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Travis Browne celebrates his first-round knockout of former heavyweight champion Josh Barnett during their fight at UFC 168 on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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Travis Browne celebrates his first-round knockout of former heavyweight champion Josh Barnett during their fight at UFC 168 on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Travis Browne’s children inspired him to go from training dogs to winning fights

He fights in a title eliminator against Fabricio Werdum on Saturday in Orlando

Travis Browne had two children before he ever learned how to shoot for a double-leg takedown or defend a rear-naked choke. Unlike almost all of his colleagues on the UFC roster, Browne had ...

Blog: Manny Pacquiao gets the decision this time, beats Timothy Bradley

Scores were 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112 in favor of Pacquiao

Hold the thoughts on winding down and retirement; Manny Pacquiao is not done yet. The 35-year-old Filipino boxing superstar avenged one of the two losses ...

Pacquiao vs. Bradley II weigh-in: Different champion, same fan favorite

Both fighers call for knockouts on Saturday

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley reconvened on the same weigh-in stage they shared 672 days ago Friday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. While much ...

Miesha Tate eschews break, stays moving with UFC on Fox 11

Local women's bantamweight star faces off with Liz Carmouche in Orlando

Miesha Tate knew the UFC had several options regarding her future after a second loss to Ronda Rousey last December. She wasn’t sure she was ...

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Does boxing’s ultimate fight have a second wind?

Juan Manuel Marquez or Mike Alvarado is Pacquiao’s most likely next opponent, but Mayweather lurks

A brawny Filipino fight fan puffed his shoulders, raised his hands to his mouth and bellowed a chant that echoed off the walls of the ...

Middle East trip takes Roy Nelson out of his comfort zone at UFC Fight Night 39

Local fighter hopes to escape long journey with victory, and luggage

More than half of Roy Nelson’s fights in the octagon have taken place in Las Vegas. It’s uncommon for any fighter to compete at a ...

Bob Arum scorches Floyd Mayweather, MGM Grand at Pacquiao-Bradley press event

With careers winding down, any hope for dream fight is dwindling

Manny Pacquiao is done talking about Floyd Mayweather Jr. His promoter’s not. Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank, lambasted Mayweather and host MGM Grand for ...

Pacquiao trading compassion for aggression in Bradley rematch

Pacquiao arrives at MGM Grand unusually early, a day before Bradley

Six fights and four years ago was when Hall of Fame boxing trainer Freddie Roach first identified a problem that would unknowingly tarnish the career ...

Injury moves Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida from UFC 173 to UFC 175

Champion to undergo minor surgery on knee

The UFC’s next middleweight championship bout will occur at the same place with the same fighters as previously announced, just at a later date. The ...

KSNV reports that Richard Steele Boxing gym may close down after losing a state grant, Dec. 12.

Pacquiao vs. Bradley II Main Event