| Feb 18, 2015
| 5:45 PM
The leaders of the Ultimate Fighting Championship reacted to the damning positive drug tests that have threatened the integrity of mixed martial arts by vowing to spend millions of dollars to clean things up.
Then unbeaten women’s bantamweight...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 12:08 AM
UCF alumnus Jim Alers was defeated in his second UFC contest Saturday night – but the loss had a touch of controversy.
Alers was stopped by Chas Skelly with one second left in the second round of their featherweight contest, and Skelly’s...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 3:01 PM
Almost from the moment Jim Alers moved to Orlando, his life changed.
As an 18-year-old leaving home for the first time, he found an education at UCF, then almost immediately discovered a passion for mixed martial arts. Ten years later, Alers has...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:38 PM
UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler will return to the octagon to take on Amanda Nunes, the UFC announced on Thursday.
Baszler, who trains at the Glendale Fighting Club, will face Nunes on March 21...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 7:11 AM
Anderson Silva’s comeback victory over Nick Diaz on Saturday night has been transformed from an uplifting moment to an ultimate downer for the Ultimate Fighting Championship as the Nevada State Athletic Commission reported Tuesday that Silva...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 2:51 PM
It is the second day of class as Professor Deleso Alford orders her Florida A&M University law students up to the podium, one by one, to introduce themselves.
She wants each of them to share an interesting fact as they spend the next several months...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 5:57 PM
“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is once again taking the main event spotlight.
On Friday, in news first reported by MMAJunkie.com, the UFC confirmed that middleweight champion Chris Weidman had suffered a rib injury, canceling his UFC 184 headlining...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 10:10 PM
Tyron Woodley was already dealing with a tough assignment. Then, seventh-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Kelvin Gastelum stepped on the scale.
At a staggering 10 pounds over the 170-pound weight limit.
Woodley, the No. 3...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 10:55 PM
LAS VEGAS -- Anderson Silva kicked freely with his left leg, shrugged off trash-talking from Nick Diaz and left his younger challenger bloodied in the face.
In the end, 13 months after Silva's left leg shattered in half in the same arena when he...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 10:20 PM
LAS VEGAS — Anderson Silva won a unanimous decision in his comeback fight 13 months after breaking his left leg, dominating Nick Diaz at UFC 183 on Saturday night.
Silva (34-6) landed most of the big blows against the taunting Diaz, controlling...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Anderson Silva was minutes removed from a convincing triumph in his comeback fight at UFC 183 when he spoke to his 17-year-old son in the dressing room.
“Dad, congratulations, but, Dad, done, back to home please, no more fight,” were the...