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    All of the Big Brother couples that are still together Virgin Galactic to Raise $460 Million as Branson Flight Delayed Meet UFC on ESPN+32s Ali Alqaisi, Jordans first UFC fighter Jordan is on the UFC map. © Provided by MMAJunkie A longtime hotbed of MMA in the Middle East, Jordan has produced plenty of talent and the country finally is on the big stage courtesy of bantamweight Ali Alqaisi. Alqaisi (8-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) opens up Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 32 event when he takes on Irwin Rivera at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. He hopes with his signing, many fellow Jordanians follow suit. “It’s the best feeling in the world,” Alqaisi told MMA Junkie. “It makes me...
    Why dont all cities with high rates of crime get similar Trump treatment? McDonalds CEO seems to hint at an upgraded chicken sandwich Kevin Holland vs. recent LFA winner Joaquin Buckley a late addition to UFC on ESPN+ 32 This week’s UFC on ESPN+ 32 event has a late addition fight for the card. © Provided by MMAJunkie Joaquin Buckley (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who picked up a second-round TKO win over Jackie Gosh at LFA 87 this past Friday, did enough in that fight to earn a short-notice call from the UFC. A matchup with Kevin Holland (17-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at middleweight is set for the event, multiple people with knowledge of the booking told MMA Junkie....
    Whos first in line for vaccine? The debate begins Breakfast sales at fast-food giants like Starbucks and McDonalds dried up during the pandemic Hablemos MMA #2: Entrevista con Valerie Loureda, resumen de UFC on ESPN+ 31, noticias, y mas (Editor’s note: Hablemos MMA is MMA Junkie’s weekly Spanish-language podcast hosted by reporter Danny Segura. New episodes are released every Monday on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more of your favorite podcasting platforms. You can also stream or download the latest episode above.) © Provided by MMAJunkie En el segundo episodio de Hablemos MMA, Danny Segura entrevista a Valerie Loureda sobre su pelea contra Tara Graff en Bellator 243, la influencia de Jorge Masvidal en su carrera, y su disputa con...
    NASA astronauts splash down near Florida in a SpaceX Crew Dragon Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Sean Shelbys Shoes: Whats next for Derek Brunson after UFC on ESPN+ 31 win? (ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Edmen Shahbazyan after UFC on ESPN+ 31 loss?) © Provided by MMAJunkie Derek Brunson shined bright on Saturday when he handed Edmen Shahbazyan his first loss in a statement performance in the UFC on ESPN+ 31 main event. Brunson (21-7 MMA, 12-5 UFC) extended his winning streak in the UFC middleweight division to three consecutive fights with a third-round TKO of Shahbazyan (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC), who had all the hype going...
    NASA astronauts return to Earth as SpaceX capsule splashes down in Gulf of Mexico Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat 5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 31: Derek Brunsons run, Joanne Calderwoods misstep What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 31 in Las Vegas? Here are a few post-fight musings … © File photo LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 01: Derek Brunson celebrates after his TKO victory over Edmen Shahbazyan in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 01, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) * * * * * 1. Derek Brunson fights back The...
    SpaceX return: Astronauts head for splashdown, despite tropical storm Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat UFC on ESPN+ 31 post-event facts: Vicente Luques finishing ability stands out The UFC hosted another event on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 31, which took place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streamed on ESPN+. © Provided by MMAJunkie Derek Brunson (21-7 MMA, 12-5 UFC) pulled off an upset a 3-1 underdog in the main event when he derailed the hype around Edmen Shahbazyan (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) with a third-round TKO win in the middleweight headliner. Brunson’s victory concluded a rather unusual eight-fight card that featured a stunning amount of fight scratches in...
    Arizona bridge partially detonated after train derailment; nearby residents asked to evacuate Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Bobby Green on mid-fight trash talk at UFC on ESPN+31: Im just that crazy LAS VEGAS — Bobby Green proved Saturday night he can multi-task quite well. © Provided by MMAJunkie The UFC lightweight veteran did plenty of trash talking while fighting Lando Vannata on the main card of UFC on ESPN+31. Green (26-10-1 MMA, 7-5-1 UFC) talked all the way through to his unanimous decision win over Vannata, a rematch that stemmed from a split draw in 2017. Green admits you have to be a bit off the rails to do what he...
    Summer is bringing a new wave of coronavirus hot spots. See how the map is changing. Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Jennifer Maia gets wish as Dana White says Valentina Shevchenko next after UFC on ESPN+ 31 LAS VEGAS – Jennifer Maia‘s hope has become a reality. © Provided by MMAJunkie At UFC on ESPN+ 31 on Saturday, Maia (18-6-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) defeated Joanne Calderwood by first-round armbar submission. Calderwood was expected to challenge women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko – had she won. When Maia took to the podium at a post-fight news conference, she didn’t have an answer to the question of whether or not she’d be next...
    Jamie Spears on #FreeBritney Tesla on Track for Swift Berlin Plant Completion, Minister Says Derek Brunson after UFC on ESPN+ 31 win: Im not given enough respect, OK with earning it LAS VEGAS – Derek Brunson felt counted out entering UFC on ESPN+ 31, but he wasn’t offended by it. © Provided by MMAJunkie Ahead of Saturday’s main event, Brunson’s opponent, Edmen Shahbazyan, had garnered a lot of attention from fans and media. When it came time to fight, however, Brunson (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) proved the oddsmakers wrong and defeated Shahbazyan (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) by third-round TKO. At a post-fight news conference, Brunson admitted he saw what many members of the general public were saying about him...
    Portland sees 150-round shooting at apartment building, as crowds continue violent clashes with police Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat UFC on ESPN+ 31 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Program total passes $34.5 million LAS VEGAS – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 31 event took home event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $103,500. © File photo LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 31: Derek Brunson poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on July 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) The program, a comprehensive plan that includes outfitting requirements, media obligations and other items under the...
    US coronavirus: 20,000 more people could die in next 3 weeks, CDC ensemble forecast shows Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC on ESPN+ 31, where Motley Crue met AC/DC © File Photo File Photo While it takes intense training, world-class skills and maybe even a bit of luck to register a UFC win, picking the right song to accompany you to the cage is a key talent, as well. See what the fighters from UFC on ESPN+ 31 went with as their backing tracks in Las Vegas. * * * * Derek Brunson def. Edmen Shahbazyan via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 0:26 Derek...
    Austin police warn of ‘armed’ rioters planning to access buildings: reports Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Dana White unhappy with cageside doctor in UFC on ESPN+ 31 main event LAS VEGAS – UFC president Dana White had no issues with referee Herb Dean’s stoppage of Saturday night’s UFC on ESPN+ 31 main event between Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan, but he wasn’t too crazy about the cageside doctor. © Provided by MMAJunkie The doctor assigned by the Nevada Athletic Commission received criticism from White about how he handled his interaction with Shahbazyan (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) just before the fighter was cleared to go out for what turned out to...
    Ride-share driver fatally shot a man at the Austin BLM rally to protect his own life, lawyer says Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat UFC on ESPN+ 31 results: Derek Brunson shines, hands Edmen Shahbazyan first loss Edmen Shahbazyan is a young prospect with a bright future. But on Saturday night, he learned a lesson at the hands of one of the middleweight division’s toughest veterans. © Provided by MMAJunkie Derek Brunson went toe to toe with Shahbazyan (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in the opening round of their UFC on ESPN+ 31 main event, pulled away in the second, and finished things early in the third round at the UFC Apex...
    Thousands to evacuate as Apple Fire grows in Southern California Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Trevin Giles faints prior to walkout; UFC on ESPN+ 31 bout with Kevin Holland canceled The phrase “last-minute fight fallout” is thrown around a lot when bouts are canceled near fight night, but it was literal at UFC on ESPN+ 31. © Provided by MMAJunkie Just moments before the main-card opener at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday night was scheduled to go down, Trevin Giles fainted before making his walk to the octagon. This forced the Nevada Athletic Commission to cancel his middleweight matchup against Kevin Holland due to precautionary reasons. The...
    Portland protests peaceful after federal officers scale back presence Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat UFC on ESPN+ 31 play-by-play and live results LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 31 event, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results. © File photo LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 31: (L-R) Opponents Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on July 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) The event takes place at the UFC Apex and streams entirely on ESPN+. In the main...
    Storm doesnt scuttle plan for astronauts return Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Gerald Meerschaert tests positive for COVID-19; Ed Herman fight off UFC on ESPN+ 31 Shortly before UFC on ESPN+ 31 is set to begin, the card has lost a notable fight between Gerald Meerschaert and Ed Herman. © File photo LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 31: (L-R) Opponents Ed Herman and Gerald Meerschaert face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on July 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) MMA Junkie confirmed with a UFC official that the light heavyweight bout between Meerschaert (30-13 MMA, 6-5 UFC)...
    Lea Thompson Responds to Brad Garrett’s Claims About Ellen DeGeneres: True Story Hurricane Isaias: Some Florida counties, North Carolina, Virginia declare states of emergency as East Coast braces 4 burning questions heading into UFC on ESPN+ 31 After a one-month residency on “Fight Island,” the UFC returns to its Las Vegas home Saturday night with UFC on ESPN+ 31.  © Provided by MMAJunkie We cannot tell a lie: The UFC’s fifth event in 21 days is not the deepest card the promotion has ever presented. But don’t mistake that for a total lack of intrigue, as there are in fact a few fights worth appointment viewing. Starting with the main event, where a fight marked for future stardom gets...
    Comedian Bryan Callen Accused of Sexual Assault or Misconduct by 4 Women U.S. appeals court stays release of Ghislaine Maxwell deposition Video: Calvin Kattar and Dan Iges coaches come together to review UFC on ESPN 13 fight What happens when you bring two opposing MMA coaches together to talk about how they tried to outsmart each other? That’s what this is all about. © Provided by MMAJunkie Earlier this month, UFC on ESPN 14 gave fans a main event that was both technical and grueling in its own way as Calvin Kattar overcame a game Dan Ige to win a unanimous decision. The first three rounds were tightly contested, but Kattar had more gas left in the tank during...
    Courtney Cox Joins David Arquette in Killer Return For Scream 5 - Heres Who Could Be Joining What is home equity? UFC on ESPN+ 31 weigh-in results: One fighter misses; Perez vs. Ontiveros canceled LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie was on scene and reporting live from Friday’s early and official UFC on ESPN+ 31 fighter weigh-ins. © Provided by MMAJunkie The weigh-ins take place at the UFC Apex. UFC on ESPN+ 31 takes place Saturday at the same venue. The card streams entirely on ESPN+. Among those weighing in are Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan, who meet in the middleweight main event. Brunson represents the 22-year-old Shahbazyan’s biggest test to date. All but one of the fighters who stepped...
    Live updates - Fauci: Diversity of response from states hurt efforts to contain coronavirus McDs CEO: Workers may call cops over masks UFC on ESPN+ 31 weigh-in results and live video stream LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s early and official UFC on ESPN+ 31 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT). © Provided by MMAJunkie The weigh-ins take place at the UFC Apex. UFC on ESPN+ 31 takes place Saturday at the same venue. The card streams entirely on ESPN+. Among those weighing in are Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan, who meet in the middleweight main event. Brunson represents the 22-year-old Shahbazyan’s biggest test to date. The...
    Timothy Olyphant Co-Hosts a True-Crime Podcast About a Deadly Ponzi Scheme (Exclusive Trailer) Consumer sentiment falls in late July as coronavirus cases rise and federal aid gets set to expire Eric Spicely out of UFC on ESPN+ 31 bout vs. Markus Perez Eric Spicely won’t be fighting at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 31. © Provided by MMAJunkie Rhode Island’s Spicely (12-5 MMA, 2-4 UFC) has fallen out his bout for an undisclosed reason after making the trip out to Las Vegas. His opponent, Markus Perez (12-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC), is expected to remain on the card. Sources with knowledge of the situation informed MMA Junkie of the situation but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to...
    Its time to address the digital divide causing an educational crisis Where to Order Good Cheap Burritos in LA and Beyond UFC on ESPN+ 31 free fight: Edmen Shahbazyan steamrolls Antonio Jones on DWCS Edmen Shahbazyan has made quick work of all but one opponent. © Provided by MMAJunkie Shahbazyan (11-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) faced Antonio Jones at Dana White’s Contender Series 13 in 2018, and it didn’t take long for him to make an impression. Shahbazyan walked Jones down, swinging in the pocket while eating a few shots himself. He worked his way into the clinch, unleashing a barrage of knees, which backed up Jones. He followed it up with a couple of uppercuts and a short left...
    How Portland became nations hotbed for clashes between protesters and the feds Trump was secretly recorded boasting on speakerphone of how many retweets he got for a post defending Confederate base names UFC on ESPN+ 31 weigh-in results and live video stream (noon ET) LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s early and official UFC on ESPN+ 31 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT). © Provided by MMAJunkie The weigh-ins take place at the UFC Apex. UFC on ESPN+ 31 takes place Saturday at the same venue. The card streams entirely on ESPN+. Among those weighing in are Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan, who meet in the middleweight...
    First dog to test positive for Covid-19 in the US, Buddy the German shepherd, has died The restaurant apocalypse is much worse than I thought, Jim Cramer says Timur Valiev out of UFC on ESPN+ 31; Jamall Emmers vs. Vincent Cachero in the works Former World Series of Fighting standout Timur Valiev won’t make his UFC debut Saturday after all. © Provided by MMAJunkie Two days before his UFC on ESPN+ 31 bout, Valiev (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has withdrawn from his scheduled preliminary card bout against Jamall Emmers, who is now being targeted to face promotional newcomer Vincent Cachero instead. Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, including Emmers’ manager, Oren Hodak, confirmed the targeted booking to MMA...
    MLB and NBA Players Who Have Opted Out of 2020 Seasons Over COVID-19 Concerns (Photos) Should I pay off my student loans early? UFC on ESPN+ 31 breakdown: How ready is Edmen Shahbazyan for his biggest test? MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for UFC on ESPN+ 31. © Provided by MMAJunkie UFC on ESPN+ 31 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+. Derek Brunson (20-6 MMA, 11-4 UFC) © Provided by MMAJunkie Staple info: Height: 6’1″ Age: 36 Weight: 185 lbs. Reach: 77″ Last fight: Decision win over Ian Heinisch(Aug. 17, 2019) Camp:...
    New tech in school could save lives in active shooter incidents, police say McDonalds partners with Mayo Clinic for aid in coronavirus safety UFC on ESPN+ 31 free fight: Derek Brunson knocks out Lyoto Machida Derek Brunson has proven he has the ability to end fights quickly. © Provided by MMAJunkie In October 2017, Brunson (20-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC) faced Lyoto Machida in the main event of UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, looking to score another first-round finish. In the opening minute, Brunson was cautious as he tried to figure out the elusive, signature striking rhythm of Machida. Brunson then started to put his foot on the gas pedal, pressuring Machida and charging at him with...
    Father, son with COVID-19 forced to quarantine in Hawaii 5 CDC Safety Guidelines That Way Too Many Restaurants Are Ignoring Both Texans, Kevin Holland kept his eye on Trevin Giles leading up to UFC on ESPN+ 31 booking Kevin Holland doesn’t consider himself an acquaintance of Trevin Giles, but he’s certainly familiar. © Provided by MMAJunkie Both Holland (17-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Giles (12-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC), who square off Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, came up through the ranks on the Texas regional scene. Holland competed as a smaller middleweight or larger welterweight, whereas Giles fought mostly at 185 pounds. Despite being from the same state, having the same manager, and being on a...
    Emmys trivia: 20 fun and surprising facts about the 2020 nominees Heres the No. 1 lesson Ramit Sethi learned from the Great Recession in 2008 UFC on ESPN+ 31s Jennifer Maia promises beautiful combat with Joanne Calderwood Jennifer Maia almost didn’t get to compete at UFC on ESPN+ 31, but she ended up with an even bigger opportunity. © Provided by MMAJunkie After Viviane Araujo was forced out after testing positive for COVID-19, Maia (17-6-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will now face No. 3-ranked flyweight contender Joanne Calderwood on Saturday. Though she admits it was an unforeseeable change, Maia is just happy that all her preparation won’t go to waste. “This virus is truly causing a lot of problems for...
    Virus case linked to Florida graduation ceremony; hundreds to quarantine Virus updates: Twitter gets tough on fake cures UFC on ESPN+ 32: Ali Alqaisi vs. Irwin Rivera added to Aug. 8 event Jordan is on the UFC map. © Provided by MMAJunkie Ali Alqaisi has become the first Jordanian-born fighter to sign for the UFC, and will face Irwin Rivera in a bantamweight matchup on the Aug. 8 card at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. MMA Junkie confirmed the booking with two people with knowledge of the situation. The people requested anonymity because the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. Alqaisi (8-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who’s won his past five in a row, joins Mounir Lazzez...
    Emmy Nominations 2020: Snubs and Surprises, From Bob Odenkirk to Baby Yoda (Photos) Study: Consumer finance complaints skyrocket during pandemic USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, July 28: Any moves after UFC on ESPN 14, Bellator 242? For the first time in a long time, we had a UFC and Bellator weekend. And yet, not a single move in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings? © Provided by MMAJunkie At Bellator 242 on Friday night, Sergio Pettis defeated Ricky Bandejas in the bantamweight main event to open his promotional tenure 2-0. At UFC on ESPN 14 on Saturday night, former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker defeated Darren Till by close unanimous decision. Other notables Fabricio Werdum (heavyweight), Mauricio Rua (light...
    Search continues for Kansas father who vanished in April A new study found fine-dining restaurants in Seattle told white applicants to start immediately, while telling Black jobseekers theyre not hiring UFC on ESPN 14 medical suspensions: Peter Sobotta, Mike Grundy face six-month terms Two fighters are facing six-month suspensions as a result of their UFC on ESPN 14 bouts. © File photo ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JULY 26: (L-R) Peter Sobotta of Poland punches Alex Oliveira of Brazil in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 26, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Welterweight Peter...
    Fact check: Expanded COVID-19 testing shows more cases, doesnt cause high positivity rate McDonalds to close 200 U.S. restaurants. Heres where some of the closures are expected Alex Oliveira: I hope my UFC on ESPN 14 win vs. Peter Sobotta shows that Cowboy is back ABU DHABI – With his back against the wall, Alex Oliveira has turned things around in 2020. © Provided by MMAJunkie Oliveira (22-8-1 MMA, 11-6 UFC) defeated Peter Sobotta via unanimous decision at UFC on ESPN 14 on Saturday, marking his second straight win. Transfer VHS Tapes, Film, and Photos to Digital LEARN MORE Ad iMemories At one point Oliveira had won six of eight fights, enduring a rough stretch from late 2018 through...
    The pandemic is drowning out the election it may decide Restaurant transactions plateau as coronavirus cases surge On track once again, Bellators Aaron Pico motivated to be a complete fighter UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Aaron Pico is looking to continue adding new wrinkles to his game. © File photo bellator-242-aaron-pico-solo-hatley-1 Pico (6-3 MMA, 6-3 BMMA) notched his first win by submission, a first-round rear-naked choke over Solo Hatley Jr. in the main card opener of Bellator 242 at Mohegan Sun Arena last Friday. In his pre-fight interview, Pico talked about how he simply wanted to win and come out as unscathed as possible, citing UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman as inspiration. Pico did just that by running right through Hatley...
    Coronavirus updates: Tennessee rejects White House advice to close bars; director of China CDC gets injected with experimental vaccine Heres what to expect from McDonalds earnings UFC on ESPN 14s Ramazan Emeev talks win over Niklas Stolze, more ABU DHABI — Saturday night marked an important moment in Ramazan Emeev‘s UFC career. © File photo ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JULY 26: (R-L) Ramazan Emeev of Russia punches Niklas Stolze of Germany in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 26, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Last time out, the Russian welterweight lost for the...
    Jessica Chastain, Dwayne Johnson, More Stars Making Quarantine Cocktails Fortis (TSX:FTS): How This Stellar Dividend Stock Can Help Retirees Top Up CPP and OAS Pension Income Peter Sobotta hints at retirement after UFC on ESPN 14 loss: It was a damn wild ride Peter Sobotta‘s defeat at UFC on ESPN 14 may have been his last appearance inside the cage. © Provided by MMAJunkie Polish-German welterweight Sobotta (17-7-1 MMA, 4-6 UFC) suffered only his third loss in a decade when he fell to a unanimous decision defeat against Brazil’s Alex Oliveira Saturday night in Abu Dhabi. Sobotta lost all three rounds on all three scorecards as he registered back-to-back defeats for the first time since the three-fight skid that...
    Fact check: Fake ad asks for attendees at anti-white rally at Sturgis motorcycle event Check your couch cushions: One Chick-fil-A offers free food voucher if you exchange coins Nathaniel Wood feels sense of relief to rebound with victory at UFC on ESPN 14 ABU DHABI – Nathaniel Wood beat John Castaneda with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 14 in Abu Dhabi. © Provided by MMAJunkie Take a look inside the fight with Wood, who rebounded with a victory after suffering the first loss of his UFC tenure in his previous bout. Result: Nathaniel Wood def. John Castaneda via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Updated records: Wood (17-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC), Castaneda...
    As school starts online, parents need to study up on pandemic pods – and what they mean for equity Take a look at 20 of the cutest and creepiest robots in stores and restaurants today Callout Collection: Who UFC on ESPN 14 winners want next – and how likely theyll get them Earning wins in the UFC is certainly no easy task, but what comes next is often even more important: the post-fight callout. © Provided by MMAJunkie So after Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 14 event in Abu Dhabi, who took advantage of their time on the mic? See below for this week’s Callout Collection – and just how realistic each one is. * * * * * First...
    Why Portland? The citys history of protest takes an unprecedented turn Take a look at 20 of the cutest and creepiest robots in stores and restaurants today Francisco Trinaldo says TKO win over Jai Herbert at UFC on ESPN 14 couldve been stopped earlier ABU DHABI – Francisco Trinaldo‘s latest UFC win ended with controversy, but not the type that had anyone questioning his victory. © Provided by MMAJunkie The Brazilian veteran scored a TKO win over former Cage Warriors champion Jai Herbert at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 14 event at Flash Forum in Yas Island. The stoppage came at the 1:30 mark of round three, but many think it could’ve been a little bit sooner, questioning referee Herb Dean’s...
    Who was Edmund Pettus? Selma bridge got its name from Confederate general, KKK leader Take a look at 20 of the cutest and creepiest robots in stores and restaurants today Tanner Boser riding high after UFC on ESPN 14 win but remains a realist about hype ABU DHABI – Tanner Boser beat Raphael Pessoa by second-round TKO on Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 14 in Abu Dhabi. © Provided by MMAJunkie Take a look inside the fight with Boser, who is now on a two-fight streak after winning his second fight in the span of a month. Result: Tanner Boser def. Raphael Pessoa via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:36 Updated records: Boser (19-6-1 MMA,...
    Final crossing in Selma: Procession across Edmund Pettus Bridge honors John Lewis Take a look at 20 of the cutest and creepiest robots in stores and restaurants today 5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN 14: Dan Hardy vs. Herb Dean, Gustafssons next move, more What mattered most at UFC on ESPN 14 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi? Here are a few post-fight musings … © Provided by MMAJunkie * * * * * 1. Dan Hardy vs. Herb Dean One of the bigger talking points from this event was the conflict between referee Herb Dean and color commentator Dan Hardy, who had what’s now turned into a well-publicized spat stemming from stoppage in Francisco Trinaldo’s TKO of...
    Civil rights icon John Lewis remembered by fellow veterans: We had right on our side 30 Cheap Costco Buys That Make the Membership Worth It Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC on ESPN 14, including Darren Tills intentional silence © File Photo File Photo While it takes intense training, world-class skills and maybe even a bit of luck to register a UFC win, picking the right song to accompany you to the cage is a key talent, as well. See what the fighters from UFC on ESPN 14 went with as their backing tracks in Abu Dhabi. * * * * Robert Whittaker def. Darren Till via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) Robert Whittaker: “Can’t Be Touched” by...
    US coronavirus: Country tops 1,000 coronavirus deaths 4 days in a row as experts urge shutdown 30 Cheap Costco Buys That Make the Membership Worth It Alexander Gustafsson issues statement after UFC on ESPN 14 loss to Fabricio Werdum Alexander Gustafsson‘s UFC on ESPN 14 fight against former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum did not play out as he envisioned. © Provided by MMAJunkie In his heavyweight debut, Gustafsson (18-7 MMA, 10-7 UFC) was submitted in the first round by Werdum (24-9-1 MMA, 12-6 UFC). After some brief exchanges on the feet, Werdum dragged Gustafsson to the mat. From there, Werdum took Gustafsson’s back and eventually worked his way into a fight-ending armbar. Shortly after the loss, Gustafsson issued a...
    Protests across the country lead to clashes with police, arrests 30 Cheap Costco Buys That Make the Membership Worth It UFC on ESPN 14 bonuses: Khamzat Chimaevs second in 10 days among six on the night Khamzat Chimaev set a modern-day UFC record Saturday when he earned his second victory in 10 days, the shortest span between octagon wins since the days of one-night tournaments. © File photo ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JULY 26: Khamzat Chimaev of Czechia celebrates after his TKO victory over Rhys McKee of Northern Ireland in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 26, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab...
    Protests across the country lead to clashes with police, arrests 30 Cheap Costco Buys That Make the Membership Worth It Darren Till says knee blew out in UFC on ESPN 14 loss to Robert Whittaker, hopes for rematch ABU DHABI – Darren Till says he suffered a serious injury early in his UFC on ESPN 14 fight with Robert Whittaker, but he’s not using it as an excuse for defeat. © File photo ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JULY 26: (L-R) Darren Till of England punches Robert Whittaker of New Zealand in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 26, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United...
    In Selma, tributes to Lewis, calls to protect legacy 30 Cheap Costco Buys That Make the Membership Worth It UFC on ESPN 14 results: Robert Whittaker outlasts Darren Till in battle of attrition A slow start. A settling-in period. A grueling battle. A turning up of the heat at the end. © File photo ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JULY 26: (L-R) Robert Whittaker of New Zealand punches Darren Till of England in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 26, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) That’s the style which carried Robert Whittaker all the...
    Internal FEMA memo reveals Arizona coronavirus patients taken to New Mexico over staffing shortages: report McDonalds and every other restaurant chain requiring masks UFC on ESPN 14 results: Shogun Rua sweeps trilogy, possibly retires Rogerio Nogueira Mauricio Rua left no doubt he’s superior to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on Saturday when he made it 3-0 over his longtime rival at UFC on ESPN 14. © Provided by MMAJunkie After “Shogun” picked up wins in the first two meetings in 2005 and 2015, Rua (27-11-1 MMA, 11-9-1 UFC) made it a clean series sweep over Nogueira (23-10 MMA, 6-7 UFC) with a split decision victory in the trilogy bout with scores of 29-28, 28-29 and 29-28. Nogueira was looking to end...
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    At least 24 coronavirus cases linked to single church 21 Things You Should Know Before Grocery Shopping At Trader Joes MMA Junkie Radio #3070: How many future stars could UFC on ESPN 13 produce? Thursday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here! © File Photo File Photo On Episode No. 3,070 of the podcast, the fellas unpack Wednesday’s UFC on ESPN 13 event, which took place on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi. THE RUNDOWN UFC on ESPN 13 featured Calvin Kattar winning a big featherweight bout over Dan Ige in the main event to cement himself as a contender in the division. Some thoughts on the fight and what comes next. Mounir Lazzez,...
    California to release rules for reopening schools on Friday as coronavirus cases mount 21 Things You Should Know Before Grocery Shopping At Trader Joes 5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN 13: Calvin Kattar a contender, UFC newcomers shine, more What mattered most at UFC on ESPN 13 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi? Here are a few post-fight musings … © Provided by MMAJunkie * * * * * 1. Calvin Kattar proves he belongs Calvin Kattar left no doubt about his position as a top featherweight with his win over Dan Ige in the main event. Yes, we knew he was good before the unanimous decision, but the performance answered some critical questions about exactly where he fits...
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    Trump, Census Bureau collect drivers license data to check citizenship status of Americans KFC will sell Beyond Fried Chicken at 50+ California restaurants after wildly successful test launches in Atlanta, Nashville, and Charlotte Kelvin Gastelum admits to battling some demons during skid, aims to rebound at UFC on ESPN+ 30 ABU DHABI – UFC middleweight Kelvin Gastelum is rejuvenated and ready to climb back into title contention. © Provided by MMAJunkie Gastelum will look to avoid a three-fight losing streak when he takes on Jack Hermansson this Saturday in the UFC on ESPN+ 30 co-main event at Yas Island. Gastelum (16-5 MMA, 10-5 UFC) has dropped two in a row for the first time in his career. After failing...
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    DAs office plans to drop charges against man who was punched by an NYPD officer on subway The recipe tweak that ruined McDonalds fries UFC on ESPN 13 bonuses: Weight miss costs Abdul Razak Alhassan $50K for Fight of the Night Abdul Razak Alhassan and Mounir Lazzez put on a 15-minute fireworks display to kick of the main card of UFC on ESPN 13 on Wednesday night. © File photo ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JULY 16: (L-R) Abdul Razak Alhassan of Ghana punches Mounir Lazzez of Tunisia in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 16, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo...