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Kelvin Gastelum vs. Tyron Woodley set for UFC 183 co-main event

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Tyron Woodley set for UFC 183 co-main event

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

 

 

 

A key welterweight bout between Kelvin Gastelum and Tyron Woodley will co-main event January’s UFC 183 event in Las Vegas.

UFC officials announced the booking yesterday.

Undefeated welterweight Kelvin Gastelum (10-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) was most recently seen in action at this past weekend’s UFC 180 event in Mexico, where he scored a first-round submission victory over Jake Ellenberger. That victory earned Gastelum a “Performance of the night” bonus and extended his undefeated streak to ten.

Meanwhile, Tyron Woodley (14-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) is coming off a first-round TKO victory over Dong Hyun Kim, which he earned at August’s UFC Fight Night event in Macau, China. Prior to that, “T-Wood” suffered a tough decision loss to Canadian standout Rory MacDonald at June’s UFC 174 event in Vancouver.

UFC 183 takes place January 31 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by a middleweight bout featuring former UFC champion Anderson Silva taking on former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz.

Who do you have winnning the welterweight battle?

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Adrian Peterson will not return to football this season‏

Adrian Peterson will not return to football this season‏

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

 

 

 

Minnesota Vikings running back and former NFL MVP, Adrian Peterson, will not be returning to the football field in 2014.

The NFL announced Tuesday morning that Peterson will be suspended without pay for the remainder of the 2014 season, and cannot be considered for reinstatement until April 15, 2015.

Commissioner Roger Goodell expanded on his decision in the following letter to Peterson:

“The timing of your potential reinstatement will be based on the results of the counseling and treatment program set forth in this decision. Under this two-step approach, the precise length of the suspension will depend on your actions. We are prepared to put in place a program that can help you to succeed, but no program can succeed without your genuine and continuing engagement. You must commit yourself to your counseling and rehabilitative effort, properly care for your children, and have no further violations of law or league policy.”

Peterson, who stands accused of an “incident of abusive discipline” toward his 4-year-old son, has three days to mount an appeal, which the NFLPA indicates will happen. The All-Pro has made no secret about his desire to return to football as quickly as possible.

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Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine headlines UFC Fight Night 60‏

Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine headlines UFC Fight Night 60‏

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

 

 

A welterweight bout featuring Matt Brown taking on Tarec Saffiedine will headline ‘UFC Fight Night 60’ on February 14 in Broomfield, Colorado.

UFC officials announced the bout yesterday during their special ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference.

Matt Brown (19-12 MMA, 12-6 UFC) is coming off a 5-round war against Robbie Lawler that saw ‘The Immortal’ lose a unanimous decision. The loss snapped a 7-fight win streak for Brown.

Meanwhile, Tarec Saffiedine (15-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is coming off a TKO loss which he suffered to Rory MacDonald at last month’s UFC Fight Night 54 event in Halifax. The loss marked the first time ‘Sponge’ had been finished in his career and also snapped the fighters five-fight win streak.

Be sure to catch this welterweight slugfest at one of Kauai’s Kalapaki Joe’s locations this February!

Browns’ Josh Gordon reinstated by NFL‏

Browns’ Josh Gordon reinstated by NFL‏

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

 

 

The Cleveland Browns (6-4) will have wide receiver Josh Gordon back in their lineup when they take on the Falcons this Sunday (Nov. 23) in Atlanta.

Gordon was reinstated on Monday, this after serving a 10-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

Josh Gordon led the NFL in receiving yards last season (2013) with 1,646 yards and 9 touchdown scores.

The former Baylor star will likely make his season debut against the Falcons this weekend.

The news couldn’t come at a better time for the Browns fans, as Cleveland’s offense has been struggling in recent weeks.

Cleveland suffered an embarrassing 23-7 home loss to the Houston Texans this past weekend.

The defeat moved the Browns from first place to last place in the always tough AFC North Division.

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