Latest Mixed martial arts News

Alex Rodriguez invests in Professional Fighters League

May. 19, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is taking a swing at mixed martial arts as an investor and board member for the Professional Fighters League. The PFL announced the addition of the former New York Yankees star to its board of directors Thursday. Rodriguez's...

Oliveira defeats Gaethje, Esparza earns title at UFC 274

May. 08, 2022 03:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Charles Oliveira went to the canvas on two hard punches and another on a takedown, all in the first round. Each time, Justin Gaethje let him back up, hoping to inflict more damage and get the Brazilian to give up. Giving up is no longer a part of...

Woman tackled at UFC 274 trying to climb into octagon

May. 08, 2022 03:06 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman was tackled shortly after UFC 274 for trying to climb into the octagon on Saturday night. The woman ran from the stands and leaped onto the stage a few seconds after Charles Oliveira submitted Justin Gaethje in the first round. She started to climb the side...

Oliveira fails to make weight for UFC 274, must vacate title

May. 06, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Charles Oliveira didn’t make weight on Friday and must vacate his lightweight title. Now only Justin Gaethje can claim the belt during UFC 274. Oliveira (32-8) came in a half-pound over the 155 limit. If he wins Saturday night, he will be the No. 1 contender and...

Volkanovski mauls Korean Zombie to retain belt at UFC 273

Apr. 10, 2022 01:51 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Alexander Volkanovski mauled Chan Sung Jung at UFC 273 early Sunday, earning a technical knockout seconds into the fourth round to retain the featherweight belt. The 33-year-old Volkanovski (24-1) extended his professional winning streak to 21, including...

UFC 273: Volkanovski defends featherweight belt vs Zombie

Apr. 08, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Alexander Volkanovski has quietly become one of the greatest featherweights in UFC history. His last four victories came against top contender Brian Ortega and longtime weight-class stalwarts Max Holloway (twice) and José Aldo. Now, after finally starting...

Nevada court rejects bid to revive claim against UFC chief

Mar. 21, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada Supreme Court panel has rejected an appeal in a legal battle between UFC President Dana White and a Las Vegas man who went to prison for trying to extort White in a sex-tape case. A lawyer representing Ernesto Joshua Ramos in his breach-of-contract lawsuit...

She's Back: PFL signs undefeated Harrison to new deal

Mar. 08, 2022 08:42 AM EST

Undefeated MMA fighter and two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison is headed back to the PFL. Harrison, a two-time $1 million prize champion in the Professional Fighters League lightweight championship, signed a multi-year deal with the company she’s called home since 2018....

Judge denies bail to UFC champion charged in shooting

Mar. 07, 2022 20:27 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A judge in California denied bail Monday to former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, who faces attempted murder and multiple gun assault charges after authorities said he fired at a pickup truck carrying a man accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old family...

UFC champion charged with shooting at molestation suspect

Mar. 03, 2022 00:35 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was charged Wednesday with attempted murder and multiple gun assault charges after authorities said he fired at a pickup truck carrying a man accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old family member. ...