Tag: Men’s martial arts

Oliveira stops Chandler, claims lightweight title at UFC 262

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HOUSTON — Charles Oliveira claimed the UFC lightweight title Saturday night, stopping Michael Chandler with a barrage of punches early in the second round...

Chávez Jr to box MMA’s Silva; exhibition for Chávez Sr, 58

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LOS ANGELES — Mixed martial arts great Anderson Silva has agreed to take on veteran boxer Julio César Chávez Jr. in an eight-round light...

Usman beats Masvidal for 18th straight as UFC finds normalcy

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UFC 261 returned a sense of normalcy to the sports world Saturday, with a packed house, a raucous crowd and another...

Unlock the cage: Fight promotion returns after year break

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Anthony Pettis could have kept fighting in UFC or considered other mixed martial arts promotions where the potential of a championship fight might be...

Francis Ngannou stops Miocic, claims UFC heavyweight title

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LAS VEGAS — Francis Ngannou claimed the UFC heavyweight championship on Saturday night, stopping Stipe Miocic with ferocious punches early in the second round...

Ngannou eyes Jones for first UFC heavyweight title defense

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LAS VEGAS — Francis Ngannou’s UFC heavyweight title belt was barely fastened around his waist when he began thinking about the fearsome foe already...

AP-Sportlight-Week Ahead

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Feb. 20 1887 — The International Association, the first minor league...

Usman stops Burns in 3rd, keeps welterweight belt at UFC 258

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LAS VEGAS — Kamaru Usman stopped Gilbert Burns with punches 34 seconds into the third round at UFC 258 on Saturday night, retaining his...