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CONOR McGregor has announced his retirement for the third time in four years.McGregor abruptly made his latest dubious declaration on Sunday morning on his Twitter account, where the former two-division UFC champion also announced his retirement in 2016 and 2019." ...
Jun 7, 2020
MMA
LAS VEGAS - Amanda Nunes became the first UFC fighter to defend a championship belt while holding titles in two weight classes on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time), earning a dominant unanimous decision over featherweight contender Felicia Spencer at UFC 250.Former bantamweight ...
Jun 7, 2020
MMA
UFC 250 will be a fairly stiff test of the current hunger for live sports among homebound fans.The UFC led the sports world's return to competition amid the coronavirus pandemic, gaining robust television ratings and increased exposure in the ...
Jun 6, 2020
MMA
AMANDA Nunes has defended her bantamweight title with a spectacular head kick leading to a stoppage of Holly Holm in the first round at UFC 239 on Saturday in Las Vegas (Sunday, Manila time).Nunes remained the pound-for-pound ruler of ...
Jul 7, 2019
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LAS VEGAS - Any attempt to choose the most dominant active fighter in mixed martial arts inevitably leads to a choice between two champions: Jon Jones or Amanda Nunes.Any discussion of the greatest fighters in MMA history must include Jones and Nunes ...
Jul 6, 2019
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LAS VEGAS - Holly Holm didn't fight in a mixed martial arts cage until she was already a 29-year-old boxing champion of three weight classes. She had both a head start and a huge deficit in her quest to ...
Jul 5, 2019
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INGLEWOOD, California - Amanda Nunes knocked out Cris "Cyborg" Justino 51 seconds into the first round at UFC 232 on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time), ending the featherweight champion's 13-year unbeaten run with one of the most surprising victories in ...
Dec 30, 2018
MMA
RIO DE JANEIRO - Amanda Nunes of Brazil has beaten American Raquel Pennington to defend her UFC bantamweight title for the third time.The heavily favored Brazilian won by technical knockout in the fifth round early on Sunday in front of her home ...
May 13, 2018
MMA
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's Amanda Nunes will defend her UFC bantamweight title for the third time on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) as a heavy favorite on home turf against American fighter Raquel Pennington, who hasn't fought since November ...
May 12, 2018
MMA
UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes blamed chronic sinusitis for her decision to drop out of her title defense at UFC 213 with just a few hours' notice.Nunes revealed her condition in postings Sunday on Twitter and Instagram. Nunes made a ...
Jul 10, 2017
MMA
LAS VEGAS - The UFC women's bantamweight title hasn't stayed anywhere for long ever since long-reigning champion Ronda Rousey lost it.The belt had changed hands three times in just over seven months when Amanda Nunes got hold ...
Jul 8, 2017
MMA
LAS VEGAS - Valentina Shevchenko has no idea how many countries she has visited or how many millions of miles she has covered in her lifelong pursuit of insight, enlightenment and new martial arts skills.Fighting is her profession, but the quest for ...
Jul 7, 2017
MMA
FEW athletes are more eager to bury 2016 in the past and get a move on into 2017 than Ronda Rousey.The former UFC women's bantamweight champion, once touted as the 'most dominant athlete on the planet,' sought to end the ...
Jan 14, 2017
MMA
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.The fight at UFC 207 was halted just 48 seconds in after ...
Jan 10, 2017
MMA
LAS VEGAS - Ronda Rousey's UFC comeback didn't even last a minute.Rousey was stopped 48 seconds into her first fight in 13 months on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time), losing to bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. ...
Dec 31, 2016
MMA
LAS VEGAS - Ronda Rousey was stopped 48 seconds into her comeback fight on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time), losing to bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on Friday night.Rousey (12-2) returned from a 13-month absence and never managed ...
Dec 31, 2016
MMA
LAS VEGAS - Ronda Rousey is getting one of the biggest guaranteed paydays in UFC history for her comeback fight.Rousey will make a guaranteed $3 million for her bantamweight title fight against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on Friday night (Saturday, Manila ...
Dec 31, 2016
MMA
LAS VEGAS - Ronda Rousey climbed on the scale and glared into the distance while the crowd roared. Moments later, she directed that withering gaze at UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, who stared right back.Rousey then left the stage at T-Mobile ...
Dec 30, 2016
MMA
LOS ANGELES - Ronda Rousey is returning to mixed martial arts on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) after a 13-month absence, taking on Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight title at UFC 207.Just don't expect to hear about it from Rousey. ...
Dec 29, 2016
MMA
RONDA Rousey will return to the UFC on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, fighting Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight title.UFC President Dana White confirmed Wednesday that Rousey will be in the main event of UFC 207 at T-Mobile Arena.Rousey ( ...
Oct 13, 2016
MMA
CHICAGO - Valentina Shevchenko stunned Holly Holm on Saturday night at UFC Chicago, unanimously outpointing the former UFC champion.Fighting for the first fight since losing the belt to Miesha Tate at UFC 196, Holm had losing scores of 49-46 from the ...
Jul 24, 2016
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