| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Ronda Rousey’s rapid 66-second knockout of Sara McMann on Saturday night in UFC 170 leaves the Ultimate Fighting Championship with a stiff challenge.
Can it find a quality contender?
Rousey (9-0), who won by dropping McMann with a liver shot...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Gilbert Melendez, the San Jose-based Ultimate Fighting Championship second-ranked lightweight, has struck a contract deal with the organization.
Melendez will participate in “The Ultimate Fighter,” a reality television series, against...
| Feb 24, 2014
Phil Ferraro has waited a long time to make his professional MMA debut.
The former Easton High wrestler began his amateur career in 2006, posting a 5-4 record, but has had his professional debut postponed several times.
One fight was postponed because...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 12:13 AM
First-round victories are nothing new for “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey.
Wins via strikes are, however, and that’s exactly what Rousey got Saturday night in the main event of UFC 170 at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay, defeating challenger Sara...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 9:42 PM
The matchup of Olympic judo medalist vs. Olympic wrestling medalist turned into a stand-up slugfest.
And a short one, at that. Ronda Rousey, the 2008 judo bronze medalist, needed just 1:06 to score a technical knockout over Sara McMann, the wrestling...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 10:35 PM
Jessamyn Duke has received her second Ultimate Fighting Championship assignment, according to multiple mixed-martial-arts websites and first reported by Brazilian site Combate on Thursday.
Duke is reported to be fighting Bethe Correia at UFC 172 on April...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 8:52 PM
When you have two undefeated fighters decorated with Olympic medals, it would seem they are destined to square off.
That’s how Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White sees the impending Feb. 22 main event between UFC women’s...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:07 AM
Travis Browne took another step on his path to elite heavyweight contender status with an upset win over respected veteran Josh Barnett at the end of last year. Browne knocked out Barnett with elbows, the third straight opponent he has rendered...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Bad blood is in short supply between the two former lightweight champions on Saturday's UFC card at the United Center.
Former UFC champion Benson Henderson called former Strikeforce champ Josh Thomson "a true veteran of the sport." Thomson, 35, said...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 1:40 AM
CHICAGO -- Benson Henderson wants his title back. He took another step toward it Saturday night.
UFC's No. 1 lightweight contender won a split decision over Josh Thomson in the five-round main event of the UFC on Fox 10. The 30-year-old's speed and...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Having resided in Southern California for roughly a year now, budding mixed martial arts star Marina Shafir will fight for the first time in the Golden State.
“The Supernova from Moldova,” boasting an unblemished 4-0 amateur MMA record, will...