NFL Week 2 Results

NFL Week 2 Results

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

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

Thursday, Sept. 15

31 Jets at Bills 37

Sunday, Sept. 18

13 Saints at Giants 16

27 Cowboys at Redskins 23

27 49ers at Panthers 46

16 Bengals at Steelers 24

25 Ravens at Browns 20

24 Dolphins at Patriots 31

16 Titans at Lions 15

12 Chiefs at Texans 19

7 Buccaneers at Cardinals 40

35 Falcons at Raiders 28

14 Jaguars at Chargers 38

14 Packers at Vikings 17

Monday, Sept. 19

29 Eagles at Bears 14

Five fights more fights made official for UFC 205 in New York

Five fights more fights made official for UFC 205 in New York

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

November’s UFC 205 fight card in New York is finally beginning to take shape.

The promotion announced five bouts as being official for the event on this evening’s edition of UFC Tonight.

The first bout mentioned was a key welterweight fight between former lightweight title challenger Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and perennial contender Kelvin Gastelum.

Donald Cowboy Cerrone

Cerrone has gone 3-0 since moving up to the UFC’s stacked welterweight division, scoring finishes in all three of those victories.

Meanwhile, Kelvin Gastelum has gone 2-1 in his last three octagon appearances, most recently scoring a unanimous decision victory over former champ Johny Hendricks at UFC 200 in July.

A featherweight bout between former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and knockout artist Jeremy Stephens was also announced for the card.

ufc featherweight

Frankie Edgar is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Jose Aldo at UFC 200, which was for the promotions interim featherweight title. Prior to the setback, Edgar had reeled off five-straight wins in the division.

Jeremy Stephens was most recently seen in action at May’s UFC Fight Night event in Las Vegas, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over former bantamweight title holder Renan Barao.

UFC 205 will also feature a pair of middleweight contests, as the promotion announced that former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans would be taking on Tim Kennedy, and Tim Boetsch will be squaring off with Rafael Natal.

Rashad Evans training in Thailand

Evans fight with Kennedy will serve as his middleweight debut. The former 205-pound title holder has suffered losses to Ryan Bader and most recently Glover Teixeira in his latest octagon appearances.

Meanwhile, Tim Kennedy will fight for the first time since September of 2014, where he suffered a controversial knockout loss to Yoel Romero at UFC 178. Prior to that, Kennedy had scored a decision victory over current middleweight champion Michael Bisping at the TUF Nations Finale event in Quebec City, Canada.

The final bout announced for UFC 205 this evening was a women’s fight between Katlyn Chookagian and Liz Carmouche.

The UFC also announced that they would be holding a press conference on Tuesday September 27, which will include all the stars of UFC 205.

UFC 205 takes place November 12 live from Madison Square Garden in New York.

Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson official for UFC 205

Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson official for UFC 205

While UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley may have been quick to shut down Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson on the Fox Sports 1 post-fight show after winning the welterweight championship, the pair are now slated to fight at UFC 205 in New York.

The news of the title fight was initially reported by @TalkMMA.

The event, which will serve as the UFC’s historic debut at the Madison Square Garden in New York, could also reportedly play host to a lightweight title fight between Conor McGregor & Eddie Alvarez.

Woodley will enter the fight on a 3-fight win streak that most recently saw him dethrone Robbie Lawler as the welterweight champion back at UFC 201. Woodley rode a 2-fight win streak into his bout with Lawler, which included a KO win over Dong Hyun Kim, as well as a split decision win over Kelvin Gastelum.

Thompson on the other hand will enter the bout on a spectacular 7-fight win streak that most recently saw him pick apart former title challenger Rory MacDonald en route to a unanimous decision win in Canada. Prior to that, Thompson knocked out former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks in the 1st round of their main event scrap, becoming the first man to stop Hendricks in his MMA career.

After winning the welterweight championship, Woodley called for a fight with either Georges St-Pierre or Nick Diaz. However, negotiations between St-Pierre’s team and the UFC are ongoing, and have yet to result in the former welterweight kingpin returning to the Octagon. Nick Diaz on the other hand has yet to pay his $100,000 fine by the NSAC, and as a result is still suspended as a result of a failed drug test.

With Woodley vs. Thompson now set for UFC 205, who do you think leaves The Empire State with the UFC welterweight belt?

UFC 205 Gets Strawweight Title Fight

UFC 205 Gets Strawweight Title Fight

UFC 205, which will go down from New York’s Madison Square Garden on November 12, appears to have grown by one massive fight: a strawweight title bout between reigning champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (12-0) and streaking challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-0), both of whom hail from Poland.

This news comes from Dizz (@TalkMMA) and James Lynch (@LynchOnSports) on Twitter. It lines up perfectly with Jedrzejczyk’s recent announcement that she has signed the agreement for her next bout.

Undefeated as a professional mixed martial artist, Jedrzejczyk won the UFC strawweight title back in March of 2015, when she trashed former champion Carla Esparza with a savage salvo of punches against the cage for a second round, standing TKO. Since then, the striking specialist has made three successful defenses of her title, first pummeling Jessica Penne to a pulp, then winning hard-fought decisions over Canada’s Valerie Letourneau, and Brazilian rival Claudia Gadelha.

Joanna Claudia postfight

Kowalkiewicz, who is also undefeated, entered the UFC in late 2015, and has looked fantastic in her first three bouts with the organization. Her first UFC bout saw her rout Canada’s Randa Markos. Her second saw her score a decision over a game Heather Jo Clarke. Her third and most recent, finally, was the biggest win of her career: a split win over highly-hyped contender “Thug” Rose Namajunas.

Kowalkiewicz wins

This newly added bout becomes the second title fight on UFC 205’s bill, alongside a welterweight title showdown between champion Tyron Woodley and challenger Stephen Thompson. The card’s other highlights include a welterweight scrap between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Kelvin Gastelum, and a featherweight showdown between Frankie Edgar and Jeremy Stephens.

UFC President Dana White is expected to release the card’s full lineup on Tuesday.

Who do you think will emerge victorious when Jedrzejczyk and Kowalkiewicz square off at UFC 205 in New York?