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Katie Taylor with Santa at the County Club in Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, yesterday where she gave an update on her attempt to unite all four lightweight belts. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There was a time when the best would rock up, because they had to at World Championships and Olympic Games. Then Katie Taylor would knock them down. (...)

Can Michael van Gerwen defend his William Hill World Darts Championship title? Photo: Steven Paston/PA Wire

Friday, December 29th (full sporting TV guide can be found here) Darts: It’s day 13 at the Alexandra Palace where things are starting to heat up at t(...)

Amanda Nunes punches Ronda Rousey in their UFC women’s bantamweight championship at UFC 207  in Las Vegas. Nunes defeated Rousey in 48 seconds and landed 27 strikes on the former queen of MMA. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Ronda Rousey’s head was snapped back enough times in the opening moments of her return to the UFC for the crowd to see what was coming. Defeat and de(...)

Amanda Nunes, left, celebrates her win as Ronda Rousey stands at right, after their bantamweight championship at UFC 207 on Friday in Las Vegas. Photograph: John Locher/AP

Ronda Rousey has said she will “take some time to reflect and think about the future” after her UFC comeback lasted just 48 seconds in a brutal loss t(...)

 Jose Aldo punches Frankie Edgar during the featherweight title bout at the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena   in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

Jose Aldo turned his attention to a rematch with Conor McGregor after claiming the interim featherweight title with an unanimous decision over Franki(...)

Miesha Tate celebrates beating Holly Holm at UFC 196. Photograph: Inpho

Then there were three. When Miesha Tate put Holly Holm to sleep with a fifth-round choke on Saturday night, the 29-year-old former Strikeforce champi(...)

The conqueror of Conor McGregor Nate Diaz remains unpopular despite his underdog victory. Photograph: Getty

The night was over, he had won, but Nate Diaz couldn’t stop fighting. He had done what many fighters wished they could and stifled the voice of Conor (...)

Nate Diaz celebrates after defeating Conor McGregor during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Photograph: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

Conor McGregor’s UFC juggernaut came to a shuddering halt as he was choked out by Nate Diaz at UFC 196 at the MGM grand in Las Vegas on Saturday. “I(...)

Holly Holm weights-in ahead of her Women’s bantamweight fight against and Miesha Tate. Photograph: Raymond Spencer/Inpho

As Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz screamed and swore and carried on about lions eating the carcasses of gazelles at a press conference for UFC 196 this (...)

The media scrum surrounds Ireland’s Conor McGregor after his open workout in Las Vegas ahead of Saturday night’s fight against Nate Diaz. Photograph: Philip O’Connor

Without a title on the line there may be no prospect of a second coronation on Saturday night, but Ireland’s Conor McGregor is still treated like a ki(...)

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