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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. ...

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...

Teixeira upsets Błachowicz, claims 205-pound belt at UFC 267

Oct. 30, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Glover Teixeira stopped Jan Błachowicz by submission in the second round at UFC 267 on Saturday night, with the 42-year-old Brazilian veteran claiming Błachowicz's light heavyweight belt and becoming the oldest first-time champion in UFC history. ...

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...

Fighter dies weeks after knock out during Mississippi event

Oct. 05, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A 38-year-old mixed martial arts fighter has died more than a month after he was knocked out in the ring during a Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship event in Biloxi, Mississippi. Justin Ray Thornton died Monday, the Natchez Democrat reported. He...

Police: UFC star Jon Jones dented police SUV with his head

Sep. 28, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former UFC champion Jon Jones dented a patrol vehicle with his head during his arrest last week on a domestic battery charge for allegedly grabbing his fiancée by her hair, according to an arrest report made public Tuesday. Jones’ fiancée left their...

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...

Neo-Nazis are still on Facebook. And they’re making money

Sep. 25, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — It’s the premier martial arts group in Europe for right-wing extremists. German authorities have twice banned their signature tournament. But Kampf der Nibelungen, or Battle of the Nibelungs, still thrives on Facebook, where organizers maintain multiple pages, as well as...

Former UFC champ Jon Jones jailed in Vegas battery incident

Sep. 24, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former UFC champion Jon Jones was jailed in Las Vegas early Friday after an incident at Caesars Palace that police said led to his arrest on charges of domestic battery and damaging a vehicle. Details of the incident that led to Jones' 5:45 a.m. arrest...