OSCAR DE LA HOYA FOUNDATION HOSTS 18th ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC

Jun 8, 2018
OSCAR DE LA HOYA FOUNDATION HOSTS 18 

th ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC WITH CELEBRITY GUESTS TO RAISE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR YOUTH AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
(ABOVE: L-R: Michael Peña, Oscar De La Hoya, and Andy Garcia pose at the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation’s 18th Annual Golf Classic.)
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions
Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
 
LOS ANGELES (June 4, 2018):  The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation hosted its 18th annual Golf Classic today at the Lakeside Golf Club to raise funds to help support programs that will benefit the youth and community of East Los Angeles. Celebrities such as George Lopez, Michael Peña, Andy Garcia, Richard Schiff, Cedric the Entertainer and Don Cheadle joined De La Hoya at Lakeside Golf Club for a day of fun competition on the green.
The Foundation annually hosts a boxing gym equipment donation, Thanksgiving dinner giveaway and holiday toy giveaway in addition to supporting the Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School, the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center and the Oscar De La Hoya Labor and Delivery Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (both located at White Memorial Hospital in East Los Angeles).
“I am humbled to serve the neighborhoods that I grew up in. It’s super important for me personally to give back to the communities that support kids and families that were like mine,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “I am extremely thankful and proud of the partnerships, sponsors, and special guests who have helped the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation Golf Classic raise money for important programs and services that benefit the community of East Los Angeles.”
The 18th Annual Oscar De La Hoya Foundation Golf Classic was sponsored by MGM Resorts International, T-Mobile Arena, Barry’s Tickets, Tecate, California Municipal Finance Authority, HBO Sports, World Boxing Authority, and National Funding Inc. Other sponsors include Chapman, Bird & Tessler, Merrill Lynch, Key Code Media, Fantasy Springs Casino, Adventist Health White Memorial, Clear Channel, World Boxing Organization, and Barker Pacific Group
About The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation:
In 1995, Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya started the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation to help improve the quality of life for the community in his hometown of East Los Angeles.Today, with the help many partners, the foundation serves thousands of people annually. The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation supports the Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School, the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center and the Oscar De La Hoya Labor and Delivery Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (both located at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles) in addition to various after school programs that promotes positive lives and protect youth from the circumstances of living in underprivileged communities.
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LA Galaxy se alista para disputar la Cuarta Ronda de la U.S. Open Cup 2018

Jun 8, 2018

LA Galaxy se alista para disputar la Cuarta Ronda de la U.S. Open Cup 2018; LA después recibirá a Real Salt Lake el sábado antes del receso previo a la Copa Mundial

LOS ANGELES (Lunes, 4 de junio, 2018) – LA Galaxy (5-7-2, 17 puntos) jugará dos partidos esta semana, disputando la Cuarta Ronda de la U.S. Open Cup ante FC Golden State Force el miércoles, 6 de junio en el StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium (7:30 p.m. PT, LAGalaxy.com). El Galaxy después retomará la acción de la temporada regular de la MLS este fin de semana cuando reciban a Real Salt Lake (7-6-1, 22 puntos) a las 7:30 p.m. PT el sábado, 9 de junio en el StubHub Center (Spectrum SportsNet, Spectrum Deportes).

Galaxy registra un récord en todos los tiempos de 33-17-0 durante la Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. El club angelino ha participado en el torneo de la Open Cup cada año desde 1999, ganando la Copa en el 2001 y 2005 y llegando a la Final de la Copa Abierta en otras dos ocasiones. El año pasado, Galaxy avanzó a los cuartos de final de la competencia antes de caer ante Jose Earthquakes por 3-2.

FC Golden State Force derrotó a Las Vegas Lights para avanzar a la Cuarta Ronda de la U.S. Open Cup como uno de tres equipos amateurs en la competencia.

Ante Real Salt Lake, LA Galaxy registra un récord en todos los tiempos de 14-13-9. Galaxy cuenta con una marca de 10-7-2 en partidos disputados en casa ante Salt Lake. LA Galaxy registró un récord de 1-1-1 ante Real Salt Lake la temporada pasada, empatando 1-1 en el último partido entre ambos en el StubHub Center. Bradford Jamieson IV anotó el gol a favor del LA Galaxy durante ese enfrentamiento.

Galaxy enfrentará ambos partidos sin Giovani y Jonathan dos Santos, quienes fueron convocados a la lista de 23 jugadores para la Copa Mundial de la FIFA Rusia 2018 hoy por la mañana.

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New York City FC 3-0 Orlando City

Jun 5, 2018

El New York City FC. imparable cuando juega en casa, con un récord de cero perdidas como local, pero cuando sale de visitante las cosas se le complican  al equipo neoyorquino, pero por ahora se impuso 3-0 ante el orlando City en el Estadio de los Yankees.

En el minuto 35 el NYCFC abrió el marcador con un gol de Ismael Tajouri-Shradi y un segundo gol en le M79 convirtiéndose en el jugador mas importante del partido con su doblete, el tercero llego en el M87 con un gol de Maxi Morález para sepultar a Orlando City.

Orlando City tuvo sus oportunidades para darle otra cara al partido, pero no las supo aprovechar, como el penal fallido de Kljestan que golpeo en el poste derecho de la portería de NYCFC, otra oportunidad fue la de Colman en los minutos 30 y 74 donde el disparo solo toco el arco de la portería, bueno así es el futbol, hoy la pelota no estuvo a favor de Orlando City.

Que es lo que esta pasando con el equipo neoyorquino?, se gana en casa pero de visitante se le complican las cosas un poco. Patrick el DT. Nos habla en conferencia de Prensa en las Reacciones del partido.

Próximo Partido del NYCFC será este miércoles contra su rival de Clásicos, el New York Red Bulls en la apertura de la Open Cup.

El Ultimo partido que jugaron, lo gano el Red Bull 4-0 NYCFC. este partido será muy importante para los dos, para Red Bulls afirmar quien el mejor del clásico Neoyorquino, para los BLUE demostrar que son buenos como local y visitantes.

Alineaciones 

New York City FC – GK Sean Johnson, D Alex Callens, Alex Ring, Sebastien Ibeagha, M Thomas McNamara (Ben Sweat 46 ‘), Ebenezer Ofori, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (Jonathan Lewis 81’), Anton Tinnerholm,  Maxi Morález, F Jesús Medina, Jo Inge Berget (David Villa 65 ‘)

Orlando City SC – GK Joe Bendik, D Donny Toia (Mohamed El-Munir 61 ‘), Tony Rocha, RJ Allen, Will Johnson, M Cristian Higuita (José Villarreal 81’), Uri Rosell, Justin Meram, Sacha Kljestan, Chris Mueller (Stéfano Pinho 68 ‘), F Josué Colmán.

BereaVision/Nueva York
Carlos Alor
Fotos: Rodolfo Duron
Video: Josue J. Bastidas

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¡BIENVENIDO A CASA, DIEGO ALONSO!

Jun 1, 2018

¡BIENVENIDO A CASA, DIEGO ALONSO!

A escasos días de iniciar la Pretemporada Rayada, hoy se hace oficial la presentación de Diego Alonso ante los medios de comunicación como nuevo Director Técnico de Rayados.

El uruguayo llega al Monterrey con la confianza de la Directiva y comprometidos con el proyecto.

“Agradecido con la confianza para dirigir este proyecto, estamos comprometidos tanto el Cuerpo Técnico y mi familia con Monterrey, esperamos juntos poder recorrer el camino y conseguir los objetivos trazados”, comentó.

El dinamismo, la verticalidad y el ser protagonistas es algo que Alonso busca en sus Equipos, y en Rayados no será la excepción.

“Hay algo que es innegociable y eso es la intensidad, el esfuerzo tampoco lo negocio. El ser un Equipo propositivo también es innegociabe”, aseguró.

El técnico albiazul se dijo ansioso por estar ya con el Equipo, conocerlo y empezar a trabajar.

“Tengo ansiedad de compartir con los Jugadores, quiero sentarme con ellos, entrenarlos, decirles que es lo que necesitamos y que es lo que quiero”, dijo ante los medios

El técnico albiazul se dijo ansioso por estar ya con el Equipo, conocerlo y empezar a trabajar.

“Tengo ansiedad de compartir con los Jugadores, quiero sentarme con ellos, entrenarlos, decirles que es lo que necesitamos y que es lo que quiero”, dijo ante los medios

Ángel Garza fue afortunado Aficionado en realizarle una pregunta a Diego Alonso, “¿En cuánto tiempo se verá la forma de juego de Diego Alonso y cuáles son los objetivos trazados?”, preguntó.

“El tiempo es muy difícil calcular, las características se pueden adaptar rápidamente a la conformación del plantel y los resultados siempre ayudan a que la confianza esté en lo más alto. Nuca dejamos de estar en construcción, siempre tenemos que tratar de superarnos, siempre hay que buscar más variantes para ser mejores en todo momento.”, finalizó Diego.

Ángel Garza fue afortunado Aficionado en realizarle una pregunta a Diego Alonso, “¿En cuánto tiempo se verá la forma de juego de Diego Alonso y cuáles son los objetivos trazados?”, preguntó.

“El tiempo es muy difícil calcular, las características se pueden adaptar rápidamente a la conformación del plantel y los resultados siempre ayudan a que la confianza esté en lo más alto. Nuca dejamos de estar en construcción, siempre tenemos que tratar de superarnos, siempre hay que buscar más variantes para ser mejores en todo momento.”, finalizó Diego.

CORTESIA: CLUB MONTERREY

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El Club Pumas informa que Leandro Augusto es el nuevo Director Deportivo

Jun 1, 2018

El Club Pumas informa que Leandro Augusto es el nuevo Director Deportivo

El Club Universidad Nacional, A.C., informa que Leandro Augusto es el nuevo Director Deportivo para atender todos los asuntos del primer equipo.

Después de su retiro como futbolista, Leandro Augusto se ha mantenido ligado a la institución en distintos ámbitos, tanto deportivos -como auxiliar técnico- como en puestos directivos. Le deseamos éxito en este nuevo cargo a quien fue campeón de liga con nuestros Pumas en cuatro ocasiones.

CORTESIA:CLUB PUMAS

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JAVIER MOLINA VS. JESSIE ROMAN OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

Jun 1, 2018
JAVIER MOLINA VS. JESSIE ROMAN
Friday, June 1, 2018
Belasco Theater
Los Angeles, California
Photo Credit: Box Stats
Molina vs. Roman is an eight-round super lightweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Casa Mexico Tequila. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. PT, and the first fight begins at 6:15 p.m. PT. The Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on EstrellaTV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The card will also stream live on EstrellaTV.com and on YouTube via LBI Media, Inc.’s Fenomeno Studios. RingTV.com will stream the fights live beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Mark your calendars and buy your tickets for the upcoming shows on July 6, Aug. 10, and Oct. 12.
Tickets for LA FIGHT CLUB start at the fan-friendly price of $25 and are available for purchase now at www.goldenboytickets.com and the Golden Boy Promotions Facebook page.
For more information visit www.goldenboypromotions.comwww.thebelasco.com
and www.estrellatv.com. Follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing and @EstrellaTV. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing,
www.facebook.com/TheBelascoLA and www.facebook.com/EstrellaTVNetwork. Visit us on Instagram at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @belascola and @EstrellaTV. Follow the conversation using #LAFIGHTCLUB and #BoxeoEstelar.
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The Best FIFA Football Awards™ and stars of the game to return to London in 2018

Jun 1, 2018

The Best FIFA Football Awards™ and stars of the game to return to London in 2018

The Best FIFA Football Awards – a star-studded night celebrating football’s greatest – will return to London on 24 September 2018. Legends of the game from across the world will gather later this year in the iconic city for the third edition of the prestigious event.

The awards return to London for the second year in a row following last year’s glittering event, in which Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo picked up The Best Men’s Player, the Netherlands’ Lieke Martens was crowned The Best Women’s Player, French icon Zinédine Zidane was named The Best Coach and the Netherlands’ Sarina Wiegman was awarded the trophy for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach.

In a FIFA World Cup™ year, the awards will take on added significance in 2018, as football’s greatest players and coaches from all six continents strive to be crowned The Best.

“As a passionate football city in a nation with a strong footballing heritage, London will once again prove to be an excellent destination to host The Best FIFA Football Awards, and we are excited to return after the success of last year’s second edition. With the 2018 FIFA World Cup showcasing football’s finest across Russia this summer, there is everything to play for, making this year’s awards a truly exceptional occasion,” said FIFA Deputy Secretary General (Football) Zvonimir Boban.

A total of nine trophies will be presented at the awards ceremony:

•  The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2018

•  The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2018

•  The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2018

•  The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2018

•  The Best FIFA Goalkeeper Award 2018

•  The FIFA Puskás Award 2018

•  The FIFA Fair Play Award 2018

•  The FIFA Fan Award 2018

•  FIFA FIFPro World11

Once again, the fans at the heart of the game will play an active role in deciding the men’s and women’s players and coaches of the year. Winners will be chosen by a process involving stakeholders from across the world of football, including players, coaches, fans and media.

•  25% of the result will be based on the choices of the captains of all of the world’s national teams.

•  25% of the result will be based on the choices of the head coaches of all of the world’s national teams.

•  25% of the result will be based on a public ballot of football fans on FIFA.com.

•  25% of the result will be based on submissions from a selected group of more than 200 media representatives from around the world.

Ten candidates will be shortlisted for the following four awards and will be unveiled on 23 July 2018, with voting opening on the same day.

•  The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2018

•  The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2018

•  The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2018

•  The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2018

Voting for the above four categories will remain open until 10 August, with the three finalists of these awards announced in September.

You can follow all the latest information and news on The Best FIFA Football Awards 2018 on FIFA.com, the official Facebook page or FIFA on YouTube.

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Lomachenko Undergoes Shoulder Surgery, Eyeing 2018 Return

Jun 1, 2018

Under the Knife: Lomachenko Shoulder Surgery Successful 

The WBA and Ring Magazine lightweight champion is eyeing a 2018 return

LOS ANGELES (May 30, 2018) – Vasiliy Lomachenko underwent arthroscopic surgery Wednesday morning at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder suffered during the second round of his May 12 bout against Jorge Linares. The surgery, performed by world-renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache, will preclude Lomachenko from fighting Aug. 25 as originally scheduled. Lomachenko will begin the recovery process immediately and is hopeful that he will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) and Ring Magazine lightweight titles before the end of the year.

Said Dr. ElAttrache: “Vasiliy had the anticipated injuries in his right shoulder, resulting from a dislocation event that he sustained during his fight on May 12. In particular, he had an extensive labral tear, approximately 270 degrees with a small amount of cartilage damage and a bone impaction injury, all resulting in instability of the shoulder. He underwent an arthroscopic repair of the labrum as anticipated with no complications. Based on the result of the surgical repair, we are optimistic for an excellent prognosis and for him to return to competition at his previous level of performance.”

 

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DIEGO DE LA HOYA AND MERCITO “NO MERCY” GESTA LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES,

Jun 1, 2018
DIEGO DE LA HOYA AND MERCITO “NO MERCY” GESTA LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT 
QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
(ABOVE: Diego De La Hoya works the mitts ahead of his fight on the June 8 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Turning Stone Resort Casino)
Photo Credit: Luis Arevalo Jr./Westside Boxing
Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
 
LOS ANGELES (May 29, 2018): Diego De La Hoya (20-0, 9 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico hosted a media workout today at Wild Card Boxing Club ahead of the June 8 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. De La Hoya will defend his NABF and NABO Super Bantamweight Titles against Jose “Sugar” Salgado (35-4-2, 28 KOs) of Cozumel, Mexico in the 10-round main event.
ESPN3 will steam the fights live beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
ESPN2 will air the fights at a delayed start time of 12:30 a.m. ET/9:30 p.m. PT.
ESPN Deportes will air the fights the following day at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Here is what Diego De La Hoya had to say at today’s media workout:
DIEGO DE LA HOYA, NABF and NABO Super Bantamweight Champion:
 
“This is going to be a tough fight. Salgado has the record of a knockout artist. But that doesn’t intimidate me. I’m going do a good job and show that I’m back. I’m going to show that I’m ready for a world title shot. He’s been saying a few things about me, but he just wants me to lose my focus. He can talk all he wants, but I’ll do my talking in the ring. All I have to say is that I’m going to give a great fight. Winning this fight, I want to face any champion who will give me the opportunity. But they just have to know what they will lose their title fighting me.”

(ABOVE: Mercito Gesta works the mitts with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach ahead of his clash in the main event of the June 14 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN)
Fighters from the June 14 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN also participated in the workout. Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (31-2-2, 17 KOs) of Cebu, Philippines will battle Roberto “Tito” Manzanarez (35-1, 28 KOs) of Phoenix, Arizona for the NABO Lightweight Title in the 10-round main event from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino from Indio, Calif.
ESPN3 will live stream beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT.
ESPN will air fights beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.
ESPN Deportes will air the fights on Friday, June 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT.
The co-main event will feature an exciting battle between two undefeated Golden Boy Promotions prospects Manny “Chato” Robles III (15-0, 7 KOs) takes on Edgar “Kid Neza” Valerio (13-0, 8 KOs) for the vacant NABF Featherweight Title.
The undercard of this event will feature prospects from around the nation.  Herbert “Ace” Acevedo (14-2, 6 KOs), a native of Garden City, Kansas, will take on David Thomas (6-2-1, 2 KOs) in a six-round super lightweight battle. Luis Feliciano (6-0, 3 KOs) of Utuado, Puerto Rico will participate in an eight-round 140-pound bout against against Daniel Montoya (11-6, 8 KOs) of Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Here’s what the June 14 Edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN fighters had to say at the media workout:
MERCITO “NO MERCY” GESTA, Former Lightweight Title Challenger:
“I feel excited for every fight. It’s another great event. Every event that I fight I treat as something special. Manzanarez is tough, but I’ll need to figure him out in the ring. Based on the videos, it’s tough to get on the inside because he’s tall, long and knows how to use that as advantages.”
“I learned from my world title fight. It boosted my confidence because I did so well against a great fighter. Every opponent is different and has different styles. I can’t look down on this guy. He’s not a stepping stone, and I will treat him as a world champion. I see myself fighting for a world title again soon. I still feel strong and ready. I still have a long way left in my career. I want any champion in the division. I’m always ready to take a fight.”
MANNY “CHATO” ROBLES III, Featherweight Prospect:
“This is an exciting moment to be taking a step up like this. I know he’s an undefeated prospect but this will put me on the map. We’ve know each other for a long time, and he’s a great fighter. Skill wise, I think I’m the better fighter. I don’t see him having any advantages. After this, I see myself moving up the rankings and eventually fighting for a world title. Fighting for a world title has been a dream of mine since I was a baby.”
EDGAR “KID NEZA” VALERIO, Featherweight Prospect:
“It’s God’s divine plan, and I’m here to listen, learn and follow instructions for my mentors and coaches in order to prevail. Some people call it a risk, but it had to be done. And what better way than on ESPN. It will be a great a performance.  I think we are both equal. He’s a human being. I’m a human being. I have five senses, and he has five senses. At the end of the day, it’s about who is a better student of the game. They say this is a challenge. I see it as another opportunity to learn.”
LUIS FELICIANO, Super Lightweight Prospect:
“I feel great, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to fight again in California. It was great to fight in Puerto Rico so many times in front of my friends and family. It was a great experience. Now I’ll be fighting again at Fantasy Springs, and I’ll know it will be a great show.”
HERBERT “ACE” ACEVEDO, Super Lightweight Prospect:
“I’m feeling good. I’m finally with Golden Boy, and I’m ready make my mark. I’m thankful for this opportunity and I’m ready to showcase my talent and the hard work we put into this camp. It feels great to be back after a year. I just turned 27. I’m not getting any younger, so it’s time to step it up and move my career quickly.”
De La Hoya vs. Salgado is a 10-round super bantamweight fight for the NABF and NABO Super Bantamweight Titles presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Don Chargin & Paco Presents. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The fights will take place on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. ESPN2 will air the fights at a delayed start time of 12:30 a.m. ET/9:30 p.m. PT. ESPN Deportes will air the fights the following day at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. ESPN3 will steam the fights live beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets for this matchup are on sale and are available from $34 and $85 for the first two rows ringside, $70 for remaining ringside seats and all others priced at $49, $45 and $39 plus any applicable fees.  Tickets can be purchased at the Turning Stone Resort Box Office in person or by calling 315-361-7469 or online at Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).
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UFC Returns to Calgary with a Pivotal Lightweight Rematch

Jun 1, 2018

UFC® RETURNS TO CALGARY WITH A PIVOTAL LIGHTWEIGHT REMATCH BETWEEN CONTENDERS

(#3) EDDIE ALVAREZ AND (#4) DUSTIN POIRIER

FEATURED BOUTS:

(#2) JOSE ALDO vs. (#4) JEREMY STEPHENS

(#1) JOANNA JEDRZEJCZYK vs. (#5) TECIA TORRES

 

TICKETS FOR UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: ALVAREZ vs. POIRIER 2

AT SCOTIABANK SADDLEDOME GO ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 1

Calgary, Canada – UFC® makes its long-awaited return to Calgary with a thrilling lightweight rematch between former champion and No.3-ranked contender Eddie Alvarez and No.4 Dustin Poirier. Also, former featherweight champion and No.2-ranked contender Jose Aldo will battle No.4 Jeremy Stephens in a co-main event guaranteed to deliver fireworks. UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: ALVAREZ vs. POIRIER 2 takes place Saturday, July 28 at Scotiabank Saddledome and will air live on FOX. The event will broadcast live in Canada on CTV Two.

Alvarez (29-5 1NC, fighting out of Philadelphia, Penn., USA) and Poirier (23-5 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla., USA) originally met one year ago, in an exciting bout that ended in a no contest. They now get to pick up where they left off in front of a packed house in Calgary.

An MMA veteran for almost 15 years, Alvarez’s most recent outing saw him become the first fighter to finish Justin Gaethje this past December. Not only did the bout win Fight of the Night honors at UFC 218, it also took the No.2 spot on UFC.com’s Top 10 fights of 2017 list. Over the course of his career, he’s earned victories over Anthony Pettis, Gilbert Melendez and Tatsuya Kawajiri. In 2016, he knocked out Rafael Dos Anjos to capture the UFC lightweight championship. Alvarez now looks for another show-stealing performance to stake his claim for a title shot.

A former featherweight mainstay, Poirier has been on a tear since moving back to lightweight in 2015. During his run in the UFC’s stacked 155-pound division, he’s taken home five fight night bonuses. He’s netted sensational wins against Antony Pettis, Jim Miller, Bobby Green, Yancy Medeiros and Joseph Duffy and in his last appearance, he delivered an incredible TKO victory over Justin Gaethje in a Fight of the Year contender last month. Poirier now plans to settle the score with Alvarez and earn his first shot at UFC championship gold.

The UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: ALVAREZ vs. POIRIER 2 co-main event will feature a pair of featherweight KO artists.

The most dominant 145-pound titleholder in UFC history, Aldo (26-4, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) looks to get back on track following losses to current champ Max Holloway. During his legendary 10-year win streak, he beat the best the featherweight division had to offer. Among his victims are former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar, Chad Mendes and UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber. The all-time great is now gunning to reclaim momentum against one of the division’s heaviest hitters.

A 13-year MMA veteran, Stephens (28-14, fighting out of San Diego, Calif., USA) has been on a tear in the featherweight division. Currently riding a three-fight win streak – with each bout netting him a fight night bonus – he plans to use Aldo as a stepping-stone to a title shot. Known for his powerful hands, Stephens has delivered exciting knockouts against Josh Emmett, Dooho Choi, Dennis Bermudez and Rony Jason. A win over the Brazilian legend would thrust Stephens straight into the title mix.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • Former women’s strawweight champion and No.1-ranked contender Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-2, fighting out of Olsztyn, Poland) throws down with No.5 Tecia Torres (10-2, fighting out of Colorado Springs, Colo., USA)
  • No.4-ranked women’s flyweight contender Alexis Davis (19-7, fighting out of San Jose, Calif., USA by way of Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada) looks to stake her claim for a title shot against No.8 Katlyn Chookagian (10-1, fighting out of Kenilworth, N.J., USA)
  • In a clash of surging lightweights, No.13-ranked contender Alexander Hernandez (9-1, fighting out of San Antonio, Tex., USA) squares off with No.15 Olivier Aubin-Mercier (12-2, fighting out of Montreal, Canada)
  • Strawweight contenders collide when No.12-ranked Randa Markos (8-6, fighting out of Windsor, Ont., Canada) takes on No.13 Nina Ansaroff (8-5, fighting out of Weston, Fla., USA)
  • No.10-ranked flyweight contender Dustin Ortiz (18-7, fighting out of Franklin, Tenn., USA) battles No.12 Matheus Nicolau (13-2-1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • In a battle of talented strikers, John Makdessi (15-6, fighting out of Montreal, Canada) locks horns with Ross Pearson (22-14 1NC, fighting out of Sunderland, England)
  • Kajan Johnson (22-12-1, fighting out of Vancouver, Canada) goes for his fifth straight win against rising prospect Islam Makhachev (15-1, fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia)
  • Alberta native Jordan Mein (30-12, fighting out of Lethbridge, Alta, Canada) looks to blow the roof off the Saddledome when he meets Alex Morono (14-4 1NC, fighting out of Houston, Tex., USA)
  • Hometown favorite Hakeem Dawodu (7-1-1, fighting out of Calgary, Canada) aims for his first UFC victory when he faces Austin Arnett (15-5, fighting out of Clarkston, Wash., USA)
  • In light heavyweight action, Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-4, fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia) takes on Ion Cutelaba (13-3 1NC, fighting out of Chisinau, Republic of Moldova)

For more information or current fight news, visit ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: ALVAREZ vs. POIRIER 2 go on sale Friday, June 1 at 10 a.m. MT and will be priced at $320.25, $236.25, $189.00, $152.25, $120.75, $99.75, $78.75 and $56.25 CAD. Tickets are available for purchase via Ticketmaster.ca and limited to eight (8) per person.

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