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DeMarco Murray agrees to 5-year deal with Eagles

DeMarco Murray agrees to 5-year deal with Eagles

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

 

 

 

Last seasons leading rusher DeMarco Murray has signed a five-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles worth over $40 million dollars, with $20 million in guaranteed money.

NFL media insider Ian Rapoport first reported the news.

Murray joins newly signed former Chargers running back Ryan Mathews in the Eagles backfield.

DeMarco was named the NFL’s offensive player of the year in 2014, leading the league in rushing with 1,845 yards and 13 touchdown scores.

With the move, Murray stays in the NFL’s NFC East, meaning he will play his former team the Dallas Cowboys two times next season and on many more occasions going forward.

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

 

Anthony Pettis wants to be the next BJ Penn‏

Anthony Pettis wants to be the next BJ Penn‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joes Staff Writer)

 

 

 

Current UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis wants to finish his career being known as “the best ever”.

“Showtime” is set to face Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of this month’s UFC 185 pay-per-view, where he will defend his lightweight strap for the second time.

Pettis recently sat down with FOX Sports where he discussed his goals, which include surpassing the lightweight records set by UFC legend BJ Penn:

“Me getting that belt was the first goal. Now it’s time to set this legacy in place and make sure people remember my name for a long time. When you look at the lightweight division, the biggest name that sticks out is B.J. Penn. He’s an icon and he’s been around a long time and he was dominant as the champ. I think I’m set up to be the next name in the line. You have Frankie Edgar, you have Ben Henderson, but I think I can be the most dominant champ in this lightweight division. I want to be one of the pay-per-view kings in the UFC. I think there’s a path right now set up for someone to come in and take over, and I can be that guy. I have the fighting style and people like seeing me fight. I don’t plan on changing that. I just need to keep doing what I do and everything will happen.”

Those are some pretty big shoes to fill (BJ Penn’s), but Pettis definitely possesses the raw talent needed to reach such lofty goals.

Stay tuned to KalapakiJoes.com for all your UFC News and be sure to catch the UFC 185 pay-per-view event live March 14 at one of Kauai’s Kalapaki Joe’s locations!

Finalized! UFC on FOX 15 Finalized‏

Finalized! UFC on FOX 15 Finalized‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joes Staff Writer)

 

 

 

The UFC will return to “The Garden State” on Saturday April 18, 2015, for UFC on FOX 15.

The event takes place live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

UFC on FOX 15 is headlined by a key middleweight bout featuring former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida taking on former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.

Here is the full UFC on FOX 15 lineup:

UFC on FOX 15 Main Event on FOX Sports 1:

185 lbs.: Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold

UFC on FOX 15 Main Card on FOX Sports 1 (Start time is 8 p.m. ET)

185 lbs.: Ronaldo Souza vs. Yoel Romero
145 lbs.: Cub Swanson vs. Max Holloway
115 lbs.: Felice Herrig vs. Paige VanZant

UFC on FOX 15 “Prelims” Under  Card on FOX Sports 1 (Start time is 6 p.m. ET)

155 lbs.: Paul Felder vs. Jim Miller
205 lbs.: Ovince St. Preux vs. Patrick Cummins
205 lbs.: Corey Anderson meets Gian Villante
135 lbs.: Takeya Mizugakivs. Aljamain Sterling

UFC on FOX 15 “Prelims” Under Card on Fight Pass (Start time is 4:15 p.m. ET)

170 lbs.: Kenny Robertson vs. George Sullivan
145 lbs.: Diego Brandao vs. Jimy Hettes
170 lbs.: Nick Catone vs. Vitor Miranda
185 lbs.: Chris Dempsey vs. Eddie Gordon

Stay tuned to KalapakiJoes.com for all your major UFC News and be sure to catch this April’s UFC on FOX 15 event live at one of Kauai’s Kalapaki Joe’s locations!

 

 

 

 

Kalapaki Joe’s Raquel Pennington battles Holly Holm at UFC 184‏

Kalapaki Joe’s Raquel Pennington battles Holly Holm at UFC 184‏

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

 

 

 

Kalapaki Joe’s will be well represented at this weekend’s UFC 184 event in Los Angeles.

In the evenings main event, Kalapaki Joe’s sponsored fighter Cat Zingano will challenge current title holder and division kingpin Ronda Rousey for the UFC women’s bantamweight championship.

In Saturday night’s co-main event, Kalapaki Joe’s sponsored fighter Raquel Pennington (5-4 MMA) will be looking to enter contender status by defeating highly-touted former boxing champion Holly Holm (7-0 MMA).

Pennington was last seen in action at December’s UFC 181 event, where she scored a second-round submission win (bulldog choke) over Ashlee Evans-Smith. Prior to the victory, “Rocky” had suffered a split-decision loss to Jessica Andrade at the UFC 171 event in March of 2014.

Meanwhile, former boxing champion Holly Holm will put her undefeated mixed martial arts record on the line at Saturday’s event in LA. “The Preacher’s Daughter” will finally make her highly anticipated octagon debut on the heels of head kick TKO victory which she earned over Juliana Werner in April of 2014.

UFC 184 takes place February 28 live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Be sure to catch this awesome pay-per-view event live at one of Kauai’s Kalapaki Joe’s locations this Saturday night!