World Martial Arts News

Ronda Rousey Returning to U.F.C. With Title Fight Against Amanda Nunes

Rousey will try to regain the U.F.C. bantamweight title against the current champion, Amanda Nunes, in Las Vegas on Dec. 30.

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:21:20 -0500

Inquiry Finds Widespread Disorder at New York Athletic Commission

An investigation into the state agency that regulates boxing ó and, soon, mixed martial arts ó found that it was short on proper practices and procedures but long on conflicts of interest.

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:32:20 -0500

New York to Require $1 Million Brain-Injury Coverage for Mixed Martial Artists

A plan to end the stateís opposition to mixed martial arts will require licensed M.M.A. fighters and professional boxers to obtain the highest minimum insurance coverage in the country.

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:44:45 -0500

Ultimate Fighting Championship Ends a Long Odyssey to Legalization

The sale of the U.F.C. for $4 billion last week may have hinged on Marchís regulatory approval from New York, the last state to legalize the sport.

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 16:33:47 -0500

U.F.C. Sells Itself for $4 Billion

The talent giant WME-IMG is getting backing from private equity heavyweights to acquire the mixed martial arts league from the Fertitta brothers.

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:01:04 -0500

U.F.C. vs. Boxing: Gloves-On, Gloves-Off-Again Rivalry Dates to 1800s

U.F.C. 200 is a milestone event for mixed martial arts, which considers itself a rising contender to boxing. The event comes 127 years after a fight that signaled the rise of modern boxing.

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 20:07:06 -0500

Jon Jonesís Removal From Card Hits U.F.C. 200 Hard

The announcement late Wednesday that Jones had potentially failed a drug test and was off the card for U.F.C. 200 on Saturday was a major blow.

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 11:43:13 -0500

In This Corner, Government Secrets and a Demoted Agent for Change

David Berlin, the former director of the New York State Athletic Commission, was terminated for reporting wrongdoings, his lawyer says.

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:21 -0500

Russians Make an Impact on Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed martial arts is a growing sport in Russia as competitors seek fame and fortune of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the sportís most prestigious battleground, a continent away in the United States.

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:48:19 -0500

Brock Lesnar Returns to the U.F.C. Against Mark Hunt

Lesnar, a professional wrestler who was once mixed martial artsí biggest star, is returning to the sport after a five-year absence.

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:29:56 -0500


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