WOODLAND HILLS – Clamoring for the toughest competition he could find in his hopeful journey back into the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Jared “The Jackhammer” Papazian found a worthy foe in Brandon “The No. 1 Contender&...
COMMERCE — Having built a reputation as a stand-up fighter willing to go to war each and every time, Jared “The Jackhammer” Papazian showed he’s putting his best foot forward in developing as an all-around mixed-martial-arts...
BURBANK — With the Super Bowl quickly approaching and the buzz building, the Ultimate Fighting Championship began its own big week of building buzz on Monday, as well.
Throughout the past year, the local community experienced its share of important, interesting and significant sports stories. Some of the stories enlightened us, some informed us and others just entertained us.
If you fell behind on your San Fernando and San Gabriel Valley sports news in the pre-holiday rush, here's your chance to catch up on the biggest developments of the past two weeks.
BURBANK – When Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White speaks, people tend to listen. It’s hard not to, often times. There's rarely a topic he shies away from and he's not afraid of saying something controversial.
As it is with just about any fight inside the confines of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's octagon, Jared Papazian's flyweight bout against Tim Elliott features its share of story lines, subplots and stipulations.
BURBANK — Having grown up playing soccer in his native Brazil before becoming one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the mixed-martial-arts world, Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Jose Aldo might surprise a few...
BURBANK — It seems the only thing Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos does more frequently than knock people out these days is sport an ear-to-ear grin.
Through a long and successful Ultimate Fighting Championship career, Michael “The Count” Bisping has become a polarizing figure in the eyes of fellow mixed-martial-arts fighters, media and, of course, fans.
As he continued to languish on the disabled list since the beginning of the 2012 season while trying to return from right shoulder surgery and a subsequent back ailment, the prognosis seemed to become increasingly dim for San Francisco Giants...
SOUTHWEST GLENDALE — For about 30 minutes, the Pacific Community Center became the center of the hockey universe with a visit from the Stanley Cup on Wednesday morning.
BURBANK — Just five days in front of what many prognosticate will be the biggest Ultimate Fighting Championship event of the year, Chael Sonnen — the No. 1 contender to champion Anderson Silva's UFC middleweight title at Saturday night'...
With the sports of mixed martial arts ever growing and evolving, the Burbank Gracie Barra studio on Saturday afternoon was very much a microcosm of that notion.
Characterized by big fights, brimming potential, lost opportunity, controversial decision losses and highlight-reel finishes, the roller coaster ride that has been Brandon "The Truth" Vera's Ultimate Fighting Championship career has been one that's...
The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.
When sizing up Friday night's 135-pound Ultimate Fighting Championship matchup between Jared Papazian and Dustin Pague, quite a few similarities come to the forefront.
Having been in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and beyond to the tune of 20 mixed-martial-arts bouts in addition to far too many jiu jitsu competitions to number, Alberto Crane still comes off as very much a calm and cool customer, with an easy,...