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Ronda Rousey Loses Title Fight in Stunner

UFC champ defeated by Holly Holm in KO

(Newser) - Ronda Rousey was the UFC's unstoppable force until Holly Holm produced one of the sport's biggest upsets. Rousey chased Holm around the ring at UFC 193 on Sunday looking for the right hold and taking head shots—until Holm saw an opening 59 seconds into the second round... More »

Games' Last Male-Only Sport Officially Dies

Women box for 1st time in Olympics yesterday

(Newser) - It's been a banner year for women at the Olympics, with the presence of two female Saudi Arabian athletes getting the lion's share of attention—until yesterday. Sunday marked the death of the Games' last male-only sport: boxing. The day saw a dozen fights, a number of them... More »

Octomom to Box in Celeb Match

Promoter seeking opponent for Nadya Suleman

(Newser) - A fight promoter in Massachusetts is looking for a volunteer willing to deck not only a woman, but a mother of 14. "Octomom" Nadya Suleman will be the featured fighter in a celebrity boxing match in Springfield later this month, reports the Republican . The controversial mom and her opponent... More »

Top Female Boxer Turns to Politics in Argentina

(Newser) - Marcela Acuña isn’t accustomed to losing. The 5-foot-4 Argentine boxer has won a record 32 matches, 16 by knockout, to just five losses, earning her a huge following and the nickname la Tigresa, the Tigress. Now, she’s jumped into a different kind of ring: the political one.... More »

Thanks to Implants, Boxing Career Goes Bust

(Newser) - A British model and recreational boxer has been barred from competition because she has breast implants, ABC News reports. The Amateur Boxing Association of England cited possible health risks, but Sarah Blewden says she should be able to use a breast protector, similar to groin cups for men. “If... More »

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