UFC Fight Night Preview and Predictions – McKee Picks

first_imgSarah McCann vs Gina MazanySummary – As mentioned earlier, the original opponent for McCann was supposed to be Liz Carmouche before the late switch to Mazany.  It won’t affect her or the outcome.Prediction – McCann by first round Submission.  Elias Theodorou vs Cezar FerreiraSummary – Despite 16 UFC fights between them, neither man is very well known by the casual fan.  This fight may very well change all that for Elias Theodorou.Prediction – First round TKO for Elias Theodorou. A weekend packed full of MMA action continues tonight from Nova Scotia as the UFC puts on their Sunday Night Fight Night show.  The card is headlined by a heavyweight matchup between Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne.  This normally wouldn’t be a main event match, but the UFC has had several cards in a short amount of time and that is why Main Events like this happen.  A heavyweight bout between former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos and longtime divisional contender Stefan Struve was originally expected to headline the event. However on January 12, Struve pulled out due to a shoulder injury and the Browne vs Lewis match which was originally scheduled for UFC 208 was pushed back to headline this card.The main event wasn’t the only switch to affect this card as Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship challenger Liz Carmouche was expected to face Sara McMann but pulled out on February 2. She was replaced by promotional newcomer Gina Mazany.With all that being said, lets breakdown and predict the card we do have. Vince McKee  Sam Sicilia vs Gavin TuckerSummary – At one point in his 11 fight UFC career, Sam Sicilia was seen as a bright young rising star in the Featherweight division.  That has since changed since losing his last two bouts and 3 of his last 5.Prediction – I fully believe Sam gets back on the winning track with a majority decision win. Alessandro Ricci vs Paul FelderSummary – Felder doesn’t have a single signature win on his 12-3 record.  His losses have come against the likes of Ross Pearson, Edson Barboza and Francisco Trinaldo.  Felder is looking to bounce back from his UFC debut loss back in August to Jeremy Kennedy.  Sadly for Felder, I see him going to 0-2 in his UFC career which may be on the verge of being over shortly.Prediction – Ricci by decision Johny Hendricks vs Hector LombardSummary – Lombard is a former Bellator Middleweight Champion but has had a spotty UFC career at best filled with mishaps.  Drug test failures, missing weight and other numerous issues that have marred his stay this far in the UFC.At UFC 171 Hendricks beat Robbie Lawler to become UFC Welterweight Champion and appeared to be the best in the division for a very long time to come.  Since then, it has been all downhill for Hendricks losing 4 of 5 including his last 3 straight.  His biggest problem is missing weight at 170, which has forced his hand to move up to 185.Prediction – Hendricks will be undersized and Lombard will use it to his advantage with a decision victory.  Derrick Lewis vs Travis Browne Summary – This is the first UFC Main Event for Derrick Lewis and he intends to make it a memorable one.  This is his 10th UFC fight and he is looking for his sixth straight win.  Browne was has been up and down as of late and you can never really tell which version of him you are going to get.Prediction – Travis Browne stops a two fight skid as well as ends the hot streak of Lewis with a first round knockout. Related TopicsCM PunkJohny HendricksTravis BrowneUFClast_img read more

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Battling Wales beat Fiji in thrilling fashion

first_imgRugby Union Wing Josh Adams scored a hat-trick to guide Wales to the World Cup quarter-finals with a pulsating 29-17 victory over Fiji in Oita. Wales came from 10-0 down and overcame an early Fiji onslaught in a bruising battle in Oita. Full-back Liam Williams also crossed late to secure a bonus point. The victory came at a cost with injury doubts for the rest of the tournament over fly-half Dan Biggar and centre Jonathan Davies. Cardiff Blues wing Adams limped off in the final minutes, injured in scoring his third try. Both sides had two players yellow-carded in a frenetic encounter in which Fiji excelled in broken play. It was a third victory after previous wins over Georgia and Australia. Wales now top Pool D and are in line to win the group by defeating Uruguay in four days’ time. Wales will be without Biggar for that final pool match after he suffered a second head injury in successive games and will be a doubt for a quarter-final, probably in 11 days in Oita. Davies will also be a doubt for the knockout stages after picking up a knee injury. Assuming Wales clinch Pool D with victory over Uruguay, Warren Gatland’s side will play the Pool C runners up. That will be either England or France with the two sides scheduled to meet in a group decider on Saturday. Spare a thought for the Fijians who experienced a mixed tournament with defeats against Australia and Uruguay and an impressive 45-10 victory over Georgia. Flanker James Davies and Moriarty were the two changes in the Welsh back-row, coming in for Justin Tipuric and Aaron Wainwright. Davies joined older brother Jonathan Davies in the same Wales starting side for a second time. They became the third pair of Welsh brothers to play in a World Cup game following Paul and Richard Moriarty in 1987 and Scott and Craig Quinnell in 1999. But the family telepathic connection failed to work when James gave away a penalty chasing a kick from his older brother to hand a five-metre attacking scrum. Wing Josua Tuisova scored an incredible try as he powered through Adams and held off the challenge of Biggar and Josh Navidi. In a breathless start Wales and Fiji had tries ruled out for infringements before Wales hooker Ken Owens was yellow-carded for a dangerous tackle. Fiji immediately made the extra man tell with full-back Kini Murimurivalu powering over although Ben Volavola missed another conversion. Fiji were reduced to 14 men when lock Tevita Cavubati was guilty of a reckless shoulder into the back of Moriarty at a ruck. This incident prompted a rapid response by Wales as Adams leapt to catch a pinpoint Biggar cross kick with the Wales fly-half converting. Adams was denied a try with a foot in touch before Fiji flanker Semi Kunatani was yellow carded for offside. After a series of scrums on the line and some patient build-up, Adams crossed for his second with Biggar again converting from the touchline. Fiji retaliated and were denied another try when Mata crossed because of a forward pass. Two tries disallowed for each side by the TMO and three men yellow-carded. Quite the frantic first 40 minutes.last_img read more

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Ream signs new Fulham contract

first_imgEmbed from Getty Images Defender Tim Ream has become the latest Fulham player to sign a new deal.After skipper Tom Cairney pledged his future to the newly-promoted Premier League club on Thursday, Ream has followed suit and will now remain at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2020.Ream told Fulham’s website: “I wanted to sort it out fairly quickly. It gives you the freedom and the licence to go out and focus on the football, so it’s just nice to have it done.“The goal all along was to be in the Premier League, and now to have the opportunity to play there with this group of guys is something that I think we’re all looking forward to, not just myself, and hopefully we can make it special this year.” See also:Fulham complete signings of Seri and Le MarchandFulham still pursuing deal to sign Targettcenter_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Wolves ‘increase pressure’ to sign forward – ‘Not simple to convince’…

first_imgPatrick Cutrone to Wolverhampton Wanderers continues to rumble on in Italy, and with André Silva’s transfer to Monaco seemingly crumbling down, it remains Milan’s big hope of making the money needed to buy Angel Correa. However, as has been explained a couple of times already, the young forward isn’t all that keen to move to Molineux, with the latest excuse being that they aren’t a club of the highest level.Corriere dello Sport continue with that train of thought on Thursday, reporting it ‘isn’t simple to convince’ the 21-year-old that a transfer to Wolves would be good for him.Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, down their end, have put money on the table, €18m + bonuses to be more precise, but that isn’t seen as sufficient.Embed from Getty ImagesMilan are said to want more for their young prodigy, and Wolves could give them that, as they are claimed to have ‘increased their pressing’ to buy Cutrone.With two weeks left until the Premier League transfer window shuts, there’s plenty of time to get this one over the line, but someone, somewhere, will need to be convincing.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoGeeks Reviews價格僅為HK$771 的便携自拍無人機正席捲香港Geeks ReviewsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndolast_img read more

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Lumberjacks’ winning streak snapped at four with a 3-1 loss to Youngstown Phantoms

first_img DEAL OF THE DAY NBC Sports Other Displayed poorly × Displayed poorly $9.99 Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. (117) Report a problem This item is… The League No. 25 Jachym Kondelikand No 16 Matt Steeves fight for the puck in front of the Youngstown net. Photo/Leo Valdez Share Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Bestseller Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN Other MIRITY Women Racerback Sports Bra… Fox Sports Go $0.00 DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN ENDS IN × (822) 50PC Disposable Face MàSc/Mack Anti-Dust … Other Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive × $14.99$18.00 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (657) (2) ENDS IN ENDS IN Bestseller Report a problem This item is… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. 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Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (7802) DEAL OF THE DAY × Other 0 $0.00 Not relevant Shares Not relevant The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extr… Shop Now DEAL OF THE DAY Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × $37.99 Report a problem This item is… Bestseller Bestseller Muskegon’s Logan Drevitch goes for the puck against Youngstown’s No. 21 Tommy Apap. Photo/Leo Valdez Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $0.00 Bestseller By Dave HartLocalSportsJournal.comMUSKEGON – The Muskegon Lumberjacks early season winning streak came to an abrupt halt at L.C. Walker Arena on Friday night.The Jacks gave up three first period goals and struggled to mount a comeback, falling 3-1 to the Youngstown Phantoms in front of 1,420 spectators.Anthony Del Gaizo controls the puck for Muskegon. Photo/Leo ValdezMuskegon, which will play the Phantoms again tomorrow night at home, had its winning streak stopped at four games.The Lumberjacks are now 4-2 on the season, good for eight points and second place tie in the USHL’s Eastern Conference.“I thought Youngstown was the better team right from the start,” said Lumberjacks Coach John LaFontaine. “It’s my job to have these guys ready, and I don’t think I had them prepared. I take responsibility as a coach.“They (Youngstown) came with a game plan and executed. We have to compete and manage the puck better tomorrow.”Youngstown opened the scoring, taking advantage of a Lumberjacks turnover in front of the net with an unassisted goal from Evan Wisocky at the 11:06 mark of the first period.Casey Gilling prepares for the shot on Youngstown goalie Ivan Kulbakov. Photo/Leo ValdezThe Phantoms increased their lead to 2-0 on a goal from Alex Esposito 16:08 into the first period.Youngstown added a power play goal at the 17:34 mark of the first period by Dominic Dockery and took a 3-0 lead into the first intermission.The Lumberjacks pulled starting goaltender Keith Petruzzelli after the first period, when he surrendered three goals on 11 shots.They brought in goalie Adam Brizgala, who stopped the bleeding by stopping all 15 shots he faced in the second and third periods.But the Jacks failed to score in the second period, and only scored once in the third.“Adam (Brizgala) came in and did his job, that’s for sure, but we still gave up too many shots and he had to make too many saves,” said LaFontaine, whose team was outshot 26-18.Muskegon finally put the puck in the net at the 7:20 mark of the third period on an Andrei Svechnikov wrist shot, cutting the deficit to 3-1. Jachym Kondelik notched the lone assist on the tally.But the Jacks couldn’t muster any more offense, and quietly suffered the loss.Youngstown’s goaltender Ivan Kulbakov stopped 17 shots to pick up the win for the Phantoms. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly × Report a problem This item is… Other Photo/Leo Valdez Mail Inappropriate / Offensive Ads by Amazon × Share (34271) DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

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Player’s agent ‘already in talks’ with Chelsea – Blues ‘insisting’ on…

first_imgTransfer talk is building up around the European sport media, with the belief that clubs and agents will soon start using their downtime to get moves set up ahead of the summer window. With no actual games taking place and everyone confined to their houses, it gives the opportunity for chats to take place and for transfer ideas to be edged towards reality.Chelsea are one of the clubs being mentioned the most, with there being a feeling the Blues are set to spend big following their inactivity in the transfer market.According to Catalan newspaper Sport, Chelsea are set to launch themselves for Philippe Coutinho, having come to the conclusion they’re going to miss out on Jadon Sancho.The players are of course different, yet the assumption may be that it’s a case of one or the other for a big singing.Kia Joorabchain, Coutinho’s agent, is presented as being ‘already in talks’ with Chelsea over a move. The Blues are the club ‘insisting’ most on the Brazilian right now.Sport don’t go over the potential structure of a deal, but it had been previously reported in Spain that Barcelona will accept a loan move for Coutinho, similar to that they agreed with Bayern Munich.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undolast_img read more

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Carrick Wheelers defer traditional season-opener

first_imgThe annual St Patrick’s Day races hosted by the Carrick Wheelers Club have been postponed due to concerns over the coronavirus.The races were one of the early season highlights on the Irish cycling calendar.Chairman Tom O’Connell says the decision was made in the interest of safety for riders, marshals, the general public and the wider Clonea – Carrick on Suir community The club is working with Cycling Ireland to find an available date to reschedule as soon as possible.It’s only the 3rd time in the 65 year history of the club that the event hasn’t gone ahead with snow and Foot & Mouth causing the previous cancellations. Photo from Carrick Wheelerslast_img

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Victor Lindelof admits he’s still ‘mad’ at Man Utd captain Harry Maguire – for wrecking his World Cup 2018 dreams

first_img Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Funny Moments Of Football Best caption wins🏆 Credit @4×4 Amazing movies best funny animals Victor Lindelof has admitted he is still ‘mad’ at Red Devils captain Harry Maguire for wrecking his World Cup dreams two years ago. The Swedish defender hasn’t forgotten the sore moment his United teammate rose highest to head home England’s opener in the quarter-final in Russia.Victor Lindelof says he is thrilled to be playing alongside Harry Maguire at UnitedCredit: PA:Press AssociationSweden’s World Cup dreams came crashing down when headers from Maguire and Deli Alli found then net in Samara two years ago.Maguire – dubbed slab-head by then Leicester teammate Jamie Vardy – opened the scores and eased the nerves on the half hour mark and One half of Old Trafford defensive duo cursed the other that day.Two years later the memory is still raw despite now being teammates since Maguire joined the Manchester outfit last summer for a record £80m.Lindelof – who joined United three years ago – joked: “I’m still a bit mad at him for that!“But I thought he was a great player back then and it’s great to have him on my team.” Maguire has admitted the past remains a treasured memory but is thrilled to be playing alongside Lindelof now.The 27-year-old told Inside United: “To score the first goal was brilliant. A lot of big games nowadays are decided by set-play goals and it was a tight game that day.“We managed to get the first one and it’s a great memory for me.“But I knew before I came here how good a player Vic was. I’ve watched him playing for United in the last couple of years and he’s grown and grown.“I’ve seen that again this season and he’s going to be a great player for the future, as well as now.”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have recorded nine clean sheets in their previous 11 matches and it’s no coincidence that they have remained unbeaten in that time.The Red Devils boss has rightly lauded his back line of late and Harry Maguire has spoken about the success of his partnership with Victor Lindelof.Fuming Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says Man United skipper Maguire should have seen red for kicking out at Batshuayi center_img Football player touch female referee s breast! Funny animals make you happy and laugh funny animal compilation 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uklast_img read more

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Diego Maradona’s daughters prepared to go to court to help him kick ‘alcohol addiction’

first_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. People Slammed By Massive Waves 4center_img DIEGO Maradona’s daughters would go to court to get help for him to kick the booze.Gianinna Maradona, 31, said she and Dalma, 33, were worried about his “alcohol addiction”.Diego Maradona with his daughters Giannina (L) and Dalma (R) in 2008Credit: AFP – GettyDiego Maradona’s daughter Gianinna said she would go to court to get help for her dad to kick the boozeCredit: Getty Images – GettyThe Argentine football legend, 59, started to choke after passing out drunk on a table on his birthday last year.A video of the 1986 World Cup winner dancing with his trousers around his ankles went viral recently.Fashion designer Gianinna told Argentine TV: “I don’t have to expose my dad. If I do it, it will be in front of a judge, so it can be done judicially.“I don’t tell him not to drink alcohol anymore. But he doesn’t enjoy it.”She added: “I want my dad to keep living.”“I’m at the limit where I don’t have to expose my dad. If I do it, it will be in front of a judge, so it can be done judicially.” “I would not mind having to show a judge photos and things from that day, but not on the television, to a judge.“I don’t tell him not to drink alcohol anymore. But he doesn’t enjoy it.That’s the point, not enjoying having a beer.”In the video the veteran footballer dances with ex-girlfriend Veronica Ojeda.Okeda said the video was recorded in Mexico “over a year ago,” adding that the leaking of the clip was “malicious”.Maradona could be seen stumbling around the dancefloor in the home video, and the 1986 World Cup winner’s daughters have now had enough.Footballing genius Diego Maradona faces a posse of Belgium defenders during the match in the 1982 World Cup in SpainCredit: AllsportMaradona scores the infamous ‘hand of god’ goal against England keeper Peter Shilton in the 1986 World CupCredit: Getty – ContributorWatch Diego Maradona bizarrely pull down trousers and flash bum at camera while dancing with mystery blonde womanGOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk Funny animals make you happy and laugh funny animal compilation REAL vs FAKE GOLD Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uklast_img read more

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At 80, Francis Ford Coppola readies dream project, ‘Megalopolis’

first_imgPhoto by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — For years, Godfather director and Oscar-winner Francis Ford Coppola dreamed of an epic film called Megalopolis, and now — three days before he turns 80 — he’s announced he’s making it a reality.According to Deadline, Coppola even shot footage for the film — about an architect’s plans to revamp a major city — but the project was shelved after the 9/11 attacks on New York.Now, given what’s possible thanks to computer-generated special effects, Coppola has given himself the go-ahead, and the publication notes that Captain Marvel star Jude Law could be among its leads.“I plan this year to begin my longstanding ambition to make a major work utilizing all I have learned during my long career, beginning at age 16 doing theater, and that will be an epic on a grand scale, which I’ve titled Megalopolis,” Coppola told Deadline’s Michael Fleming Jr. on Thursday.“It is unusual,” Coppola said of the project. “[I]t will be a production on a grand scale with a large cast. It makes use of all of my years of trying films in different styles and types, culminating in what I think is my own voice and aspiration. It is not within the mainstream of what is produced now, but I am intending and wishing and, in fact, encouraged, to begin production this year.”Coppola also mentioned that he’s re-edited a new version of his classic Apocalypse Now. While the 1979 Vietnam-set original “was too abruptly shortened,” a successful 2001 re-edit called Apocalypse Now Redux was “too long,” in Coppola’s eyes.  He says now, he’s “settled on what I now felt was the perfect version.”  Apocalypse Now Final Cut will debut later this month at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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