MMA

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 […]

India’s Amit Panghal wins Asian Games boxing gold

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indian light flyweight Amit Panghal upset Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov to win gold at the Asian Games on Saturday and deliver a blow to Uzbekistan’s domination of the region’s men’s boxing titles.

Fury decisions Pianeta to face Wilder next

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Tyson Fury says he has signed the contract. Deontay Wilder said the fight is “official.”

Cejudo upsets Johnson; Dillashaw stops Garbrandt at UFC 227

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Henry Cejudo pulled off one of the most impressive upsets in mixed martial arts history at UFC 227.

Mikey Garcia trounces Robert Easter, nabs IBF 135-pound belt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mikey Garcia added the IBF lightweight belt to his WBC title on Saturday night, dominating the previously unbeaten Robert Easter for a clear unanimous decision victory.

Fighters Clinch Playoff Spots in Professional Fighters League

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (BUSINESS WIRE) Professional Fighters League (PFL) hosted PFL4 at NYCB LIVE, the home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island, New York.

Pacquiao wins 60th career fight with seventh-round knockout

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Manny Pacquiao won by knockout for the first time in nine years to claim the World Boxing Association welterweight title, and made a proclamation.

Cormier stops heavyweight Miocic to win 2nd UFC title belt

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Daniel Cormier knocked out the UFC heavyweight champion, argued with a professional wrestler and left the octagon dancing with glee and perfect balance, thanks to one championship belt on each arm.

Whittaker defeats Romero in rematch at UFC 225

Whittaker survived a staggering blow in the fifth round to beat Yoel Romero in a split decision at UFC 225 on Saturday night.