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Anthony Smith defeats Ryan Spann in 1st round at UFC

Anthony Smith defeated Ryan Spann by submission in the first round of their light heavyweight main event bout Saturday night at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. Smith used a rear-naked choke to end the fight at 3:47. It was Smith’s fifth first-round finish since 2018, according to ESPN. Smith now turns his attention to […]

  • Donald Trump, son to provide boxing commentary Saturday

    Former President Donald Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr., have agreed to provide commentary during Triller’s gamecast of four boxing matches on Saturday. Triller, a video sharing service, confirmed the news to ESPN on Tuesday. Both Trumps will be present at the fights in Hollywood, Florida. The card is headlined by the Evander Holyfield-Vitor […]

  • Derek Brunson submits Darren Till at UFC Fight Night

    Derek Brunson defeated Darren Till by submission in the third round of their middleweight bout Saturday night, the main event at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. Brunson (23-7) submitted Till (18-4-1) with a rear naked choke at 2:13 of the third round. Brunson dominated the fight from the jump, controlling the ground game for […]

  • Evander Holyfield replacing Oscar De La Hoya (COVID)

    Evander Holyfield plans to step in the ring as a replacement for Oscar De La Hoya to box Vitor Belfort on Sept. 11. De La Hoya had to withdraw due to a positive COVID-19 test. De La Hoya’s last fight came in 2008. Triller Fight Club, the promotion that backed Jake Paul’s breakthrough bout, is […]

  • Jake Paul, Tyron Woodley splitting action ahead of bout

    The betting action has been split ahead of Sunday night’s bout between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland. Woodley, who is fighting in his hometown, has been backed by 58 percent of the total bets at PointsBet. The 39-year-old former welterweight champion left UFC on a four-fight losing streak and […]

  • Giga Chikadze TKOs Edson Barboza in Round 3

    Giga Chikadze defeated Brazilian Edson Barboza via third-round TKO on Saturday night in their featherweight main event at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. The referee ended the fight at 1:44 of the third round after the Georgian stunned Barboza with a punch and finished him off with a flurry on the floor. Chikadze paid […]

  • Jared Cannonier defeats Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night

    Jared Cannonier defeated Kelvin Gastelum by unanimous decision in their middleweight bout Saturday night at the main event of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. Though unanimous, the fight was hard-fought and close. Cannonier won 48-47 across all three cards to remain a top contender in the division. “It’s always glorious to go five rounds […]

  • Canelo Alvarez, Caleb Plant set title fight for November

    Canelo Alvarez, considered the best pound-for-pound boxer active today, will return to the ring in November. Alvarez announced Thursday he will fight Caleb Plant on Nov. 6 in Las Vegas for the undisputed super middleweight crown. “This Nov 6th we’ll put mexican boxing on top,” Alvarez wrote on Twitter. “Going for the missing belt!” Premier […]

  • Nate Diaz, Dustin Poirier trade social media jabs

    Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier have never fought in the octagon. But that doesn’t mean they haven’t traded verbal jabs with each other over the years. The two called each other out over Twitter on Wednesday, leading some to believe that a fight between the two might finally come to fruition. Poirier started by tweeting […]

  • Anderson Silva, Tito Ortiz set to box in Sept. 11 bout

    UFC legends Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz will square off in an eight-round boxing match on Sept. 11 at the Staples Center in Las Angeles, according to multiple reports Wednesday. The fight, which will be broadcast by Triller PPV, which will also feature former Olympic gold medalist and 11-time world champion Oscar De La Hoya […]

  • Ciryl Gane TKOs Derrick Lewis, wins interim heavyweight title

    Ciryl Gane is the next big thing in the UFC heavyweight division. The Paris-based kickboxer won for the seventh time in as many UFC outings on Saturday night in the main event of UFC 265, as he overwhelmed hometown favorite Derrick Lewis to win via third-round TKO at Houston’s Toyota Center. The bout was for […]

  • UFC 265 interim drama looms large

    The main event of UFC 265 on Saturday night offers a case study in why it might be time for sanctioning bodies to control titles in mixed martial arts. UFC president Dana White decided he wanted Houston’s Derrick Lewis to fight for a championship at the Toyota Center in his hometown on Saturday. UFC heavyweight […]

  • Sean Strickland pummels Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night

    Sean Strickland dominated Uriah Hall on Saturday at the main event of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas, winning their middleweight fight by unanimous decision. Strickland extended his winning streak to five with a 50-44, 50-45, 49-46 tally. Strickland landed almost 100 more strikes than Hall and nearly doubled him up in signature strikes, 186-107. […]

  • UFC Fight Night: Ryan Benoit vs. Zarrukh Adashev

    Ryan Benoit vs. Zarrukh Adashev

  • Amanda Nunes has COVID-19; title fight at UFC 265 canceled

    Amanda Nunes’ bantamweight title defense against Julianna Pena at UFC 265 is off after Nunes tested positive for COVID-19. A UFC business official told ESPN of Nunes’ situation Thursday, later verified by other reports. Nunes (21-4 MMA, 14-1 UFC) and Pena (10-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) were set to fight at UFC 265 on Aug. 7 […]

  • TJ Dillashaw makes big impression with win in UFC return

    Former UFC champion TJ Dillashaw earned a split-decision victory over Cory Sandhagen in a bantamweight matchup at UFC Vegas 32 on Saturday night in Las Vegas at the UFC Apex arena. Dillashaw (18-4-0) had two takedowns of Sandhagen (14-3-0), who didn’t have any, in a tightly contested match. Dillashaw got a cut under his right […]

  • Anthony Joshua-Oleksandr Usyk bout set for Sept. 25 in London

    Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua of England will defend his titles against Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk on Sept. 25 at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The 31-year-old Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) will put his IBF, WBA and WBO belts on the line against the 34-year-old Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs), who is his mandatory WBO challenger. Both boxers won […]

  • Islam Makhachev submits Thiago Moises in Round 4 at UFC

    Islam Makhachev easily defeated Thiago Moises on Saturday in Las Vegas, winning by submission in Round 4 of their main event at UFC Fight Night. The lightweight bout was stopped at 2:38 after Makhachev put Moises in a rear naked choke. Makhachev dominated his first appearance in a main event. To that point, Makhachev had […]

  • Conor McGregor: UFC knew of fractures prior to fight

    Conor McGregor on Thursday claimed the UFC was aware he had “multiple stress fractures” in his left leg prior to last weekend’s bout against Dustin Poirier. McGregor ultimately sustained a fractured left tibia in the final seconds of the opening round of Saturday’s UFC 264 lightweight main event in Las Vegas. Poirier (28-6) was awarded […]

  • Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder III rescheduled for Oct. 9

    Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will complete their trilogy battle for the WBC heavyweight championship on Oct. 9, Top Rank Boxing announced Thursday. The fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas initially was scheduled for July 24 before Fury’s positive COVID-19 test forced its postponement last Thursday. He has since tested negative and has been […]

  • Report: Nick Diaz to return to Octagon vs. Robbie Lawler

    The wait to see Nick Diaz back in the Octagon appears to finally be coming to an end. Diaz, who hasn’t fought competitively since January 2015, will face former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler in a five-round fight at UFC 266 in September. Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole tweeted the news early Tuesday afternoon, citing UFC […]

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