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Seahawks looks to take over NFC West with Week 15 win over the Rams

Seahawks looks to take over NFC West with Week 15 win over the Rams

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

The Seattle Seahawks (8-5) will look to take over top spot in the NFC West by defeating division rivals the Los Angeles Rams (9-4) in Week 15 of the NFL’s regular season.

Seattle has gone 21-7 in their last 28 games played in the month of December.

The Seahawks are coming off a disappointing 30-24 road loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14, but are favored to bounce back at home in Week 15 against the Rams.

Seattle and Los Angeles have already played once this season, with the Seahawks emerging victorious 16-10 back in October.

With that said, Seattle will be missing two key players this time around as they will be without the services of Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor.

In order for Los Angeles to pull off the upset, the Rams will need quarterback Jared Goff to play at his absolute best.

The second-year pivot has been instrumental in helping the Rams offense average 30.5 points per game this season.

Who do you think will emerge victorious this Sunday in Seattle, the Rams or the Hawks?

NFL Week 9 Schedule

NFL Week 9 Schedule

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

Week 9

Thu Nov 2

8:25 pm
New York Jets def. Buffalo Bills 34-21

Sun Nov 5

1:00 pm
Atlanta Falcons
Carolina Panthers

1:00 pm
Baltimore Ravens
Tennessee Titans

1:00 pm
Cincinnati Bengals
Jacksonville Jaguars

1:00 pm
Denver Broncos
Philadelphia Eagles

1:00 pm
Indianapolis Colts
Houston Texans

1:00 pm
Los Angeles Rams
New York Giants

1:00 pm
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New Orleans Saints

4:05 pm
Arizona Cardinals
San Francisco 49ers

4:05 pm
Washington Redskins
Seattle Seahawks

4:25 pm
Kansas City Chiefs
Dallas Cowboys

8:30 pm
Oakland Raiders
Miami Dolphins

Mon Nov 6

8:30 pm
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers

Four Major Fights Slated For UFC 218 in Detroit!

Four Major Fights Slated For UFC 218 in Detroit!

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

The octagon will return to Detroit on December 2 for UFC 218 and four major fights are now slated or official for the event.

The pay-per-view event is expected to be headlined by a featherweight title fight between current champion Max Holloway and perennial division contender Frankie Edgar.

Holloway was last seen in action at June’s UFC 212 event where he scored a third-round TKO victory over MMA Legend Jose Aldo, thus becoming the promotions featherweight king. “Blessed” is currently riding an amazing eleven fight win streak.

As for “The Answer”, Frankie Edgar is coming off a second-round TKO victory over surging contender Yair Rodriguez which occurred at May’s UFC 211 event in Dallas. Prior to that, the former lightweight champion had earned a unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 205.

BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor was first to report the Edgar vs. Holloway title fight.

The UFC 218 co-main event will feature a clash of the heavyweight divisions top contenders as Alistair Overeem will square off with Francis Ngannou.

“The Predator”, Francis Ngannou, has gone a perfect 5-0 since joining the UFC ranks with all five wins coming by way of stoppage. Ngannou’s most recent win came in January when he TKO’s former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski in the very first-round.

As for Overeem, the former Dream, Strikeforce and K1 champion is coming off a decision victory over former UFC champ Fabricio Werdum which occurred at July’s UFC 213 event. Prior to that, “The Reem” had scored a third-round knockout over Mark Hunt at UFC 209.

UFC officials have confirmed that Ngannou vs. Overeem is official for the UFC 218 event.

Also slated for the December 2 pay-per-view card is a lightweight battle between TUF 26 coaches Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje.

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was most recently seen in action at May’s UFC 211 event in Dallas where his bout with Dustin Poirier was ruled a no-contest after some illegal knee strikes were landed.

As for Gaethje, the former WSOF champion made his UFC debut this past July against Michael Johnson where he earned a thrilling second-round TKO victory over “The Menace” in a scrap which is thought to be “Fight of the year”.

BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor was first to report the highly anticipated lightweight tilt.

The fourth exciting matchup announced for UFC 218 is a flyweight showdown between Sergio Pettis and Henry Cejudo.

Cejudo is coming off a sensational first-round knockout victory over Wilson Reis.

As for Pettis, Sergio is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Brandon Moreno.

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

UFC 215 Fight Card and Start Time

UFC 215 Fight Card and Start Time

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

The UFC will invade Edmonton, Alberta, Canada next weekend for UFC 215.

The pay-per-view event is headlined by a flyweight title fight featuring long-time champion Demetrious Johnson taking on Ray Borg.

This is it, folks. This is one of the reasons he declined a fight with T.J. Dillashaw. “Mighty Mouse” will attempt to make UFC history at the event by breaking the record for the most successful title defenses by a UFC champion with 11, beating out Anderson Silva. Johnson was last seen in action at April’s UFC on FOX event, where he scored a third-round submission victory over Wilson Reis.

As for the “Tazmexican Devil”, Ray Borg has strung together back-to-back decision victories over Jussier Formiga and Louis Smolka.

In the co-main event of UFC 215, women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will look to earn her second title defense when she rematches top division contender Valentina Shevchenko. “The Lioness” and “The Bullet” first met at UFC 196 in March of 2016, with Nunes emerging victorious via a close judges decision. 

Nunes and Shevchenko were initially booked to rematch at July’s UFC 213 event in Las Vegas. Unfortunately for fights fans, Nunes fell ill in the days leading up to the fight card and was forced to withdraw from the event entirely.

Amanda Nunes was last seen in action this past December at UFC 207 in Las Vegas, where she earned a first-round TKO victory over former title holder Ronda Rousey

As for Shevchenko, “The Bullet” is coming off a submission victory over Julianna Pena which she earned at January’s UFC on FOX event in Denver.

Check out the full UFC 215 pay-per-view lineup below:

Main Card (10 PM EST, PPV)

Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg
Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Neil Magny
Ilir Latifi vs. Tyson Pedro
Gilbert Melendez vs. Jeremy Stephens

Preliminary Card (8 PM EST, FS1)

Sara McMann vs. Ketlen Vieira
Henry Cejudo vs. Wilson Reis
Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Sarah Moras
Rick Glenn vs. Gavin Tucker

Preliminary Card (6:30 PM EST, Fight Pass)

Mitch Clarke vs. Alex White
Arjan Bhullar vs. Luis Henrique
Kajan Johnson vs. Adriano Martins

Be sure to come watch UFC 215 live at one of Kauai’s Kalapaki Joe’s locations, the Westernmost Sports Bar in the U.S.A!