Sep 25, 2020
HOUSTON – The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department (MCD) is 
extending the court reset period for cases scheduled during the suspension period for all jury trials in conjunction with the Texas Supreme Court’s Order.  In an effort to comply with social distancing requirements, we will allow citizens additional time to get their cases reset.  If your case was scheduled from June 1, 2020 through November 30, 2020, resets will be given in person only at the Herbert W. Gee Courthouse located at 1400 Lubbock on the following Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m: September 26, 2020 October 3, 2020 October 10, 2020 October 17, 2020 October 24, 2020 October 31, 2020 Following Mayor Sylvester Turner’s and CDC guidelines to protect the public and MCD staff from the spread of COVID-19, members of the public will be required to wear face masks/facial coverings and have their temperature taken.  If the temperature is over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, the individual will not be allowed to enter the Municipal Courthouse.  Members of the public should contact a health care provider and not come to court if they are experiencing symptoms similar to COVID-19. Once cleared by a physician, individuals may come to 1400 Lubbock to speak with an Annex Judge to reset a case. Please visit the Municipal Courts’ website at for continued updates on all court locations and hours of operation.  For additional announcements and updated information, please call the City of Houston Helpline at 3-1-1, or 713.837.0311 if outside of the City of Houston, or visit the Municipal Courts website at ###EL DEPARTAMENTO DE LAS CORTES MUNICIPALES DE LA CIUDAD DE HOUSTON EXTIENDE EL PERÍODO DE RESTABLECIMIENTO DE CORTE A SÁBADOS ESPECIFICOS AL 1400 LUBBOCK, Y  ANUNCIA QUE LOS JUICIOS POR JURADO Y SERVICIO DE JURADO REANUDARÁN EL 1 DE DICIEMBRE, 2020 HOUSTON, Texas – El Departamento de las Cortes Municipales de la Ciudad de Houston (MCD) está extendiendo el período de restablecimiento de corte para los casos programados durante el período de suspensión de juicios por jurado conforme a la orden de la Corte Suprema de Texas. En un esfuerzo por cumplir con los requisitos de distanciamiento social, les daremos a los ciudadanos tiempo adicional para restablecer sus casos. Si su caso fue programado desde el 1 de junio del 2020 hasta el 30 de noviembre del 2020, restablecimientos se darán en persona sólo en la corte central Herbert W. Gee ubicada en 1400 Lubbock los siguientes sábados de 8:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m: 26 de septiembre, 2020 3 de octubre, 2020  10 de octubre, 2020 17 de octubre, 2020 24 de octubre, 2020 31 de octubre, 2020 Siguiendo las directrices del alcalde Sylvester Turner y del CDC para proteger al público y al personal de MCD de la propagación de COVID-19, los miembros del público tendrán que usar cubiertas faciales y se les tomará la temperatura. Si la temperatura es más de 100.4 grados Fahrenheit, el individuo no podrá entrar en los edificios de las Cortes. Los miembros del público deben comunicarse con un proveedor de atención médica y no venir a las Cortes si están sintiendo síntomas similares al COVID-19. Una vez aprobado por un médico, las personas pueden venir al 1400 Lubbock para hablar con un Juez Anexo para reprogramar su(s) caso(s). Por favor visite al sitio web de la Corte Municipal al para actualizaciones continuas de todas las ubicaciones y horas de operación de la Corte. Para anuncios adicionales e información actualizada, por favor llame a la Línea de Ayuda de La Ciudad de Houston al 3-1-1, o al 713.837.0311 si esta fuera de la Ciudad de Houston, o visite al sitio web de la Corte al
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Holly Holm faces surging Irene Aldana on UFC FIGHT ISLAND

Sep 25, 2020




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Las Vegas – UFC® will continue its run of shows on UFC FIGHT ISLAND with a pair of exciting bouts featuring top contenders from the women’s bantamweight division. In the headliner, former champion and No. 2 ranked Holly Holm will look to stop the momentum of No. 6 Irene Aldana. Also, former women’s featherweight champion and current No. 1 ranked bantamweight contender Germaine de Randamie clash with No. 4 Julianna Peña.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN®: HOLM vs. ALDANA will take place Saturday, October 3 from UFC FIGHT ISLAND on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island. The main card will begin at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+, with the prelims exclusively on ESPN+ at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT. The event is in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.

Former champion Holm (13-5, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) aims to continue her winning ways in 2020 with a vintage performance against one of the division’s rising stars. Known for her vicious left high kick, Holm has delivered memorable knockouts against Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia. She has also netted impressive wins over top contenders Raquel Pennington and Marion Reneau. Holm is now seeking another thrilling finish to again earn a crack at the women’s bantamweight belt.

Aldana (12-5, fighting out of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico) is one of the sport’s most formidable strikers. In her most recent appearance, she handed highly touted contender Ketlen Vieira her first loss via highlight-reel KO. Aldana also holds memorable wins against Bethe Correia and Lucie Pudilova. Aldana now aims to take out a former champion to earn her first UFC title shot.

Recent women’s bantamweight title challenger de Randamie (9-4, fighting out of Utrecht, The Netherlands) is intent on reasserting herself among the weight class’ top contenders. Tied with Ronda Rousey for fastest KO in the division following a 16-second victory against Aspen Ladd last year, de Randamie has also netted spectacular knockouts over Anna Elmose and Larissa Pacheco. De Randamie now hopes to stop Peña to defend her spot in the rankings.

Winner of The Ultimate Fighter season 18, Peña (9-3, fighting out of Chicago, Ill. by way of Spokane, Wash.) aims to stake her claim for her first title shot with a trademark performance. An aggressive striker and grappler, Peña has delivered entertaining victories over former flyweight champion Nicco Montaño, as well as former UFC title challengers Cat Zingano and Jessica Eye. Peña now goes for the biggest win of her career to secure her spot as the top contender.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • Yorgan De Castro (6-1, fighting out of Fall River, Mass.) locks horns with fellow heavyweight prospect Carlos Felipe (8-1, fighting out of Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil)
  • Dequan Townsend (21-11, fighting out of Lansing, Mich.) goes for his first UFC win against debuting Dana White’s Contender Series signee Dusko Todorovic (9-0, fighting out of Belgrade, Serbia) in a middleweight bout
  • Former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit (30-13, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) squares off with Court McGee (Orem, Utah) in an entertaining battle of veterans
  • Tom Breese (11-2, fighting out of Birmingham, England) returns to action against Roman Kopylov (8-1, fighting out of Bachatsky, Kemerovo, Russia) in a middleweight scrap
  • In an exciting featherweight prospects’ bout, Charles Jourdain (10-3, fighting out of Beloeil, Que., Canada) meets Josh Culibao (8-1, fighting out of Sydney, Australia)
  • Loma Lookboonmee (4-2, fighting out of Phuket, Thailand) faces Jinh Yu Frey (9-5, fighting out of Arlington, Texas) in what promises to be an action-packed women’s strawweight contest
  • Casey Kenney (14-2-1, fighting out of Tuscan, Ariz.) meets AlatengHeili (14-7-1, fighting out of Beijing, China) in a battle of bantamweight hopefuls
  • In a clash of returning lightweights, Luigi Vendramini (8-1, fighting out of Brasilia, Brazil) takes on Jessin Ayari (16-5, fighting out of Nuremburg, Germany)

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ictor Pasillas Scores Sixth-Round TKO of Ranfis Encarnacion in Co-Main Event Battle of Unbeaten Featherweights

Sep 25, 2020
Unbeaten Lightweight Prospect Nestor Bravo Defeats Jose Luis Gallegos by Unanimous Decision In FS1 PBC Fight Night Main Event & on FOX Deportes Wednesday Night from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles
Victor Pasillas Scores Sixth-Round TKO of Ranfis Encarnacion inCo-Main Event Battle of Unbeaten Featherweights&Unbeaten Cuban Maidel Sando Wins Unanimous Decision over Genc Pllana in Opening Bout
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ictor Pasillas Scores Sixth-Round TKO of Ranfis Encarnacion in Co-Main Event Battle of Unbeaten Featherweights for Stats & Scorecards
LOS ANGELES (September 24, 2020) – Unbeaten lightweight prospect Nestor Bravo (19-0, 13 KOs) earned a unanimous decision victory over Jose Luis Gallegos (19-9, 14 KOs) after 10-round of action Wednesday night in the main event of FS1 PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Bravo used a blistering body attack to establish control of the fight early, throwing big hooks and punctuating numerous combinations with body punches on his way to a 42 to 17 advantage in the category, according to Compubox. The Puerto Rican prospect stayed poised and was able to build up a lead on Gallegos by landing effectively throughout the first half of the fight.  
Gallegos proved to be a durable test for Bravo, holding up to his attack and pushing him to round 10 for the first time in Bravo’s career. In round nine, referee Jack Reiss deducted a point from Bravo, citing fouls that required him to issue multiple warnings. Reiss would take away a second point in round 10 from Bravo for holding.
Although Bravo was stumbled by an overhand right in the final round, he was able to overcome a difficult opponent and earn the unanimous decision by the scores of 97-91 and 96-92 twice. Bravo rode a 165 to 137 punch advantage to the victory, while landing over 35% of his punches, according to CompuBox.
In the co-main event, Victor Pasillas (16-0, 9 KOs) remained undefeated by delivering an impressive sixth-round TKO victory over previously unbeaten Ranfis Encarnacion (17-1, 13 KOs) in their featherweight bout.
“I’m very excited to get the victory,” said Pasillas. “Me and my coach have been back at home breaking this fight down piece by piece for 10 weeks. We don’t guess when we get in there.”
The smaller Pasillas found his distance from the outset, landing left hands in the opening frame as Encarnacion was still feeling him out. While Encarnacion had some success in round two, landing a trio of powerful straight right hands, he did so while still being countered effectively by Pasillas.
A Los Angeles native, Pasillas continued to vary his attack, flummoxing his opponent with accuracy (40% connect rate) and effective movement. In a fifth round that saw Pasillas land 47 power punches, he stunned Encarnacion with a combination that nearly put him down late before he was eventually saved by the bell.
“I’m confident in my skills and in my corner and we showed it in the ring,” said Pasillas. “We knew he was going to load up for one shot, so we just took our time and stuck to the plan.”
Pasillas waited patiently for his moment in the sixth round, eventually breaking through in the final minute with another barrage of punches, this one punctuated by a right hook-straight left combo that put Encarnacion down. Although Encarnacion got to his feet before the count, his corner halted the fight, with referee Sharon Sands waiving it off officially at 2:29 into the round.
“I want to take over the 122-pound division,” said Pasillas. “Making 126-pounds was easy for this fight. There are a lot of great fighters at 122-pounds. Whoever wants to do it, line them up. Because I’m taking all my straps.”
In the opening bout, unbeaten Maidel Sando (10-8, 7 KOs) scored a unanimous decision over Genc Pllana (8-2-1, 4 KOs) in their eight-round super middleweight duel.
Pllana’s awkward style presented problems for Sando in the opening rounds, as he showed off unpredictable movement and a slapping up-jab to deter Sando’s offense. The Cuban-born Sando, who now trains in Nashville, Tennessee, began to have more success in round four when he started to find his timing and eventually a home for his right hand to land.
As Pllana circled the ring, Sando began to work through his opponent’s jab and land combinations while his Pllana moved in reverse attempting to evade the attack. Without fear of being hurt by Pllana’s counters, Sando stayed in control through the final rounds, landing the harder punches throughout.
Sando held the statistical advantage by out landing Pllana 127-115, while landing 37% of his punches compared to Pllana’s 26% connect rate. At the end of the eight rounds, the judges all scored the fight in favor of Sando, by scores of 80-72, 79-73 and 78-74. 
The event was promoted by TGB Promotions and took place without fans in attendance at the Microsoft Theater, an AEG venue, in downtown Los Angeles. The Encarnación vs. Pasillas fight was promoted in association with Sampson Boxing.
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Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 5500 De Soto Street

Sep 25, 2020
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Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the death of a woman that occurred at 5500 De Soto Street about 7:10 a.m. Saturday (September 19). 

The suspect, Alexis Armando Rojas-Mendez (H/m, 23), is charged with murder in the 183rd State District Court.  A previous photo of Rojas-Mendez, who is not in custody, is attached to this news release.

He is accused in the death Ashley M. Garcia, 27, who was pronounced dead at the scene. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant S. Murdock and Detective R. Rivera reported:

Officers responded to a report of a deceased female at an apartment at the above address.  Upon arrival they found Ms. Garcia had suffered severe trauma to her head and body and determined she had been severely beaten. 

Further investigation identified Rojas-Mendez, Garcia’s boyfriend, as a suspect in this case.  He was subsequently charged and remains at large.  

Anyone with information in this case or on the whereabouts of Rojas-Mendez is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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Sep 25, 2020
Jermall Charlovs.Sergiy Derevyanchenko   Jermell Charlovs.Jeison Rosario   
First-Of-Its-Kind Doubleheader Live on SHOWTIME PPV®This Saturday, September 26 Presented by Premier Boxing Champions
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UNCASVILLE, Conn. – September 23, 2020 – WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo and WBC Super Welterweight Champion Jermell Charlo previewed the CHARLO DOUBLEHEADER at final press conferences Wednesday, as they went face to face with the opponents presenting the toughest tests of their careers. Jermall will face top contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko headlining part one of the doubleheader, while Jermell takes on WBA and IBF 154-pound champion Jeison Rosario in the main event of part two of the twin bill taking place this Saturday, September 26 live on SHOWTIME PPV (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT), in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions. The press conferences included all 12 fighters participating on the stacked pay-per-view event featuring six competitive fights in all, five of which are world title fights. The three-fight Charlo vs. Derevyanchenko card will see WBA Super Bantamweight Champion Brandon Figueroa defending his title against 122-pound contender Damien Vázquez in the co-main event, plus WBO Bantamweight World Champion John Riel Casimero battling unbeaten Duke Micah in the pay-per-view opener. Following a 30-minute intermission at the conclusion of Charlo vs. Derevyanchenko, the three-fight Charlo vs. Rosario card will begin. Unbeaten former champion Luis Nery takes on undefeated Aaron Alameda for the vacant WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship in the co-main event, while former unified champion Danny Román duels former champion Juan Carlos Payano in a WBC Super Bantamweight title eliminator kicking off the second portion of the pay-per-view. The event is presented by Premier Boxing Champions and promoted by Lions Only Promotions and TGB Promotions. The Jermell Charlo vs. Jeison Rosario match is co-promoted with Sampson Boxing. Here is what the press conference participants had to say Wednesday from Mohegan Sun in Connecticut: JERMALL CHARLO “This is just the beginning for me. There’s been 30 fighters who’ve tried to beat me, and all 30 failed. We’ll get a chance to get in there and do what we do best on Saturday. Talk is cheap. We’ll see where that green belt goes on Saturday. “I’m focused and locked in. I’m ready to fight. Sergiy can say what he wants to say about me, it’s going to be a fight on Saturday. “This is like the Super Bowl for us. At the end of the day, we’re always ready to fight. This is what we do and this is what we prepare ourselves for. We’re true warriors. “Derevyanchenko is looking past me. His trainer and his whole camp, they’re all looking past me. They’re going to find out what they’re in for on Saturday. “I’m the best in the world. On Saturday night, everyone will get a chance to see it live on SHOWTIME PPV.” JERMELL CHARLO “Saturday night is going to be my history-making performance. This is something that I’ve always wanted and that I’ve always trained for. I’ve put in the hard work for every fight I’ve ever had, and this is what it’s all been for. “People will say that they can’t wait to see us fight again after Saturday. We come to fight. We prepared all our life for this. Now is our time. The big dogs are here to stay. We’re veterans in this game and we love this sport. To make it to this stage, there’s nothing bigger for us. This is our Super Bowl. This is our national championship. It’s time for us to go get our belts. “This is about my legacy and my career. I want everyone to see what I’m made of. [Jeison] Rosario is a tough fighter with a lot of good attributes. He’s coming to fight. Styles make fights and we’re going to see that in the ring. “We’re going to put on a show. Knowing my brother is also fighting gives me more energy. Fight night is when you see all our excitement and all our hard work pouring out. This is huge for us. We’re both doing our thing and feeding off each other’s energy. “Just being on this stage makes you buckle in and focus a lot better. I’m 30 years old and I want to push myself and keep testing my limits. That’s what’s gotten me to this stage right now. “I have confidence in my skills and I’m going to bring some new tricks out of my hat.” SERGIY DEREVYANCHENKO “The green color of the WBC belt suits me. I want that green belt. I’ve fought twice for the title, and I’m more ready than ever for the third time. “I was happy to have the break after the Gennadiy Golovkin fight. I got good rest. I’m relaxed, and when I came back to the United States, I was ready to train and now I’m ready to fight. It all helped me. “Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs were tough fights, they were both close fights and I think those experiences definitely helped me. I’ll show it in the ring on Saturday. “I’m going to put pressure on him from the beginning. I’m going to use my legs, my jab and combinations to get the win. “We always train hard and we have great sparring partners to prepare us. They’ve shown me what he’s going to bring to the ring. Now we just have to take our strategy and use it in the ring on Saturday. “This is a big fight. When I win, even more opportunities will open up. I’ll be able to unify and take my career to the next level.”  JEISON ROSARIO “People are going to see on Saturday that it was no fluke that I beat Julian Williams the way that I did. “This is going to be a war. I’m a warrior, and I’m going to find a way to win. That’s the only thing on my mind. “I don’t feel any pressure, it’s an obligation – not only to my family, but to all of Latin America – to win these titles. There’s no room in my mind for the possibility of not winning. That’s going to be clear on Saturday night. “I’m prepared for the fight to go the distance, but I also have the stamina to finish it early and take advantage of my opportunity. “I don’t have to understand what Jermell is saying on stage to know that he thinks he’s going to win, just like I think I’m going to win. That’s what makes this a great fight, but nothing is going to change my mindset. “Training camp was great despite the pandemic. I feel strong, healthy and confident. Jermell is a great fighter with a lot of power, but I’m the better overall fighter and the world will see that on Saturday.” BRANDON FIGUEROA “I’m excited to be back to doing what I do best and that’s getting in the ring and giving the fans a great show. “It’s been a very unique circumstance training for this fight during the pandemic, but we made the most of it. I’m very fortunate that I have access to a private gym, so I was able to stay consistent with my training. Sparring was a little difficult, but I was able to venture out after a while and get some good sessions in. Even though this is the longest I’ve gone without a fight, I never took much time off. “Vazquez is a good, tough opponent but I really don’t think he’ll be able to handle the pressure that I’m going to bring. I’m an action fighter but I can do it all. I can bang, but I can also box – and my dad wants me to box even more and tag him on the outside. I don’t think he’ll be able to handle my body shots. “I feel like this fight won’t last too long, because I had such a good training camp. I keep getting better and stronger and I’m ready to showcase that Saturday night.” DAMIEN VAZQUEZ “If he says it won’t go past six rounds, then he’s going to have to work hard. I’m going to make sure it’ an all-out war. He’s going to have to earn everything. “I’m ready to go. To be honest, this is the most excited I’ve ever been about a fight. He has two hands and his heart beats like mine. There’s nothing to be scared about in facing my opponent. “No disrespect to the Charlos, but I want to be fight of the night and steal the show. May the best man win. I’m confident that will be me. Plain and simple.” JOHN RIEL CASIMERO “This is my first time on SHOWTIME so I want to give everyone watching an impressive performance. I’ll go for the knockout. “This is a big opportunity show the world who I am. I promise I will do my best this fight. I am extremely ready to give it my all. “My opponent is a mature boxer with good experience. But I’m going to be too strong for him. I believe I’m the best at 118-pounds.” DUKE MICAH “I’m so grateful for this moment. This is a massive night for me. It all comes down to this and we are coming to win. “I have to stick to my game plan. I expect my opponent to box and move. I’ve prepared for a couple attacks that I think he will use. I’ve never been more ready for a fight than I am for this one. “Casimero is a good boxer, but I’m a different fighter than I’ve been in the past. I’ve improved my game so much working with Andre Rozier. The fans will see it on Saturday night, and they will become instant fans of my electrifying style.” LUIS NERY “Everyone knows about my strength and knockout power, but my technique and preparation will play a part to help me win this fight. “I’m excited for the challenge of moving up in weight. I want to dominate across multiple weight classes. That’s going to start Saturday night with a big statement against [Aaron] Alameda. “This is really one of the best training camps I’ve ever had. I’ve been working with Eddy Reynoso, he’s focused on a lot of different aspects of my game that I can show in the ring on Saturday. “The level of the fighter that Alameda has fought is not too impressive. On Saturday he’s going to face someone who’s on a whole new level from anything he’s ever faced.” AARON ALAMEDA “Everyone knows I’m the underdog, but after Saturday, everyone is going to know who Aaron Alameda is. I prepared hard like I always do, and you will see that from me in this fight. “This fight was supposed to take place back in March, but I’ve been able to take the last six months to prepare even better and make sure I’m 100 percent the best version of myself. “There’s so much on the line that I don’t think not having fans will have any effect. It’s pay-per-view and that means a lot of eyeballs will be on me. This fight means everything for me and my career.” DANNY ROMAN “I am coming off of losing the titles and that has made me hungrier than before. I am going again against a quality fighter like [Juan Carlos] Payano, and I don’t believe this is going the distance. “I always make weight. I am still eating right now, and I think I will be eating before the weigh-in. I don’t struggle with the weight and I even think with a good diet I might be able to make 118 pounds. “My style is to go in there and give the best of me and try to make my fight, the fight of the night. There are a lot of great fighters up here, but I’m trying to steal the show. We’re going to do whatever is possible to get this win.” JUAN CARLOS PAYANO “I’ve faced better fighters than [Danny] Roman and I’m not going to back down against anyone. I’m ready for him to bring it. I’ve been on this stage before. I train to win every fight no matter what. “I was already in training camp before the shutdown and I haven’t stopped working since. It’s been a long training camp, but we’re here now and I’m prepared. “I didn’t come to talk too much. People will see the results on Saturday. I’m ready to show everyone that my power will be there in this fight.” STEPHEN ESPINOZA, President, Sports and Event Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. “I’d like to acknowledge the fighters and all of their camps for cooperating with us, complying with the protocols, and for meeting this challenge. “The fans have spoken, and we listened. Fans wanted the best fighting the best. Well, we’ve got that. Without question, this is not just the biggest pay-per-view card of the year, but there is also the most value for your money on this card. I’ve never been involved with a card that has this level of quality and this level of star power”. “We are proud that the Charlo’s are returning home to SHOWTIME after they came of age on this network. This is the fight fans’ fight card, with top to bottom can’t-miss action guaranteed on Saturday night.”
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ABOUT CHARLO DOUBLEHEADERThe CHARLO DOUBLEHEADER takes place Saturday, September 26 on SHOWTIME PPV with an unprecedented event presented by Premier Boxing Champions. The pay-per-view begins at a special time of 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and features six compelling fights in all, five of which are world title fights, on the same night for one price. The SHOWTIME PPV telecast begins with the Jermall Charlo vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko three-fight card followed by a 30-minute intermission and then the Jermell Charlo vs. Jeison Rosario three-fight card. Part one of the SHOWTIME PPV is headlined by WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo facing top contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko. WBA Super Bantamweight Champion Brandon Figueroa will defend his title against 122-pound contender Damien Vázquez in the co-featured bout, while WBO Bantamweight World Champion John Riel Casimero faces off against unbeaten Duke Micah in the pay-per-view opener. The second three-fight card is headlined by the historic unification matchup between WBC Super Welterweight Champion Jermell Charlo and IBF and WBA 154-pound champion Jeison Rosario. Unbeaten former champion Luis Nery will battle undefeated Aaron Alameda for the vacant WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship in the co-feature, while former unified champion Danny Román faces off against former champion Juan Carlos Payano in a WBC Super Bantamweight title eliminator bout to open the second installment of the pay-per-view. The event is presented by Premier Boxing Champions and promoted by Lions Only Promotions and TGB Promotions. The Jermell Charlo vs. Jeison Rosario match is co-promoted with Sampson Boxing.
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Sep 25, 2020


INDIO, CALIF. (Sept. 22, 2020) – Mexico’s rising middleweight star Jaime Munguia (35-0, 28 KOs) will return to the ring to defend his WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Championship against Tureano Johnson (21-2-1, 15 KOs) in a 12-round battle on Friday, October 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. The fight will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.  Additional information for this card will be announced shortly. The event will be closed to the public and media. “Jaime Munguia has all the qualities to become Mexico’s biggest boxing superstar,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “He’s tough, charismatic and has the physique to win world titles at both middleweight and super middleweight after a successful reign at 154 pounds. However, Tureano Johnson is coming off an impressive knockout win against Jason Quigley in which he handed him his first loss, something he definitely wants to do against Munguia as well. This is a veritable crossroads fight, and the winner will cement his case for a world title opportunity and be a threat to any of the champions.”  Munguia is a 23-year-old contender of Tijuana, Mexico who catapulted to the highest levels of the 154-pound division by knocking out Sadam “World Kid” Ali in May to capture the WBO Junior Middleweight World Title. Munguia then defended his title against Liam “Beefy” Smith, Brandon “Bad Boy” Cook, Takeshi InoueDennis Hogan and Patrick Allotey. After five defenses at junior middleweight, Munguia moved up to 160 pounds to capture the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title against Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan. Now, he’ll face his toughest test to date against a battle-tested warrior Johnson.  “It’s a great honor to be returning during these tough times,” said Jaime Munguia. “I hope to deliver excitement and entertainment to the fans as the world begins to slowly make its return to normalcy. At the same time, I have been training and improving my skills with my team at the Ceremonial Center in Otomi [Mexico], and I will show everyone that Jaime Munguia is ready for the best in the division.”
“I am very happy and excited,” said Fernando Beltran, CEO of Zanfer Promotions. “With so many issues that are taking place on a global level, it is an honor to have the most charismatic boxer in Mexico in Jaime Munguia returning to the ring.” Johnson is a 36-year-old contender who hopes to fight for a world title despite some setbacks in his career. Johnson’s only losses were against Curtis “The Cerebral Assassin” Stevens and Sergiy “The Technician” Derevyanchenko. After a very tough battle against Fernando “El Huracan” Castaneda in February, the native of Nassau, Bahamas bounced back by handing Jason Quigley his first loss and capturing the NABF Middleweight Title. Johnson is eager to show everyone that he is world championship caliber. “I am excited about the opportunity to fight Jaime Munguia,” said Tureano Johnson. “The setbacks I have had in my career have only made me stronger. Munguia is a tough undefeated fighter, but I will hand him his first defeat as I pursue my quest to be the middleweight champion of the world.” Munguia vs. Johnson is a 12-round fight for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title presented by Golden Boy in association with Zanfer Promotions. The event is sponsored by Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle” and BetOnline – Your Online Sportsbook Experts.” The fight will take place on Friday, October 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN. For more information, visit and Follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing and @DAZN_USA. Become a fan on Facebook at and Follow on Instagram @GoldenBoy and @DAZN_USA. Follow the conversation using #MunguiaJohnson

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Sep 25, 2020
Unbeaten Featherweights Victor Pasillas & Ranfis Encarnación Battle in Co-Main Event of FS1 PBC Fight Night & on FOX Deportes This Wednesday, September 23 from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles
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LOS ANGELES (September 21, 2020) – Unbeaten featherweight Víctor Pasillas shared thoughts on training camp and previewed his showdown against undefeated Ranfis Encarnacióbefore they meet in the co-main event of FS1 PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes this Wednesday, September 23 from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
The FS1 telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and is headlined by undefeated lightweight prospect Néstor Bravo taking on José Luis Gallegos in a 10-round showdown. Plus, undefeated Cuban Maidel Sando goes up against Genc Pllana in an eight round super middleweight bout.
The event will be promoted by TGB Promotions and will take place without fans in attendance at the Microsoft Theater, an AEG venue, in downtown Los Angeles. The Encarnación vs. Pasillas fight is promoted in association with Sampson Boxing.
Here is what Pasillas had to say from training camp in Redwood City, California with his head coach Brian Schwarz:
On his recent training camp:
“Training has been great. We are preparing for war and definitely training for a statement win. I am in great shape both mentally and physically. We worked hard during this camp. Be prepared to see a better version of myself on fight night. I’m coming to do damage!”
On his matchup with Ranfis Encarnación.
“Ranfis is a great fighter with good technique. He is also undefeated which means I must bring my ‘A’ game on fight night. It’s going to be interesting to see what game plan Ranfis brings to the ring that day. My plan is to not let the fight go the distance. It’s time to eat and I’m starving.”
On making his televised debut on FS1.
“First, I want to thank my team for the opportunity to showcase my talents on this stage. I cannot wait to make my televised debut on FS1. This is by far the most important fight of my career. I’m coming with everything I got, because I know this is the turning point that will lead to bigger and better fights. I am ready to bring an exciting fight to the fans and get my hand raised in victory.”
On what a win will do for his career in the featherweight division.
“Coming out on top against Encarnación is going to catapult me into some big fights at featherweight. The division is wide open and I know with hard work I can take it over. I am working towards a title shot. I am willing to fight anyone to get to that next level.”
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LA Galaxy viajará para enfrentar a Real Salt Lake el miércoles antes de recibir a Seattle Sounders FC el domingo;

Sep 25, 2020

LA Galaxy viajará para enfrentar a Real Salt Lake el miércoles antes de recibir a Seattle Sounders FC el domingo;

LA Galaxy II recibirá a San Diego Loyal SC el miércoles antes de viajar para enfrentar a Las Vegas Lights FC el sábado

LOS ANGELES (Lunes, 21 de septiembre, 2020) – LA Galaxy continuará la temporada de Major League Soccer esta semana con dos partidos: el primero en condición de visitante este miércoles, 23 de septiembre en el Rio Tinto Stadium vs. Real Salt Lake a las 6:30 p.m. PT y el segundo en el Dignity Health Sports Park el domingo, 27 de septiembre vs. Seattle Sounders FC a las 7:30 p.m. PT. Ambos partidos serán transmitidos en vivo por Spectrum SportsNet.

La atención a prensa semanal se llevará a cabo después del entrenamiento del LA Galaxy el lunes, 21 de septiembre y el viernes, 25 de septiembre a las 12:15 p.m. PT por medio de videoconferencias de prensa. No se permitirá la entrada a prensa a los entrenamientos del equipo.

Los medios de comunicación que deseen solicitar acreditaciones de prensa para el partido del 27 de septiembre entre LA Galaxy y Seattle Sounders FC en el Dignity Health Sports Park deben enviar sus solicitudes por medio del siguiente enlace antes de las 12 p.m. PT el miércoles, 23 de septiembre. Favor notar que las credenciales de temporada 2020 no serán aceptadas. Debido a las regulaciones de salud y seguridad pública, solamente un número limitado de miembros de los medios de comunicación estarán acreditados para asistir al partido.

LA Galaxy II jugará en el Dignity Health Sports Park el miércoles, 23 de septiembre ante San Diego Loyal SC a las 7 p.m. PT en vivo por  ESPN+ antes de enfrentar a Las Vegas Lights FC en condición de visitante el sábado, 26 de septiembre.

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Ruben Villa to take on Emanuel Navarrete for the WBO World Featherweight Title on Friday, October 9th

Sep 25, 2020
Ruben Villa to take on Emanuel Navarrete for the WBO World Featherweight Title on Friday, October 9th
Photos by Emily Harney / Banner Promotions
PHILADELPHIA, PA/ / ORANGE, CA. (Sept. 21, 2020) – On Friday night, October 9th, undefeated WBO number-two ranked featherweight contender Ruben Villa (18-0, 5 KOs) gets his much deserved world title shot when he takes on former WBO super bantamweight world champion, and WBO number-one ranked contender, Emanuel Navarrete (32-1, 28 KOs), in a battle for the WBO World Featherweight title.
Navarrete is undefeated in the last eight-years, which spans 27 fights.
The fight will take place at “The Bubble” inside the MGM Grand Conference Center, and will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
“I have been working my butt off since I was a little kid for this opportunity, and I just can’t wait to get in there and fight for the title,” said Villa, who is promoted by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing. “Navarrete is a real aggressive Mexican fighter. He is coming to win. He was a former champion, and I am the underdog, but I have the style to beat him. We have kept the camp the same. We just treat it like it’s every other fight, just that this fight is for a world title.  All my hard work is paying off. I am honored and excited to represent everyone who has supported me and my journey to become a world champion, and I plan on bringing the world title back to my home city of Salinas, California.”
“This is what we envisioned for Ruben when we signed him out of the amateurs, to be fighting for a world title,” said Artie Pelullo, President of Banner Promotions. “That opportunity has now arrived, and we expect Ruben to put on a great performance on October 9th and win the WBO Featherweight World Title. I would be remiss if I didn’t thank Stephen Espinoza and Gordon Hall of Showtime for all their help with the development of Ruben’s career, by showcasing him on ShoBox that has helped get him ready for this fight.”
“Ruben Villa is a terrific fighter and has the ability to make his dream to become a world champion a reality. The hard work that Banner Promotions and us at Thompson Boxing have put on his career will surely pay off,” said Ken Thompson, CEO of Thompson Boxing. “Navarrete is a terrific champion and it will be a huge challenge for our fighter, but I’m sure Ruben will rise up to the occasion and make us all proud.” 
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Fight of the Year Contender Headlines Return to UFC Fight Island

Sep 25, 2020








Las Vegas – UFC® kicks off its second run on UFC FIGHT ISLAND with one of the biggest events of the year, as middleweight champion Israel Adesanya looks to defend his title against fellow undefeated knockout artist and No. 2 ranked contender Paulo Costa. In the co-main event, the vacant UFC light heavyweight title is on the line as No. 1 ranked Dominick Reyes takes on No. 3 Jan Blachowicz.

UFC® 253: ADESANYA vs. COSTA will take place Saturday, September 26 on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island and will stream live on Pay-Per-View, exclusively through ESPN+ in the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT in both English and Spanish. The prelims will be simulcast on ESPN2 and ESPN+ (English and Spanish) beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with the early prelims kicking off at 6:30 p.m. ET /3:30 p.m. PT simulcast on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ and on UFC Fight Pass. The event will be closed to the public and will be produced with only essential personnel in attendance.

Adesanya (19-0, fighting out of Auckland, New Zealand) has quickly become one of the top superstars in the UFC since joining the promotion in 2018. After securing impressive wins over Derek Brunson and Anderson Silva, Adesanya defeated Kelvin Gastelum in one of the best fights of the year for the interim UFC middleweight championship. He followed up this performance by finishing Robert Whittaker for the undisputed title in front of a record-breaking crowd of over 57,000 fans. Now, Adesanya looks to put on another vintage performance and become the first person to defeat Costa.

Brazilian powerhouse Costa (13-0, fighting out of Contagem, Minas Gerais, Brazil) intends to make the most of his first UFC title shot by landing another signature knockout. Costa developed his reputation as one of the most devastating finishers in the middleweight division by stopping all but one of his wins before the final bell, including victories over Uriah Hall, Johny Hendricks and Garreth McLellan. Now, he plans to dethrone Adesanya and begin his reign as undisputed champion.

Reyes (12-1, fighting out of Victorville, Calif.) aims to make good on his second shot at UFC gold and prove that he is the best light heavyweight on the planet. A devastating finisher with nine first-round stoppages, Reyes quickly rose through the ranks with wins over Jared Cannonier, Ovince Saint Preux and former middleweight champion Chris Weidman. Now, he seeks to leave no doubt about his claim to the 205-pound throne by securing another vintage victory against Blachowicz.

Blachowicz (26-8, fighting out of Warsaw, Poland) is among the most successful UFC athletes to hail from Poland and has his sights set on becoming the first male Polish champion. Blachowicz believes his momentum is at an all-time high following three of the biggest wins of his career that include stoppages over former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, as well as perennial top contender Corey Anderson. He now looks to finally attain a UFC championship by becoming the only person to ever finish Reyes. 

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • Top 10 flyweights collide as No. 7 Kai Kara France (21-8 1 NC, fighting out of Auckland, New Zealand) and No. 10 Brandon Royval (11-4, fighting out of Lakewood, Colo.) look to steal the show
  • No. 7 ranked women’s bantamweight contender Kelten Vieira (10-1, fighting out of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil) intends to get back to her winning ways when she takes on No. 13 Sijara Eubanks (7-4, fighting out of Toms River, N.J.)
  • Top featherweight prospects lock horns as Hakeem Dawodu (11-1-1, fighting out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada) battles Zubaira Tukhugov (19-4-1, fighting out of Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russia)
  • Brad Riddell (8-1, fighting out of Auckland, New Zealand) and Alex da Silva (21-2, fighting out of Balneario, Santa Catarina, Brazil) intend to make a statement in a clash of lightweight finishers
  • UFC Hall of Famer Diego Sanchez (32-12, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) intends to secure another historic win when he meets tough Jake Matthews (15-4, fighting out of Epping, Victoria, Australia)
  • Dana White’s Contender Series light heavyweight signees William Knight (8-1, fighting out of Vernon, Conn.) and Aleksa Camur (6-0, fighting out of Broadview Heights, Ohio) seek to establish themselves as the next top prospect in the division
  • The Ultimate Fighter season 28 winner Juan Espino (10-1, fighting out of Gran Canaria, Spain) returns to the Octagon to take on Jeff Hughes (10-3, fighting out of Norton, Ohio)
  • Hard-hitting light heavyweight Khadis Ibragimov (8-2, fighting out of Ratlub, Republic of Dagestan, Russia) welcomes UFC newcomer Danilo Marques (9-2, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) to the Octagon

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