One Championship returns to major shows July 31 in Bangkok

One Championship will return to major competition with a show in Bangkok on July 31. The prominent Asia-based mixed martial arts promotion confirmed its plan Monday. ...

China banking on MMA after border brawl with India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is adding more members of a controversial mixed martial arts (MMA) gym to the ranks of its border guards after a bloody melee broke out between Indian and Chinese so...

Combate Americas MMA returns Aug. 28 for closed Miami show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Combate Americas will return to action Aug. 28 with the first of three shows from a closed set in Miami. The mixed martial arts promotion revealed its plan to The ...

One Championship making deliberate plans for return to cage

One Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong watched with admiration while UFC President Dana White rushed his mixed martial arts promotion back into competition last month amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Gilbert Burns routs Woodley in UFC's return to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gilbert Burns dominated former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley to win a unanimous decision on Saturday night in the mixed martial arts promotion's return to Las Vegas. ...

Walt Harris loses 1st UFC fight since stepdaughter's death

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Walt Harris lost his first UFC fight since the death of his stepdaughter. Alistair Overeem stopped Harris in the second round of UFC’s Fight Night main even...

Blood, sweat and swabs: UFC seeks safe shows in pandemic

Even before they check in to the hotel, every fighter, coach, cameraman, journalist and UFC employee arriving in Jacksonville, Florida, is immediately directed to a screening station. Their temperatur...

Fighters see UFC 249 as chance to spread hope, inspiration

When the UFC leads North America's major sports back into action Saturday night with a pay-per-view show in Florida, Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje know they can't do anything tentatively. ...

Cage door locked on 2020 Professional Fighters League season

The cage door is locked for the season on the Professional Fighters League, the latest combat sports promotion flattened because of the coronavirus pandemic. One Cha...

Column: Nothing smart about staging UFC fights or NFL draft

Dana White must be a smart guy. He did, after all, build UFC from almost nothing into the entertainment and sports juggernaut it is today. Roger Goodell is pretty smart himself. He’s...

Khabib says he won't break quarantine, UFC 249 fight is off

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he won't leave quarantine in Russia to fight, dealing another blow to UFC President Dana White's determination to hold UFC 249 in two weeks amid the c...

MMA, esports, The Apprentice _ Chatri's options in pandemic

He survived the Asian financial crisis, which wiped out entire economies and tore his family apart. As his mixed martial arts promotions go audience free, One Championship founder Ch...

Cyborg claims Bellator title in historic debut win over Budd

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Cris “Cyborg” Justino won the Bellator featherweight championship Saturday night, becoming the first fighter to claim title belts in four major MMA organizations with a fourth...

After UFC split, Cyborg is eager to claim Bellator belt

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Cris “Cyborg” Justino has done just about everything in a mixed martial arts career that began in 2005 and stretched across several continents while she scooped up titles in t...

Conor McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor stopped Donald Cerrone with a head kick and punches 40 seconds into the first round at UFC 246 on Saturday night, announcing his return to mixed martial arts with his f...