MMA

Champion knocks out challenger in eighth round to retain cruiserweight titles

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Undisputed world cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk successfully defended his four belts and sent Tony Bellew into retirement by knocking out the British fighter in the eighth round in Manchester Nov. 10.

Cormier chokes out Lewis; defends 2nd title at UFC 230

NEW YORK (AP) — The “DC” initials that flashed on the Madison Square Garden marquee have a deeper meaning for Daniel Cormier.

Fighters dig deep, swing wildly before split decision for middleweight title

NEW YORK (AP) — Danny Jacobs needed the big challenge, wanted to fight a guy who even some of boxing’s best wouldn’t.

Victor drops foe multiple times en route to unanimous decision in middleweight title

BOSTON (AP) — Demetrius Andrade won the vacant World Boxing Organization middleweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Walter Kautondokwa of Namibia, Oct. 20.

Melee erupts at UFC 229 after champ chokes out challenger, foiling comeback campaign

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A few seconds after Conor McGregor tapped Khabib Nurmagomedov’s arm and submitted to the champion’s choke, Nurmagomedov climbed the cage and leaped at the men in McGregor’s corner, setting off a prolonged brawl inside and outside the octagon.

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Upstart Karate Combat league soars to exclusive heights at World Trade Center

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Lee never dodged a shattered champagne flute.

Macfarlane, Machida to headline Bellator’s Hawaii debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hawaii will host its first major mixed martial arts event in 10 years when the Bellator promotion stages a show in Honolulu on Dec. 15. Bellator announced a partial lineup of fighters Monday for the card at Neal S. Blaisdell Arena. Unbeaten Ilima-Lei Macfarlane of Honolulu will defend her Bellator flyweight […]

Championship belt changes hands in battle of titans

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The fight was so close at the final bell that no one in the arena — including Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez — knew who would leave the ring with the middleweight title belts.

Tyron Woodley defends UFC title, hands Darren Till 1st loss

By SCHUYLER DIXON,  AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Tyron Woodley had the crowd buzzing instead of booing in his latest UFC welterweight title defense. The champion who keeps on winning likely will avoid the wrath of UFC President Dana White this time as well, while Woodley waits for his next opponent. Woodley sent Darren […]