Women wage war at UFC 248

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzedczyk were left bloody, bruised and swollen after the strawweights staged one of the most spectacular title fights in recent mixed martial arts history.

Boxer bounces back in big bout

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Eleven months and 40 miles separated from the darkest day of his professional boxing career, Mikey Garcia now feels comfortable with the weight class he considers home.

Boxer wins with stunning stoppage

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury dropped Deontay Wilder twice Saturday night in their heavyweight title rematch, turning from boxer to puncher to win the title when Wilder’s corner threw in the towel as he was taking a beating in the seventh round.

Boxer defends world title with TKO

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Caleb “Sweethands” Plant knows exactly what he wants next after defending his IBF super middleweight championship in dominant fashion.

UFC 247 title fight ends in disputed decision

HOUSTON (AP) — Jon Jones retained his title at UFC 247, beating Dominick Reyes by unanimous decision.

Fighter claims Bellator title in historic debut win

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Cris Justino walked through the Forum tunnels a few hours before her Bellator debut, deliberately soaking in her memories of the biggest defeat of her fighting life just 13 months ago in this arena.

Returning UFC fighter scores win in 40 seconds

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor’s opening flurry — a punch that missed, followed by shoulder and elbow shots to the face — bloodied Donald Cerrone’s nose. He then floored Cerrone only 20 seconds into the bout with a perfectly placed kick to the head, and he mercilessly finished on the ground.

Olympic gold medalist adds 154-pound belt

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Claressa Shields wore a crown over her blue, braided hair, and shouted a victorious call-and-answer plea to the crowd.

Southpaw wins WBA lightweight title

ATLANTA (AP) — Gervonta Davis could tell early on that Yuriorkis Gamboa wouldn’t go down easily, so Davis decided to be patient and wear him down.

Grudge match ends in brutal finish

Kamaru Usman sent a bloodied, bleary Colby Covington spiraling to the ground for the second time. Usman then leaped on him and went to work on Covington’s badly injured face, battering his dazed opponent with hammer fists until the referee mercifully intervened.