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Light heavyweight title bout between Pereira and Hill highlight strong card for UFC 300

Apr. 11, 2024 19:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jim Miller, who stands alone with 26 career victories, entered the media room Wednesday wearing a way-too-big UFC 100 jacket with his name on it. Miller decided this week was a good occasion to bring that jacket out of the closet for the first time in 15 years. He...

Muslim athletes push boundaries to keep on training despite fasting during Ramadan

Apr. 05, 2024 06:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Approaching midnight, the hard work is just beginning for Sabir Hussein. Trains running on the elevated railway above Diesel Gym in East London’s docklands are mostly empty. Inside, a mixed martial arts session awaits. Hussein’s 10:30 p.m. agenda:...

UFC agrees to $335 million settlement with former fighters who filed antitrust lawsuits

Mar. 20, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC parent company TKO Group Holdings reached a $335 million settlement regarding two antitrust lawsuits brought by former fighters in the organization, according to TKO's disclosure to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The agreement was reached March...

UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman from hospital bed: 'I'm the happiest man in the world'

Mar. 14, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — UFC Hall of Famer and former champion Mark Coleman called himself “the happiest man in the world” as he embraced members of his family from a hospital bed. Coleman was airlifted to a hospital on Wednesday after saving his parents from a house fire in Ohio...

Former UFC stars Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal get rematch in the ring instead of the octagon

Mar. 13, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal are set for a rematch. This one, though, will happen in the ring instead of the octagon. The former UFC headliners will square off June 1 at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California, in a boxing match, promoters announced...

Former UFC champion Mark Coleman in the hospital after saving his parents from a house fire in Ohio

Mar. 13, 2024 12:57 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — UFC Hall of Famer and former champion Mark Coleman was airlifted to a hospital and was “battling for his life” after saving his parents from a house fire in Ohio this week, his daughter said on Instagram. Morgan Coleman posted that her father went into the...

Sean O'Malley retains bantamweight belt with unanimous decision over Marlon Vera in UFC 299

Mar. 10, 2024 03:26 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Sean O'Malley emphatically defended his bantamweight belt Saturday night, unanimously outpointing Marlon “Chito” Vera in UFC 299. In a fight that he controlled from the opening round, O'Malley (18-1) outclassed Vera with his quickness, precision striking and...

Sean O'Malley puts bantamweight belt on the line in rematch vs. Marlon 'Chito' Vera in UFC 299

Mar. 07, 2024 19:28 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Nearly four years ago, Sean O'Malley was an undefeated rising star with several viral knockouts under his belt entering UFC 252. His opponent, Marlon “Chito” Vera, was a veteran in the sport by comparison, but hadn't yet broken out with a signature win. With a leg...

Mike Tyson, Francis Ngannou set for Professional Fighters League debut in Saudi Arabia

Feb. 23, 2024 12:01 PM EST

Mike Tyson and Francis Ngannou are in Saudi Arabia, a pair of ferocious heavyweights with an eye on the championship belt. For Tyson, his role is ceremonial. The retired boxing great is set to present the winner of three title fights in the inaugural PFL vs. Bellator: Champs card...

Ilia Topuria stops Alexander Volkanovski in 2nd round, claims featherweight title at UFC 298

Feb. 18, 2024 02:21 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ilia Topuria boldly declared himself a UFC world champion in his social media biography for months before he actually became the first Georgian to win a title. When Topuria finally got the belt strapped around his waist at UFC 298 on Saturday night, he cried...