Martial Arts News

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Ivory Coast and Jordan won their first-ever Olympic golds, thanks to taekwondo, as did Taiwan. Afghanistan’s only Olympic medals, a pair of bronzes, came from it, too.

His star power is enormous. But after breaking his leg in a fight on Saturday, the sport must bank on other athletes.

A trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier is Conor McGregor’s latest attempt to remind the world of the high-caliber fighter he once was.

Mainstream U.F.C. titleholders have slipped in recent years. So far, Adesanya has been consistent.

Adesanya, one of the U.F.C.’s most marketable stars, makes his first appearance since trying to win a championship in a heavier weight class.

The assignment for a China correspondent: Report on a live sporting event for the first time. In a sport she barely knows. With less than 48 hours to prepare.

The American took Zhang down in Jacksonville, Fla., in less than 90 seconds. Kamaru Usman retained his welterweight title against Jorge Masvidal.

In China, she’s a symbol of women’s rights and a national hero. But Zhang Weili, who defends her U.F.C. title in Florida on Saturday, cares about just one label: champion.

This gender-flipped martial-arts reboot departs from its 1970s predecessor by having a predominantly Asian-American cast.

On Tuesday, Derek Chauvin’s defense team questioned Donald Williams II, a mixed martial artist who witnessed George Floyd’s death.