Martial arts

FILE In this file photo taken on Thursday, April 12, 2012, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin wears 3D glasses as he visits Moscow's Planetarium in Moscow, Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares to mark his 20th year in power, as the longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin. (AP Photo/Sputnik, Alexei Druzhinin, Government Press Service, File)
December 30, 2019 - 4:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks two decades in power , he boasts about his achievements but remains coy about his political future — a reticence that fuels wild speculation about his intentions. Putin points to the revival of Russia's global clout, industrial modernization,...
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Alexander Volkanovski celebrates after defeating Max Holloway in a mixed martial arts featherweight championship bout at UFC 245, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 15, 2019 - 3:48 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kamaru Usman sent a bloodied, bleary Colby Covington spiraling to the ground for the second time. Usman then leaped on him and went to work on Covington's badly injured face, battering his dazed opponent with hammer fists until the referee mercifully intervened. Although he had to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2015, file photo, Max Holloway, right, fights Jeremy Stephens during a featherweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 194 in Las Vegas. Holloway and Amanda Nunes are among the toughest and winningest fighters of their generation, and their latest title defenses against Alex Volkanovski and Germaine De Randamie are both likely to be more entertaining than the main event bout between two wrestlers who sometimes talk better than they punch. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
December 13, 2019 - 7:15 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — With a months-long barrage of trash talk and provocative posturing, Colby Covington and champion Kamaru Usman have infused their welterweight title bout at UFC 245 with political, racial and very personal overtones. Before they get in the cage Saturday night, two of the UFC's most...
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December 04, 2019 - 5:33 pm
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Police wrote in a court record filed Wednesday that they believe the slain daughter of a well-known UFC fighter fought back against her assailant. Twenty-nine-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed faces capital murder charges in the death of Aniah Blanchard, a 19-year-old Alabama college...
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December 02, 2019 - 11:55 am
VIENNA (AP) — Two-time Olympic judo champion Peter Seisenbacher was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday for sexually assaulting two young girls he was coaching in the early 2000s. An Austrian regional criminal court found Seisenbacher guilty of the abuse, which took place in Vienna between...
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FILE - This undated file photo released by police in Auburn, Ala., shows Aniah Blanchard. Human remains discovered in a wooded area have been confirmed as belonging to Blanchard, a missing college student who was the stepdaughter of well-known UFC fighter Walt Harris, Alabama authorities announced Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (Auburn Police Division via AP, File)
November 25, 2019 - 5:47 pm
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama district attorney said Monday that authorities have “good reason” to believe human remains found in a wooded area belong to the missing stepdaughter of a UFC heavyweight fighter. The remains were found on a county road in neighboring Macon County, Lee County District...
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November 23, 2019 - 3:16 pm
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn police have arrested a second man in the disappearance of a UFC heavyweight fighter’s stepdaughter. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told The Associated Press by email Saturday that 35-year-old Antwain Shamar Fisher of Montgomery has been charged with first-...
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November 19, 2019 - 3:30 pm
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Investigators are seeking a DNA sample from a man charged in the kidnapping of a missing college student who’s the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris. Prosecutors on Tuesday filed a motion seeking permission to take a DNA sample from Ibraheem Yazeed. A judge said he...
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FILE - This undated file photo released by police in Auburn, Ala., shows Aniah Haley Blanchard. Auburn police have arrested a second man in the disappearance of Blanchard. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told The Associated Press by email Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, that 35-year-old Antwain Shamar Fisher of Montgomery has been charged with first-degree kidnapping in the disappearance last month of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. Fisher was arrested Friday and booked Saturday into the Lee County Jail, Hughes told the Opelika-Auburn News and WRBL-TV. Blanchard, whose stepfather is UFC participant Walt Harris of metro Birmingham, was last seen Oct. 23 at a convenience store in Auburn. (Auburn Police Division via AP, File)
November 18, 2019 - 7:58 pm
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Media companies are asking a judge to lift a gag order in the kidnapping case against a man charged in the disappearance of a missing Alabama college student. Ten companies and organizations representing multiple news outlets filed the request Monday in the case of 29-year-old...
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FILE - This undated file photo released by police in Auburn, Ala., shows Aniah Haley Blanchard. Auburn police have arrested a second man in the disappearance of Blanchard. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told The Associated Press by email Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, that 35-year-old Antwain Shamar Fisher of Montgomery has been charged with first-degree kidnapping in the disappearance last month of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. Fisher was arrested Friday and booked Saturday into the Lee County Jail, Hughes told the Opelika-Auburn News and WRBL-TV. Blanchard, whose stepfather is UFC participant Walt Harris of metro Birmingham, was last seen Oct. 23 at a convenience store in Auburn. (Auburn Police Division via AP, File)
November 13, 2019 - 8:54 am
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A Texas-based nonprofit that works to find missing people across the country has called off its search for UFC heavyweight Walt Harris’ missing stepdaughter. Destinie Duvall of Texas EquuSearch tells WRBL-TV the horse-mounted search group is heading home after using “every...
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