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.

Spectacular first round knockout ends featherweight champion’s unbeaten streak

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Amanda Nunes pulled off one of the most surprising wins in mixed martial arts history when she left the world’s most feared female fighter face-down on the canvas, Dec. 29.

One twin keeps title, while other twin loses his

NEW YORK (AP) — Jermall Charlo had every reason to be distracted when he entered the ring to defend his WBC interim middleweight championship.

Holloway Stops Ortega by TKO at UFC 231

The fight was stopped by the doctor after four rounds. Ortega’s left eye was almost closed, his face bloodied.

Wilder keeps heavyweight title, fights Fury to split draw

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyson Fury dominated long stretches of his heavyweight title bout against Deontay Wilder with shifty technique and graceful defense.

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.