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UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee Fight Card

UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee Fight Card

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

The octagon will return to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday for the promotions UFC 216 fight card.

The event is headlined by an interim lightweight title fight featuring Tony Ferguson taking on Kevin Lee.

Tony Ferguson will enter the title fight sporting an impressive nine fight win streak. “El Cucuy” was most recently seen in action in November of 2016, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. Ferguson has scored six stoppage victories during his current nine fight win streak.

Meanwhile, Kevin Lee is currently riding a five fight win streak, his latest being a first-round technical submission victory over Michael Chiesa this past June in Oklahoma. “The MoTown Phenom” has scored finishes in four of his past five bouts.

In the co-main event of the evening UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will look to make history by defeating Ray Borg.

If “Mighty Mouse” can defeat Borg next weekend, he will break Anderson Silva’s record by earning his eleventh straight successful title defense.

Johnson was most recently seen in action at April’s UFC on FOX event in Kansas City, where he scored a third-round submission victory over Wilson Reis.

As for Ray Borg, “The Tazmexican Devil” is currently riding a two fight win streak, scoring decision wins over Louis Smolka and most recently Jussier Formiga.

Also featured on the card is a key heavyweight contest featuring former division champion Fabricio Werdum taking on the always dangerous Derrick Lewis.

Main Card (PPV 10 PM EST)

Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee
Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg
Fabricio Werdum vs. Derrick Lewis
Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham

Preliminary Card (FX 8 PM EST)

Tom Duquesnoy vs. Cody Stamann
Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz
Lando Vannata vs. Bobby Green
Poliana Botelho vs. Pearl Gonzalez

Preliminary Card (FIGHT PASS 6 PM EST)

Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer
Magomed Bibulatov vs. John Moraga
Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares
Marco Beltran vs. Matt Schnell

Three big fights added to December’s UFC 219 event!

Three big fights added to December’s UFC 219 event!

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

Three big fights were recently announced for UFC 219 which takes place on December 30 live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The first marquee matchup will take place in the promotions bantamweight division as former title holder Dominick Cruz will return to action opposite surging bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera.

Cruz was most recently seen in action at UFC 207 in December of 2016 where he suffered a lopsided decision loss to Cody Garbrandt, surrendering his bantamweight crown in the process.

Prior to the setback, Cruz had put together an amazing thirteen-fight win streak which saw “The Dominator” earn wins over the likes of Uriah Faber, TJ Dillashaw and Demetrious Johnson.

Meanwhile, Jimmie Rivera (21-1 MMA) is currently riding an amazing twenty-fight win streak, his latest being a decision victory over Thomas Almeida at July’s UFC on FOX event from Long Island.

The second big fight announced for UFC 219 was a women’s strawweight tilt featuring former champion Carla Esparza taking on surging contender Cynthia Calvillo.

Esparza was most recently seen in action this past June where she earned a unanimous decision victory over Maryna Moroz. Esparza has gone 2-1 since losing her title to Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC 185.

Meanwhile, Calvillo improved her record to a perfect 6-0 this past July by defeating Joanne Calderwood via decision. Cynthia has scored finished in four of her six professional bouts.

The third fight announced for the December 30 pay-per-view event was a flyweight bout between Hawaiian standout Louis Smolka and Matheus Nicolau.

Smolka will be looking to snap a three-fight losing skid at the event.

Stay tuned to KalapakiJoes.com for all your major UFC News!

Max Holloway teases two potential titlte fights at UFC 217

Max Holloway teases two potential titlte fights at UFC 217

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

Earlier this week UFC President Dana White announced that the promotion was aiming to have current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway (18-3 MMA) make his first title defense against former lightweight title holder Frankie Edgar later this year.

“We’re looking at Frankie Edgar, but we don’t know where.” White stated. “Absolutely. (it will happen before the end of the year)”.

The proud Hawaiian, Holloway, had been campaigning for the UFC to hold an event in his backyard of Hawaii.

Unfortunately for fight fans in the Aloha State, the UFC appears to have different plans for “Blessed”, as Holloway shared the following message on social media just moments ago.

Max Holloway was last seen in action at June’s UFC 212 pay-per-view event in Brazil, where he defeated Jose Aldo via third-round TKO to become the UFC’s undisputed featherweight champion.

Meanwhile, Frankie Edgar (22-5-1 MMA) was last seen in action at May’s UFC 211 payer-per-view event in Dallas where he scored a second-round TKO victory over surging division contender Yair Rodriguez.

Prior to his victory over “El Pantera”, Edgar defeated Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision at November’s UFC 205 pay-per-view event in New York.

If Max Holloway’s post does prove to be true, UFC 217 would also showcase a bantamweight title fight featuring current champion Cody Garbrandt taking on former title holder and former training partner TJ Dillashaw.

TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt served as coaches on Season 25 of The Ultimate Fighter and were expected to square off at last weekend’s UFC 213 event in Las Vegas.

However, “No Love” was forced out of the slated title fight due to a back injury and their bitter rivalry was forced to be put on hold.

Cody Garbrandt was last seen in action at December’s UFC 207 event where he scored a lopsided decision victory over Dominick Cruz to claim the UFC’s bantamweight title.

Garbrandt’s victory over “The Dominator” served as his sixth straight win under the UFC banner and improved his overall record to a perfect 11-0.

Meanwhile, since losing his title to Dominick Cruz in January of 2016, TJ Dillashaw has rattled off two impressive decision victories over perennial division contenders Raphael Assuncao and John Lineker.

What do you think of these two proposed title fights for UFC 217?

NFL Week 11 Results

NFL Week 11 Results

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

Get all of the NFL’s Week 11 Results below:

Carolina Panthers 23, New Orleans Saints 20

Buffalo Bills 16, Cincinnati Bengals 12

Pittsburgh Steelers 24, Cleveland Browns 9

Dallas Cowboys 27, Baltimore Ravens 17

Detroit Lions 26, Jacksonville Jaguars 19

Indianapolis Colts 24, Tennessee Titans 17

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19, Kansas City Chiefs 17

Minnesota Vikings 30, Arizona Cardinals 24

New York Giants 22, Chicago Bears 16

Miami Dolphins 14, Los Angeles Rams 10

Seattle Seahawks 26, Philadelphia Eagles 15

New England Patriots 30, San Francisco 49ers 17

Washington 42, Green Bay Packers 24

Oakland Raiders 27, Houston Texans 20