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Ovince Saint Preux steps in to face Jon Jones at UFC 197

Ovince Saint Preux steps in to face Jon Jones at UFC 197

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

After news broke that Daniel Cormier was injured and would no longer be able to defend his UFC light heavyweight championship against Jon Jones at UFC 197, there was much speculation as to who the UFC would select as a fill-in opponent for Jones.

While initial reports were that the UFC had offered the fight to Anthony Johnson, he was unable to take the fight due to recently undergoing mouth surgery.

While on SportsCenter, UFC President Dana White announced that Ovince Saint Preux would be stepping in on short notice to fight Jones at UFC 197. In addition, it was announced that the fight will in fact be an interim title fight.

Saint Preux is 7-2 in his UFC career, with his most recent win coming by decision over Rafael Cavalcante. That win put OSP back in the win column after having his 2-fight wins streak snapped at the hands of Glover Teixeira.

With the new UFC 197 main event being Jones vs. Saint Preux, how do you see it playing out?

BJ Penn vs. Dennis Siver set for UFC 199

BJ Penn vs. Dennis Siver set for UFC 199

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

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn (16-10-2) will return to the octagon this summer when he squares off with Dennis Siver (22-11 MMA) in a featherweight bout at June’s UFC 199 pay-per-view event in Inglewood, California.

UFC officials just made the announcement.

“The Prodigy” will return to the octagon for the first time since losing to Frankie Edgar in the main event of the ‘TUF 19 Finale’ in July of 2014. The UFC Hall of Famer is looking to make a run at the promotions featherweight title. Thirteen of Penn’s sixteen career victories have come by form of stoppage (submission/KO).

Meanwhile, Dennis Siver was last seen in action at June’s UFC Fight Night 69 event, where he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Tatsuya Kawajiri. The 37-year-old has gone 3-3 with 1 no-contest over his past seven octagon appearances. Siver’s most recent win came over Charles Rosa via decision at UFC Fight Night 53.

UFC 199 takes place June 4 and is headlined by a middleweight title fight rematch featuring current champ Luke Rockhold defending his strap against former title holder Chris Weidman. In the evening’s co-main event, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will defend his title against bitter rival Urijah Faber.

How do you see the Penn vs. Siver bout playing out?

Marshawn Lynch announces NFL retirement!

Marshawn Lynch announces NFL retirement!

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

 

 

 

While everyone was expecting Peyton Manning to make retirement headlines following his victory at Super Bowl 50, it was Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch who stole the headlines.

“Beast Mode” took to twitter Sunday night where he simply tweeted a peace emoji and a picture of his cleats suspended from a telephone wire.

Although Lynch made no official statement on the matter, his agent and Seahawks owner Paul Allen acknowledged his departure from the game on Monday.

Lynch won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks 3 years ago when the squad demolished this year’s Super Bowl champion the Denver Broncos.

Lynch will go down in history as one of the toughest and most durable backs in NFL history.

During his nine-year NFL career, Lynch accumulated 9,112 yards rushing to go along with 74 touchdown scores.

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Thomas Davis will play Sunday despite fractured arm!

Thomas Davis will play Sunday despite fractured arm!

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

 

 

This Sunday at Super Bowl 50 veteran Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will take to the field with a plate and a dozen screws holding together his right forearm.

Davis broke his right forearm during the team’s NFC Championship Game blowout over the Arizona Cardinals.

In addition to Davis, the Panthers will also have defensive end Jared Allen on the field Sunday night.

Allen had missed the past game with a broken bone in his foot, and injury he suffered against the Seattle Seahawks just three weeks ago.

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