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  • UFC moves title-less Super Bowl card to Fox Sports 1

    UFC moves title-less Super Bowl card to Fox Sports 1

    The injuries of heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and former champion Cain Velasquez have scrapped an anticipated rematch for Feb. 6 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas and prompted UFC leadership to move the planned pay-per-view card to Fox Sports 1, according to a television official. The new main event...

  • Thanks to Freddie Roach, Jean Pascal has redemption in mind against Sergey Kovalev

    Thanks to Freddie Roach, Jean Pascal has redemption in mind against Sergey Kovalev

    Canada’s Jean Pascal wanted to work with Freddie Roach. Well, he found out quickly thin skin won’t make it inside Hollywood’s Wild Card Boxing Club. Early in training camp, after leaning on the advice of countryman and former Ultimate Fighting Championship champion Georges St-Pierre to retain Roach,...

  • Conor McGregor dominates stage at UFC 197 news conference

    Conor McGregor dominates stage at UFC 197 news conference

    As expected, Conor McGregor seized control of the UFC 197 news conference Wednesday in Las Vegas. The featherweight champion, seeking to become the first simultaneous two-belt champion when he fights Orange County-based Brazilian lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos on March 5 at MGM Grand, showed...

  • Mike Tyson will be a fighter in the new UFC video game

    Mike Tyson will be a fighter in the new UFC video game

    If Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey on the cover wasn’t enough to draw gamers to EA Sports’ new “UFC 2” video game, the addition of a new mixed martial arts “fighter” should clinch the deal. Legendary boxing knockout artist Mike Tyson makes his octagon debut in the game. The company responsible...

  • Dominic Breazeale discovers boxing's in his blood after mother's death

    Dominic Breazeale discovers boxing's in his blood after mother's death

    Southland heavyweight boxer Dominic Breazeale had plenty to deal with in the past month, preparing for a nationally televised Saturday night fight at Staples Center. Then his mother died and he opened boxes in her home, unearthing an identity Breazeale didn’t know he had. Breazeale, a 2012 U.S....

  • Leo Santa Cruz to defend featherweight belt Feb. 27 at Honda Center

    Leo Santa Cruz to defend featherweight belt Feb. 27 at Honda Center

    Featherweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz will return to fight in a major Southland venue Feb. 27. Santa Cruz (31-0-1, 17 knockouts), of Los Angeles, will face Spaniard Kiko Martinez (36-6, 26 KOs), a former super-bantamweight champion, at Honda Center. Martinez was defeated in his biggest fights,...

  • UFC's Dominick Cruz banking on mind games to help him take T.J. Dillashaw's belt

    UFC's Dominick Cruz banking on mind games to help him take T.J. Dillashaw's belt

    Whether or not he recaptures the Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight belt Sunday, San Diego’s Dominick Cruz should think long and hard about a career in motivational speaking. Cruz, who’ll fight champion T.J. Dillashaw on Sunday night in Boston on Fox Sports 1, has fought just once since...

  • Ronda Rousey poses for photos in nothing but body paint

    Ronda Rousey poses for photos in nothing but body paint

    Ronda Rousey has returned to Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue, this time in body paint. The recently dethroned Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight champion posed in the black-and-white painting of a white tiger for the shoot, which will appear in next month’s swimsuit issue. The suit,...

  • Holly Holm will fight before Ronda Rousey rematch, UFC says

    Holly Holm will fight before Ronda Rousey rematch, UFC says

    Bantamweight champion Holly Holm will return to fight before July's planned rematch with Ronda Rousey, UFC President Dana White said Wednesday. White didn't elaborate beyond telling the crew of "UFC Tonight" on Fox Sports 1 that, "Holly Holm will fight before she fights Ronda again." It's believed...

  • Ronda Rousey, coming off a stunning loss, will host 'Saturday Night Live'

    Ronda Rousey, coming off a stunning loss, will host 'Saturday Night Live'

    Ronda Rousey's mainstream appeal hasn't been weakened by her upset loss in November. The mixed martial arts star will host NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on Jan. 23, the show announced Tuesday. The musical guest will be Selena Gomez. The previously unbeaten Rousey was stunned by a second-round knockout...

  • Ronda Rousey to host 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 23

    Ronda Rousey to host 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 23

    Ronda Rousey’s crossover appeal hasn’t been weakened by her upset loss in November. Rousey will host NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on Jan. 23, the show announced on its Facebook page Tuesday. The musical guest that night will be Selena Gomez. Venice’s previously unbeaten Rousey was stunned by a second-round...

  • New UFC deal for Holly Holm and 'possible' fight before a Ronda Rousey rematch

    New UFC deal for Holly Holm and 'possible' fight before a Ronda Rousey rematch

    Women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm has signed a multi-year contract extension with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC President Dana White told The Times. Now, White is in the process of establishing when she’ll fight next. “I honestly don’t know what we’re going to do,” White told The...

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