EL LEGENDARIO EX CONTENDIENTE PESO COMPLETO GERRY ‘GENTLEMAN’ COONEY SERÁ EL INVITADO VIP

Oct 1, 2017 0

EL LEGENDARIO EX CONTENDIENTE PESO COMPLETO GERRY ‘GENTLEMAN’ COONEY SERÁ EL INVITADO VIP DE LA EDICIÓN DEL 13 DE OCTUBRE DE

GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN DESDE
EL FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO
DESTACADOS PROSPECTOS DEL ESTABLO DE GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PARTICIPARÁN EN EL EMOCIONANTE RESPALDO DE MALDONADO JR. 
VS. ISMAEL BARROSO POR EL CINTO VACANTE SUPERLIGERO FEDELATIN DE LA AMB
¡Boletos están a la venta!
          INDIO, California 28 de septiembre de 2017.- Gerry “Gentleman” Cooney, el legendario ex contendiente peso completo conocido por su impresionante carrera como boxeador profesional, será el invitado VIP de la función estelarizada por el duelo entre
Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado (24-3-1, 19 nocáuts) e Ismael Barroso (28-3, 24 nocáuts) por el cetro vacante superligero Fedelatin de la AMB en la edición del 13 de octubre de Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN desde el Fantasy Springs Resort Casino en Indio, California.
          La transmisión en vivo de ESPN Deportes iniciará a las 10:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. PT. ESPN 3 transmitirá la función entera comenzando a las 8:30 p.m. ET/ 5:30 p.m. PT. Las puertas del Fantasy Springs Special Events Center se abren a las 5:00 p.m. PT.
           Cooney, quien actualmente es el presentador del programa semanal “Friday Night at the Fights” por el radio satelital Sirius XM, fue conocido por su devastador gancho de izquierda, y también por haberse enfrentado a los mejores pesos completo de su época como Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes, Micheal “Jinx” Spinks y “Big” George Foreman. Cooney estará presente para los combates y estará disponible para conocer a aficionados, firmar autógrafos, y para tomar fotos en el Fantasy Springs Special Events Center antes del inicio de Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN. El evento especial de saludar y conocer con Gerry Cooney estará abierto al público con la compra de un boleto para el evento del 13 de octubre.
           Los boletos para el evento están a la venta, comenzando desde $25 dólares y se pueden obtener en la taquilla de Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Para comprarlos por teléfono llamar a 1800-827-2946. Los boletos también están disponibles para su compra en www.FantasySprings.com
           Pablo César “El Demoledor” Cano (30-6-1, 21 nocáuts) de Tlalnepantla, Estado de México y ex monarca interino superligero AMB, participará en el duelo co estelar a 10 asaltos en peso superligero contra el tozudo peleador Marcelino “Nino” López (32-2-1, 17 nocáuts) de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cano regresará después de una derrota por decisión dividida ante el propio Maldonado Jr. en una pelea a 10 asaltos en junio de 2016 en el centro de entrenamiento de los Dallas Cowboys.  En el combate comodín a cuatro o seis asaltos, el explosivo zurdito superwelter, Marvin Cabrera (5-0, 4 nocáuts), chocará ante un oponente que se definirá en breve.   
           El candente respaldo también presentará a varios talentos promisorios del establo de Golden Boy Promotions, boxeadores entrenados exclusivamente por el afamado mentor Joel Diaz, quien ha preparado a grandes púgiles como el ex doble monarca mundial divisional Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley y el actualcampeón unificado supergallo de la NABO y NABF Diego de la Hoya. Rubén Rodríguez (1-0, 1 nocaut) de Indio, California tendrá acción a cuatro giros en peso superligero. Óscar Duarte (11-0-1, 7 nocáuts) de Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, combatirá en una batalla a ocho asaltos en peso ligero. Javier Martínez (2-0, nocáuts) de Dallas, Texas participará en un pleito a seis asaltos en peso superpluma. Los oponentes para este emocionante respaldo se anunciarán en breve. 
 
            Maldonado Jr. vs. Barroso es un pleito a diez asaltos por el cetro vacante superligero Fedelatin de la AMB promovido por Golden Boy Promotions, y patrocinado por “Tecate, THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” y Hennessy “Never Stop, Never Settle.” Las puertas se abren a las 5:00 p.m. PT. La transmisión en vivo de ESPN Deportes desde el Fantasy Springs Resort Casino iniciará a las 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.  La transmisión de ESPN3 iniciará aproximadamente a las 8:30 p.m. ET/ 5:30 p.m. PT.
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Douglas Lima Set for Bellator Welterweight Title Defense Against Rory MacDonald at the Forum on 1/20

Oct 1, 2017 0
CHAMP DOUGLAS LIMA SET FOR BELLATOR WELTERWEIGHT TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST RORY MACDONALD AT THE FORUM IN LOS ANGELES ON JAN. 20
TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY
LOS ANGELES – One year removed from its previous event at the world-famous Forum, Bellator returns to Los Angeles to kick off its 2018 schedule with a championship bout on Saturday, January 20.
The main event features two of the best 170-pounders in the sport, as champ Douglas Lima (29-6) defends his Bellator welterweight world title against Rory MacDonald (19-4) in a thrilling five-round matchup.
A special Bellator Nation presale takes place Wednesday, Sept. 27 and Thursday, Sept. 28, while tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. PT and can be purchased at the Forum box office, as well as Ticketmaster.com. The event will be broadcast live and free on Paramount Network (formerly named Spike TV) at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and the Bellator Mobile App. Additional bouts will be announced in the coming weeks.
Fighting out of Atlanta, Ga., Douglas “The Phenom” Lima has been ruling the roost at 170-pounds in Bellator for the better part of three years. With wins against the likes of Lorenz Larkin, Andrey Koreshkov, Paul Daley and Ben Saunders, the 29-year-old has quietly placed himself among division’s elite. A winner of 17 of his last 19 contests, the American Top Team product remains set on showing the world how dominant he is.
Over the last several years, “The Red King” Rory MacDonald has become the most popular Canadian mixed martial artist due to his classic stand-up wars and wins over some of MMA’s best in Nate Diaz, Tyron Woodley, B.J. Penn and Demian Maia. A training partner of Georges St-Pierre at the world-renowned TriStar Gym in Montreal, the 28-year-old joined Bellator’s welterweight fray in 2016 and immediately made an impact by submitting Paul Daley at Bellator 179 in the second round.
Updated Bellator Card:
Welterweight World Title Main Event: Douglas Lima (29-6) vs. Rory MacDonald (19-4)
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CIFRAS DE PAGO POR EVENTO DE CANELO-GOLOVKIN

Sep 28, 2017 0
DECLARACIÓN DE GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS Y GGG PROMOTIONS SOBRE CIFRAS DE PAGO POR EVENTO DE CANELO-GOLOVKIN
         LOS ÁNGELES, California 28 de septiembre de 2017-. Mientras que todos en Golden Boy Promotions y GGG Promotions aprecian el reconocimiento de la prensa que el mega evento entre Canelo Álvarez y Gennady Golovkin fue un enorme éxito, la cifra de 1.3 millones de compras en HBO Pay Per View que están citando algunos medios es simplemente inexacta. 
          No sólo los operadores de satélites y las compañías de cable aún están en el proceso de recopilar datos, ese número no incluye las ventas en línea de PPV a través de RingTV.comSony Play Station y SlingTV, que superó con creces cualquier combate anterior de Canelo o Golovkin. La conclusión es que esperamos que los números finales superen la cifra de 1.3 millones, y tomaremos la decisión de informar esos números cuando confirmemos que son precisos.
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UFC® 216: Ferguson vs Lee

Sep 26, 2017 0

UFC® 216: Ferguson vs Lee
MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL

Thursday, September 28, 2017 – 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET

Las Vegas – When the Octagon® returns home to Las Vegas on Saturday, October 7 two world titles will be on the line. In the main event, No. 3 Tony Ferguson and No. 7 Kevin Lee will collide for the interim lightweight championship and the right to unify the title with champion Conor McGregor. Ferguson holds the record for most consecutive wins in UFC lightweight competition, while Lee, who is just 25-years-old, hopes his 10th win in UFC action becomes his first world title. In the co-main event flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson looks to make history when he goes for his 11th consecutive successful title defense against submission ace, No. 3 Ray Borg.

In advance of the two world title bouts, UFC will host a media conference call with all four athletes competing in the championship fights on Thursday, September 28th at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31


WHO:
TONY FERGUSON,
No. 2 UFC lightweight contender
KEVIN LEE, No. 7 UFC lightweight contender
DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON, UFC flyweight champion
RAY BORG, No. 3 UFC flyweight contender

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JORGE ‘EL NIÑO DE ORO’ LINARES DEFIENDE DE MANERA EXITOSA

Sep 26, 2017 0
JORGE ‘EL NIÑO DE ORO’ LINARES DEFIENDE DE MANERA EXITOSA LOS TÍTULOS MUNDIAL LIGERO AMB, DIAMANTE CMB Y RING MAGAZINE TRAS DERROTAR POR DECISIÓN DIVIDIDA A ‘COOL HAND’ LUKE CAMPBELL EN EL ‘FABULOSO’ FORUM DE LOS ÁNGELES, CALIFORNIA
LOS MEJORES PROSPECTOS Y CONTENDIENTES DE CALIFORNIA REALIZAN EMOCIONANTE COMBATES EN RESPALDO NO TELEVISADO
(Jorge Linares retuvo los cintos mundial ligero AMB, Diamante CMB y Ring Magazine tras derrotar por decisión dividida a Luke Campbell el 23 de septiembre por HBO World Championship Boxing.) 
Crédito: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions
 
          LOS ÁNGELES, California 23 de septiembre de 2017.- Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (43-3, 27 nocáuts) defendió de manera exitosa los cintos mundial ligero AMB, Diamante CMB y Ring Magazine tras derrotar por impresionante decisión dividida al zurdo púgil inglés “Cool Hand” Luke Campbell (17-2, 14 nocáuts) en el choque estelar de HBO World Championship Boxing desde el “Fabuloso” Forum de Los Ángeles, California. Linares derribó a Campbell con un fuerte mano derecha en el segundo asalto e intercambió explosivamente en cada asalto para ganar con  puntuaciones de 115-112 y 114-113, mientras que un juez vio a Campbell ganar con una puntuación de 115-113.
 
         “Combatí muy bien”, afirmó Jorge Linares. “Estoy contento con la pelea. En el quinto episodio, tuvimos algunos problemas pero salimos bien. Confía en mí, tengo una gran conexión con mi equipo y con mi entrenador. Así que seguimos trabajando duro porque sabía que tenía que soltar más golpes en los últimos episodios. Queremos a Mikey García, finalizó.
 
         “Nadie puede dudar de mi trabajo duro”, aseguró Luke Campbell. “Es cierto que comencé mal porque [Linares] me conectó en el ojo. Fue un buen golpe que me puso en la lona. Pero tenía que seguir peleando. Tenía que concentrarme. No pienso que me conectó golpes en los últimos episodios”, subrayó.
 
       Romero Duno (15-1, 13 nocáuts), el filipino artista de nocaut de peso ligero, obtuvo una victoria por decisión unánime ante el mexicano Juan Sánchez (29-14, 14 nocáuts) en el choque co estelar a ocho episodios. Duno castigó a Sánchez en cada uno de los asaltos con fuertes ganchos al cuerpo y mandíbula, lo que facilitó la victoria con tres puntuaciones de 78-74.
        “Estoy satisfecho con mi rendimiento”, anotó Romero Duno. “Sánchez fue un competidor fuerte. Él pelea limpia, y lo respeto. He aprendido mucho de este combate, y me llevaré las lecciones que aprendí en mi siguiente pelea”, enfatizó.
          Azat “Crazy A” Hovhannisyan (13-2, 10 nocáuts), el tozudo armenio con un emocionante estilo de boxear, ganó el vacante título supergallo Continental de las Américas del CMB tras derrotar por decisión unánime a Sergio Frías (19-7-2, 10 nocáuts) de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México en un choque a 10 asaltos. Aunque Hovhannisyan fue cortado arriba del ojo izquierdo a mediados del combate, el residente de Los Ángeles, California ganó con dos puntuaciones de 100-90 y una puntuación de 98-92. 
     “Estamos muy contentos por haber capturado este título”, manifestó Azat Hovhannisyan. “Esta victoria es el resultado de muchos años de trabajo, y básicamente combatí con solamente una mano, pues había fracturado el mano derecho anteriormente. Mi mano se empezó a inflamar durante el combate. Frías fue un oponente muy fuerte, pero hicimos el trabajo para obtener la victoria”, concluyó.
        Abraham “Chamaco” López (23-1-1, 16 nocáuts) de La Puente, California derrotó por impresionante nocaut técnico al final del cuarto episodio a Isao Carranza (15-10-1, 9 nocáuts) de Ciudad de México, México en un combate a ocho giros en peso superpluma.
          “El combate se realizó bien”, dijo Abraham López. “Quería noquearlo más pronto, pero él [Carranzo] es un verdadero guerrero. Fue una buena pelea. Este combate es algo que yo quería hacer, algo que yo estaba esperando. ¿Qué sigue? Lo que la compañía decide. Estaré trabajando en todo. Ganando or perdiendo, siempre aprendes algo”, subrayó.
           En el primer combate de la velada boxística, Rafael “El Alikin” Gramajo (9-1-1, 2 nocáuts), el aguerrido prospecto de Los Ángeles, California, ganó por decisión unánime a Pedo Melo (15-10-1, 9 nocáuts) de Tijuana, Baja California, México en un combate a seis asaltos en peso supergallo.
          “Me siento bien. Sentí que empezamos bien. Me siento orgulloso de mí mismo. No había peleado en un año, y realizamos la pelea que queríamos. En el boxeo, siempre hay un golpe que te puede agarrar y lastimar, pero gracias a dios no nos lastimo. Seguimos boxeando y era una buena pelea”, finalizó.
            Linares vs. Campbell fue un combate a 12 asaltos por los cintos mundial ligero AMB, Diamante CMB y Ring Magazine que se llevó a cabo el sábado 23 de septiembre desde el ‘Fabuloso’ Forum de Inglewood, California, y fue presentado por Golden Boy Promotions y Matchroom Boxing en asociación con Teiken Promotions. El evento fue patrocinado por Tecate, BORN BOLD, Casa México Tequila, Thor: Ragnarok y Fred Loya Insurance, y fue televisado en vivo por HBO World Championship Boxing comenzando a las 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. 
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UFC®217: BISPING vs ST-PIERRE PRESS CONFERENCE

Sep 22, 2017 0

UFC®217: BISPING vs ST-PIERRE
PRESS CONFERENCE
Friday, Oct. 6 – Las Vegas

Las Vegas – Three world titles will be at stake and a legend returns when the Octagon® lands in New York City for UFC 217®: BISPING vs ST-PIERRE on Saturday, Nov. 4. Middleweight champion Michael Bisping looks to defend his crown for the second time against one of the greatest mixed martial artists in history, Georges St-Pierre who makes his comeback after four years away from the sport in the main event. In the co-main event, former training partners turned bitter rivals will settle the score when bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt clashes with No. 2 TJ Dillashaw and strawweight powerhouse Joanna Jedrzejczyk chases Ronda Rousey’s record for most successful title defenses in the women’s divisions when she meets No. 3 Rose Namajunas .

In advance of this epic event, the stars of the three championship bouts will participate in a press conference in Las Vegas prior to the ceremonial weigh-ins forUFC® 216: FERGUSON vs LEE on Friday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. PT at T-Mobile Arena.

WHO:
Michael Bisping
– UFC middleweight champion
Georges St-Pierre – UFC middleweight title challenger
Cody Garbrandt – UFC bantamweight champion
TJ Dillashaw – No. 2 UFC bantamweight
Joanna Jedrzejczyk – UFC strawweight champion
Rose Namajunas – No. 3 UFC strawweight
WHAT: UFC® 217: BISPING vs ST-PIERRE PRESS CONFERENCE

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. PT

WHERE: T-MOBILE ARENA

***THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL MEDIA CREDENTIALED FOR UFC 216***

About UFC®
UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader, WME | IMG, together with strategic partners Silver Lake Partners and KKR, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 163 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 35 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

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NO. 8 LIGHTWEIGHT DUSTIN POIRIER TO FACE FORMER CHAMPION ANTHONY PETTIS IN UFC NORFOLK MAIN EVENT SATURDAY, NOV. 11

Sep 22, 2017 0

 

NO. 8 LIGHTWEIGHT DUSTIN POIRIER TO FACE FORMER CHAMPION ANTHONY PETTIS IN UFC NORFOLK
MAIN EVENT SATURDAY, NOV. 11
MATT BROWN vs. DIEGO SANCHEZ
(#11) ANDREI ARLOVSKI vs. (#12) JUNIOR ALBINI

TICKETS FOR UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: POIRIER vs. PETTIS

ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPT. 22

Las Vegas – UFC® touches down in Norfolk, VA. for the first time, Saturday, Nov. 11, headlined by two of the lightweight division’s most fearless and entertaining athletes. No. 8 Dustin Poirier squares off in the main event against former champion No. 13 Anthony Pettis with both fighters hoping a win will land them in title contention. UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: POIRIER vs PETTIS airs live on FS1 at Ted Constant Convocation Center on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Poirier (21-5, 1 NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) looks for his sixth win in his eighth bout since moving up to the highly competitive lightweight division. Poirier has 16 finishes in 21 career victories and has faced a who’s who of MMA fighters including Conor McGregor, Eddie Alvarez and Max Holloway. Pettis (20-6; fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) will push Poirier’s skills to the limit with his savvy striking techniques. Pettis, who has also recorded 10 wins by knockout and six by submission, hopes to earn his third victory in his last four fights.

Another don’t blink matchup features popular veterans Matt Brown (22-16, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) and Diego Sanchez (29-10, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) in a welterweight bout that is sure to please the crowd. The intense Brown has registered 13 career knockouts, seven submissions and has earned five post-fight performance bonuses. Sanchez is also an aggressive fighter who makes his return to the 170-pound division for the first time since a February 2012 matchup with Jake Ellenberger.

Additional bouts:

  • A heavyweight bout between veteran former champion, No. 12 Andrei Arlovski (25-15, 1 NC, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) and up and coming, No. 13 Junior Albini (14-2, fighting out of Paranagua, Parana, Brazil)
  • Crowd-pleasing veterans Clay Guida (33-14, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) and Joe Lauzon (27-14, fighting out of Bridgewater, Mass.) collide in a lightweight duel
  • Veteran middleweight Nate Marquardt (38-18-2, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) clashes with heavy-handed Cezar Ferreira (12-6, fighting out of Miami, Fla.)
  • Rising contenders Angela Hill (7-3, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.) and Nina Ansaroff (7-5, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) meet in a battle of strawweights hoping to crack the top-15 rankings
  • Jake Collier (10-4, fighting out of Cuba, Mo.) and Marcel Fortuna (9-2, fighting out of Tubaro, Santa Catarina, Brazil) meet in a light heavyweight showdown
  • Popular welterweight Court McGee (19-6, fighting out of Orem, Utah) takes on the always game Sean Strickland (18-2, fighting out of Corona, Calif.)
  • Middleweight Darren Stewart (7-1, 1NC, fighting out of London, England) faces undefeated Karl Roberson (5-0, fighting out of Neptune, N.J.)
  • The Ultimate Fighter® season 23 champion Tatiana Suarez (5-0, fighting out of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) meets Viviane Pereira (13-0, fighting out of Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil) in a battle of undefeated strawweights

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

Visit the UFC® Press Portal for information and content to support your UFC coverage.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: POIRIER vs PETTIS will air live Saturday, Nov. 11 on FS1 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, with prelims kicking off on FS1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and on UFC FIGHT PASS ® at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: POIRIER vs PETTIS go on sale Friday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. ET and are priced at $125, $85, $65 and $50 (prices do not include applicable service charges or fees). Tickets are available at YnotTix.com, by calling 877-YNOT-TIX, or by visiting the Constant Center Box Office. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. ET via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, Sept. 21 starting at 10 a.m. ET. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

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UFC ANNOUNCES NATIONAL CHARITABLE PARTNERSHIP WITH MIRACLE FLIGHTS

Sep 22, 2017 0

UFC® ANNOUNCES NATIONAL CHARITABLE PARTNERSHIP WITH MIRACLE FLIGHTS

 

Las Vegas – UFC®, the world’s leading mixed martial arts organization, today announced a new national charitable partnership with Miracle Flights, the nation’s leading nonprofit health and welfare flight organization. Established in 1985, Miracle Flights provides free commercial air transportation to critically ill children in need of medical care far from home.

 

“UFC athletes are some of the toughest in the world, but what happens inside the Octagon pales in comparison to the obstacles these children face on a daily basis,” UFC Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ike Lawrence Epstein said. “We are proud to partner with Miracle Flights and support its mission to help children receive the life-changing medical care they need.”

 

This partnership is supported through UFC’s ‘We Are All Fighters’ initiative, which celebrates the fighter in all of us and is a symbol of how everyone fights every day to overcome challenges large and small.

 

Now in its 32nd year, Miracle Flights has provided more than 110,000 free medical flights to help children with rare and life-threatening conditions gain access to specialized, out-of-state medical care.

 

UFC’s support of Miracle Flights includes a joint PSA featuring UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin and 11-year old Levi Krystosek. Levi, a native of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, suffers from Jansen’s Metaphyseal Chondrodysplasia, an exceptionally rare form of dwarfism with only 24 known cases worldwide. Since initially contacting Miracle Flights, Levi has been flown to see medical specialists in both Chicago, Illinois, and Wilmington, Delaware, 16 times, which included the nonprofit’s historic 100,000th flight in 2016.

 

“Like many of the children we fly, Levi faces incredible odds but never gives up. With his endless courage and determination, Levi is a true fighter,” said Mark E. Brown, CEO of Miracle Flights. “To have UFC lend its support to help Levi and all of ‘our kids’ who are fighting for their lives is a tremendous honor.”

 

Please click the following links to view the short-form feature and public service announcement for this partnership. For more information, please visit www.miracleflights.org.

 

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CANELO ALVAREZ AND GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN BATTLE TO DRAW IN BACK-AND-FORTH WAR BEFORE SOLD-OUT

Sep 18, 2017 0
CANELO ALVAREZ AND GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN BATTLE TO DRAW IN BACK-AND-FORTH WAR BEFORE SOLD-OUT CROWD AT 
T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
 
PRESENTED LIVE BY HBO PAY-PER-VIEW
(ABOVE: Canelo Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin fought to an exciting draw on Sept. 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and presented live on HBO Pay-Per-View)
 
 
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions
LAS VEGAS (Sept. 16, 2017) Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) retained their respective titles in a back-in-forth war that was ruled a draw on Mexican Independence Day in front of a sold-out crowd of  22,358 raucous fans at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas presented live by HBO Pay-Per-View and before 17,931 Closed Circuit attendees.
The action-packed fight featured everything a boxing fan would hope for in a battle that not only featured the two best middleweights in the world, but the two of the best pound-for-pound fighters. Canelo took an early lead, outboxing Golovkin from the outside with lateral movement, a quick jab and hard counterpunches to the body. As the rounds progressed, Golovkin returned fire, tapping through the middle of Canelo’s guard before ripping left and right hands around it. The action reached its peak in the championship rounds, where both men went back and forth, exchanging bomb after bomb in an explosive attempt to avoid scorecards. Adalaide Byrd scored the fight 118-110 for Canelo. Dave Moretti scored the fight 115-113 for Golovkin, and Don Trella scored the fight a 114-114 draw.
Celebrities in attendance for this sold-out event included LL Cool J, George Lopez, Randy Orton, Chris Brown, Mario Lopez, Micheal Strahan, Jamie Foxx, Dave Chapelle, Chris Walhberg, Victor Espinoza, and former world champions Oscar De La Hoya, Bernard Hopkins and Miguel Cotto.
“I thought I won the fight,” said Canelo Alvarez. “I think I was superior inside the ring. I won at least seven or eight rounds. I was able to counterpunch, and even make Gennady wobble a couple times. It’s up to the people if we fight again. I feel frustrated over this draw.” When asked if he felt Golovkin’s power, Canelo said, “No, truthfully, not really. There wasn’t any power that surprised me. In the first rounds, I came out to see what he had. Then I was building from there. Yes, of course I want the rematch. Obviously, if the people want it, then yes.”
“It’s a big drama show,” said Gennady Golovkin. “I want to thank all my fans. I want to thank all my Kazakhstan fans for supporting me, for coming out. Of course I want a rematch. This was a real fight. Look, I still have all the belts. I’m still the champion.”
Joseph ‘JoJo’ Diaz, Jr. (25-0, 13 KOs) scored a dominant 12-round unanimous decision victory against Rafael “Big Bang” Rivera (25-1-2, 16 KOs) to earn a shot at the WBC Featherweight title. Diaz, a native of South El Monte, California, boxed comfortably from his southpaw stance throughout the fight, pawing with his right hand before unleashing powerful right hooks and straight left hands on Rivera, a native of Tijuana, Mexico. Diaz won with two scores of 119-109 and one score of 120-108.
“I feel like I had a good performance overall,” said Joseph Diaz. “I was able to put pressure and dictate the pace of the fight, and be able to enter into a lot of exchanges. Rivera is strong, has good body shots, and had good speed. I think we gave them a good show tonight.”
 
“I feel that trying to make weight in time for the fight really drained me,” said Rafael Rivera. “I wasn’t able to perform at my tiptop best. Other than that, I believe we did good despite the circumstances.”
Diego De La Hoya (20-0, 9 KOs) outclassed Randy “El Matador” Caballero (24-1, 14 KOs) over 10 rounds to win the NABF and NABO Super Bantamweight titles by unanimous decision. De La Hoya, of Mexicali, Mexico, started off explosively by landing a fusillade of punches that caused Caballero’s left eye to swell by the third round. Caballero, who fights out of  Coachella, California, was the aggressor for much of the fight, but De La Hoya’s speed and size advantage nullified Caballero’s offense. De La Hoya won with scores of 90-100, 92-98, and 92-98.
Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin (20-0, 11 KOs) opened the HBO Pay-Per-View telecast with a 10-round split decision victory against Francisco Rojo (19-3, 12 KOs) to unify his WBC Continental Americas and the vacant WBA Intercontinental Lightweight titles. Martin, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, used his footwork and high-guard defense to box from the outside, while Rojo cut off the ring to land hooks to the body and head of the Mexico, City, Mexico native. As the rounds progressed, Martin and Rojo exchanged more and more explosively, though Martin was deducted a point in the ninth round for excessive low-blows. By the end of the fight, Rojo was coming on stronger, though it was not enough to win on all the judge scorecards. Martin won with scores of 95-94 and 96-93, while one judge scored it 98-91 for Rojo.
“I didn’t feel 100% tonight, even though I got the split decision,” said Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin. “I know I fought a good fight despite the adversity in the ring. I know the judge that scored in favor of Rojo recognized good boxing in him. I’m glad I have this new belt and it’s on to the next.”
Serhii Bohachuk (5-0, 5 KOs), the rising Ukrainian super welterweight prospect trained by Abel Sanchez, defeated Joan Valenzuela (5-9-1, 5 KOs) via second-round technical knockout in a fight scheduled for four rounds. Bohachuk overwhelmed Valenzuela with hard shots to the body and head before stopping him at 1:58 of the second round.
“He was a good opponent, I’m happy I won,” said Serhii Bohachuk. It was a tough fight, but I kept working at it and came out on top.”
Super lightweight prospect Vergil Ortiz, Jr. (7-0, 7 KOs) of Dallas, Texas scored an impressive second-round technical knockout victory against Cesar Valenzuela (7-2, 2 KOs) in a scheduled six-round fight. Ortiz unleashed a vicious body attack on the body of Valenzuela, forcing the Mexican-born resident of Phoenix, Arizona to drop to his knees twice before the referee called the fight at 1:22 of the second round.
“I just do what my coaches tell me to do,” said Vergil Ortiz Jr. “They knew how this fight was going to end, and kept reminding me to go towards the body. I’m super happy to get the win, and this is just another fight on the way.”
In the first bout of the evening, Marlen Esparza (3-0), the 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist of Houston, Texas, scored a six-round unanimous decision victory against Aracely Palacios (8-8, 1 KO) in the flyweight division. Esparza showed the influence of her world-renowned trainer, Virgil Hunter, as she intelligently used her left hand to jab and gauge distance before landing combinations from the outside on Palacios, a native of Durango, Mexico. Esparza cruised to her win with three scores of 60-54.
Canelo vs. Golovkin was a 12-round fight for the middleweight championship of the world presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions and sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD; Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle; O’Reilly Auto Parts. Better Parts, Better Prices…everyday!; Fred Loya Insurance; Interjet; Thor: Ragnarok; Fathom Events; Tsesnabank; and Capital Holdings. Diaz, Jr. vs. Rivera was a 12-round WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Caballero vs. De La Hoya was a 10-round fight for the NABF and vacant NABO Super Bantamweight Championship presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Martin vs. Rojo was a 10-round lightweight fight for the WBC Continental Americas and vacant WBA Intercontinental Championships presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with Cancun Boxing. The event took place Saturday, Sept. 16 at T-Mobile Arena and was produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.
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THREE WORLD TITLE FIGHTS AND THE RETURN OF A LEGEND SLATED FOR MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

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THREE WORLD TITLE FIGHTS AND THE RETURN OF A LEGEND SLATED FOR MADISON SQUARE GARDEN WHEN BISPING CLASHES WITH ST-PIERRE, GARBRANDT SETTLES THE SCORE WITH DILLASHAW AND

JEDRZEJCZYK CHASES HISTORY AGAINST NAMAJUNAS

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Las Vegas – The historic Madison Square Garden will once again play host to a mammoth event when the Octagon® touches down in New York City on Saturday, Nov. 4 for UFC® 217: BISPING vs ST-PIERRE. The main event features middleweight champion Michael Bisping defending his world title against future Hall of Famer Georges St-Pierre, and in the co-main event, the bad blood will finally come to a halt when bantamweight kingpin Cody Garbrandt puts his title on the line against rival TJ Dillashaw. Plus, Joanna Jedrzejczyk hopes to make history when she looks to defend her strawweight title for the sixth time against Rose Namajunas. The event airs live on Pay-Per-View.

 

Bisping (31-7, fighting out of Manchester, England) is one of the most polarizing figures in UFC® history. His 20 Octagon wins are the most in UFC history, and coupled with his brash, in your face trash talk and his ability to back it up, the 185-pound champion has become a must-see every time he competes. In what could be his most intriguing matchup to date, he’ll welcome one of the most celebrated mixed martial artists of all-time back to competition when he meets St-Pierre (25-2, fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada). One of the most dominant champions ever, St-Pierre will move up from 170 pounds to challenge for the middleweight title, hoping to become only the fourth fighter to win UFC titles in two divisions (Conor McGregor, Randy Couture, BJ Penn). With wins over Johny Hendricks, Nick Diaz, BJ Penn and Matt Hughes, GSP has beaten a who’s who of MMA in the last decade.

 

In the co-main event, newly minted 135-pound champion Garbrandt (11-0, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) will put his undefeated record and world title on the line against former teammate and current nemesis Dillashaw (14-3, fighting out of Denver, Colo.). Garbrandt packs one of the most powerful punches in the division and has nine wins by knockout – seven in the first round. Coming off a dominant victory over Dominick Cruz to win the belt, the 26-year-old has his sights set on another former champion in Dillashaw. Looking to regain the title he feels is rightfully his, Dillashaw is one of the most athletic and dynamic athletes in the sport. He has six knockouts and three submissions and wins over the likes of John Lineker, Raphael Assuncao and Renan Barao on his resume. When these two finally clash, there will be more than a world title on the line, as bragging rights will go to the victor at the end of arguably the most publicized feud in UFC history.

 

Plus, Jedrzejczyk (14-0, fighting out of Olsztyn, Poland) has the chance to tie Ronda Rousey’s record of six consecutive successful title defenses in the women’s divisions of the UFC with a win over Namajunas (7-3, fighting out of Denver, Colo.). A multiple-time world Muay Thai champion, Jedrzejczyk is considered to have one of the best striking attacks in MMA, regardless of gender. She has become one of the most dominant champions to grace the Octagon and hopes to keep her perfect record intact in New York City. In order for Namajunas to leave the Big Apple as just the third champion in the division’s history, she’ll look to close the distance and take the fight the ground where she excels at jiu-jitsu, as six of her seven wins as a pro have come via submission. At just 25 years old, Namajunas has a shot at history of her own, because a win over Jedrzejczyk will make her the youngest female champion in UFC history.

 

 

Additional Bouts:

  • Top-ranked welterweight Stephen Thompson (13-2-1, fighting out of Simpsonville, S.C.) collides with No. 4 Jorge Masvidal (32-12, fighting out of Miami, Fla.) in an early Fight of the Night contender
  • No. 8 Corey Anderson (10-3, fighting out of Robbinsville, N.J.) looks to continue his ascent up the light heavyweight division rankings when he meets No. 12 Patrick Cummins (10-4, fighting out of Dana Point, Calif.)
  • Former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks (18-7, fighting out of Fort Worth, Texas) clashes with highly touted undefeated prospect Paulo Borrachinha (10-0, fighting out of Belo Horizonte, Brazil) in a middleweight showdown
  • In a battle of fast rising heavyweights, No. 9 Aleksei Oleinik (52-10-1, fighting out of Moscow) meets No. 13 Curtis Blaydes (7-1, fighting out of Denver, Colo.)
  • Submission ace, No. 15 Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-4, fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia) meets heavy-handed Ion Cutelaba (13-3, fighting out of Chisinau, Moldova) at 205-pounds
  • Undefeated bantamweight prospect Aiemann Zahabi (7-0 fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada) and Brazilian jiu-jitsu star Ricardo Ramos (10-1, fighting out of Campinas, Brazil) meet in a 135-pound duel

 

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

 

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