ELITE STRIKERS (#10) URIAH HALL AND ANDERSON SILVA HEADLINE UFC RETURN TO LAS VEGAS

Oct 22, 2020

ELITE STRIKERS (#10) URIAH HALL AND ANDERSON SILVA HEADLINE UFC RETURN TO LAS VEGAS

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FEATURED BOUTS:

(#15) BRYCE MITCHELL vs. ANDRE FILI

MAURICE GREENE vs. GREG HARDY

Las Vegas – UFC® returns to Las Vegas with a Halloween treat for fans as No. 10 ranked middleweight Uriah Hall takes on legendary former champion Anderson Silva in a clash of two of the most dynamic strikers in the sport. In the co-main event, No. 15 ranked featherweight Bryce Mitchell looks to defend his spot in the rankings against the always-entertaining Andre Fili.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: HALL vs. SILVA will take place Saturday, October 31 from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. All bouts will stream live on ESPN+ in English and Spanish, with the main card beginning at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT and the prelims kicking off at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.

Hall (16-9, fighting out of Queens, N.Y.) first made waves as a standout on season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter, where he put his highlight reel striking on display with some of the most devastating finishes in the show’s history. Since joining the UFC, Hall has continued to develop his elite reputation with stoppages of Gegard Mousasi, Chris Leben and Bevon Lewis. He now intends to claim the biggest victory of his career when he takes on personal idol and former UFC middleweight champion Silva.

Longtime middleweight king Silva (34-10 1 NC, fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil) is considered by many to be the greatest mixed martial arts athlete of all time. The record holder for the longest win streak in UFC history, Silva established himself as one of the best ever with extraordinary stoppage wins over Vitor Belfort, Forrest Griffin and Dan Henderson. He now seeks to deliver a vintage performance in what could be the final bout of his career.

Rising featherweight prospect Mitchell (13-1, fighting out of Sherwood, Ark.) has quickly become a fan favorite for his relentless fighting style and unique personality. First discovered on The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated, Mitchell turned heads when he became just the second athlete in UFC history to secure a twister submission against fellow prospect Matt Sayles. Now, Mitchell looks to stay undefeated in the UFC and move towards the top 10 rankings with another dominant showing.

Fili (21-7, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) aims to take out his second prospect in a row and break into the featherweight rankings. A member of the UFC since 2013, Fili has consistently proven himself to be among the most entertaining athletes on the roster with victories over Sheymon Moraes, Artem Lobov and Gabriel Benitez. He now plans to become the first person in the UFC to defeat Mitchell and make a statement to the rest of the division.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • Middleweight fan favorite Kevin Holland (20-5, fighting out of Fort Worth, Texas) intends to hand Makhmud Muradov (24-6, fighting out of Bukhara, Uzbekistan) his first UFC loss
  • Heavyweight prospects clash as Maurice Greene (9-5, fighting out of St. Cloud Minn.) meets former NFL pro Greg Hardy (8-2 1 NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.)
  • In a lightweight bout guaranteed to deliver action, Bobby Green (27-10-1, fighting out of Fontana, Calif.) takes on Thiago Moises (13-4, fighting out of Indaiatuba, Brazil)
  • Chris Gruetzemacher (14-3, fighting out of New Bern, N.C.) returns to the Octagon to battle Alexander Hernandez (11-3, fighting out of San Antonio, Texas) at lightweight
  • Middleweights Sean Strickland (20-3-1, fighting out of Corona, Calif.) and Jack Marshman (23-9, fighting out of South Wales, United Kingdom) plan to put on show stealing performances
  • Welterweights Cole Williams (11-2, fighting out of Madison, Wisc.) and Jason Witt (17-6, fighting out of Overland Park, Kan.) face off to secure their first UFC victories
  • Light heavyweight Dana White’s Contender Series signee Dustin Jacoby (12-5, fighting out of Springfield, Ill.) looks to impress in his second UFC run when he meets Justin Ledet (9-3 1 NC, fighting out of Rosharon, Texas)
  • Cortney Casey (9-8, fighting out of Phoenix, Ariz.) seeks to get back into the win column against Priscila Cachoeira (9-3, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) at flyweight
  • Miles Johns (9-1, fighting out of Dallas, Texas) intends to spoil the UFC debut of Kevin Natividad (9-1, fighting out of Tempe, Ariz.)

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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 8800 Elbert Street

Oct 22, 2020
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the shooting of a man at 8800 Elbert Street about 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday (October 21).  

The suspect, Donald R. Lenor (b/m, 40), is charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of felon in possession of a weapon in the 180th State District Court.  A booking photo of Lenor is attached to this news release. 

He is accused in the shooting of Ronald Campbell, 59, who was transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper chest.  

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Officer K. Saulsberry reported:  

Lenor was near the above address and fired multiple shots at passing vehicles.  Lenor fired a shot at Mr. Campbell’s vehicle which shattered the driver’s side window and struck Campbell in the chest.  The suspect then fired a shot toward at least two other vehicles; windows but did not strike the drivers.  One of the drivers witnessed Lenor walk into a house in the 7400 block of Fawnridge Drive.  

As officers arrived on scene, the witness directed them to the residence.  Officers set up a perimeter and were able to convince Lenor to exit the residence.  Lenor was taken into custody and positively identified by witnesses as the person who fired at their vehicles.  Officers also recovered two handguns, one of which was used in the shooting, and ammunition inside the residence.  Lenor also admitted to having a semi-automatic rifle with ammunition.  He was subsequently charged for his role in the shooting. 
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Registration Still Open for Turnaround Houston Readiness Fair on Oct. 22: 1,300 Job Openings Available

Oct 22, 2020
HOUSTON – Registration is still open for the virtual Turnaround Houston Readiness Fair, scheduled from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22. Advanced registration is recommended, though participants can sign up at any time during the duration of the event. Click here and choose the Turnaround Houston event to register, or for more information, go to www.houstontx.gov/turnaround.

More than 40 hiring employers, including the City of Houston, are looking to fill 1,300 full- and part-time positions at Turnaround Houston. Job seekers can also connect via chat with hiring managers and company representatives, as well as find information about job readiness tools, training and continued education.

Turnaround Houston, a series of events which combines the elements of a job fair and a resource center, is a community-based initiative created by Mayor Sylvester Turner in 2016. Since its inception, it has been attended by more than 2,100 job seekers. It is being held virtually for the first time this year.

“Signing up for this virtual fair will bring you in front of employers who are looking to hire immediately, and it will also connect you to a variety of community resources to help with life in general,” said Mike Temple, director of Workforce Solutions – Gulf Coast Workforce Board, who is partnering with the Office of Business Opportunity and the Office of Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz – Houston City Council District D to host the event.

“As Council Member of District D, it is my job to help people to attain or enhance their quality of life,” said Council Member Evans-Shabazz. “This virtual Readiness Fair will provide job training and job-search skills to eliminate barriers to employment and to provide actual hiring opportunities.
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