MMA

UFC 247 title fight ends in disputed decision

HOUSTON (AP) — Jon Jones retained his title at UFC 247, beating Dominick Reyes by unanimous decision.

Fighter claims Bellator title in historic debut win

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Cris Justino walked through the Forum tunnels a few hours before her Bellator debut, deliberately soaking in her memories of the biggest defeat of her fighting life just 13 months ago in this arena.

Returning UFC fighter scores win in 40 seconds

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor’s opening flurry — a punch that missed, followed by shoulder and elbow shots to the face — bloodied Donald Cerrone’s nose. He then floored Cerrone only 20 seconds into the bout with a perfectly placed kick to the head, and he mercilessly finished on the ground.

Olympic gold medalist adds 154-pound belt

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Claressa Shields wore a crown over her blue, braided hair, and shouted a victorious call-and-answer plea to the crowd.

Southpaw wins WBA lightweight title

ATLANTA (AP) — Gervonta Davis could tell early on that Yuriorkis Gamboa wouldn’t go down easily, so Davis decided to be patient and wear him down.

Grudge match ends in brutal finish

Kamaru Usman sent a bloodied, bleary Colby Covington spiraling to the ground for the second time. Usman then leaped on him and went to work on Covington’s badly injured face, battering his dazed opponent with hammer fists until the referee mercifully intervened.

Middleweight stops his challenger

Jermall Charlo didn’t need luck. He had a power punch and pinpoint accuracy.

Fighter wins by unanimous decision in World Boxing Super Series final

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Naoya Inoue won a unanimous decision over Nonito Donaire on Thursday in the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight final.

Left-right combo results in 11th round victory

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez used a big punch to beat a big fighter.

Stevenson wins WBO featherweight title

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Shakur Stevenson and Joet Gonzalez took family drama into the ring Saturday night — Stevenson is dating Gonzalez’s sister, and there’s bad blood on both sides of that relationship.