MMA

Brunson faces tough task in beating Silva

That moment will be Saturday night at the Barclays Center in the UFC 208. His time will be the co-main event. His job will be to beat Anderson Silva, considered by many as one of the greatest mixed martial arts fighters in the sport’s history.

Shevchenko, Masvidal stop foes in UFC wins in Denver

Valentina Shevchenko stopped Julianna Pena with an armbar late in the second round Jan. 28, establishing herself as the top contender for the UFC bantamweight title.

Ortiz caps career with choke-out of Sonnen

By GREG BEACHAM | AP Sports Writer INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Tito Ortiz strode away from the cage and up a ramp toward a giant glowing board reading “Thank You.” He turned to the roaring crowd, raising his hands in appreciation. After two pioneering decades in mixed martial arts, the Huntington Beach Bad Boy can […]

Rousey ends silence with ‘rock bottom’ Instagram post

Former UFC champ Ronda Rousey is turning to “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling for inspiration more than a week after getting humiliated in a comeback match against Amanda Nunes.

Hawaii’s Lee to defend title against Huang in Thailand

Hawaiian Angela Lee will defend her women’s atomweight title against Taiwan’s Jenny Huang when ONE Championship hosts its second mixed martial arts promotion in Thailand March 11.

What’s behind Ronda Rousey’s reclusive behavior?

Ronda Rousey has been swarmed by an avalanche of criticism following her mystique-shattering knockout loss to Holly Holm last year. The piling on has intensified due to her reclusive behavior, including comments restricted to chummy, high-profile chats on network television.

Faber goes out on top, winning last UFC fight

Sporting his traditional look of cornrowed hair and movie star smile that made him one of the sport’s most popular figures, Urijah Faber proved he can still get it done in the octagon.

Holloway takes interim featherweight title at UFC 206

The garrulous Hawaiian scored a knockout over Anthony Pettis 4:50 into the third round for the interim featherweight championship in the co-main event at UFC 206 on Saturday night.

New markets figure in ONE Championship’s 2017 MMA schedule

Asia’s leading mixed martial arts promoter ONE Championship has added events in Vietnam and Shanghai to its schedule for 2017 and expects to soon confirm dates in Japan and South Korea as it expands into new markets.

White says ‘fight factory’ can endure McGregor layoff, cloudy Rousey future

Conor McGregor appears headed to an extended layoff awaiting the birth of his first child, due in May. Ronda Rousey has said her fight clock is ticking to zero. And former light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones is sidelined until July for a doping case.