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Namajunas, Usman fight in rematches in UFC return to NYC

Nov. 05, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

Rose Namajunas used New York as her breakout city on her way toward UFC stardom. She won the 115-pound title in November 2017 at Madison Square Garden and followed it up just five months later with a successful defense in Brooklyn. And to think, the Wisconsin native at...

Harrison, now a mother of 2, fights for $1M PFL championship

Oct. 25, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

Kayla Harrison twice won Olympic gold, hugged Mike Tyson after the former heavyweight champ wrapped a title belt around her waist and walked out of the Professional Fighters League cage clutching an oversized $1 million checks. Her biggest reward, in an adulthood full of...

Volkanovski, Shevchenko defend at UFC 266; Lawler stops Diaz

Sep. 26, 2021 03:46 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alexander Volkanovski defended his featherweight title with a bloody, tumultuous unanimous decision over Brian Ortega, and Valentina Shevchenko defended her flyweight belt with a fourth-round stoppage of Lauren Murphy at UFC 266 on Saturday night. Nick...

Nick Diaz returns at UFC 266, still angry and conflicted

Sep. 24, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nick Diaz is a 38-year-old mixed martial artist who hasn't competed in nearly seven years and hasn't won a fight in a decade. He is also the biggest star on the card and the most compelling reason to watch UFC 266. That's not an indictment of Alexander...

Seven female Afghan taekwondo athletes resettle in Australia

Sep. 21, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A sports association official says seven female taekwondo athletes who fled Taliban-controlled Afghanistan have resettled in Melbourne. Australian Taekwondo’s chief executive Heather Garriock said Wednesday the women are completing...