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UFC 223: Ferguson vs. Khabib Fight Card

UFC 223: Ferguson vs. Khabib Fight Card

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

The octagon will return to Brooklyn, New York on April 7 for UFC 223.

The thirteen-bout fight card is headlined by a lightweight title fight featuring current interim champion Tony Ferguson taking on undefeated contedner Khabib Nurmagomedov.

BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor broke the news back on January 16 reporting that current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor would be stripped of his title and adding that Ferguson and Nurmagomedov would be fighting for the promotions undisputed 155-pound title at UFC 223.

“Breaking! I have confirmed with sources that Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight for the undisputed UFC lightweight title at #UFC223 in Brooklyn. The bout will be made official later this week. McGregor will be stripped of his title. The bout was 1st reported by TASS.” – Chris Taylor , January 16, 2018

Tony Ferguson is currently riding an impressive ten-fight win streak, his latest being a third-round submission victory over Kevin Lee at UFC 216 which captured “El Cucuy” the promotions interim lightweight strap.

Ferguson’s most recent loss came way back at UFC on FOX 3 in May of 2012 when he was outpointed by Michael Johnson.

Meanwhile, Khabib Nurmagomedov has gone a perfect 25-0 in his mixed martial arts career, his latest victory coming over Edson Barboza at December’s UFC 219 event in Las Vegas.

Prior to defeating Barboza in Sin City, “The Eagle” mauled the aforementioned Michael Johnson at UFC 205 in New York.

The co-main event of UFC 223 will feature a women’s strawweight title fight rematch featuring current champ Rose Namajunas taking on former title holder Joanna Jędrzejczyk.

Rose Namajunas shocked the mixed martial arts world this past November at UFC 217 in New York by scoring a first-round knockout over Joanna Jędrzejczyk.

Get the full UFC 223 fight card below:

UFC 223 Main Card (10 p.m. ET on Pay-Per-View)

Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk
Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis
Calvin Kattar vs. Renato Moicano
Al Iaquinta vs. Paul Felder

FS1 Prelims (8 p.m. ET on FS1)

Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Felice Herrig
Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno
Joe Lauzon vs. Chris Gruetzemacher
Devin Clark vs. Mike Rodriguez

UFC Fight Pass Prelims (6:15 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass)

Alex Caceres vs. Artem Lobov
Evan Dunham vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Bec Rawlings vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Kyle Bochniak

Check out April’s UFC on FOX 29 Fight Card!

Check out April’s UFC on FOX 29 Fight Card!

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

The octagon invades Glendale, Arizona on April 14 for the promotions UFC on FOX 29: Gaethje vs. Poirier event.

The event, which features a grand total of fourteen exciting fights, is headlined by a key lightweight contest pitting surging division contender Dustin Poirier against former World Series of Fighting title holder Justin Gaethje.

Dustin Poirier is coming off a third-round TKO victory over former division champion Anthony Pettis at November’s UFC Fight Night 120 event in Norfolk. Prior to that, “The Diamond” was involved in a war with Eddie Alvarez which unfortunately ended in a no-contest at UFC 211.

Meanwhile, Justin Gaethje is coming his first career loss to the aforemention Eddie Alvarez at December’s UFC 218 event in Detroit. Prior to the setback, Gaethje had gone a perfect 18-0 which included a thrilling knockout of Michael Johnson in his UFC debut.

The co-main event of UFC on FOX 29 will feature former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit taking on the always dangerous Matt Brown.

Condit has suffered three straight losses, his most recent coming to Neil Magny at December’s UFC 219 event in Las Vegas.

As for the “Immortal” one, Matt Brown is coming off an absolutely brutal knockout victory over Diego Sanchez. The win snapped a three-fight losing skid for the veteran welterweight.

Get the full UFC on FOX 29 fight card below:

UFC on FOX Main Card:

Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier
Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown
Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori
Gilbert Burns vs. Lando Vannata
Tim Boetsch vs. Antonio Carlos Junior
Cortney Casey vs. Michelle Waterson

FS1 Prelims:

John Moraga vs. Wilson Reis
Krzysztof Jotko vs. Brad Tavares
Luke Sanders vs. Patrick Williams
Muslim Salikhov vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan

UFC Fight Pass Prelims:

Matthew Lopez vs. Alejandro Perez
Arjan Bhullar vs. Adam Wieczorek
Dhiego Lima vs. Yushin Okami
Shana Dobson vs. Lauren Mueller

BREAKING! Richard Sherman signs 3-year deal with the 49ers!

BREAKING! Richard Sherman signs 3-year deal with the 49ers!

BREAKING! Richard Sherman signs 3-year deal with the 49ers!

Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has agreed to a 3-year deals with the San Francisco 49ers.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news moments ago on Twitter:

The long-time Seattle Seahawks defender issued the following statement on social media after being released by the organization on Friday.

According to the report, Sherman signed a $39 million dollar deal with the rival 49ers which spans over three years.

The deal is said to include a five million dollar signing bonus.

The 29-year-old veteran, Sherman, suffered a season-ending Achilles tear this past November.

Obviously the 49ers believe that Richard Sherman will be fully recovered for the 2018-2019 season.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are gearing up for a run at a third straight Stanley Cup!

The Pittsburgh Penguins are gearing up for a run at a third straight Stanley Cup!

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

The Pittsburgh Penguins have played more hockey over the past two years than any other team in the National Hockey League.

That is what happens when you win back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships.

The Penguins won their second-straight Stanley Cup last June when they defeated the Nashville Predators 4-2 in their best of seven playoff series.

Pittsburgh’s success can be largely contributed to their “three-headed monster” which comes in the form of Team Captain Sidney Crosby and Assistant Captains Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel.

All three players currently sit tied for fourth in league scoring with 66 points a piece.

Evgeni Malkin leads the team in goals scored with 32, which is also good for second spot in the league, trailing only Washington Capitals sniper Alexander Ovechkin who currently has netted 34.

The Penguins currently sit in second spot in the Metropolitan Division with 70-points and seem poised for another run at this year’s Stanley Cup Championship.

Pittsburgh has gone 8-1-1 over the course of their last ten games and seem to have found their groove just in time for their next playoff run.

The Penguins are hoping to become the first team since the 1983 New York Islanders to win three straight Stanley Cups.