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UFC 229 Rankings Update: “The Eagle” soars up the pound-for-pound list

UFC 229 Rankings Update: “The Eagle” soars up the pound-for-pound list

Former two division Conor McGregor has experienced a significant drop in the pound-for-pound rankings following his stoppage loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.

The brash Irishman entered the UFC 229 title fight listed as #2 in the pound-for-pound ranks, but dropped six spots to #8 following his fourth-round submission loss to “The Eagle”.

With his impressive submission victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229, Khabib not only retained his lightweight world title and improved his overall record to a perfect 27-0, but the undefeated Russian also soared to the #2 spot on the pound-for-pound rankings.

As for how the UFC 229 main event affected the lightweight rankings, Conor McGregor dropped to #2, while Tony Ferguson advanced to the #1 contender spot after defeating Anthony Pettis via TKO.

Following his dramatic win over Ovince Saint Preux, undefeated light heavyweight contender Dominick Reyes advanced six spots to land at #6 in the 205-pound divisions rankings.

Another UFC 229 fighter who made a positive leap in the ranks was flyweight standout Jussier Formiga.

He advanced three spots to the flyweight divisions #2 spot, this following his decision win over perennial 125-pound contender Sergio Pettis.

What do you think of the rankings update following last weekend’s UFC 229 results? Are you surprised that Conor McGregor dropped six spots on the pound-for-pound list?

Canelo Alvarez defeats Gennady Golovkin in rematch

Canelo Alvarez defeats Gennady Golovkin in rematch

The highly anticipated rematch between Canelo Alvarez 49-1-2 (34 KOs) and Gennady Golovkin 38-0-1 (34 KOs) took place tonight live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The pair first met last September and after twelve rounds of exciting back and forth action the fight went to the judges scorecards for decision.

Most fans and analysts watching live or at home had scored the first bout in favor of Gennady Golovkin. However, not everyone saw it that way as judge Adelaide Byrd turned in a scorecard of 118-110 in favor of Canelo Alvarez.

Judge Dave Moretti scored the fight 115-113 for Gennady Golovkin, while judge Don Trella had the fight rules as a 114-114 draw.

Due to the mixed scorecards, “Canelo vs. GGG 1” was ruled a split-draw and tonight’s rematch was booked in hopes of a more definitive result.

With all of that said, the IBO, WBA and WBC middleweight belts were on the line for tonight’s grudge match in Sin City.

After an extended delay and some long introductions were are finally ready to go.

Round one was tough to call but Golovkin appeared to get in more shots landing his jab on frequent occasion. Alvarez did land a nice body shot but it was likely not enough to steal the opening round.

Round two saw some good shots landed by Canelo who clearly took the round getting off the quicker punches on GGG.

In round three both fighters had their moments but it was Alvarez who appeared to get in the cleaner shots.

Round four definitely went in favor of Gennady. “GGG” worked his jab and landed some nice uppercuts on Alvarez much to the delight of his fans in attendance.

Round five was very close. Both men landed some big shots resulting in a swollen right cheek for “GGG” and a cut above the eye of Canelo.

Round six was a very good round for Canelo Alvarez. He absolutely pushed the pace and as a result Golovkin seems to have slowed down.

Round seven was another close round. Both men landed some really good punches, including a plethora of body shots from Alvarez who once again brought the fight to “GGG”.

In round eight Canelo was able to get off some big power shots. “GGG” worked his jab and landed some hooks. Another close round in the books.

Gennady’s corner told him he was losing the fight in between rounds.

Round nine saw Gennady start off quickly but Canelo come on strong with big combinations to end the round. That could have gone either way but I’ll give a slight edge to Alvarez.

Canelo started round ten by landing some lopping shots in close. However, Gennady turned the tide by landing a big right hand that appeared to stun the Mexican fighter. I would definitely give “GGG” round ten.

Round eleven saw “GGG” dominate the opening minute. He landed a flurry of shots on Canelo who appeared to be in a world of trouble. With that said, Alvarez survived and came back strong in the final minute. Round eleven had to have been scored in favor of Gennady.

Round twelve was an absolute war with both men standing in the pocket and trading shots for the entire round. Another very close round to spell an end to this thrilling contest. What a fight!

Let’s see how the judges scored the bout.

Judge 1: 114-114 draw

Judge 2: 115-113 Canelo

Judge 3: 115-113 Canelo

Canelo Alvarez def. Gennady Golovkin

VIDEO | Canelo vs. Golovkin 2 – “The REMATCH”

VIDEO | Canelo vs. Golovkin 2 – “The REMATCH”

VIDEO | Canelo vs. Golovkin 2 – “The REMATCH”

This Saturday is the night boxing fans have been waiting for!

The highly anticipated rematch between Canelo Alvarez 49-1-2 (34 KOs) and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin 38-0-1 (34 KOs) will take place live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The pair first met last September and after twelve rounds of exciting back and forth action the fight went to the judges scorecards for decision.

Most fans and analysts watching live or at home scored the bout in favor of Gennady Golovkin, so it came as a huge shock when it was announced that judge Adelaide Byrd had turned in a scorecard of 118-110 in favor of Canelo Alvarez.

Judge Dave Moretti scored the fight 115-113 for Gennady Golovkin, while judge Don Trella had the fight rules as a 114-114 draw.

Due to the mixed scorecards, “Canelo vs. GGG 1” was ruled a split-draw.

Following the controversial decision in their first fight, most fans are expecting that either Canelo or “GGG” will earn their 35th career knockout victory in the rematch.

The IBO, WBA and WBC middleweight belts will be on the line in Saturday night’s grudge match in Sin City.

Who are you expecting to emerge victorious this time around, Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez?

NFL Week 2 Schedule and Results

NFL Week 2 Schedule and Results

Week 2 of the NFL regular season kicked off Thursday night in Cincinnati as the Bengals hosted their division rivals the Baltimore Ravens.

Stay glued to this page for all of the results from this weekend’s exciting matchups.

The full Week 2 NFL Schedule and scores can be seen below:

Thursday Sept. 13 Baltimore Ravens 23, Cincinnati Bengals 34

Sunday Sept. 16 Indianapolis Colts 21, Washington Redskins 9
Sunday Sept. 16 Houston Texans 17, Tennessee Titans 20
Sunday Sept. 16 Philadelphia Eagles 21, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27
Sunday Sept. 16 Kansas City Chiefs 42, Pittsburgh Steelers 37
Sunday Sept. 16 Carolina Panthers 24, Atlanta Falcons 31
Sunday Sept. 16 Miami Dolphins 20, New York Jets 12
Sunday Sept. 16 Los Angeles Chargers 31, Buffalo Bills 20
Sunday Sept. 16 Minnesota Vikings 29, Green Bay Packers 29 (tie game)
Sunday Sept. 16 Cleveland Browns 18, New Orleans Saints 21

Sunday Sept. 16 Detroit Lions 27, San Francisco 49ers 30
Sunday Sept. 16 Arizona Cardinals 0, Los Angeles Rams 34
Sunday Sept. 16 New England Patriots 20, Jacksonville Jaguars 31
Sunday Sept. 16 Oakland Raiders 19, Denver Broncos 20

Sunday Sept. 16 New York Giants 13, Dallas Cowboys 20

Monday Sept. 17 Seattle Seahawks 17, Chicago Bears 24