MMA

Victor outboxes bigger opponent in middleweight title fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Daniel Jacobs was bigger. Canelo Alvarez was better — but not by much.

Victor wins by technical knockout when opponent doesn’t go on after low blow

NEW YORK (AP) — Terence Crawford knocked Amir Khan down just a few punches into their April 20 fight.

Poirier bloodies Holloway, wins UFC interim lightweight belt

Dustin Poirier bloodied Max Holloway and won a unanimous decision for the UFC interim lightweight title April 13, denying Holloway his chance to become only the fourth fighter to hold two belts at the same time.

MMA legend suffers upset by opponent in One Championship debut

TOKYO (AP) — Russian Timofey Nasyukhin upset American Eddie Alvarez with a first-round technical knockout in the mixed martial arts One Championship, March 31, at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo’s premier sumo venue.

Irish star wins again on St. Patrick’s Day in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — The party starts long before the fight when Michael Conlan comes to New York on St. Patrick’s Day.

Winner’s victory over opponent at UFC 235 comes with a chilling moment

LAS VEGAS — Of the many tense moments during UFC 235 March 2, the seconds after Jon Jones kneed Anthony Smith in the head while he was defenseless on the canvas made time stand still the most.

Rising star with spectacular fighting style wins unanimous decision at UFC 234

Robert Whittaker provided most of the early drama at UFC 234 in Australia and Israel Adesanya quite a lot at the end.

Russian fighter gets WBO title back, rolling in rematch

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Sergey Kovalev made it through the seventh round just fine in his attempt to take back the WBO light heavyweight championship he lost to Eleider Alvarez six months ago.

Flyweight defends defends 125-pound belt with record win over opponent

NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Cejudo needed only a record 32 seconds to defend his 125-pound title in New York. Cejudo’s next defense was a passionate one for the flyweights — and the hope that the pounding he put on T.J. Dillashaw early Jan. 20 was enough to keep a sparkling new UFC title belt around his waist for more than one fight.

Mayweather stops Nasukawa early in bout, flooring him multiple times

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — It took less than three minutes for Floyd Mayweather to knock down his Japanese kickboxer opponent Tenshin Nasukawa three times in a totally one-sided bout of exhibition boxing on New Year’s Eve.