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Calvin Kattar earns win over Giga Chikadze at UFC Fight Night

Calvin Kattar earned a unanimous decision over Giga Chikadze in their featherweight bout at UFC Fight Night on Saturday at Las Vegas. Kattar (23-5) took the cards 50-44, 50-45, 50-45 in the five-round main event. “I feel great,” Kattar said. “He’s a tough fighter, 7-0 in the UFC. They all counted me out in this […]

  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. ‘Korean Zombie’ set for UFC 273

    Two title bouts are set for UFC 273 in April, including featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski taking on “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung, according to reports Tuesday. UFC 273 will be held April 9 at a venue to be announced. Also, the co-headline event will feature a bantamweight title unification bout between Aljaman Sterling and […]

  • Derrick Lewis KOs Chris Daukaus in first round

    Derrick Lewis defeated Chris Daukaus by knockout in the first round of their heavyweight main event Saturday night at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. By stopping Daukaus via punches at 3:36 of the opening round, Lewis ascended to No. 1 all-time in knockouts in UFC with 13. “Feels real good,” Lewis said. “All I […]

  • Jon Jones accepts plea, domestic violence charge dropped

    UFC fighter Jon Jones accepted a plea deal in Nevada that keeps him out of jail and results in the domestic violence charge against him being dismissed. Jones pleaded no contest Tuesday to a lesser charge of misdemeanor destruction of property and will pay $750 in restitution to the victim. He also must stay out […]

  • Charles Oliveira submits Dustin Poirier at UFC 269

    Charles Oliveira’s first defense of his UFC lightweight title was one to remember. The native of Brazil took on one of the sport’s toughest fighters in Dustin Poirier and defeated him in a wild bout at the main event of UFC 269 in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The time of the stoppage was 1:02 […]

  • Dustin Poirier, Amanda Nunes heavy favorites at UFC 269

    The UFC closes out its 2021 major event schedule with a bang on Saturday night. UFC 269 is co-headlined by what looks to be a firecracker of a lightweight title fight and the return of the best women’s pound-for-pound mixed martial artist of all-time. In the headliner of the pay-per-view event at T-Mobile Arena in […]

  • Tyson Fury ordered to defend belt vs. challenger Dillian Whyte

    The World Boxing Council (WBC) on Tuesday ordered heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to defend his title against Dillian Whyte, a fellow Briton who has been waiting for his shot at the title. Whyte has held an interim heavyweight title since March, giving him the mandatory position to challenge for Fury’s belt. “The WBC hereby orders […]

  • Roy Jones Jr., James ‘Lights Out’ Toney elected to Hall of Fame

    Roy Jones Jr. and James “Lights Out” Toney once met in the ring to determine who was the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. Some 27 years later, Jones and Toney were elected for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Tuesday. The duo will be inducted on June 12 in Canastota, N.Y., […]

  • Jose Aldo defeats Rob Font at UFC Fight Night

    Jose Aldo defeated Rob Font on Saturday night in a grueling five-round affair in their bantamweight bout at the main event of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. Aldo (31-7, 13-6 UFC) extended his winning streak to three in the 49-46, 50-45, 50-45 decision over Font (19-5, 9-4). “I trained for this,” Aldo said after […]

  • UFC president Dana White tests positive for COVID-19

    UFC president Dana White is in isolation with COVID-19 at his Las Vegas home. White, 52, revealed his situation Wednesday on “The Jim Rome Podcast,” saying that he and his immediate family tested positive following a Thanksgiving holiday together in Maine. White, who said he is vaccinated, said he is feeling better and still hopes […]

  • UFC legend Diego Sanchez hospitalized in COVID-19 fight

    UFC Hall of Fame member Diego Sanchez is continuing to battle COVID-19, and he reported on social media that he now has pneumonia and blood clots in both legs. He shared an update about his condition on Twitter early Friday, with a photo taken from his hospital bed. Pneumonia Covid never give up — […]

  • Ketlen Vieira defeats Miesha Tate at UFC Fight Night

    Ketlen Vieira defeated Miesha Tate by unanimous decision in their women’s bantamweight bout Saturday night at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. Vieira (12-2) took the cards 48-47, 48-47, 49-46. “That’s what I’m here for — I’m here to fight the best,” the Brazilian Vieira said via an interpreter afterward. “Respect my skills.” Tate, former […]

  • Max Holloway defeats Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night

    A bloodied and swollen Max Holloway outlasted Yair Rodriguez in a featherweight slugfest Saturday, taking the bout by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. Rodriguez’s battered face also told the story of the epic main event, won by Holloway 49-46, 48-47, 48-47. Holloway held on in the fifth despite an elbow that […]

  • Jorge Masvidal injured, bout vs. Leon Edwards off for UFC 269

    Jorge Masvidal’s welterweight bout versus Leon Edwards next month has been called off, UFC Chief Business Officer Hunter Campbell told ESPN on Wednesday. Masvidal (35-15) sustained an undisclosed injury and was forced to withdraw from the UFC 269 event on Dec. 11 in Las Vegas. It is not immediately known when Masvidal, who turns 37 […]

  • Frank Gore to fight Deron Williams in December undercard

    Former NBA All-Star Deron Williams will fight former Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore on the undercard of the Jake Paul-Tommy Fury main event next month. The four-round fight on Dec. 18 in Tampa, Fla., will mark the pro boxing debuts for both men. “I’m excited to be fighting on this card and can’t wait […]

  • Dad: Tyson Fury had surgery on both elbows

    Tyson Fury had surgery on both elbows to remove bone spurs after his latest fight against Deontay Wilder, the boxer’s father said in an interview. John Fury made the comments during an interview with BT Sport Boxing, adding that his son was “badly injured” heading into the trilogy fight against Wilder last month. Fury won […]

  • Kamaru Usman defends title over Colby Covington at UFC 268

    Through two rounds, the UFC 268 main event rematch between welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington seemed ill-conceived. Usman (20-1), of Denver by way of Nigeria, won their first fight nearly two years ago at UFC 245. And he nearly finished this bout at New York’s Madison Square Garden when he dropped Covington (16-3) […]

  • Title-bout rematches top card at UFC 268

    The UFC’s fondness for staging rematches will be on full display Saturday night when the promotion headlines UFC 268 at New York’s Madison Square Garden with a pair of reheated title matchups. In the evening’s main event, Kamaru Usman (19-1) will defend his welterweight belt against Colby Covington (16-2), while the evening’s co-feature puts strawweight […]

  • Glover Teixeira, 42, claims title belt at UFC 267

    What a week for Glover Teixeira. The Danbury, Conn., native by way of Brazil celebrated his 42nd birthday Thursday, then Saturday went out and became UFC light heavyweight champion. Teixeira stunned the mixed martial arts world by submitting Poland’s Jan Blachowicz to claim the title in the main event of UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi. […]

  • Jake Paul sets bout with Tommy Fury, Tyson Fury’s half-brother

    Jake Paul, the YouTuber who has made a surprisingly successful run at a boxing career, has agreed to a fight against Tommy Fury on Dec. 18 in Tampa, Fla., in a battle of two unbeatens. Paul is 4-0 since his debut as a professional boxer in January 2020. He earned a knockout against former NBA […]

  • Jan Blachowicz defends belt, Petr Yan seeks redemption at UFC 267

    Two championships will be decided in the top bouts at Saturday’s UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi. Light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz (28-8) of Poland will defend his title against longtime contender Glover Teixeira (32-7) of Danbury, Conn., in the show’s main event. The co-feature will determine an interim bantamweight champion, as Russia’s Petr Yan squares […]

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