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...

Dustin Poirier win decision over Dan Hooker in UFC thriller

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dustin Poirier won a thrilling unanimous decision over Dan Hooker on Saturday night, surviving a brutal second round and persevering to finish a well-rounded performance in the main e...

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 ...

Curtis Blaydes stifles Volkov in UFC heavyweight bout

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes dominated Alexander Volkov with wrestling Saturday night, earning his fourth consecutive victory in a suffocating unanimous decision. ...

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. ...

UFC, boxing back on in Vegas after Nevada approves return

Mixed martial arts and boxing are back in business in Nevada. The Nevada Athletic Commission unanimously agreed during a teleconference Wednesday to allow two UFC events and two Top ...

No universal playbook for virus testing in pro sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — There is no universal playbook for coronavirus testing in professional sports. Protocols and procedures, guidelines and handbooks -- they could be as differ...

President Trump congratulates UFC for restarting sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — President Trump congratulated UFC for restarting the sports world Saturday night after a nearly two-month hiatus. Trump’s taped message was played during ES...

Column: Glimmer of hope for sports, but don't pop champagne

Finally, some signs of hope. It’s only a glimmer. Let’s not pop the champagne just yet. But there’s baseball in South Korea and Taiwan. NASCAR is getting ready to c...

Relocated UFC 249 could 'bring sense of normalcy to people'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — UFC President Dana White still wants “Fight Island.” He’s temporarily settling for a peninsula. UFC 249 will serve as the first major spor...

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. ...

Clippers owner Ballmer closes $400M deal to buy The Forum

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer on Monday completed his purchase of The Forum from Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. for $400 million. Newly...