Dustin Poirier wins decision over Dan Hooker in UFC thriller

More Sports Jun 28, 2020

Dustin Poirier wins decision over Dan Hooker in UFC thriller

Dustin Poirier won a thrilling unanimous decision over Dan Hooker on Saturday night, surviving a brutal second round and persevering to finish a well-rounded performance in the main event at the UFC's corporate gym. Mike Perry also ended his two-fight skid with a one-sided unanimous ...

Curtis Blaydes stifles Alexander Volkov in UFC heavyweight bout

More Sports Jun 21, 2020

Curtis Blaydes stifles Alexander Volkov in UFC heavyweight bout

UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes dominated Alexander Volkov with wrestling on Saturday night, earning his fourth consecutive victory in a suffocating unanimous decision. Featherweight Josh Emmett won a unanimous decision over Shane Burgos in a thrilling joint performance during the penultimate bout of the latest ...

Amanda Nunes dominates Spencer, defends belt at UFC 250

More Sports Jun 7, 2020

Amanda Nunes dominates Spencer, defends belt at UFC 250

Amanda Nunes became the first UFC fighter to defend a championship belt while holding titles in two weight classes Saturday night, earning a dominant unanimous decision over featherweight contender Felicia Spencer at UFC 250. Former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt also knocked out Raphael Assuncao an ...

Ringside doctors back off call for combat sports ban

More Sports May 4, 2020

Ringside doctors back off call for combat sports ban

After calling for an indefinite ban on combat sports events in April, the Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP) wants coronavirus precautions to be developed with an eye toward staging events. In a weekend statement on the group's website, the doctors who train and certify ringside ...

Dana White claims UFC close to securing private island for fights

More Sports Apr 7, 2020

Dana White claims UFC close to securing private island for fights

Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White has said the mixed martial arts promotion is close to securing a "private island" to stage bouts for international fighters during the COVID-19 pandemic. The flu-like virus has infected 1.27 million people around the world and caused over 70,000 ...

One Championship makes big plans for Japan

More Sports Aug 23, 2018

One Championship makes big plans for Japan

by Jason Coskrey

No one will ever accuse Chatri Sityodtong, the chairman of martial arts organization ONE Championship, of shying away from a fight. The half-Japanese Sityodtong has a grand vision for his promotion, a vision that includes ONE spreading the gospel of Asian martial arts around the ...

ONE Championship making waves on martial arts scene

More Sports Jun 6, 2018

ONE Championship making waves on martial arts scene

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Atomweight champion Angela "Unstoppable" Lee and Japanese veteran Mei Yamaguchi fought another closely contested main event before a sellout crowd of 12,000 during a ONE Championship at Singapore Indoor Stadium. At the end of the fight, the winner was the same as two years previously, ...

UFC plots growing presence in Asia, beyond

More Sports Jul 18, 2017

UFC plots growing presence in Asia, beyond

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is returning to Japan after a two-year absence on Sept. 23, when it will host UFC Fight Night Japan at Saitama Super Arena. UFC events were held in Japan every year between 2012 and 2015 under the organization's previous ownership. Now, ...

'Kid' Yamamoto ready to rumble

More Sports Feb 28, 2015

'Kid' Yamamoto ready to rumble

by Jason Coskrey

Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto still gets asked about the time he knocked out an opponent in four seconds with a flying knee to the head. He managed that feat shortly after the opening bell for his fight against Kazuyuki Miyata, a former Olympic wrestler who on ...