MMA
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
MMA
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
MMA
LAS VEGAS - Cris "Cyborg" Justino used power strikes and kicks to beat Holly Holm by unanimous decision and defend her featherweight belt at UFC 219 on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time).Judges scored it 49-46, 48-47 and 48-47, extending ...
Dec 31, 2017
MMA
HOLLY Holm has already shocked the sports world with one upset victory over a seemingly unbeatable mixed martial arts champion.She sees no reason she couldn't do it again when she faces Cris "Cyborg" Justino in the main event of ...
Dec 30, 2017
MMA
ANDERSON Silva got back on the win column after five years, outpointing Derek Brunson on Saturday in the co-main event of UFC 208 on Saturday in Brooklyn, New York (Sunday, Manila time).The former middleweight champion, whose win over Nick Diaz ...
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Feb 12, 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
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 - Standout UFC fighter Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino has potentially violated the mixed martial arts promotion's anti-doping policy.The UFC announced Justino's apparent failure of a doping test Thursday (Friday, Manila time).The U.S. ...
Dec 23, 2016
MMA
HOLLY Holm gets another title shot as she battles Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural female featherweight championship in UFC 208 at Brooklyn on Feb. 11 (Feb. 12, Manila time).In a report by UFC.com's Thomas Gerbasi on Tuesday (Wednesday, ...
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Dec 14, 2016
MMA
Ronda Rousey is back in training, but UFC president Dana White shot down speculations the former women's bantamweight champion could make her much-awaited return to the octagon in UFC's historic card at New York City's Madison Square ...
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Aug 24, 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
MMA
LAS VEGAS - Until this year, Miesha Tate seemed destined to spend her career in Ronda Rousey's shadow. She persevered for several years as the second-best fighter in her emerging sport, twice failing to stop Rousey's remarkable rise ...
Jul 9, 2016
MMA
LOS ANGELES - Ronda Rousey might not return to the octagon until 2017 after undergoing minor knee surgery, UFC President Dana White says.White revealed the possibility on ESPN's "SportsCenter" on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).White says the former UFC bantamweight ...
Jun 3, 2016
MMA
LAS VEGAS - Conor McGregor's seat was vacant, and so now is his spot headlining the big UFC 200 card this July.The Irish fighter was a no-show at a press conference Friday (Saturday, Manila time) promoting the card, and ...
Apr 23, 2016
MMA
LOS ANGELES - UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate will make her first title defense against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200 on July 9.The mixed martial arts promotion added the matchup to its milestone show on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time).Tate (18- ...
Apr 7, 2016
MMA
LOS ANGELES - Veteran mixed martial arts champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino will make her UFC debut in her native Brazil in May.The UFC announced the deal on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time), booking Justino to meet Leslie Smith in a 140-pound catchweight ...
Mar 29, 2016
MMA
LAS VEGAS - With a pair of rear naked chokes that finished two celebrated champions, Nate Diaz and Miesha Tate both accomplished the improbable in a pair of sport-shaking victories at UFC 196.Diaz forced Conor McGregor to tap out with 48 ...
Mar 6, 2016
MMA
HOLLY Holm went limp and appeared to be unconscious from the rear naked choke applied by Miesha Tate, the UFC's new bantamweight champion.Holm was up and moving around moments afterward, and Tate praised her fallen opponent."Not many people ...
Mar 6, 2016
MMA
LAS VEGAS - Holly Holm could have kicked back and prepared for the rematch while Ronda Rousey regroups from the beating Holm gave her four months ago.Conor McGregor could have played it safe and waited for another title fight after Rafael Dos ...
Mar 5, 2016
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