VERGIL ORTIZ JR. VS. SAMUEL VARGAS OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

Jul 24, 2020
Ortiz vs. Vargas is a 12-round fight for the WBA Gold Welterweight Title presented by Golden Boy. The event is sponsored by Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle” and BetOnline – Your Online Sportsbook Experts.” The event will take place Friday, July 24 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN. For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com andDAZN.com. Follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing and @DAZN_USA. Become a fan on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing/ and https://www.facebook.com/DAZNUSA/. Follow on Instagram @GoldenBoy and @DAZN_USA. Follow the conversation using #OrtizVargas. Photos and videos are available for download by clicking here or copying and pasting the link http://bit.ly/OrtizVargas into a browser. Credit must be provided to Golden Boy for any photo and/or video usage
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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 8900 South Braeswood Boulevard

Jul 24, 2020
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 8900 South Braeswood Boulevard about 7:50 p.m. on July 18.

The suspect, Jayson Darell King (b/m, 34), is charged with murder in the 184th State District Court for his role in the killing of Adam Valencia, 25.  A booking photo of King is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Officers R. Naughton and L. Patterson reported:

Mr. Valencia was shot while outside of a convenience store at the above address.  Paramedics transported him to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

At the time, there was no known suspect or motive in the shooting.

Further investigation identified King as the suspect in this case and he was arrested on Thursday (July 23) without incident.
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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Stabbing at 5300 Coke Street

Jul 24, 2020
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of a man at 5300 Coke Street about 8 p.m. on Wednesday (July 22).

The suspect, Lloyd Dewayne Jackson (b/m, 52), is charged with murder in the 230th State District Court.  A booking photo of Jackson is attached to this news release.

The identity of the victim, 49, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives K. Collier, J. Stroble and R. Watson reported:

A witness stated the victim and Jackson got into a confrontation in an apartment at the above address that escalated when Jackson stabbed the victim several times and then fled the scene.  Jackson later returned and was taken into custody without incident.
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UFC® RETURNS TO UFC APEX WITH FIVE ACTION-PACKED CARDS IN AUGUST

Jul 24, 2020

UFC® RETURNS TO UFC APEX WITH FIVE ACTION-PACKED CARDS IN AUGUST

TOP MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDERS CLASH AS (#8) DEREK BRUNSON AND (#9) EDMEN SHAHBAZYAN HEADLINE FIRST AUGUST EVENT

FEATURED BOUTS:

(#3) JOANNE CALDERWOOD vs. (#6) JENNIFER MAIA

(#12) VICENTE LUQUE vs. RANDY BROWN

Las Vegas – UFC® returns to Las Vegas with a series of action-packed cards every Saturday night in August, kicking off with a clash of top middleweight contenders as No. 8 Derek Brunson looks to hand No. 9 Edmen Shahbazyan his first professional loss.

The remaining cards will be announced at a later date. All events will be closed to the public and will be produced with only essential personnel in attendance pursuant to a Health, Safety and Operations plan approved by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: BRUNSON vs. SHAHBAZYAN will take place Saturday, August 1 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas with all fights carried exclusively on ESPN+ in English and Spanish. The main card begins at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, with the prelims kicking off at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT.

A staple of the middleweight top 10, Brunson (20-7, fighting out of Wilmington, N.C.) returns to action intending to once again stop the ascent of another fast-rising prospect. Despite his All-American wrestling background, Brunson has developed into one of the most explosive strikers in the division with knockout wins over Lyoto Machida, Uriah Hall and Sam Alvey. He now looks to extend his current win streak and work his way back towards the top five by becoming the first person to defeat Shahbazyan.

One of the youngest athletes on the entire UFC roster, Shahbazyan, 22 (11-0, fighting out of Glendale, Calif.) has quickly developed into the middleweight division’s top prospect. Hailing from the same gym as former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, Shahbazyan has shown incredible skills during his young MMA career by finishing all but one of his victories in the first round, including wins over Brad Tavares, Jack Marshman and Charles Byrd. He now takes a step up in competition and looks to prove that the hype around him is deserved with his most critical victory yet.

Additional bouts on the card include:

·         A critical bout in the women’s flyweight division sees No. 3 ranked contender Joanne Calderwood (14-4, fighting out of Glasgow, Scotland) step up on short notice to take on No. 6 ranked Jennifer Maia (17-6-1, fighting out of Curitiba, State of Paraná, Brazil)

  • In an exciting welterweight bout, No. 12 ranked contender Vicente Luque (19-7-1, fighting out of Brasilia, Brazil) looks to defend his spot in the rankings against rising prospect Randy Brown (12-3, fighting out of Queens, N.Y.)
  • In an thrilling lightweight rematch, Lando Vannata (11-4-2, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) and Bobby Green (25-10-1, fighting out of Fontana, Calif.) look to replicate their first Fight of the Night performance
  • Light heavyweight veterans meet when veteran Ed Herman (26-14 1 NC, fighting out of Portland, Ore.) meets Gerald Meerschaert (30-13, fighting out of Milaukee, Wisc.) on short notice
  • Kevin Holland (18-5, fighting out of Fort Worth, Texas) and Trevin Giles (12-2, fighting out of Houston, Texas) look to build their win streaks in a clash at middleweight
  • Veteran bantamweight Frankie Saenz (13-6, fighting out of Scottsdale, Ariz.) aims to make a statement against Jonathan Martinez (11-3, fighting out of Plainview, Texas)
  • Perennial top contender Ray Borg (13-5, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) looks to spoil the debut of UFC newcomer Nate Maness (11-1, fighting out of Henderson, Ky.)
  • Middleweights Eric Spicely (12-6, fighting out of Olneyville, R.I.) and Markus Perez (11-3, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) battle to return to the win column
  • In a battle of featherweight prospects looking to earn their first UFC win, Jamall Emmers (13-5, fighting out of Mentone, Calif.) welcomes the debuting Timur Valiev (16-2, fighting out of Moscow, Russia)

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