Mixed martial arts

File - In this July 6, 2019, file photo, Jon Jones, right, lands a kick on Thiago Santos during their light heavyweight mixed martial arts title bout at UFC 239 in Las Vegas. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is denying allegations that he assaulted a waitress in a New Mexico strip club. Denise White, a representative for Jones, said in a statement Monday, July 22, 2019, that he is confident he will be cleared of the "baseless claim." (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)
July 22, 2019 - 6:01 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is denying allegations that he assaulted a waitress in a New Mexico strip club. Denise White, a representative for Jones, said in a statement Monday that he is confident he will be cleared of the "baseless claim." According to White...
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Amanda Nunes smiles after victory over Holly Holm during their women's bantamweight mixed martial arts title bout at UFC 239 on Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. Nunes won by first-round knockout. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
July 07, 2019 - 2:20 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amanda Nunes won in spectacular fashion. Jon Jones barely hung on. Both champions still emerged from UFC 239 with their belts around their waists. Nunes stopped Holly Holm late in the first round to defend her bantamweight title, and Jones squeaked out a split-decision victory over...
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Jan Blachowicz, right, reacts after knocking out Luke Rockhold during the second round of their light heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 239, Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
July 07, 2019 - 12:49 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on UFC 239 (all times local): 9:49 p.m. Jon Jones retained his UFC light heavyweight title with a split-decision victory over Thiago Santos, who nearly pulled off a spectacular upset at UFC 239, despite apparently fighting on an injured leg. Jones remained unbeaten since...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2019, file photo, Jon Jones poses during the ceremonial UFC 235 mixed martial arts weigh-in event in Las Vegas. Jones defends his light heavyweight title against Thiago Santos, of Brazil, in the main event of UFC 239 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night, July 6, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
July 05, 2019 - 4:46 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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 as well. They simply have been too good...
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Tony Ferguson, right, punches Donald Cerrone, left, during their lightweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 238, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
June 09, 2019 - 2:24 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Tony Ferguson's path to the lightweight title is becoming clear. Ferguson won by technical knockout after a medical stoppage in a lightweight fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 on Saturday night. Ferguson (26-3) won his 12th straight fight, the longest active streak in the UFC,...
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Andy Ruiz poses for photographs after a heavyweight title boxing match against Anthony Joshua on Saturday, June 1, 2019, in New York. Ruiz won in the seventh round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 05, 2019 - 4:28 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Madison Square Garden crowd booed when giant screens showed the chubby challenger, Andy Ruiz Jr., walking to the ring as a big underdog to the charismatic, handsome heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua. But in homes and bars across the American Southwest, Mexican...
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May 12, 2019 - 12:57 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Jessica Andrade stunned Rose Namajunas with a second-round knockout to win the UFC 115-pound strawweight championship in her home country in the main event of UFC 237 on Saturday night. Andrade topped Amanda Nunes for the most wins among women in UFC history with 11. Andrade...
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Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters Demetrious Johnson of the United States celebrates after defeating Japan's Yuya Wakamatsu during their flyweight world grand prix quarterfinal of One Championship bout in Tokyo, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
March 31, 2019 - 10:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Russian Timofey Nasyukhin upset American Eddie Alvarez with a first-round technical knockout in the mixed martial arts One Championship on Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo's premier sumo venue. Nasyukhin floored Alvarez with a right hand to the side of the head with 55 seconds left...
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March 30, 2019 - 11:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Justin Gaethje needed one brutal blow to show why he's called "The Highlight" and stamp himself a championship contender. Gaethje knocked out Edson Barboza in one of the more electric first-round finishes in recent UFC history to win a pivotal lightweight bout on Saturday night...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Conor McGregor walks out of the arena after he was defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas. Superstar UFC fighter McGregor has announced on social media that he is retiring from mixed martial arts. McGregor’s verified Twitter account had a post early Tuesday, March 26, 2019, that said the former featherweight and lightweight UFC champion was making a “quick announcement.”(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
March 26, 2019 - 2:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Superstar UFC fighter Conor McGregor has announced on social media that he is retiring from mixed martial arts. McGregor's verified Twitter account had a post early Tuesday that said the former featherweight and lightweight UFC champion was making a "quick announcement." The tweet...
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