Martial arts

A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 01, 2020 - 5:57 pm
The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: A player for the Philadelphia Union has tested positive for coronavirus. It is Major League Soccer’s first player case of the virus that has caused the suspension of the season. The Union did not identify the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7 2019, file photo, Russian UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, right, fights with UFC fighter Dustin Poirier, of Lafayette, La., during lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 242 in Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Nurmagomedov says he won't leave quarantine in Russia to fight, dealing another blow to UFC President Dana White's determination to hold UFC 249 in two weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic. Nurmagomedov made his announcement Wednesday, April 1, 2020, on Instagram, telling the mixed martial arts world to "take care of yourself and put yourself in my shoes." (AP Photo/Mahmoud Khaled, File)
April 01, 2020 - 3:41 pm
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he won't leave quarantine in Russia to fight, dealing another blow to UFC President Dana White's determination to hold UFC 249 on April 18 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Nurmagomedov made his announcement Wednesday on Instagram, telling the mixed...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, One Championship founder Chatri Sityodtong, center, gestures as Reece McLaren, right, of Australia and Danny Kingad, of the Philippines face off during the media presentation for this ONE Championship mixed martial arts fight dubbed: Dawn of Heroes, in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. As his mixed martial arts promotions go behind closed doors and audience free, Sityodtong says he's finding ways to thrive during the coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down sports around the globe. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
March 26, 2020 - 12:51 am
He survived the Asian financial crisis, which wiped out entire economies and tore his family apart. As his mixed martial arts promotions go audience free, One Championship founder Chatri Sityodtong says he's finding ways to thrive during the coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down sports around...
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Boca Juniors' Carlos Tevez kisses Gimnasia y Esgrima 's coach Diego Maradona prior to an Argentina's soccer league match at La Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
March 17, 2020 - 4:04 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local): ___ 7 p.m. The U.S. Tennis Association says it is considering “the possibility” of postponing the U.S. Open because of the coronavirus pandemic. What is usually the last Grand Slam tennis tournament each...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Dana White, president of the UFC, speaks at a news conference after the UFC 229 mixed martial arts event in Las Vegas. The UFC is determined to fight on amid the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. The UFC hasn't canceled any competitions, even those previously scheduled for areas where large gatherings are now banned. White attributes his decision to go against the sports world's collective mindset partly to a conversation Thursday, March 12, 2020, with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
March 14, 2020 - 9:57 pm
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The UFC staged a full fight card in an empty arena Saturday night in Brazil's capital city, sticking to its plan to keep fighting in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Charles Oliveira stopped lightweight Kevin Lee with a guillotine choke in the third round of the main...
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Zhang Weili celebrates her win by decision over Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the women's strawweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 248 on Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Las Vegas. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
March 08, 2020 - 12:05 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzedczyk were left bloody, bruised and swollen after the strawweights staged one of the most spectacular title fights in recent mixed martial arts history. And though the main event of UFC 248 couldn't measure up to that penultimate scrap, both champions...
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UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, of Nigeria, prepares for a UFC 248 open workout, in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
March 06, 2020 - 3:06 pm
Israel Adesanya sat down in a crowded room at the UFC's Las Vegas training center and greeted the crowd in English and Mandarin. He apologized for his relative lack of proficiency in the second language, which he learned during his kickboxing career in China. “If I'd had a Chinese girlfriend back...
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Jon Jones, left, connects a punch on Dominick Reyes, right, during a light heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 247 Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
February 09, 2020 - 12:51 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Jon Jones retained his title at UFC 247, beating Dominick Reyes by unanimous decision. After the bout, opinions on the outcome were anything but unanimous. Jones retained his light heavyweight belt Saturday night following a surprisingly strong opening by Reyes. The unanimous...
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January 25, 2020 - 11:21 pm
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Cris Justino walked through the Forum tunnels a few hours before her Bellator debut, deliberately soaking in her memories of the biggest defeat of her fighting life just 13 months ago in this arena. And then the woman known as Cyborg started the new chapter of her career...
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Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone during a UFC 246 welterweight mixed martial arts bout Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 19, 2020 - 6:50 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor's opening flurry — a punch that missed, followed by shoulder and elbow shots to the face — bloodied Donald Cerrone's nose. He then floored Cerrone only 20 seconds into the bout with a perfectly placed kick to the head, and he mercilessly finished on the ground. When...
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