Women's martial arts

Max Holloway, right, punches Frankie Edgar during a mixed martial arts bout at UFC 240, in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, July 27, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 28, 2019 - 1:54 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Reigning featherweight champ Max Holloway defended his belt Saturday, overwhelming former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar at UFC 240. Holloway (21-4-0) won a unanimous five-round decision. The 27-year-old Hawaiian kept Edgar at a distance throughout the fight, stinging him...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, United States' Kayla Harrison celebrates after defeating France's Audrey Tcheumeo in the women's 78-kg judo gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Harrison improved to 5-0 in her short MMA career, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Atlantic City, N.J., and remains in the hunt to win $1 million as PFL’s lightweight champion. Harrison made Morgan Frier tap out in the first round of their fight on the PFL4 card. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 12, 2019 - 2:45 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Kayla Harrison made an Army veteran tap out and moved closer to cashing in on the richest fight of her pro career: her search for gold over, Harrison can stake her claim to $1 million in the PFL Championship. Harrison, a two-time judo Olympic gold medalist, has been...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2019, file photo, Jon Jones poses during the ceremonial UFC 235 mixed martial arts weigh-in event in Las Vegas. Jones defends his light heavyweight title against Thiago Santos, of Brazil, in the main event of UFC 239 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night, July 6, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
July 05, 2019 - 4:46 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Any attempt to choose the most dominant active fighter in mixed martial arts inevitably leads to a choice between two champions: Jon Jones or Amanda Nunes. Any discussion of the greatest fighters in MMA history must include Jones and Nunes as well. They simply have been too good...
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Netherlands' Jackie Groenen, foreground, celebrates after scoring during the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Sweden, at the Stade de Lyon outside Lyon, France, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 04, 2019 - 1:23 pm
LYON, France (AP) — Netherlands midfielder Jackie Groenen's route to the World Cup final has been unusual by any standards, one which saw her starring at judo before attempting to represent a different nation at soccer. Born in the Netherlands, the 24-year-old Groenen grew up in a small Belgian...
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June 26, 2019 - 7:07 pm
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Mixed martial arts fighter Desmond Green is facing DUI manslaughter and other charges for a South Florida crash that killed two women last year. Court records show that Green, who competes as a lightweight for the UFC, was arrested Tuesday in Broward County. Florida...
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May 12, 2019 - 1:57 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Jessica Andrade stunned Rose Namajunas with a second-round knockout to win the UFC 115-pound strawweight championship in her home country in the main event of UFC 237 on Saturday night. Andrade topped Amanda Nunes for the most wins among women in UFC history with 11. Andrade...
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March 30, 2019 - 10:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Justin Gaethje knocked out Edson Barboza in one of the more electric first-round finishes in recent UFC history to win a pivotal lightweight bout on Saturday night. Gaethje (20-2) was the crowd favorite and had 10,000 fans going wild from the moment he his entrance music hit the...
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In this Wednesday March 27, 2019, photo, mixed martial arts fighter Justin Gaethje addresses fans after a workout in Philadelphia. Gaethje is slated to fight Edson Barboza in a lightweight bout in the main event of the UFC card in Philadelphia on March 30. The bout features two of the most ferocious kickers in the sport, who are both coming off wins following two straight losses. Gaethje viewed the fight as an elimination bout of sorts for each fighter to stay in the hunt for a championship match against Khabib Nurmagomedov. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
March 29, 2019 - 11:07 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Justin Gaethje took a peek at the Philadelphia Flyers ice that covered the arena floor and recalled a time on that spot when he let a chance at wrestling triumph slip away. Gaethje was a Division I All-American wrestler at Northern Colorado and was closing his career in 2011 at...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, photo, Choi Young-ae, head of the National Human Rights Commission, speaks on human rights conditions in sports circles during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. (Choe Dong-jun/Newsis via AP)
January 23, 2019 - 2:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. The yearlong investigation will cover 50...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, first place finisher Shim Suk-hee, from South Korea, races during the women's 1,500-meter finals at a World Cup short track speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. More South Korean female skaters are saying they have been sexually abused by their coaches following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim that she had been raped by her former coach since she was a teen, according to group representing athletes on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 21, 2019 - 7:55 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her. The announcement came amid a...
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