Ortega marks return with dominant win over ‘Korean Zombie’ at UFC Fight Island

Brian Ortega, who had not fought for close to two years after suffering a brutal stoppage loss to Max Holloway at UFC 231 in December 2018, marked his return with a dominant victory over ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung at the UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.What was billed as a grudge


London to host heavyweight title match in December

After months of delay, London this December is finally set to host this year's world heavyweight title match in boxing. "The time has come! Kubrat Pulev faces Anthony Joshua on December 12th this year in a long-awaited match for the world heavyweight boxing title," Pulev said on Facebook on Monda


Khabib rejects talk of retirement after UFC 254

Khabib Nurmagomedov has never been shy about addressing his potential retirement, and a win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 would leave few options available to him in the lightweight division.The undefeated Russian has run roughshod over the competition at 155 pounds in the UFC, and he holds domin


Adesanya inflicts first career defeat on Costa as UFC Fight Island returns to Abu Dhabi

 Fight Island 2 kicked off in Abu Dhabi on Sunday with undefeated New Zealander Israel Adesanya inflicting a first career loss on Paulo Costa of Brazil to claim the middleweight belt in the headlining clash of UFC 253. The five event series - UFC 253, three Fight Nights and UFC 254 - comes j


Iraqi MMA fighter Adel Altamimi forges new path for Arab athletes

 Iraqi mixed martial arts fighter Adel Altamimi is hoping to pave the way for other Arab fighters to follow in his footsteps after he became the first from his country to enter the ring in the Bellator MMA Championship. Born in Baghdad, Altamimi’s love of martial arts started at a youn


Ilyass Habibali raring to get back in the ring at K-1 Combat event in Dubai

Ilyass Habibali can hardly contain his excitement at the thought of returning to the ring this weekend in the inaugural K-1 Combat kickboxing competition in Dubai. Nearly nine months after winning gold at the Asian Muaythai Championship in Abu Dhabi, the Emirati once again takes up the cudgels, a


UAE boxing gym’s female founder in fight to tackle bullying mental health issues

DUBAI - In 1954, a seething 12-year-old by the name of Cassius Clay walked into a gym after having his bike stolen. This was not going to happen to him again. In his words, he wanted to “whup” that thief. What followed remains arguably the greatest sporting story of all time. In and o


Miocic retains heavyweight crown with decision over Cormier

 Stipe Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision in a five-round bout Saturday night to win the rubber match in a fantastic trilogy between the fighters and retain his heavyweight championship. Miocic (20-3) swept the scorecards 49-46, 49-46 and 48-47 to stake his claim as perhaps


54-year-old Mike Tyson's comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr. is 'really dangerous' for both men, former heavyweight champion George Foreman warns

  George Foreman has urged Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. to cancel their return to the ring out of fear for their safeties.Tyson, 54, and Jones, 51, announced on Thursday that they will fight in an eight-round exhibition fight on September 12."There's a time when you gotta worry about your heal


Vijender Singh to fight in Dubai on Nov. 22

  After a winning start in the American professional circuit, Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will next be seen in action in Dubai on November 22 against a yet-to-be-finalised opponent.Vijender (11-0, 8 KOs) will look to extend his unbeaten record on a card promoted by Round 10 Boxing and



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