MMA

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.

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Upstart Karate Combat league soars to exclusive heights at World Trade Center

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Lee never dodged a shattered champagne flute.

Macfarlane, Machida to headline Bellator’s Hawaii debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hawaii will host its first major mixed martial arts event in 10 years when the Bellator promotion stages a show in Honolulu on Dec. 15. Bellator announced a partial lineup of fighters Monday for the card at Neal S. Blaisdell Arena. Unbeaten Ilima-Lei Macfarlane of Honolulu will defend her Bellator flyweight […]

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.