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Oliveira defeats Gaethje, Esparza earns title at UFC 274

May. 08, 2022 03:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Charles Oliveira went to the canvas on two hard punches and another on a takedown, all in the first round. Each time, Justin Gaethje let him back up, hoping to inflict more damage and get the Brazilian to give up. Giving up is no longer a part of...

Oliveira fails to make weight for UFC 274, must vacate title

May. 06, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Charles Oliveira didn’t make weight on Friday and must vacate his lightweight title. Now only Justin Gaethje can claim the belt during UFC 274. Oliveira (32-8) came in a half-pound over the 155 limit. If he wins Saturday night, he will be the No. 1 contender and...

Volkanovski mauls Korean Zombie to retain belt at UFC 273

Apr. 10, 2022 01:51 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Alexander Volkanovski mauled Chan Sung Jung at UFC 273 early Sunday, earning a technical knockout seconds into the fourth round to retain the featherweight belt. The 33-year-old Volkanovski (24-1) extended his professional winning streak to 21, including...

Judge denies bail to UFC champion charged in shooting

Mar. 07, 2022 20:27 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A judge in California denied bail Monday to former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, who faces attempted murder and multiple gun assault charges after authorities said he fired at a pickup truck carrying a man accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old family...

UFC champion charged with shooting at molestation suspect

Mar. 03, 2022 00:35 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was charged Wednesday with attempted murder and multiple gun assault charges after authorities said he fired at a pickup truck carrying a man accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old family member. ...

Ex-UFC champion arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Mar. 01, 2022 18:08 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly shot a man in Northern California, police said. Velasquez, 39, was arrested Monday in San Jose and is being held without bail at Santa Clara...