LAS VEGAS — Teofimo Lopez dominated early and finished strong Saturday night to win a unanimous 12-round decision over Vasiiliy Lomachenko to unify the lightweight titles.

Lopez took advantage of a slow start by Lomachenko to build up an early lead, then finished the fight with a big 12th round that left Lomachenko bloodied and beaten on the scorecards. The 23-year-old from Brooklyn became the unified lightweight champion and managed to do what few in boxing thought he could do — outbox perhaps the best technician in boxing.

Lopez (16-0) added the three titles held by Lomachenko (15-2) to the

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Canadian flyweight Gillian (The Savage) Robertson used her superior grappling skills to dominate Brazil’s Poliano Botelho en route to a unanimous decision win Saturday night on a UFC Fight Night card.

Robertson, a native of Niagara Falls, Ont., who fights out of Coconut Creek, Fla., took Botelho down three times, punishing her with 73 ground strikes while spending nine minutes 34 seconds controlling the fight on the ground.

The judges scored it 29-28, 29-27, 29-27 for Robertson (9-4-0).

“The plan was also to finish her, so I’m not happy,” said Robertson, who called out

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The Korean Zombie, Chan Sung Jung, looks to claim a third straight opening-round victory when he battles fellow featherweight Brian Ortega on Saturday at UFC Fight Island 6 as a -200 betting favourite on the UFC odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Jung recorded an impressive first-round TKO win over Frankie Edgar in his last outing at UFC Fight Night 165 to improve his professional MMA record to 16-5 going into Saturday night’s matchup at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

The 33-year-old has turned in impressive results since returning to the octagon in 2017 after a four-year layoff. Jung has

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LAS VEGAS — Tyson Fury is turning his attention to an all-British heavyweight unification bout with Anthony Joshua early next year after ending plans for a third fight with Deontay Wilder.

Fury claimed the WBC belt from Wilder with a seventh-round stoppage in their rematch in Las Vegas in February and the British boxer’s U.S. promoter, Bob Arum, was looking to stage a third fight between them in front of 15,000 spectators at the home of NFL team Las Vegas Raiders on Dec. 19.

However, U.S. government restrictions on fans attending sports events and TV scheduling clashes with college football

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LAS VEGAS — Tyson Fury is turning his attention to an all-British heavyweight unification bout with Anthony Joshua early next year after ending plans for a third fight with Deontay Wilder.

Fury claimed the WBC belt from Wilder with a seventh-round stoppage in their rematch in Las Vegas in February and the British boxer’s U.S. promoter, Bob Arum, was looking to stage a third fight between them in front of 15,000 spectators at the home of NFL team Las Vegas Raiders on Dec. 19.

However, U.S. government restrictions on fans attending sports events and TV scheduling clashes with college football

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — England’s Tom Breese spoiled Canadian K.B. (The Bengal) Bhullar’s UFC debut Saturday, handing the Edmonton middleweight his first pro loss on a televised Fight Night card.

Bhullar (8-1-0) had finished six of his previous fights in the first round. This time, he was the one that exited early.

Bhullar, who walked out to Bob Seger’s “Night Moves,” absorbed a couple of big lefts to the head early in the first round. And he went down after taking a powerful right jab to the face one minute 40 seconds into the round.

A half-dozen hammer-fists

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Marlon Moraes will try to strengthen his position as the top contender in the UFC bantamweight division when he takes on Cory Sandhagen on Saturday at UFC Fight Island 5 as a solid +115 underdog on the UFC odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Moraes is coming off a three-round split decision win over former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 245, and will be aiming to earn another shot at the UFC bantamweight crown with a victory in Saturday night’s bout at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

Moraes came up short in his first bid for the

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence is set for another title defence in his home state of Texas in what would be his first fight since avoiding serious injury in a high-speed car crash in Dallas last year.

Spence and Danny Garcia are scheduled to fight Dec. 5 at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, where Spence defended his IBF title by beating Mikey Garcia in early 2019. The Cowboys say they are planning to have fans for the event.

In September 2019, Spence added the WBC welterweight title to his IBF strap with a thrilling split-decision victory

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