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VIDEO | UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre “Battle Cry” Official Trailer

VIDEO | UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre “Battle Cry” Official Trailer

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

The octagon will return to Madison Square Garden in New York next month for UFC 217.

The pay-per-view fight card, which takes place November 4, will be headlined by a middleweight title fight featuring current champion Michael Bisping taking on former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre.

Michael Bisping was last seen in action at October of 2016’s UFC 204 event in Manchester where he scored a hard fought unanimous decision victory over mixed martial arts legend Dan Henderson.

Prior to that, Bisping was coming off a first-round knockout victory over Luke Rockhold which earned “The Count” the UFC’s middleweight title.

As for Georges St-Pierre, the former UFC welterweight kingpin has not fought since November of 2013 where he defeated Johny Hendricks via split-decision.

Georges St-Pierre interview with Joe rogan

“Rush” is currently riding a twelve fight win streak with includes victories over Nick Diaz, BJ Penn, Matt Serra, Matt Hughes, Thiago Alves, Jon Fitch, Jake Shields and Carlos Condit.

If Georges St-Pierre can defeat Michael Bisping at UFC 217 he will become only the fourth fighter in UFC history to hold UFC titles in two different divisions. Randy Couture, BJ Penn and Conor McGregor are the only fighters in UFC history to have achieved this accomplishment.

UFC 217 includes a total of three title fights.

In the co-main event of UFC 217 bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will attempt to make his first title defense when he squares off with bitter rival and former division title holder TJ Dillashaw.

Also on the card is a women’s strawweight title fight featuring Rose Namajunas challenging long time title holder Joanna “Champion”.

Who do you think comes out victorious when Bisping and St-Pierre square off at Madison Square Garden on November 4?

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook out for the season

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook out for the season

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

Terrible news for Minnesota Vikings (2-2) fans.

Dynamic running back Dalvin Cook will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn ACL in Sunday’s 14-7 loss to the Detroit Lions.

“I expect him to come back and be the same that he was,” Coach Mike Zimmer told reporters of Cook.

Cook had put together an amazing opening few games recording 354 yards on the ground while averaging 4.8 yards per carry.

The second-round back out Florida State had also hauled in 11 receptions for 90 yards this season.

The Vikings, who have been without starting quarterback Sam Bradford since Week 1, will now turn to running backs Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon to pick up the slack on offense.

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

NFL Week 4 Schedule

NFL Week 4 Schedule

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

Thu Sep 28

8:25 pm
Chicago Bears
Green Bay Packers

Sun Oct 1

9:30 am
New Orleans Saints
Miami Dolphins ¹

1:00 pm
Buffalo Bills
Atlanta Falcons

1:00 pm
Carolina Panthers
New England Patriots

1:00 pm
Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland Browns

1:00 pm
Detroit Lions
Minnesota Vikings

1:00 pm
Jacksonville Jaguars
New York Jets

1:00 pm
Los Angeles Rams
Dallas Cowboys

1:00 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers
Baltimore Ravens

1:00 pm
Tennessee Titans
Houston Texans

4:05 pm
New York Giants
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4:05 pm
Philadelphia Eagles
Los Angeles Chargers

4:05 pm
San Francisco 49ers
Arizona Cardinals

4:25 pm
Oakland Raiders
Denver Broncos

8:30 pm
Indianapolis Colts
Seattle Seahawks

Mon Oct 2

8:30 pm
Washington Redskins
Kansas City Chiefs