Mixed Martial Arts
By Ernie Clark on July 11, 2016, at 4:07 p.m.
The former four-time state wrestling champion from Camden-Rockport High School may need another dramatic victory to ensure that his MMA career will continue at the highest level.
By Ernie Clark on July 01, 2016, at 7:59 p.m.
A taping of the reality program “Dana White: Lookin’ For A Fight” is scheduled to be held in the grand ballroom of the Cross Insurance Center on Friday, Aug. 5.
By Ernie Clark on June 30, 2016, at 5:52 p.m.
Victor Irwin was a two-time state champion while wrestling for Brewer High School and an All-American in the sport at Eastern Maine Community College. He’ll get a chance to add to that combat sports resume on Sept. 10 when he fights Nick Shea for the New England Fights MMA amateur …
By Ernie Clark on June 17, 2016, at 8:46 p.m.
Bruce “Pretty Boy” Boyington of Brewer scored his second straight win with the national-level World Series of Fighting mixed martial arts promotion Friday, earning a split decision over Boston’s Saul “The Spider” Almedia in their lightweight bout at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The fight was on the undercard …
By Ernie Clark on June 17, 2016, at 5:49 p.m.
Father’s Day weekend will include a unique homage of sorts for the Bang family of Auburn.
By Ernie Clark on June 11, 2016, at 11:04 a.m.
Two Bangor-area fighters lost their matches on the nationally televised CES 36 mixed martial arts card held at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island, on Friday night.
By Ernie Clark on June 08, 2016, at 12:20 p.m.
“This is how careers are made, by taking these kind of big fights when they’re placed in front of you,” Ryan Sanders said. “I’m going to take this and run with it.”
By Dave Doyle, The Sports Xchange on June 05, 2016, at 5:52 p.m.
INGLEWOOD, California — Michael Bisping was supposed to just be happy to be there. The veteran from Manchester, England, got a short-notice shot at Luke Rockhold’s UFC middleweight title when former champion Chris Weidman bowed out because of injury two weeks ago. Few expected the 37-year-old to actually win, but …
By Ernie Clark on June 02, 2016, at 11:39 a.m.
Twenty-eight mixed martial artists sacrificed part of their Memorial Day weekend to bring their sport back to the area for the first time in nearly two years and support the region’s veterans community.
By Ernie Clark on May 25, 2016, at 7:05 p.m.
Tim Boetsch scored one of the most satisfying victories of his career two summers ago when he helped the Ultimate Fighting Championship bring the world’s top mixed martial arts promotion to Maine for the first time. The 35-year-old Lincolnville native will be seeking a similar result when he helps the …
By Ernie Clark on May 17, 2016, at 11:09 a.m.
More than 30 fighters from eight different gyms around central and southern Maine are expected to take part in the event.
on May 16, 2016, at 9:57 p.m.
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By Ernie Clark on May 14, 2016, at 9:35 p.m.
Bucksport High School graduate Ray “All Business” Wood had his three-fight winning streak snapped Saturday night as he lost by first-round submission to undefeated Adam Piccolotti on the main card of the Bellator 154 mixed martial arts show at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The fight was broadcast …
By Ernie Clark on May 13, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.
The number of Bangor-area mixed martial artists getting the chance to prove themselves on larger stages continues to grow.
By Ernie Clark on May 12, 2016, at 8:52 a.m.
“Sometimes it gets very hectic.”
By Cindy Boren, Washington Post on May 11, 2016, at 7:01 p.m.
Although UFC President Dana White said again Wednesday that the mixed martial arts behemoth is not for sale, he left plenty of wiggle room. “We’re not up for sale,” White, a native of Hermon, Maine, said on “The Dan Patrick Show.” “We’re always working on deals and our expansion globally. …
By Ernie Clark on May 06, 2016, at 9:40 a.m.
“As a fellow mixed martial artist, you have that natural bond,” said Ray Wood, the 26-year-old Bucksport High School graduate who has been selected to replace Parsons on the Bellator 154 card.
By Ernie Clark on May 04, 2016, at 12:30 p.m.
“My head’s in a great place, and that’s a key to fighting — that mental part,” fighter “The” Ryan Sanders said. “I feel unstoppable right now.”
By Ernie Clark on May 01, 2016, at 10:02 a.m.
Ray “All Business” Wood went into hostile territory Saturday night and delivered most of the hostility in defeating local favorite Brandon Phillips in the co-main event of the EFC III mixed-martial arts card held at the Kansas Star Arena.
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times on April 29, 2016, at 7:06 a.m.
The fallout of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s decision to replace Conor McGregor’s canceled UFC 200 main event with the Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier light-heavyweight title rematch is uncertainty for McGregor.