year to face Daniel Cormier again, and his plan for the rematch didn’t start to work until they were deep in the fourth round. That’s when the patient, determined firefighter from Cleveland finally got his revenge — and suddenly reclaimed […]

Johnson, Alvarez win at ONE Championship event in Manila

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American Demetrious Johnson defeated Tatsumitsu Wada of Japan via unanimous decision at ONE Championship’s “Dawn of Heroes” event and booked his place in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix final on Friday.

Holloway overwhelms Edgar, Cyborg wins at UFC 240

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Reigning featherweight champ Max Holloway defended his belt Saturday, overwhelming former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar at UFC 240.

Manny Pacquiao wins in split decision

LAS VEGAS (AP) — From his first-round knockdown punches to his tenacious 12th-round finish, Manny Pacquiao gave yet another one-sided thrashing to Father Time.

Olympic champ looks to win big, grow upstart league

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) Kayla Harrison made an Army veteran tap out and moved closer to cashing in on the richest fight of her pro career: her search for gold over, Harrison can stake her claim to $1 million in the PFL (Professional Fighters League) Championship.

Amanda Nunes wins big, Jon Jones squeaks decision at UFC 239

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amanda Nunes won in spectacular fashion. Jon Jones barely hung on.