Latest Mixed martial arts News

Ngannou keeps belt, Figueiredo reclaims title at UFC 270

Jan. 23, 2022 02:56 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Francis Ngannou retained his UFC heavyweight title with a surprising display of superior grappling in a unanimous-decision victory over previously unbeaten Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 on Saturday night. Deiveson Figueiredo also beat Brandon Moreno by unanimous...

Ngannou, Gane collide in UFC 270 heavyweight title showdown

Jan. 21, 2022 15:52 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Francis Ngannou's path to his UFC heavyweight title was not straight, and it was not short. The Cameroon-born Frenchman had detours and setbacks while traveling to a place where this vicious, versatile athlete finally developed the mental fortitude and...

MMA fighting Clarksville mom seeks championship

Jan. 08, 2022 11:22 AM EST

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Jennifer “Savage” Clausius, life has been a fight, physically and figuratively. When Clausius takes a deep breath and steps into the cage to compete in mixed martial arts, there’s no turning back. Each time, she scans hundreds of unfamiliar faces...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Dec. 20, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Des Moines Register. Dec. 19 2021. Editorial: After a rare change at the top for the Iowa Cubs, metro leaders need to look out for a local gem’s future A telling moment came near the end of a recent Des Moines City Council discussion about plans to upgrade Principal...

UFC's Jon Jones guilty of misdemeanor in Vegas property case

Dec. 16, 2021 18:54 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former UFC champion Jon Jones has taken a plea deal to resolve a criminal case stemming from allegations that he scuffled with his fiancée and damaged a Las Vegas police vehicle at Caesars Palace almost eight weeks ago. Jones’ attorney, Peter Christiansen,...

Peña finds shocking UFC title victory at end of rocky road

Dec. 12, 2021 15:21 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Dana White strapped the bantamweight belt around Julianna Peña's waist after one of the biggest upsets in UFC history, the promotion's president immediately thought back to the first time he met her about eight years ago. The way White remembers it, Peña...

Julianna Peña stops Nunes, claims belt in UFC 269 shocker

Dec. 12, 2021 02:28 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Julianna Peña didn't even realize Amanda Nunes had tapped out of Peña's chokehold until somebody told her in the cage moments after the referee pulled her off the long-reigning champion. One of the biggest upsets in UFC history might have been a surprise in the...

Poirier, Oliveira aim to end memorable year with UFC belt

Dec. 10, 2021 03:07 AM EST

Dustin Poirier has already had a year to remember. The UFC lightweight cemented his place in mixed martial arts history by bullying, battering and beating Conor McGregor twice in 2021. But Poirier's final goal for this banner year is to end it wearing the UFC's 155-pound title belt...

Court date reset for UFC star Jon Jones in Vegas case

Nov. 30, 2021 13:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court date was reset to January for former UFC champion Jon Jones to learn whether he'll face criminal charges following his September arrest on allegations that he scuffled with his fiancée and damaged a Las Vegas police vehicle at Caesars Palace. ...

Usman retains UFC welterweight title with unanimous decision

Nov. 07, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kamaru Usman defeated Colby Covington by unanimous decision to retain the UFC welterweight championship at UFC 268 in New York on Saturday night. With the win, Usman improved to 20-1-0, and has won 19 fights in a row, including five title defenses. ...