Andre Ward's top wins

[ad_1] Andre Ward’s announcement on Thursday that he was retiring at age 33 took the boxing world by surprise. “I want to be clear — I am leaving because my body can no longer put up with the rigors of the sport and therefore my desire to fight is no longer there,” Andre Ward said […]

OSP, Andrade and Saki among the stars of Saitama

[ad_1] SAINT PREUX vs OKAMI Of the five Von Flue choke submissions scored in UFC history, light heavyweight contender Ovince Saint Preux now has three of them, with the third taking place in the UFC Fight Night main event at Saitama Super Arena as he finished Yushin Okami in the first round. “I was a […]

Fight Night Japan Fantasy Rewind

[ad_1] Ovince Saint Preux didn’t blink at the change of opponent he faced on just over a week’s notice, and it showed with his performance against Yushin Okami in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Japan on Friday. It was quite the finish from Saint Preux, who out grappled a noted wrestler in […]

Ali's boyhood home attraction closes in Ky.

[ad_1] LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The owners who bought and restored Muhammad Ali’s boyhood home in the boxer’s hometown of Louisville are closing the tourist attraction. The modest shotgun home where Ali was known as Cassius Clay opened as a museum-style attraction just days before the boxer’s death in June 2016. Co-owner George Bochetto told The […]

Valdez tops Servania, keeps featherweight belt

[ad_1] TUCSON, Ariz. — When Oscar Valdez fought for the first time in Tucson in 2015, he was a fast-rising prospect. But he promised he would return someday to fight in his childhood hometown as a world titleholder. That is just what he did. Valdez retained his featherweight belt for the third time in an […]

Reasons To Watch Fight Night Japan

[ad_1]   Hot off a thrilling, finish-heavy card in Pittsburgh, The UFC returns with its second event in under a week at the historic Saitama Super Arena in Japan, and this one packs as much promise as its predecessor. There is little mystery as to why this is the UFC’s fifth visit to Saitama, as […]

UFC Statement Regarding Fight Night Japan

[ad_1] “Due to health and safety concerns, the UFC featherweight bout Hirota vs. Rosa at UFC Fight Night Japan: Saint Preux vs. Okami has been cancelled, as Hirota was deemed unfit to compete by the UFC medical team. UFC Fight Night Japan: Saint Preux vs. Okami will proceed as scheduled with 10 bouts at the […]

Tactical, upbeat prelims deliver four close decisions at Saitama

[ad_1] NAKAMURA vs MORONO Fourteen years into his pro career, welterweight veteran Keita Nakamura continues to show new wrinkles in his MMA game, as he held off the charge of Texas prospect Alex Morono to win a hard-fought three-round split decision in a UFC Fight Night prelim bout at Saitama Super Arena. Scores were 29-28 […]

Orozco 7 pounds overweight; fight vs. Ortiz off

[ad_1] For the second time in a year, junior welterweight contender Antonio Orozco badly missed weight, forcing a televised fight to be canceled. Orozco, 29, was due to face Roberto Ortiz, 31, in a scheduled 10-round bout at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on Saturday night in the HBO-televised co-feature of lightweight world champion Jorge […]