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UFC 223: Ferguson vs. Khabib Fight Card

UFC 223: Ferguson vs. Khabib Fight Card

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The octagon will return to Brooklyn, New York on April 7 for UFC 223.

The thirteen-bout fight card is headlined by a lightweight title fight featuring current interim champion Tony Ferguson taking on undefeated contedner Khabib Nurmagomedov.

BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor broke the news back on January 16 reporting that current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor would be stripped of his title and adding that Ferguson and Nurmagomedov would be fighting for the promotions undisputed 155-pound title at UFC 223.

“Breaking! I have confirmed with sources that Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight for the undisputed UFC lightweight title at #UFC223 in Brooklyn. The bout will be made official later this week. McGregor will be stripped of his title. The bout was 1st reported by TASS.” – Chris Taylor , January 16, 2018

Tony Ferguson is currently riding an impressive ten-fight win streak, his latest being a third-round submission victory over Kevin Lee at UFC 216 which captured “El Cucuy” the promotions interim lightweight strap.

Ferguson’s most recent loss came way back at UFC on FOX 3 in May of 2012 when he was outpointed by Michael Johnson.

Meanwhile, Khabib Nurmagomedov has gone a perfect 25-0 in his mixed martial arts career, his latest victory coming over Edson Barboza at December’s UFC 219 event in Las Vegas.

Prior to defeating Barboza in Sin City, “The Eagle” mauled the aforementioned Michael Johnson at UFC 205 in New York.

The co-main event of UFC 223 will feature a women’s strawweight title fight rematch featuring current champ Rose Namajunas taking on former title holder Joanna Jędrzejczyk.

Rose Namajunas shocked the mixed martial arts world this past November at UFC 217 in New York by scoring a first-round knockout over Joanna Jędrzejczyk.

Get the full UFC 223 fight card below:

UFC 223 Main Card (10 p.m. ET on Pay-Per-View)

Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk
Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis
Calvin Kattar vs. Renato Moicano
Al Iaquinta vs. Paul Felder

FS1 Prelims (8 p.m. ET on FS1)

Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Felice Herrig
Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno
Joe Lauzon vs. Chris Gruetzemacher
Devin Clark vs. Mike Rodriguez

UFC Fight Pass Prelims (6:15 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass)

Alex Caceres vs. Artem Lobov
Evan Dunham vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Bec Rawlings vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Kyle Bochniak

Denver Broncos part ways with Pro Bowl Safety T.J. Ward

Denver Broncos part ways with Pro Bowl Safety T.J. Ward

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The Denver Broncos have released veteran safety T.J. Ward according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Ward was set to make a non-guaranteed $4.5 million this upcoming NFL season.

The two-time Pro Bowl safety recorded three interceptions and five forced fumbles during his 41 games with the Broncos.

“This was a difficult decision to part ways with T.J. after everything he’s done for our football team,” general manager John Elway said in a statement. “He was a respected teammate whose attitude and physical mindset played a big part in our Super Bowl run. We thank T.J. for his contributions as a Bronco and wish him nothing but the best in the future.”

The 30-year-old, Ward, will likely find a new home before the start of the 2017-2018 season, as teams have already begun to express interest.

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Browns cut Brock Osweiler, Broncos serve him a 1-year deal

Browns cut Brock Osweiler, Broncos serve him a 1-year deal

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The Denver Broncos and Brock Osweiler are once again an item.

Just days after being cut by the Cleveland Browns, Osweiler re-signed with the that drafted him in 2012 but failed to retain his services in 2016.

Osweiler spent his latest season with the Houston Texans where he had an absolutely dismal year.

The Browns will still have to pay $16 million of Brock’s salary, meaning the Broncos are paying next to nothing for their former pivot.

Osweiler will serve as backup quarterback to starter Trevor Siemian for Denver this season.

Current Broncos general manager and former star quarterback John Elway discusses the acquisition:

“When Brock made that decision [to sign with Houston], he made the best decision that he thought was best for him,” Elway told reporters Saturday night. “It’s just kind of funny how these things worked out with our situation and Brock being available — funny how everything aligned. We know that Brock can win football games with us, he’s got a lot of experience and that was one glaring hole we had at that time in my mind when Paxton [Lynch] hurt the shoulder. We’re able to get it fixed.”

Stay tuned to KalapakiJoes.com for further updates and be sure to come watch all of the NFL action at one of Kauai’s Kalapaki Joe’s locations, the Westernmost Sports Bar in the U.S.A!

Will Super Bowl 50 be Peyton Manning’s last game?

Will Super Bowl 50 be Peyton Manning’s last game?

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

Will Super Bowl 50 indeed by Peyton Manning’s last rodeo?

Those were the words that came out of the star quarterback’s mouth when he thanked Bill Belichick after winning the AFC Championship game just two weeks ago.

NFL media insider Ian Rapoport reported that other people close to Manning have said that he plans to ‘walk away’ after the outcome of Super Bowl 50.

It would be a storybook ending if Manning could go out on top by capturing his second Super Bowl title on Sunday.

However, that will not be an easy task when matched up against a stellar Carolina Panthers squad.

If it is the last time we see Peyton Manning, we will be saying goodbye to one of the Top 5 best quarterback’s to ever step foot on an NFL field.

Manning is a legend and guaranteed to be a first-ballet Hall of Famer.