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Ndamukong Suh signs a one-year deal with the LA Rams

Ndamukong Suh signs a one-year deal with the LA Rams

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

The Los Angeles Rams have signed defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a one-year deal worth $14 million dollars according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

The 31-year-old was released by his former team the Miami Dolphins at the start of free agency.

Suh had visited the Titans, Saints and Raiders prior to eventually signing with the Rams.

In LA, Suh will play alongside reigning defensive player of the year Aaron Donald.

Los Angeles made the playoffs last season under the leadership of star quarterback Jared Goff.

With the signing of Suh, it is clear that the Rams have Super Bowl aspirations for the 2018-2019 season.

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UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza vs. Lee Fight Card

UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza vs. Lee Fight Card

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

The octagon will return to Atlantic City on April 21 for UFC Fight Night 128.

The event, which will air on FS1, is headlined by a key lightweight tilt between perennial division contenders Edson Barboza and Kevin Lee.

Barboza recently had his three-fight win streak snapped by Khabib Nurmagomedov at December’s UFC 219 event in Las Vegas.

Prior to his setback to “The Eagle”, the Brazilian had scored impressive victories over Anthony Pettis, Gilbert Melendez and most recently a nasty knockout of Beneil Dariush.

Meanwhile, Kevin Lee was most recently in action at October’s UFC 216 event where he suffered a third-round submission loss to Tony Ferguson in a bout for the promtions interim lightweight title.

That loss snapped a five-fight win streak for Lee, who had previosuly defeated Efrain Escudero, Jake Matthews, Magomed Mustafaev, Francisco Trinaldo and most recently Michael Chiesa.

In the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 128 former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will attempt to rebound from his first career stoppage loss when he rematches Cub Swanson.

Edgar suffered a first-round knockout loss to surging featherweight contender Brian Ortega in the co-main event of UFC 222 earlier this month in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, Cub Swanson most recently saw his four-fight win streak snapped by the aforementioned Brian Ortega this past December in Fresno.

Swanson and Edgar first met in November of 2014 with Frankie emerging victorious by way of fifth-round submission.

Get the current UFC Fight Night 128 lineup below:

Kevin Lee vs. Edson Barboza – Lightweight
Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson – Featherweight
David Branch vs. Thiago Santos – Middleweight
Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins – Light Heavyweight
Aljamain Sterling vs. Brett Johns – Bantamweight
Jim Miller vs. Dan Hooker – Lightweight
Ryan LaFlare vs. Alex Garcia – Welterweight
Chase Sherman vs. Justin Willis – Heavyweight
Mogomed Bibulatov vs. Ulka Sasaki – Flyweight
Leslie Smith vs. Aspen Ladd – Bantamweight
Tony Martin vs. Keita Nakamura – Welterweight

Jeremy Stephens and Jose Aldo agree to fight at UFC Singapore in June

Jeremy Stephens and Jose Aldo agree to fight at UFC Singapore in June

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

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and perennial division contender Jeremy Stephens appear to be on a collision course for June’s UFC event in Singapore.

Earlier this month, CanalCombat reported that Jose Aldo was offered and had accepted a bout with “Lil Heathen” for the June 17 fight card in Asia.

“Aldo says he was offered and accepted fight against Jeremy Stephens in Singapore on June 23rd, only to be official.” – Ana Hissa

While no official announcement has been made by the UFC, Jeremy Stephens definitely seems on board with the idea of fighting the former featherweight kingpin in Singapore. “Lil Heathen” sent out the following message to Jose Aldo and the UFC match-makers on Twitter.

“Vacation is officially over, the fans want it @josealdojunior I’ll see you in Singapore @ufc @danawhite @seanshelby get ready!!” – Jeremy Stephens

Jose Aldo was last seen in action at December’s UFC 218 event in Detroit where he suffered a second-straight third-round TKO loss to Max Holloway, this time in his bid to recapture the UFC featherweight title.

Prior to his setbacks to the Hawaiian champion, Aldo was coming off an impressive victory over former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 200.

Jose Aldo drops Frankie Edgar

Meanwhile, Jeremy Stephens is currently riding an impressive three-fight win streak composed of a vicious knockout of Josh Emmett, a thudding TKO of Doo Ho Choi, and a decision defeat of Gilbert Melendez.

Who do you think will emerge victorious if the UFC makes a fight between Jose Aldo and Jeremy Stephens official to main event June’s UFC event in Singapore?

Minnesota Vikings make Kirk Cousins the highest paid player in the NFL!

Minnesota Vikings make Kirk Cousins the highest paid player in the NFL!

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

The Minnesota Vikings made Kirk Cousins the highest paid player in the NFL on Thursday, signing the quarterback to a monstrous 3-year deal worth $84 million in guaranteed cash.

Cousins joins a Vikings team that went deep into the playoffs last season, which culminated in a disappointing loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship.

“I look forward to playing here,” Cousins said during his introductory news conference Thursday. “As [general manager Rick [Spielman] said yesterday, this is a lifetime deal. That’s the goal. Yes, it’s a three-year deal but the expectation is from both sides that we’d raise our kids here and if everything goes as planned that I’d be here a long, long time.”

Cousins will have plenty of weapons to choose from in Minnesota including receivers Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. In addition, Kirk will be able to handoff the ball to dynamic running back Dalvin Cook in the 2018-2019 season.