| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:10 PM
As one perhaps genetically indisposed to enjoy sports in which people whomp the stuffing out of one another, I wouldn't expect to care much for a drama built around mixed martial arts, in which the whomping comes in more ways than usual. And yet here I...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Ronda Rousey will defend her Ultimate Fighting Championship belt on her home turf, Feb. 28 at Staples Center, the organization announced Wednesday.
Venice’s Rousey (10-0) will fight the No. 1-ranked bantamweight contender Cat Zingano (9-0) of...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez suffered a right knee injury in training and is withdrawing from his Nov. 15 Ultimate Fighting Championship title defense against top contender Fabricio Werdum in Mexico City.
The UFC will instead stage an interim...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:06 PM
Just when it appeared all was lost for Manny Gamburyan, he squeezed out a dramatic, comeback victory.
Very much looking to resurrect his career in a new weight class, the Glendale Fighting Club-trained Gamburyan resurrected triumph when he survived a...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 10:24 PM
Julius Randle was laboring as he walked on his crutches at Staples Center, huffing and puffing as he sat down heavily in front of reporters.
It wasn't from the pain, the Lakers rookie said. He's dehydrated and fatigued. Hasn't been doing much since he...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Ryan Kelly knows he's tall and thin. And basketball can be a contact sport.
So on the advice of his trainer, he underwent some mixed martial arts training during the off-season.
He said it was fun. There were no KOs, though. That might be a good...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Frank Grillo will star in "Beyond Skyline," a spin-off to 2010's alien invasion adventure, "Skyline."
The signing comes on the heels of Grillo's role in the DirecTV mixed martial arts series "Kingdom," as well as roles in box office hits "The Purge:...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 2:17 PM
A Cooper City mixed martial arts athlete with Down syndrome has fought fiercely for a chance to fight in a sanctioned match. The long wait will come to an end Saturday.
But Garrett Holeve, 25, must leave his home state to get in the cage and face his...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:45 AM
At one time, Palos Heights native Tony Martin said he cleaned rugs for a living.
Now, he's cleaning up in the Ultimate Fighting Championship competition.
The 25-year-old won his first eight matches before dropping a pair of bouts earlier this year....
| Oct 26, 2014
| 1:52 PM
At the Olympics that launched Sugar Ray Leonard and the Spinks brothers, the award for the outstanding boxer of the Games went to Howard Davis, Jr.
It almost didn't happen. Three days before his first fight in the 1976 Olympics at Montreal, Davis'...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:22 PM
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s bumbling of middleweight fighter Cung Le’s human growth hormone test in China has been an embarrassing misstep for the organization and the cleanup isn’t progressing to the fighter's satisfaction....