MMA

Two Main Events Mark Bellator’s Return to Madison Square Garden

NEW YORK (AP) — Rory MacDonald found the conviction needed to keep fighting. Chael Sonnen realized it was time to call it quits.

Ferguson beat Cerrone by TKO in lightweight fight at UFC 238

CHICAGO (AP) — Tony Ferguson’s path to the lightweight title is becoming clear. Ferguson won by technical knockout after a medical stoppage in a lightweight fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 on Saturday night.

Ruiz stuns Joshua for heavyweight title at MSG

NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Ruiz Jr. had six weeks to prepare for the fight of his life. He’ll have a lifetime to celebrate one of boxing’s biggest heavyweight stunners.

Wilder KOs Breazeale in 1st round to defend heavyweight belt

NEW YORK (AP) — Deontay Wilder believes they are coming, the mega matchup with Anthony Joshua and the rematch with Tyson Fury.

Challenger takes reigning champion’s 154-pound belts by unanimous decision

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Jarrett Hurd was welcomed into the ring by the Washington Redskins marching band. He left in a manner familiar to his favorite football team recently, losing to an opponent from Philadelphia.

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.