MMA

Brazil’s Nunes beats Pennington and retains UFC title

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Amanda Nunes of Brazil beat American Raquel Pennington early Sunday to defend her UFC bantamweight title for the third time. The heavily favored Brazilian won by technical knockout in the fifth round in front of her home fans in Rio de Janeiro.

Emelianenko wins by TKO over Mir in Bellator MMA

Emelianenko won by technical knockout over Frank Mir in the opening minute of the first round of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix on Saturday night.

Lee bloodies, beats Barboza by TKO in UFC lightweight bout

Lee pounded Edson Barboza until blood streamed down his face and won a 155-pound bout when the fight was stopped via TKO in the fifth round on Saturday night.

Holloway steps in for injured Ferguson vs Khabib at UFC 223

Max Holloway will attempt to become a two-division UFC champion when he steps in for injured Tony Ferguson at UFC 223 in Brooklyn on Saturday.

Brian Ortega stops Edgar, Cyborg defends belt at UFC 222

Ortega stopped the former UFC champion on a devastating uppercut with 16 seconds left in the first round, and Cris “Cyborg” Justino defended her featherweight title with a first-round stoppage of Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 222 on Saturday night.

Romero knocks out Rockhold at UFC 221

Yoel Romero beat Luke Rockhold by knockout in the third round of their scheduled middleweight interim title bout Sunday, the main card highlight of UFC 221 at the Perth Arena.

Miocic, Cormier defend heaviest titles at UFC 220

By the time their heavyweight bout reached the fifth round, Miocic and Ngannou huffed, puffed and trudged around the cage without a knockout in sight. Miocic set the UFC heavyweight record with his third straight successful title defense, turning the anticipated slugfest against Ngannou into a methodical and masterful ground-and-pound bout to win the main event of UFC 220 at TD Garden.

“Cyborg” Justino defends belt by decision vs Holm at UFC 219

Holly Holm gave Cris “Cyborg” Justino the longest fight of her career. She just didn’t have enough to knock off yet another MMA star.

Holloway Dominates Aldo Once More, Locking In A Striking 12-Win Streak

Holloway defended his UFC featherweight title by dominating the former champion in a rematch, winning his 12th straight fight with a TKO late in the third round Saturday night.

St. Pierre wins UFC title fight to cap night of new champs

Georges St. Pierre peered through the blood that washed over his face and locked on a choke hold, a packed house at Madison Square Garden absolutely roaring for “G-S-P!”