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Fantastic 4: Moreno, Figueiredo extend rivalry at UFC 283

Jan. 20, 2023 06:02 AM EST

Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo have fought for 12 1/2 thrilling rounds in three bouts over the past 25 months. When they meet for a fourth time Saturday night, the winner will have the UFC flyweight title and the last word in one of the top rivalries in recent martial arts history. ...

Jon Jones to headline UFC 285 in heavyweight title fight

Jan. 15, 2023 02:04 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC 285 got a major boost Saturday when UFC President Dana White announced Jon Jones will fight for the heavyweight title March 4 against Ciryl Gane at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Jones (26-1) will make his first appearance since February 2020 when he beat...

YouTuber Jake Paul signs with Professional Fighters League

Jan. 05, 2023 10:19 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Paul, the YouTube megastar influencer, has set his sights on mixed martial arts and signed a deal with the Professional Fighters League. Paul has signed with PFL to compete in a new Super Fight division that is scheduled to include fights on pay-per-view. The...

UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar dead at age 45

Dec. 25, 2022 14:57 PM EST

Former fighter Stephan Bonnar, who played a significant role in the UFC’s growth into the dominant promotion in mixed martial arts, has died, UFC announced. He was 45. Bonnar, who was inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame in 2013, died Thursday from “presumed heart complications...

Light heavyweight title remains vacant after draw in UFC 282

Dec. 11, 2022 01:59 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The light heavyweight title remained vacant Saturday night after judges awarded the main event in UFC 282 a draw so controversial that both fighters, Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev, agreed Ankalaev should have won the belt. During the post-fight interview in...

UFC 282: Suddenly vacant light heavyweight belt at stake

Dec. 08, 2022 17:27 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev have been waiting for their shot at the light heavyweight title, and neither expected it to come Saturday. They were supposed to compete in the co-main event of UFC 282 until champion Jiri Prochazka pulled out last month of his...

UFC bans fighters trained by suspended coach during probe

Dec. 02, 2022 19:47 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC is banning fighters trained by a suspended coach during an investigation into suspicious betting regarding one of his fighters. UFC said Friday that those coached by James Krause will not be permitted to compete in events during the probe. Krause was suspended...

Ex-UFC champion pleads not guilty to attempted murder

Nov. 21, 2022 17:18 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez pleaded not guilty Monday to felony attempted murder, assault and weapons charges in a case involving a man who allegedly sexually abused one of Velasquez's children. Velasquez was charged in March in...

Bellator MMA to make CBS debut with Fedor-Bader showdown

Nov. 18, 2022 14:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Bellator mixed martial arts promotion will make its network television debut on CBS with Fedor Emelianenko taking on heavyweight champion Ryan Bader on Feb. 4. Bellator announced the headline bouts Friday for the landmark show, which will be held at the Forum...

Pereira upsets Adesanya, wins UFC middleweight title at MSG

Nov. 13, 2022 01:50 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Pereira has Israel Adesanya’s number in any combat sport -- make it 3-0, and now the Brazilian knockout artist also has his rival's UFC middleweight championship. Pereira fought back out from a slow start and rocked Adesanya in the fifth round to score the...