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Nunes beats Peña to regain UFC women's bantamweight belt

Jul. 31, 2022 03:01 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Amanda Nunes won a unanimous five-round decision over Julianna Peña in the main event of UFC 277 on Saturday night to regain the women’s bantamweight championship that she lost last December. Nunes (22-5), nicknamed “The Lioness,” also holds the featherweight...

Peña seeks to back up shocker in UFC title rematch vs. Nunes

Jul. 29, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Julianna Peña stunned pretty much everyone but herself when she took the bantamweight title from two-division champion Amanda Nunes in one of the biggest upsets in UFC history. “I’m the champion of the world. This is what I wanted,” Peña said. “Now there’s...

Pandemic-delayed World Games open in Birmingham a year late

Jul. 07, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Delayed a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Games open Thursday in Alabama featuring more than 3,600 athletes participating in non-Olympic events including sumo wrestling, gymnastics, martial arts and tug of war. The opening ceremony, set for...

Adesanya's UFC title reign still lacks something special

Jul. 03, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Israel Adesanya has the otherworldly fighting ability and the personal charisma necessary to become mixed martial arts' next crossover superstar. What the UFC middleweight champion doesn’t have are the highlight-reel performances that would make him famous in the...

Procházka takes 205-pound title from Teixeira at UFC 275

Jun. 12, 2022 01:33 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Jiri Procházka stopped Glover Teixeira by submission with 28 seconds left in the fifth round to claim the UFC light heavyweight title in a grueling bout at UFC 275 on Sunday. Procházka survived nearly five rounds of consistent punishment from the 42-year-old...