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Ronda Rousey wins historic women’s UFC debut

Ronda Rousey won the first women’s bout in UFC history Saturday night, beating Liz Carmouche on an armbar with 11 seconds left in the first round of their bantamweight title …


Best bet on the Tube

Shortly after Rampage Jackson bids a bitter farewell to the UFC tonight, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger John Dodson will introduce themselves to a national audience ( 5 p.m., …


St. Pierre wins at UFC

Canadian Georges St. Pierre unified the welterweight title in his return to the octagon, unanimously outpointing Carlos Condit in a bloody fight Saturday at UFC 154 in Montreal. The judges …


Silva improves to 31-4 at UFC 153

Anderson Silva (pictured right) stopped Stephan Bonnar with a knee to the body with 20 seconds left in the first round Saturday night, winning his 17th consecutive fight in front …


Barao takes unanimous decision

CALGARY, Alberta – Renan Barao won a unanimous decision against Urijah Faber at UFC 149 Saturday night for his 19th straight victory. The Brazilian, who outlasted his opponent in the …


Silva puts UFC streak on the line

LOS ANGELES – Anderson Silva is the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s version of the 1972 Miami Dolphins, the perfect mixed martial artist whose unbeaten run as middleweight champion since 2006 is …


South Carolina advances to CWS final

College Baseball: Tyler Webb and Matt Price combined for seven innings of shutout relief, and two-time defending national champion South Carolina returned to the College World Series finals with a …


Spokane’s Chiesa is “The Ultimate Fighter”

LAS VEGAS – It wasn’t a fairytale ending Friday night – those don’t happen when loved ones die – but Michael Chiesa put a dramatic exclamation point on his highly …


Blanchette: Chiesa can reach ultimate dream

Mike Chiesa has arrived at his ultimate fight, and is perhaps a little surprised to discover how many detours there were on what he presumed would be a one-way street. …


Dos Santos defends UFC heavyweight title

LAS VEGAS – Junior Dos Santos flattened Frank Mir with a huge right hand and finished him on the ground at 3 minutes, 4 seconds of the second round Saturday …


Blanchette: Local men get shot on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’

This may not be quite the how-to-get- started manual the mixed martial arts fraternity is looking for – but then again, maybe it is. Mike Chiesa was 19 years old …


Lesnar retires after loss to Overeem

Mixed martial arts: Brock Lesnar retired from mixed martial arts after Alistair Overeem stopped him with one vicious kick to the body in the first round of their heavyweight bout …


Cain Velasquez is UFC’s model citizen, champion

ROSEMEAD, Calif. – The first UFC champion to fight on live network television has the looks of a bouncer and the voice of an elementary-school teacher. That’s because Cain Velasquez …


Jones attempts to defend UFC title vs. Rampage Jackson

DENVER – Before he even stepped into the ring, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was already landing punches. Only, these were mental jabs aimed at defending champion Jon “Bones” Jones.


Cruz outpoints Faber in UFC

LAS VEGAS – Dominick Cruz retained the bantamweight title and avenged his only career loss, unanimously outpointing Urijah Faber in a five-round bout in UFC 132 on Saturday night. Cruz, …


UFC champion Cain Velasquez worries about rust, opens new gym

Cain Velasquez just moved into a new house in the Bay Area, and he’s busy planning his wedding. His team is opening a spacious new gym in San Jose, Calif., …


UFC’s new heavyweight champ lives up to potential

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The UFC’s new heavyweight champion is a soft-spoken former Arizona State wrestler who dotes on his daughter even during training. Until Saturday night, Cain Velasquez’s life was …