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UPDATED: Fri., April 24, 2020

UFC to hold 3 shows without fans in Jacksonville, Florida

The UFC is returning to competition on May 9 for three shows without fans in eight days in Jacksonville, Florida.


UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

Khabib Nurmagomedov says he won’t break quarantine, UFC 249 fight is off

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he won’t leave quarantine in Russia to fight


UFC holds fight card in Brasilia amid coronavirus pandemic

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 …


UFC to fight on; Dana White says sports world is “panicking”

The UFC is determined to fight on amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Shadle Park graduate Michael Chiesa expects ‘toughest test to date’ at UFC Fight Night 166

Shadle Park graduate and budding UFC welterweight Michael Chiesa posted a picture Wednesday night from the mat room of North Carolina State University, his Spokane-based training team in tow.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

The Rock, President Trump watch Jorge Masvidal win big at UFC 244

President Donald Trump was on his feet for the main event as Jorge Masvidal defeated a bloodied Nate Diaz via TKO before the fourth round at UFC 244 at Madison …


Spokane’s Terrance McKinney falls in second round of DWCS bout

Spokane’s Terrance McKinney was knocked out in the second round of his bout with Sean Woodson at Dana White’s Contender Series in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019

After defeating death, Spokane’s Terrance McKinney has his sights set on Ultimate Fighting Championship glory

Half of Terrance McKinney’s lower right leg was straight, but the other half was gruesomely parallel to the mat.


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

Spokane Valley’s Michael Chiesa dedicates UFC 239 victory to Jess Roskelley

“I was introduced to Jess Roskelley by my teammate, Sam Sicilia. Before we left for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ seven years ago was when I met Jess. We actually signed our …


The best ever? Jon Jones, Amanda Nunes could make cases at UFC 239

UFC 239 provides an opportunity to watch the two most dominant fighters in mixed martial arts on the same night. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is widely considered the …


Model fighter: Luke Rockhold back at new weight for UFC 239

Luke Rockhold has been moving up as a professional model while he plotted the next move in his mixed martial arts career. The former UFC middleweight champion is ready to …


Holly Holm aims for another shocking win vs Nunes at UFC 239

Holly Holm is hoping for another shocking victory as a major underdog when she gets in the cage with Amanda Nunes at UFC 239. Holm will go down in MMA …


Tony Ferguson beats Donald Cerrone by TKO in lightweight fight at UFC 238

Tony Ferguson won by technical knockout after a medical stoppage in a lightweight fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 on Saturday night. Ferguson won his 12th straight fight, the …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019

Spokane’s Chauncy Welliver says ‘hooray for the fat guys’ after Andy Ruiz’s upset heavyweight victory

Score one for the rotund. Andy Ruiz’s world heavyweight championship upset of Anthony Joshua was about as big as the Californian’s waistband.


Max Holloway moving up for chance to win second belt at UFC 236

Max Holloway is moving up to the lightweight division, where he believes he has a better chance to be known as the best pound-for-pound fighter in UFC. The featherweight champion …


Conor McGregor announces retirement on social media

Superstar UFC fighter Conor McGregor has announced on social media that he is retiring from mixed martial arts. McGregor’s verified Twitter account had a post early Tuesday that said the …


MMA fighter Conor McGregor arrested in south Florida

Mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor has been arrested in south Florida for stealing the cellphone of someone who was trying to take his photo, authorities said.


No deal: Floyd Mayweather says he never agreed to bout in Japan

Floyd Mayweather now says his New Year’s Eve bout with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa is off and that he was ‘blindsided“ by promoters. Mayweather posted a statement on Instagram saying …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018

Daniel Cormier chokes out Derrick Lewis, defends 2nd title at UFC 230

Daniel Cormier choked out Derrick Lewis in the second round to retain his UFC heavyweight championship at Madison Square Garden. Cormier became the first UFC fighter to successfully defend two …


Ex-UFC champ Jon Jones returns Dec. 29 vs Alex Gustafsson

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will attempt to regain his belt when he returns from suspension Dec. 29 in a rematch with Alex Gustafsson in Las Vegas. Jones …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018

Nevada regulator suspends Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor for UFC brawl

Nevada regulators are suspending UFC fighters Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor for a brawl inside and outside the octagon after their match last weekend in Las Vegas. State Athletic Commission …


Conor McGregor late, Khabib Nurmagomedov not in a mood to wait

Khabib Nurmagomedov wasn’t about to wait around for a tardy Conor McGregor, who arrived at what was supposed to be their final prefight press conference together to find the UFC …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018

Henry Cejudo upsets Demetrious Johnson, T.J. Dillashaw stops Cody Garbrandt at UFC 227

Henry Cejudo ended Demetrious Johnson’s nearly six-year reign as the UFC flyweight champion with a split-decision victory and a stunning upset. T.J. Dillashaw also defended his bantamweight title with a …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018

Conor is back: UFC says McGregor will fight Oct. 6 in Las Vegas

The UFC says Conor McGregor will return to mixed martial arts with a bout against lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas. The promotion dramatically announced the …


Daniel Cormier stops heavyweight Stipe Miocic to win 2nd UFC title belt, Spokane’s Michael Chiesa defeated by submission

Daniel Cormier stopped Stipe Miocic in the first round to add the UFC’s heavyweight title to his light heavyweight belt. Cormier flattened the UFC’s long-reigning heavyweight champ with a right …


UFC champ Max Holloway out of big fight with concussion woes

Featherweight champion Max Holloway has been pulled from his title fight against Brian Ortega at UFC 226 due to symptoms of an apparent concussion. Holloway made two trips to the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018

Conor McGregor says he regrets melee that left Spokane’s Michael Chiesa injured

Mixed Martial Arts star Conor McGregor expressed regret on Thursday for a backstage melee at a Brooklyn arena, and is in plea negotiations to resolve charges in the case.


Robert Whittaker defeats Yoel Romero in rematch at UFC 225

Robert Whittaker survived off a staggering blow in the fifth round to win a grueling split decision in a rematch with Yoel Romero at UFC 225. Whittaker won despite being …


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018

Khabib Nurmagomedov takes UFC 155-pound crown in win over Al Iaquinta

Khabib Nurmagomedov battered and bloodied Al Iaquinta and won the UFC 155-pound championship by unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 223. He won 50-43 on two scorecards and …


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018

UFC star Conor McGregor posts $50,000 bond, released after arraignment

UFC star Conor McGregor is facing criminal charges after a backstage melee injured two fighters, including Spokane’s Michael Chiesa, and forced the removal of three bouts on Saturday night from …