Men's martial arts

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters Demetrious Johnson of the United States celebrates after defeating Japan's Yuya Wakamatsu during their flyweight world grand prix quarterfinal of One Championship bout in Tokyo, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
March 31, 2019 - 9:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Russian Timofey Nasyukhin upset American Eddie Alvarez with a first-round technical knockout in the mixed martial arts One Championship on Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo's premier sumo venue. Nasyukhin floored Alvarez with a right hand to the side of the head with 55 seconds left...
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Kamaru Usman, right, kicks Tyron Woodley during a welterweight mixed martial arts title fight at UFC 235, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 03, 2019 - 12:23 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jon Jones defended his light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on Saturday night, overcoming a two-point deduction for an illegal knee to Smith's head in the fourth round. Kamaru Usman claimed the UFC welterweight title in the...
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Canada's Georges St-Pierre announces his retirement from mixed martial arts during a press conference in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 11:53 am
MONTREAL (AP) — Georges St-Pierre is retiring from mixed martial arts. The 37-year-old Canadian made the announcement Thursday at the Bell Centre. St-Pierre, a two-division champion, leaves with a record of 26-2-0 and a 13-fight winning streak. His success inside the cage put MMA on the map in...
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Nigeria's Israel Adesanya, left, reacts after defeating Brazil's Anderson Silva during their middleweight bout at the UFC 234 event in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
February 10, 2019 - 12:30 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Robert Whittaker provided most of the early drama at UFC 234 in Australia and Israel Adesanya quite a lot at the end. About eight hours before their scheduled fight, Australia's UFC middleweight champion Whittaker withdrew from his championship defense against Kelvin...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2018, file photo,Jon Jones, right, lands a kick to Alexander Gustafsson during the UFC men's light heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 232 in Inglewood, Calif. UFC light heavyweight champion Jones was granted a one-fight license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 29, clearing way for his title defense against Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on March 2. Jones had a hearing in front of the commission regarding the M3 metabolite, oral turinabol, for which he tested positive prior to his fight against Gustafsson at UFC 232, originally set for Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)
January 29, 2019 - 7:12 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was granted a one-fight license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday, clearing way for his title defense against Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on March 2. Jones had a hearing in front of the commission regarding the M3 metabolite,...
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Jake Hager celebrates his win against J. W. Kiser in their mixed martial arts heavyweight bout at Bellator 214 on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
January 26, 2019 - 10:50 pm
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Bader stopped Fedor Emelianenko just 35 seconds into the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix finale Saturday night, becoming the first Bellator fighter to hold two championship belts simultaneously. Bader (27-5) floored the vaunted Russian heavyweight with a left hook from...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, photo, Choi Young-ae, head of the National Human Rights Commission, speaks on human rights conditions in sports circles during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. (Choe Dong-jun/Newsis via AP)
January 23, 2019 - 1:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. The yearlong investigation will cover 50...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, first place finisher Shim Suk-hee, from South Korea, races during the women's 1,500-meter finals at a World Cup short track speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. More South Korean female skaters are saying they have been sexually abused by their coaches following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim that she had been raped by her former coach since she was a teen, according to group representing athletes on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 21, 2019 - 6:55 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her. The announcement came amid a...
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Henry Cejudo celebrates after a flyweight mixed martial arts championship bout against TJ Dillashaw at UFC Fight Night early Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New York. Cejudo stopped Dillashaw in the first round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
January 20, 2019 - 12:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Cejudo needed only a record 32 seconds to defend his 125-pound title in New York. Cejudo's next defense was a passionate one for the flyweights — and the hope that the pounding he put on T.J. Dillashaw early Sunday was enough to keep a sparkling new UFC title belt around his...
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Allen Crowder, right, falls down after Greg Hardy delivered a knee to his head during the second round of a heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC Fight Night, early Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New York. Crowder won the fight after Hardy was disqualified for an illegal knee. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
January 19, 2019 - 11:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the UFC card in New York with T.J. Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo fighting for the 125-pound title (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Henry Cejudo did his part to defend the UFC 125-pound title and perhaps the fate of the flyweight division with a punishing first-round win over...
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