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LAS VEGAS | With his back against the wall, Stephan Bonnar needed some fireworks on Independence Day eve -- perhaps just to keep his job.
LAS VEGAS | Stephan Bonnar said he has pressure on him every fight. But Saturday, he faced the most crucial task yet in his Ultimate Fighting Championship career.
LAS VEGAS | Munster native Stephan Bonnar was on target for his rematch with Krzysztof Soszynski at the weigh-ins for UFC 116 on Friday.
The pressure is on for Munster native Stephan Bonnar, one of the most popular fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Bonnar has lost three straight, including a controversial technical knockout against Krzyzstof Soszynski in February.
It wouldn't be a stretch to call Chris Lytle the most exciting fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Eddie Wineland's goal is to keep racking up wins in World Extreme Cagefighting to get another crack at the bantamweight title he once held.
Eddie Wineland wants his belt back, and he knows that isn't going to be an easy task.
EAST CHICAGO | Para la mayoría de las personas, el obtener la llave de su ciudad natal sería la culminación del trabajo de toda una vida--el máximo honor.
EAST CHICAGO | For most people, getting the key to their hometown would be the culmination of their life's work -- the ultimate honor.
GARY | Mixed martial arts came to The Steel Yard in Gary for the first time Friday night with Hoosier Fight Club 4.
GARY | There were strikes aplenty at The Steel Yard on Friday night. But they weren't being delivered by the RailCats.
MERRILLVILLE | John Kolosci and Luigi Fioravanti have both seen the view from the top. Now they have to go through each other to expedite a trip back there.
Danielle Vale has seen this before, but slightly differently.
EAST CHICAGO | For most people, getting the key to their hometown would be the culmination of their life's work -- the ultimate honor. For mixed martial arts fighter Miguel Torres, his work has just begun.
LAS VEGAS | The state of Indiana passed mixed martial arts legislation in 2009 that went into effect Jan. 1. Now the state will play host to the world's largest MMA promotion.
East Chicago native Miguel Torres, a former world champion mixed martial arts fighter, soon will add another honor to his resume.
Eddie Wineland will get one of the things he's been hoping for in June.
GARY | Strikes of a different kind will come to The Steel Yard on June 11.
Eddie Wineland will be gunning for his third straight World Extreme Cagefighting victory when he meets Charlie Valencia at WEC 49 on June 20 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The night has finally arrived – the 82nd annual Academy Awards. And for the first time, The Times and nwi.com will live blog during the pre-show and awards broadcast. So keep it here throughout the night for the Red Carpet insight and, of course, the awards show insight.
While several of the major categories are considered to be locks this year, there are still a handful of tight races. And the omnipresent chance of upsets should still make this year's awards telecast exciting to watch.
An inside look at who will win on Sunday night at the 82nd Academy Awards but, more importantly, who SHOULD win.
A journey through the Oscars leading up to Sunday's broadcast of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.
Munster native Stephan Bonnar plans to contest the result of his Saturday loss at UFC 110 in Sydney, he told The Times on Tuesday.
With the Oscars just two days away, you still have a little time to play catch-up with the nominees! Here is a guide to where and how and when you can check out all the major-category nominees (we've taken out the smaller documentary and short films) for the 82nd Academy Awards.
Tuesday morning, a little past 7:30 a.m. local time, we'll get to see the unveiling of this year's Oscar nominees. Tom Sherak, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and Oscar-nominated actress Anne Hathaway will present this year's hopefuls.
It took Eddie Wineland three and a half years to taste victory again in the WEC, but once he did last October, he knew he wanted to stay there.
All fighters made weight Saturday for Sunday's WEC 46 event in Sacramento, Calif.
Two former UFC lightweight contenders looking to work their way back toward title shots will likely square off in March, The Times has learned.
N.Y. Jets (9-7) at Cincinnati (10-6)
Mackens Semerzier is tired of talking about his improbable upset of Wagnney Fabiano in October. But let's be real -- he's not that tired of it.
Munster native Stephan Bonnar will return to action in February, and he'll do it Down Under. The Ultimate Fighting Championship officially announced on Friday a rumored bout between Bonnar and Krzysztof Soszynski for UFC 110 in Sydney, Australia.
When Eddie Wineland found out he was getting a new opponent for his fight this Sunday, he took to his Twitter account.
HAMMOND, IND. | We're live at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind., on the shores of Lake Michigan for Hoosier Fight Club's second show, HFC 2: It's On.
Hoosier Fight Club takes its second crack at running a mixed martial arts promotion tonight with an 11-fight card.
Miguel Torres tasted defeat for the first time in nearly six years when he was knocked out by Brian Bowles at WEC 42 in August. He almost immediately began preparing for the road back to the bantamweight title.
Just 18 days before his scheduled fight at WEC 46 in Sacramento, Eddie Wineland has found himself scrambling to adjust to a new opponent.
Rashad Evans was on top of the world.
The injury bug continues to bite the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
East Chicago native and Hammond-based bantamweight Miguel Torres will start the climb back toward a title shot on March 6.
LAS VEGAS | Anthony Njokuani is a long way from Africa. He's a long way from his breakdancing days, too.
The air horn sounded and Takeya Mizugaki made his way back to his corner – battered, bruised, tired and, ultimately, not victorious.
MEMPHIS | If UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar requires major surgery following his recent illness, the promotion will create an interim belt, president Dana White said Saturday following UFC 107 in Memphis.
MEMPHIS | Diego Sanchez believed Saturday night was his time to become the UFC lightweight champion. But once again, BJ Penn proved he belongs among the elite fighters in mixed martial arts history.
MEMPHIS | DaMarques Johnson stood and traded big shots with Edgar Garcia in the center of the Octagon at UFC 107 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis on Saturday night.
MEMPHIS | Fighters hit the scale Friday for Saturday's UFC 107 event at the FedEx Forum in downtown Memphis. And the weigh-ins wound up being one of the odder ones of all time.
MEMPHIS | Diego Sanchez figures it's been a long and arduous road to the top, and it just might be his time.
Season 10 of the UFC reality show "The Ultimate Fighter" was billed as the coming of Kimbo Slice.
Season 10 of the UFC reality show "The Ultimate Fighter" was billed as the coming of Kimbo Slice. But the Kimbo sizzle fizzled early in the season, and MMA fans had a new love-or-hate character to tune in for each week.
Mixed martial arts crossed another name off its list on Monday.
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