Mixed Martial Arts
By Ernie Clark on April 27, 2017, at 11:29 a.m.
Two fighters from Young’s MMA in Bangor will help headline a mixed martial arts show Saturday night in Lewiston.
By Ernie Clark on April 26, 2017, at 8:36 a.m.
Young’s was forced out of its home of the last 2½ years after Penobscot County agreed to purchase the former Bangor YMCA for $825,000 this month.
By Ernie Clark on April 17, 2017, at 1:49 p.m.
One of the most well-known mixed martial arts facilities in the Northeast is likely to be without a home as of Wednesday.
By Ernie Clark on April 14, 2017, at 10:44 a.m.
The sudden urgency for his return to action came in the aftermath of a recent two-alarm fire that put four of his children and their mother out of their home.
By Ernie Clark on April 03, 2017, at 1:35 p.m.
Sean Grande — who has also done radio for the NCAA men’s hockey Frozen Four and fill-in duties for the Boston Red Sox — added MMA to his resume in 2015.
By Ernie Clark on March 27, 2017, at 11:04 a.m.
The “Barbarian” will be back in the Octagon after all.
By Ernie Clark on March 17, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.
The fight was scrapped when Rodrigo Almeida pulled out, citing a training injury.
By Ernie Clark on March 08, 2017, at 2:09 p.m.
A rematch of rival Bangor-area fighters will produce a champion as mixed martial arts veterans “The” Ryan Sanders and Jon Lemke have agreed to square off on April 29.
By Ernie Clark on Feb. 12, 2017, at 11:27 a.m.
Lincolnville native Tim Boetch had his two-fight winning streak in the Ultimate Fighting Championship halted in decisive fashion Saturday night.
By Ernie Clark on Feb. 12, 2017, at 11:22 a.m.
Bangor-area fighters Ryan Sanders and Jon Lemke won their lightweight tournament semifinals in the main events of the NEF 27 mixed martial arts card held Saturday night before a reported 2,500 fans at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston.
By Ernie Clark on Feb. 09, 2017, at 11:30 a.m.
The Lincolnville native, who recently celebrated his 36th birthday, will be at a different crossroads Saturday night as he seeks to extend a two-fight winning streak.
By Ernie Clark on Feb. 07, 2017, at 11:47 a.m.
“Any one of these four fighters could advance to the finals and win the championship. That’s what’s so exciting about these matchups — anything can happen.”
By Ernie Clark on Jan. 17, 2017, at 4:21 p.m.
Devin Powell’s debut with the Ultimate Fighting Championship ended in defeat Sunday night.
By Marissa Payne, Washington Post on Jan. 11, 2017, at 3:02 p.m.
By Ernie Clark on Jan. 08, 2017, at 9:48 a.m.
Lincolnville native Tim Boetsch will take on Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in a three-round clash set for Feb. 11 as part of UFC 208 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
By Ernie Clark on Dec. 31, 2016, at 2:54 p.m.
By Ernie Clark on Dec. 30, 2016, at 1:08 p.m.
Boyington, a Milford native now living in Brewer, is set to take on undefeated Andre Harrison on the preliminary card of the World Series of Fighting 36 show Saturday at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.
By Dave Doyle, The Sports Xchange on Dec. 28, 2016, at 3:29 p.m.
Ronda Rousey returns to the Octagon for the first time in 13 months on Friday night, where she’ll meet current women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes of Brazil in the main event of UFC 207 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
By Ernie Clark on Dec. 27, 2016, at 2:21 p.m.
“I’d say 2016 was a good year for me.”
By Ernie Clark on Dec. 14, 2016, at 4:59 p.m.
It’s been a big year for mixed martial arts: The Ultimate Fighting Championship was sold for $4 billion, and New York became the final state to legalize professional MMA.