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  • Valdez puts title on the line against Quigg at StubHub Center

    Valdez puts title on the line against Quigg at StubHub Center

    Óscar Valdez puts his featherweight title on the line against Scott Quigg on March 10 at California's historic StubHub Center, and the early buzz is that it will be the most must-see boxing event of 2018.  Valdez holds an undefeated record, with 19 of his 23 victories coming by way of TKO. As for...
  • Boxing: 	Óscar Valdez is one of a kind

    Boxing: Óscar Valdez is one of a kind

    Óscar Valdez is the kind of talent that only comes around once in a generation. An aggressive, powerful striker, the undefeated Mexican featherweight is well on his way to becoming a household name and an all-time great. His bout on March 10 against Scott Quigg, which emanates from the historic...
  • Boxing: Scott Quigg primed, ready to make a splash in United States debut

    Boxing: Scott Quigg primed, ready to make a splash in United States debut

    Scott Quigg is heading into hostile territory to fight Óscar Valdez. The 29-year-old Englishman has never competed in the United States, which absolutely could make him public enemy No. 1 on fight night -- especially considering the support behind Valdez from the Latino community in southern...
  • Monster Energy Supercross gears up for second Anaheim event

    Monster Energy Supercross gears up for second Anaheim event

    Monster Energy Supercross returns to Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Jan. 20 for its second of two races at the venue, and the second time around is set to be even fiercer than the first. Tickets start at $20 and are on sale now here. The third race of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross season, Anaheim...
  • Felicia Spencer is on the verge of a world title shot

    Felicia Spencer sees Invicta FC title shot as 'next logical step' in her MMA career

    Fans can pump the brakes on talk of Felicia Spencer (4-0) getting the next crack at Cris "Cyborg." In an exclusive interview with AXS, the undefeated "Feenom" said she would jump at the chance if the UFC came calling to offer her a world title shot against the Brazilian MMA legend. However, she...
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    Photos: Laurel Van Ness highlights Impact Wrestling taping at Universal Orlando

    On a night that featured surprise appearances from wrestling legend Tommy Dreamer and former WWE talent Scott Steiner, it was rising Canadian prospect Laurel Van Ness who stole the show at the Impact Wrestling taping at Universal Orlando on Jan. 15. The 26-year-old earned one of the biggest pops of...
  • Mallory Martin scored a big win at Invicta FC 27

    Strawweight MMA sensation Mallory Martin open to quick turnaround, eyes Pancrase opportunity

    Mallory Martin (2-2) made it through her fight against Tiffany "Rainbow Renegade" Masters at Invicta FC 27 without injury or an extended medical suspension, so she's hoping to make an expeditious return to the cage. In an exclusive interview with AXS, the rising MMA strawweight prospect said she's...
  • Sarah Kaufman won big at Invicta FC 27

    Invicta FC 27 results: Kaufman, Spencer inch closer to world title shots

    Sarah Kaufman and Felicia "Feenom" Spencer both won in emphatic fashion at Invicta FC 27, cementing their status as next in line for a world title opportunity in their respective divisions. Kaufman, 32, returned to vintage form, showing off the high-level striking that earned her a Strikeforce...
  • Ashley Cummins made weight for her Invicta FC 27 fight

    Invicta FC 27 weigh-in results: Cummins makes weight, inches closer to company record for most fights

    The weigh-ins for Invicta FC 27 are in the books, and headliner Sarah Kaufman made weight (135.4) without issue. There was some drama regarding her opponent, though. Pannie Kianzad tipped the scales at 136.7 pounds, slightly over the bantamweight non-title maximum. The MMA fight between Kianzad and...
  • AXS TV to start new year with packed New Japan Pro Wrestling schedule

    AXS TV to start new year with packed New Japan Pro Wrestling schedule

    New Japan Pro Wrestling kicked off 2018 in a big way on AXS TV. The Japanese wrestling promotion held their most significant event of the year, Wrestle Kingdom 12 on Jan. 4 and AXS TV aired the top matches for U.S. television just two days later, including the giant match that pitted Chris Jericho...
  • Minnesota Vikings already are in rarefied air

    Minnesota Vikings already are in rarefied air

    The Minnesota Vikings could be the first team to play in the Super Bowl at their home stadium. It is a storyline that has been mentioned quite a few times this season. One of the team’s local newspapers, Minneapolis Star Tribune, first brought it up a year ago. Then ESPN and several online bloggers...
  • AFC 2017-18 playoff power rankings

    AFC 2017-18 playoff power rankings

    January marks the start of the NFL playoffs every year and this year is no different. In 2018, the AFC is very top-loaded in comparison to the NFC. The New England Patriots are the overwhelming favorite. The next closest competitor is the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Kansas City Chiefs were the last...
  • UFC vet Adam 'El Natural' Cella highlights Shamrock FC 301 card

    UFC vet Adam 'El Natural' Cella highlights Shamrock FC 301 card

    UFC vet Adam "El Natural" Cella (7-8) headlines the Shamrock FC 301 fight card, AXS has learned. Shamrock FC Director of Public Relations Jeremy Johnson spilled the beans that the hard-hitting "TUF" alum collides with former Strikeforce star Coltin Cole (4-5) in the main event of the Jan. 20 show...
  • NFC 2017-18 playoff power rankings

    NFC 2017-18 playoff power rankings

    Now that the calendar has changed to the month of January, the NFL playoffs are about to begin. The NFC bracket looks much deeper than their AFC counterpart. It would not be overly surprising to see any of the six teams reach the big game. A few teams are more unlikely than others, but still have...
  • Five burning questions that will be answered at Invicta FC 27

    Five burning questions that will be answered at Invicta FC 27

    On Jan. 13, Invicta Fighting Championships waltzes back into our lives with a star-studded fight card featuring a handful of the top female combatants in MMA. Here's a look at five burning questions that will be answered on fight night: Will Felicia Spencer jump over Megan Anderson in the...
  • Mackenzie Dern to become first woman to fight for LFA, Invicta FC and UFC

    Mackenzie Dern to become first woman to fight for LFA, Invicta FC and UFC

    Undefeated strawweight phenom Mackenzie Dern (5-0) is set to make history this year, as she will become the first female in the history of MMA to have fights completed in all three of the sport's leading promotions -- Invicta Fighting Championships, UFC and Legacy Fighting Alliance. The 24-year-old...
  • Monster Energy Supercross roars into Angel Stadium of Anaheim

    Monster Energy Supercross roars into Angel Stadium of Anaheim

    Motorsports fans will want to head to Angel Stadium of Anaheim this weekend as Monster Energy Supercross descends on the venue Jan. 6 for its first race of the 2018 season. Tickets start at $20 and are on sale now here. Monster Energy Supercross features some of the nation's top motorcycle riders...
  • MMA: Should Bellator continue to be in the Anastasia Yankova business?

    MMA: Should Bellator continue to be in the Anastasia Yankova business?

    As the calendar turned to 2016, Bellator MMA looked to elevate its profile by ushering in a new women's 125-pound division. The company signed Anastasia Yankova -- a marketable Russian beauty and high-level Muay Thai practitioner -- to be the face of the female flyweights. Then just 24 years old...
  • LFA signs undefeated featherweight prospect Dillon Moore

    LFA signs undefeated featherweight prospect Dillon Moore

    Undefeated featherweight Dillon Moore (3-0) is the latest MMA Gold-trained prospect to sign with Legacy Fighting Alliance. The 25-year-old makes his hotly-anticipated promotional debut on Jan. 19 at Comerica Theater in Phoenix, Az., as he takes on "Magic" Mike Hamel (5-1) in a high-stakes 145-pound...
  • New Japan Pro Wrestling returns to AXS TV on Friday nights in 2018

    New Japan Pro Wrestling returns to AXS TV on Friday nights in 2018

    The fourth season of New Japan Pro Wrestling is slated to air on AXS TV on Friday nights in 2018. Featured events in the 2018 pro wrestling schedule for the promotion include Wrestle Kingdom 12, New Beginning Sapporo and New Beginning Osaka. The year kicks off with a star-studded spectacular, as...
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