LA Galaxy Sign Giuseppe Guastella as Club’s First-Ever eSports Player

Jan 19, 2018

LA Galaxy Sign Giuseppe Guastella as Club’s First-Ever eSports Player

 

Galaxy sign five-time FIFA Interactive World Championship finalist and FIFA Americas champion

 

LOS ANGELES (Friday, Jan. 19, 2018) – The LA Galaxy have signed Giuseppe Guastella as the club’s first-ever eSports athlete, the club announced today. Guastella, a five-time FIFA Interactive World Championship (FIWC) finalist and FIFA Americas champion, is a product of San Pedro, California, and will play under the gamer tag xGGGodfatherx.

 

“We are thrilled to sign a player of Giuseppe’s caliber,” said LA Galaxy President Chris Klein. “He has proven himself to be a top eSports player and his success makes him an excellent choice to be the first-ever eSports athlete to represent the LA Galaxy. We are extremely excited to have Giuseppe join our team and look forward to playing for our club.”

 

Giuseppe “xGGGodfatherx” Guastella is one of the world’s top FIFA competitive players. The American started playing FIFA as an eight-year-old and entered the competitive FIFA scene in 2009. Since then, the 32*-one-year-old has produced a prolific competitive career, including winning the 2009 FIFA Interactive World North American Championship and a top four finish at the 2012 FIWC in Dubai. Additionally, he won the North American championship at the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game and was crowned FUT Champion in Vancouver.

 

“It’s a great honor to be the first FIFA eSport player to represent the best club in the MLS,” said Guastella.
Fans can follow the Galaxy’s newest signing on Twitter and Instagram under the handle @Guastella11.

 

Last week, MLS launched eMLS, a new competitive league for EA Sports FIFA 18. 19 MLS teams will participate, with each team selecting a FIFA player to represent them in competition. The first eMLS Cup will take place this April at PAX East in Boston. The winner will get an automatic berth in the EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series Playoff and a chance to become the FIFA 18 World Champion at the FIFA eWorld Cup 18 in August.

 

LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships for the 2018 Major League Soccer season are available now. Season Ticket Members and Galaxy fans can go to lagalaxy.com/since96 to secure their 2018 LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships, beginning as low as just $323 per seat ($17 per match). Fans can also call 1.877.3GALAXY (342.5299) and press 1 when prompted to secure Season Ticket Memberships. 

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TEWA KIRAM AND MERCITO ‘NO MERCY’ GESTA LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT

Jan 19, 2018
TEWA KIRAM AND MERCITO ‘NO MERCY’ GESTA LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
 
SATURDAY, JAN. 27, 2018 TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO BOXING AFTER DARK

 

(L-R: Tenochtitlan Nava, Romero Duno, Tewa Kiram, Mercito Gesta and Ferdinand Kerobyan pose at their media workout in Los Angeles, Calif. on Jan. 18, 2018)

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Photo Credit : Lina Baker/SeeYouRingside Photography
Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
 
Tickets still on Sale!
 
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 18, 2018): PABA Welterweight Champion Tewa Kiram (38-0. 28 KOs) and lightweight contender Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (31-1-2, 17 KOs) hosted a media workout today at Westside Boxing Club in Los Angeles, Calif. ahead of their respective world championship bouts. Kiram will take on former interim WBC Super Lightweight Champion Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (38-4, 35 KOs) in a 12-round fight for the vacant WBA Welterweight World Title, while Gesta will take on WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine World Champion Jorge “El Nino De Oro” Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) in a 12-round battle. The action takes place on Saturday, Jan. 27 in a special double main event at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The doubleheader will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
 
On the non-televised portion of the card, Armenian welterweight prospect Ferdinand Kerobyan (7-0, 4 KOs) will face Lucius Johnson (4-1-1, 3 KOs) in a six-round welterweight fight. In an exciting and rarely-seen battle between two undefeated prospects, Los Angeles native Tenochtitlan “T-Dog” Nava (7-0, 1 KO) will participate in an eight-round 126-pound clash against Las Vegas’ Francisco “El Alacran” Esparza (6-0-1, 2 KOs).  Romero “Ruthless” Duno (15-1, 13 KOs) will fight for a second consecutive time at the “Fabulous” Forum in an eight-round lightweight battle against Sacramento, Calif.’s Yardley Armenta (21-9, 12 KOs). Kerobyan, Duno and Nava also participated in today’s workout. The non-televised undercard action will be streamed live on www.RingTV.com beginning at 3:05 p.m. PT/ 6:05 p.m. ET.
 
Here’s what today’s participants had to say at the media workout:
TEWA KIRAM, PABA Welterweight Champion:
“I have a great game plan that I have for next week. I can’t reveal it now, but if I find an opportunity, I’ll take it. Lucas Matthysse is coming from 140 to 147, so I feel good about that. I’ll be the naturally bigger guy in there. I’m very relaxed, even though this is my first fight outside of Thailand. I’m very happy and excited to come to America to fight for a world title. With a win, I’ll come back here very soon and fight again!”
MERCITO “NO MERCY” GESTA, Lightweight Contender:
“I’ve grown a lot and learned a lot since 2012, when I first fought for a world title. I learned how to take defeat, and I learned to make the most from my mistakes. Right now it’s a matter of taking all that I learned and putting it into the ring. I’m not concerned with Jorge Linares’ power, but he is fast and we’re taking that into consideration. I’ve been studying and working on applying pressure, but smartly to avoid mistakes. To my all my fans, don’t miss this great fight. I’m going to win that belt for you!”
 
FERDINAND KEROBYAN, Welterweight Prospect:
“My opponent’s name is Lucius Johnson, and he’s been a pro for a while now. We’ve done our research, and I’m looking forward to putting a great show for my fans and come out with a great victory. After fighting 7 times in 2017, I’m hoping this year I’ll be fighting for a championship belt. I want to get more experience on the way, and with experience I’ll be a more complete fighter.
ROMERO “RUTHLESS” DUNO, Super Featherweight Prospect:
“The win against Christian Gonzalez gave me a lot of opportunities. I was immediately signed and now I’m doing better than ever. I will give a good fight on Jan. 27, and we can show the world to never underestimate me. I’ve prepared well, and I’m ready for the next level and to take on even tougher fights.
TENOCHTITLAN “T-DOG” NAVA, Featherweight Prospect:
“I’ve been waiting for this fight for some time now. Now only is this a great opportunity to step up, but it’s an opportunity to give a great fight between two young, undefeated fighters. Esparza is young and tough, but I came into camp in great shape and I have a smart game plan to beat him.”
 
Matthysse vs. Kiram is a 12-round fight for the vacant WBA Welterweight
World Championship, and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box and Galaxy Promotions. Linares vs. Gesta, a 12-round fight for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Championships is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” Hennessy “Never Stop, Never Settle,” and Casa Mexico Tequila. The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
The non-televised undercard action will be streamed live on www.RingTV.com beginning at 3:05 p.m. PT/ 6:05 p.m. ET.
For more information visit www.goldenboypromotions.com and www.hbo.com/boxing, follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @hboboxing; become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing; visit us on Instagram at @GoldenBoyBoxing; and follow the conversation using #MatthysseKiram.
Tickets for Matthysse vs. Kiram are currently on sale and are priced at $10, $25, $50 and $100, not including applicable service charges and taxes, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or the Forum Box Office (Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. PST to 7:00 p.m. PST) at (310) 330-7300.  Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.fabulousforum.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
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VETERAN MMA AND BOXING ANNOUNCER JIMMY SMITH TO JOIN UFC BROADCAST TEAM IN 2018

Jan 15, 2018

VETERAN MMA AND BOXING ANNOUNCER JIMMY SMITH TO JOIN UFC BROADCAST TEAM IN 2018

 

Las Vegas – UFC® is excited to announce the addition of veteran color commentator Jimmy Smith to the UFC broadcast team. Smith is one of the most respected voices in both mixed martial arts and boxing and will join UFC broadcasts for Fox Sports and Pay-Per-View events, as well as for pre-fight programming.

 

Jimmy Smith had the following to say, “I am honored to join the world’s premier combat sports brand in 2018. It is a privilege to call fights for a living and I can’t wait to join the tremendous UFC broadcast team to call the best fights in the world. To the UFC fans, I am thrilled to join you for this wild ride. See you all very soon!”

 

“We’re very excited to have Jimmy Smith join the UFC production team and look forward to working him into a variety of different on-air talent roles,” adds UFC Executive Vice President of Operations and Production Craig Borsari. “Jimmy’s extensive experience in mixed martial arts gives him a unique voice and great insight to breakdown the intricacies of our sport. We are excited to welcome him to the family.”

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Las Rams están en playoffs

Jan 3, 2018

Las Rams están en playoffs

Cerrando la temporada regular con una derrota pero pese a eso los Rams en la semana 16 salieron campeones en la división de su conferencia y eso les dio una tranquilidad para la semana 17 para que todos sus jugadores titulares descansaran esta fecha.
Y se vio reflejado en el resultado ya que jugaron contra los 49ers de San Francisco que les puso una derrota con más de 20 puntos de diferencia.
San Francisco llegó al partido con una racha de cuatro victorias al hilo.El quarterback rápidamente mostró su juego muy ofensivo. Terminando con un resultado 49ers 34 – 13 Rams.
Aunque esto no buscaba el coach ni los jugadores se sienten bien .Robert Wood  receptor de los Rams comenta que fue una decisión inteligente de su coach para cuidar a los jugadores titulares ya que su próximo encuentro será en casa frente a los Falcons de Atlanta.
El equipo de los Rams es un equipo sin experiencia en payoffs ya que es un equipo joven pero también es muy fuerte y con ese ánimo de hacer historia en la NFL.

Nota: Jorge Cosio

Fotografia y video: Rafael Perez

 

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“INSIDE THE NFL™” TALKS WILD CARD WEEKEND, BUFFALO BILLS AND HEAD COACHING VACANCIES

Jan 3, 2018

“INSIDE THE NFL™” TALKS WILD CARD WEEKEND, BUFFALO BILLS AND HEAD COACHING VACANCIES

 

Premieres Tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®

 

NEW YORK (Jan. 2, 2018) — This week’s installment of Sports Emmy® Award-winning studio show “INSIDE THE NFL” premieres tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Host James Brown is joined by expert analysts Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason and Ray Lewis in-studio to reflect on Week 17 and look ahead to the postseason.

 

Tonight’s show is highlighted by a preview of this weekend’s AFC and NFC Wild Card games and NFL Senior Writer Judy Battista joins the cast to talk about the League’s head coaching vacancies. Plus, CBS Evening News anchor, Buffalo native and Bills superfan Jeff Glor stops by to discuss his hometown team reaching the playoffs for the first time since 1999.

 

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, L.A. Rams head coach Sean McVay and more are wired for sound. Click HERE to watch McVay on the sidelines.

 

INSIDE THE NFL covers every game, every week, with trademark highlights from NFL Films including this inspirational speech by Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn following Sunday’s game against the Raiders, special in-depth features and spirited debate on the hottest topics in the NFL. The show is produced by CBS Sports and NFL Films and airs every Tuesday during the NFL season through Feb. 6, 2018.

 

The executive producers are Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports and Ross Ketover and Pat Kelleher of NFL Films.  Pete Radovich Jr., the Emmy Award-winning Creative Director for CBS Sports, serves as coordinating producer.

 

For more information about INSIDE THE NFL, visit SHO.com, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and join the conversation using #INSIDETHENFL.

 

Following are excerpts from this week’s episode:

 

On the Buffalo Bills reaching the playoffs for the first time since 1999…

Jeff Glor – “There were three games in a row there that were some of the worst games I’ve ever seen, we [Bills] just got crushed.  I think it was three-and-a-half games if you count the second half of the Jets game.  We were all like, what is going on?  They were playing above expectations to start the season, and then way below them.  We evened out.  Based on where the team was after those games, I thought there was no way.  The Dolphins game itself was not the greatest game in the world – that game was wrapped up in the fourth quarter. In terms of the moment the Bengals-Ravens play happened, it’s certainly right up there with the comeback over the Oilers.”

 

Boomer Esiason – “Here’s the best thing about this playoff matchup between [the Bills] and the Jaguars – it’s two teams that have been out of the playoffs for so long and now they’re fresh faces.”

 

 

With regards to the Rooney Rule and the Oakland Raiders…

 

Judy Battista – “I think this is one of the holes in the Rooney Rule that frankly I’m not sure how the league fixes it. The case of the Raiders is there is a superstar coach candidate available that they can get [assumed to be Jon Gruden]. If you’re in that position to go out and get him, you want to get him and you want to lock it up fast. How do you then do the Rooney Rule interviews? How do you interview minority coaches, which everybody agrees is a good idea and good for the league, but how do you that without making them sham interviews? They’re going to go through the process. It’s going to be sham interviews. There are going to be guys interviewing who have no chance to get this job.  And then the question is, is that a good thing?  Is that a good thing for those candidates to go through that process?  [Yes] I think it is a good thing to go through that process.”

 

Boomer Esiason – “I personally think it’s insulting, actually. We all know Jon Gruden is getting the job. He’s going to be on the sideline and quite frankly, if I’m a Chiefs fan or if I’m Andy Reid, I don’t want him doing my game on ESPN this week either. I’m sorry, you can’t have both jobs. You have to take one or the other and we all know he is taking the Oakland job.  And good for him.  I hope he is successful. I feel bad for Jack Del Rio and his staff.  This is the reality of the NFL.  I think Jon Gruden is going to be great.  He’s going to be a breath of, I don’t know if it will be fresh air, but he will definitely be a breath of air.”

 

Phil Simms – “I don’t think it’s insulting.  I really disagree with that. Listen, if I was a minority coach and Jon Gruden is getting the job, you go out there and interview. Why? Because it’s a great process to learn more about it so when your turn comes you can get it. But also, you’re going to get publicity and people will say, ‘Oh, he’s a head coaching candidate.’”

 

 

On the AFC Wild Card games…

Boomer Esiason –“The guy who is under the most pressure as these playoffs start? In my eyes, that’s Alex Smith. Alex Smith most likely is not going to be playing in Kansas City next year … When you take a look at his season as a whole and you look at the numbers, they are pretty impressive. As a matter of fact, they’re the best numbers he’s ever put up. I want him to play aggressive.  I want Andy Reid to play aggressive because they are going to try to take Kareem Hunt out of the game.  And if they do that you have to throw the ball.  So this is on Alex. I think they will win and this is going to be a tough spot for Marcus Mariota.”

 

Phil Simms – “Dick LeBeau, there’s one thing that we know he’s going to do in this game. He’s going to hit the quarterback. No matter what the price is. He loves to do that.”

 

Ray Lewis – “I like Tyrod Taylor.  I like what the Buffalo Bills are doing. Congratulations to them again, but without ‘Shady McCoy’ fully healthy, that’s a tough task to go in there [Jacksonville] and win.”

 

 

On the Falcons at Rams Wild Card Game…

Boomer Esiason – “There is something that tells me that the Falcons are ready to roll … I know Aaron Donald presents a lot of problems for a lot of teams but if there’s going to be an upset this week, I think it’s the experienced Atlanta Falcons against the upstart, young Sean McVay-led L.A. Rams. L.A. has not played great at home.”

 

Phil Simms – “[Atlanta] It’s the fastest defense in the NFL … But let’s think about Sean McVay, who has he played in his division that mirror the Atlanta Falcons? That’s the Seattle Seahawks. And one thing they did against the Seattle Seahawks, they knew the pass plays that worked against that style of defense, and they exploited them up there in Seattle just a few weeks ago. There are some holes in that defense when you look at Atlanta.  And I think that the Rams with the week off, and Sean McVay probably putting all his efforts into the last two weeks just getting ready for whatever it’s going to happen here, that’s going to be enough to get it done. Devonta Freeman and that running attack by the Falcons, you are right, it can be lethal but the one thing [about] the Rams, they can pursue.”

 

 

On the firing of six NFL coaches…

Judy Battista “Black Monday is the most brutal day of the year, I think. Fans get excited about changes to their teams but everybody forgets the fallout.”

 

 

L.A. Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn postgame locker room speech…

“Regardless of what happened with these other teams, I’m so proud of you, so proud of you. I can’t tell you how many times I prayed during this season that God would give me words to inspire you. You guys, you really inspired me and the rest of the coaches in this staff. You never stopped believing in yourself.  You never stopped believing in one another. You stayed committed to the process and you competed. You always competed.  I love you for that and I appreciate you. If we don’t get in this year, we are building something here. We are building a culture. We are building a championship culture.” (Click HERE to watch video).

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Los Angeles Rams aseguran su primer título de la NFC en el 2017

Dec 24, 2017

Los Angeles Rams aseguran su primer título de la NFC en el 2017

Los Angeles Rams 27 vs 23 Tennesse Titans


Campeones de la Division NFC West. En solamente el segundo año en Los Angeles los Rams han asegurado su lugar en los playoffs este año y están a un paso mas cerca del Super Bowl. Los Rams (11-4) derrotaron a los Titans (8-7) 27-23 esta tarde tras el candidato de Jugador Mas Valioso en la liga en Todd Gurley. El corredor tuvo mas de 150 yardas en total en y 2 touchdowns.


El coach Sean Mcvay en su primer año dirigió a este equipo joven a los playoffs y entran con una de las ofensivas mas potentes de toda la liga. Jared Goff sigue mejorando en su segundo año con la ayuda de Sean Mcvay tirando por 301 yardas por el aire con 4 touchdowns.
Es el primer titulo de la división desde 2003 cuando el equipo todavía andaba en St Louis. Los Rams se preparan la semana que entra para jugar contra los 49ers y entran a los playoffs con una racha de victorias.

Nota Itai Fuentes

Fotografía: Rafael Perez

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Ahmed Elbiali Fights Jean Pascal For DREAMERS Like Himself in the U.S. Through DACA

Dec 8, 2017
AHMED ELBIALI
FIGHTS JEAN PASCAL FOR DREAMERS LIKE HIMSELF IN THE U.S. THROUGH DACA
By MIKE COPPINGER – RingTV.com

 

Ahmed Elbiali arrived in New York with his mother and brother when he was just four years old.
Soon, his father began working in Miami, and the family joined him there, where they settled, raising a family just like any other American couple.
Elbiali would travel back to Egypt, his native land, every year since age 11 to see relatives, but that soon became impossible.
You see, he’s a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Action) recipient, and the Trump Administration is seeking to end the program. Elbiali is one of the 800,000 or so Americans protected by DACA, children who arrived in the United States as illegal immigrants.
With DACA in limbo, Elbiali says he can’t even leave the country.
Luckily, the biggest fight of his career, a Friday meeting with former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal, takes place minutes outside Miami in Hialeah (9 p.m. ET, FS1).
“I’m living on the edge right now, but I just renewed (my DACA request) in November, I have two years,” Elbiali said during a phone interview with RingTV.com. “I’m Gucci for two years. I’m checking my iPhone every day (for DACA news). “
… It’s only going to last so long. I can maybe have a positive influence on other kids like me. There’s so many better kids than me. Tennis (players) and physicists and doctors. They’re doing good things and they’re DACA, too.
Elbiali (16-0, 13 knockouts) tried out for Egypt’s national team, but after that, the Arab Spring crisis occurred, a series of violent and non-violent demonstrations that broke out in North Africa and the Middle East on December 17, 2010.
The revolutionary wave of protests, riots, coups and civil wars stopped Elbiali from visiting home since 2011. The uprising ended in 2012, but now he can’t go back at all. Continue Reading…
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Los Angeles Rams 32 vs 16 Arizona Cardinals

Dec 5, 2017

Los Angeles Rams 32 vs 16 Arizona Cardinals


La defensa de los Rams sigue jugando excelentemente y ayudo con dos intercambios de juego a los principios del partido para ayudar a los Rams con su novena victoria del año. Los Rams (9-3) siguen arriba de la tabla de la division NFC WEST por un juego ya que Seattle también gano en contra los Eagles.


Jared Goff sigue tomando la riendas de este equipo en si segundo año tirando por 220 yardas y 2 touchdowns. Todd Gurley tuvo un total de 158 yardas.
Fue el segundo reencuentro con los Cardinales y este juego se vio que los Rams tenia el control en todo el partido.


Los Rams regresan a casa para el proximo Domingo para jugar con el equipó numero 1 en los Eagles (10-2) en una batalla de la NFC.

Nota: Itai Fuentes

Fotografia: Jorge Cosio/Samuel Coronado

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UFC Ends 2017 With a Blockbuster Title Bout Between Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm

Nov 30, 2017

UFC® ENDS YEAR WITH BLOCKBUSTER WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT BETWEEN CRIS CYBORG AND HOLLY HOLM

PLUS:
(#2) KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV vs. (#3) EDSON BARBOZA
(#4) JIMMIE RIVERA vs. (#5) JOHN LINEKER
(#8) CARLOS CONDIT vs. (#11) NEIL MAGNY 
TICKETS FOR UFC® 219: CYBORG vs. HOLM
AT T-MOBILE ARENA GO ON SALE FRIDAY, DEC. 1
Las Vegas – UFC® will finish 2017 with a blockbuster event when UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg (18-1, 1NC, fighting out of Huntington Beach, Calif. by way of Curitiba, Brazil) battles former women’s bantamweight titleholder Holly Holm(11-3, fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico) at UFC® 219: CYBORG vs. HOLM. This marks the second consecutive year that the UFC’s New Year’s card will be headlined by a women’s championship fight. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be available live on Pay-Per-View.

Among the most dominant fighters in mixed martial arts, Cyborg captured the vacant UFC women’s featherweight championship with a spectacular TKO win over Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 in July. Holding 16 knockout wins to her name, the Brazilian slugger now looks to cement her title reign with a stunning stoppage against Holm.

A multiple-time boxing champion whose head kick KO win over Ronda Rousey sent shockwaves through the MMA world, Holm aims to become the first woman to hold championships in two separate UFC divisions. Known for her precision striking and slick footwork, Holm’s most recent outing saw her deliver another highlight-reel knockout over Bethe Correia.

UFC
® 219: CYBORG vs HOLM
 will also feature a thrilling lightweight co-main event between No. 2-ranked contender Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0, fighting out of Dagestan, Russia) and No. 3 Edson Barboza (19-4, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

A perennial contender, undefeated Nurmagomedov has torn through the 155-pound competition with dominant victories over former champ Rafael Dos Anjos, Michael Johnson and Thiago Tavares. The two-time World Sambo champion looks to use Barboza as a stepping stone to a title shot.

A dangerous striker, Barboza’s victories over Terry Etim and Beniel Dariush are among the most sensational knockouts in UFC history. Known for his crushing kicks and knees, the Brazilian has also earned impressive wins over Gilbert Melendez, former champion Anthony Pettis and Paul Felder. Adding Nurmagomedov to his resume will launch Barboza straight into the title mix.

Additional bouts on the card include:

· No. 4-ranked bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera (21-1, fighting out of Ramsey, New Jersey) looks to stake his claim for a title shot when he meets heavy-handed and No. 5-ranked John Lineker (30-8, fighting out of Paranagua, Parana, Brazil)
· Former interim welterweight champion and No. 8-ranked contender Carlos Condit (30-10, fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico) returns against No. 11-ranked Neil Magny(19-7, fighting out of Denver, Colorado)
· KO artists collide as Khalil Rountree Jr. (7-2, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada) takes on UFC newcomer Michal Oleksiejczuk (12-2, fighting out of Barki, Poland)
· In a pivotal strawweight bout, surging No. 7-ranked contender Cynthia Calvillo (6-0, fighting out of Sacramento, California) faces her toughest test in former champion and No. 8-ranked Carla Esparza (13-4, fighting out of Irvine, California)
· No. 14-ranked featherweight Myles Jury (16-2, fighting out of San Diego, California) aims to continue his momentum against gritty Rick Glenn (20-4-1, fighting out of Sacramento, California)
· In a battle of dynamic lightweight strikers, Dan Hooker (15-7, fighting out of Auckland, New Zealand) squares off with Marc Diakiese (12-1, fighting out of Doncaster, England by way of Democratic Republic Congo)
· No. 13-ranked flyweight Louis Smolka (11-4, fighting out of Kapolei, Hawaii) looks to snap a three-fight skid when he faces streaking Matheus Nicolau (12-2-1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
· In a clash of middleweight prospects, Marvin Vettori (12-3, fighting out of Mezzocorona, Italy) meets Omari Akhmedov (17-4, fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia)

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® 219: CYBORG vs HOLM
 will air live on PPV at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Saturday, Dec. 30, with the prelims kicking off the evening 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. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT.

Tickets for UFC® 219: CYBORG vs HOLM go on sale Friday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $500, $425, $350, $275, $225, $180, $150, $120, $100, $75 and $50 USD (prices do not include applicable service charges or fees). Tickets are available for purchase online at www.axs.com and will be available at the T-Mobile Arena box office. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

 

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New Orleans Saints 20 vs 26 Los Angeles Rams

Nov 27, 2017

New Orleans Saints 20 vs 26 Los Angeles Rams


En una batalla de líderes de divisiones en la NFC los Rams salieron victoriosos esta tarde contra Drew Brees y los Saints. Nueva Orleans llego a Los Angeles con una ratch de 8 victorias consecutivas pero la defensa de los Rams no dejo que la ofensiva numero 3 en la NFL diera fruto.


Jared Goff tiro 354 yardas y 2 touchdowns para los Rams sin su mejor recibidor en Robert Woods que esta lesionado. Goff jugo mejor que el futuro jugador de la sala de fama en Drew Brees y ahora los Rams siguen en Primer lugar de la división NFC WEST. Los Rams (8-3) intentaran seguir ganando la semana que viene contra los Cardinales de Arizona.


Con el Triunfo el día de hoy los Rams nos enseñaron que pueden jugar contra equipos que están en posición de jugar en los Playoffs este año. Sean Mcvay ha cambiado la cultura de este equipo que es uno de los mas jóvenes en toda la liga y están preparandose para hacer una corrida larga en los playoffs este año.

Nota: Itai Fuentes

Fotografia y video: Rafael Perez

 

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