| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Holly Holm might be the best challenger to Ronda Rousey’s Ultimate Fighting Championship supremacy. Holm is a former professional boxer and kickboxer who is undefeated after seven mixed martial arts fights.
“I have a lot of respect for Ronda...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Two years ago, the Orlando Magic acquired a 26-year-old player from the Denver Nuggets. That player, Arron Afflalo, actually welcomed the move to a rebuilding team. In that case, Afflalo hungered to be the focal point of a team's offense, and the Magic...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Friends and family of a south suburban man who lost his life in the Iraq War are asking the Tinley Park Park District to rename a local park in his honor.
Staff Sgt. Michael Sutter, a Tinley Park resident whose father taught judo for the park district,...
| May 23, 2014
| 11:02 AM
NEW YORK — Vladimir Putin, perhaps the world's most famous judo black belt, is passionate about his sport -- and not just in the dojo, but in the Kremlin. Welcome to the age of the "judocracy" in Russia, where the thinking seems to be: Those who...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Following 15 minutes of a hard-fought Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight bout, Glendale Fighting Club’s Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke thought she would have her hand raised.
Instead, for the first time, Duke was...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:33 PM
LOS ANGELES — As the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are well underway across the globe, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is well underway in her preparation for her own Olympic showdown.
Rousey, a former two-time Olympic judoka and the first...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:17 PM
Just two days earlier, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey was in the center of a media storm that descended upon the Glendale Fighting Club for her open workout.
On Wednesday, Rousey was back at it, joining opponent Sara McMann, along with Daniel...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:42 PM
LAS VEGAS — One of the entertaining signatures of a Ronda Rousey fight is the menacing glare she maintains on her ring walk from her arena dressing room to the octagon.
Rousey, in an exclusive interview with The Times on Friday less than three...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 9:22 PM
UFC 170 takes place Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by a women's bantamweight title fight between champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Sara McMann. The marketing of the fight has focused on their Olympic...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 9:42 PM
The matchup of Olympic judo medalist vs. Olympic wrestling medalist turned into a stand-up slugfest.
And a short one, at that. Ronda Rousey, the 2008 judo bronze medalist, needed just 1:06 to score a technical knockout over Sara McMann, the wrestling...
| Feb 28, 2014
There's no denying the sense of determination, hunger and borderline anger that Hoover High senior wrestler Arthur Ghukasyan is feeling and using as his motivation in his final preparation before the two-day start of the CIF Southern Section Masters...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 8:55 PM
UFC 171 takes place Saturday night from Dallas, Texas with a series of high profile welterweight contests. In the main event, Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will fight to crown a new UFC welterweight champion. Longtime champion Georges St. Pierre...