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PBC on FOX Weights from Carson, California

PBC on FOX Weights from Carson, California

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Jack, Bute, DeGale, Medina all make weight

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UFC

Fight Night New Jersey: Talking Points and Post-fight

Anthony Johnson’s power may be the scariest in all of MMA.

Just think how Ryan Bader felt trapped underneath “Rumble” Saturday night in their main event light heavyweight contender eliminator fight at Fight Night New Jersey . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Post-fight bonus re-cap

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, February 6 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 31st, 2016

Boxing News

Barrionuevo crushes Cosio in WBC welterweight tourney

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

The WBC Welterweight Tournament continued on Saturday night at the Centro de Convenciones of the Hotel Azul in Ixtapa, Mexico, with Cesar Miguel “Joya” Barrionuevo (29-3-2, 20 KOs) of Catamarca, Argentina, steamrolling Azael “Turbo” Cosio (20-4-2, 17 KOs) of Santa Marta, Panama. Barrionuevo knocked down Cosio five times en route to a fifth round KO. He will now face Pennsylvania’s Sammy “The Who Can Mexican” Vasquez in the semi-final in late Spring.

In the main event, WBC #6 lightweight Nery “Pantera” Saguilán (37-5-1, 13 KOs) won a controversial twelve round split decision over Filipino Leonardo “Toto” Doronio (15-12-3, 10 KOs). Scores were 114-113, 114-113 for Saguilán, 114-113 for Doronio, who was the aggressor.

Also, lightweight semifinal lightweight Miguel “Micky” Roman (54-11, 40 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO when Colombian Yogli “Olaf” Herrera (26-17, 18 KOs) didn’t come out for round four.

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January 31st, 2016


Boxing News

Weights from Imokalee, Florida

Erickson Lubin 154.6 vs. Jose Dejesus Macias 155.2
Alex De Jesus 151 vs. Joseph Elegele 149.2
Dennis Galarza 134.4 vs. Samual Amaoko 134
Dyah Davis 172 vs. Edgar Perez 181.6
Harold Calderon 147.8 vs. Javier Garcia 147
David Grayton 146.4 vs. Daniel Souza Santos 147.2
Farid Aghayev 163.4 vs. Hakeem Atkinson 163.6
Jesus Lule 132.4 vs. Jamar Sounders 131.2
Ray Lampkin 139.2 vs. Darryol Humphrey 143

Promoters: King’s Promotions/Panther Promotions
Venue: Seminole Casino Hotel Imokalee
TV: Bounce TV at 9PM ET
1st Bell: 6:30 PM



January 31st, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Results from Layton, Utah

By Doug Gibson

Saturday night in Layton, Utah, heavyweight prospect Jesse West improved to 6-1 with a KO at 1.48 of round 2 over Jamal Barefield, 0-1, Ogden, Utah. West, of Clearfield, Utah, had far too much experience for his taller opponent.

In the semi-main, another top Utah prospect, 135-pounder Ignacio Chairez, of Salt Lake City, moved to 3-0 with a first-round KO over Gabe Pelayo, 0-3, who fights out of Layton.

Price, Utah cruiserweight David Sanchez, 4-2, stopped a very game Mike Crisman, 0-1, Salt Lake City, early in round three via TKO. (more…)



January 31st, 2016


Boxing News

Kovalev: I don’t like him, I punished him

“I don’t think Freddie Roach changed him at all,” said undefeated unified WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KOs) after stopping Jean Pascal (30-4-1, 17 KOs) again on Saturday night. “He was actually easier for me. I hurt his ego the most because they stopped the fight when he was sitting in the corner on the bench. I hurt my left hand a little from a very hard punch. I broke his nose, maybe that is when I hurt my hand. I don’t like him. I punished him. Merci! I love you Canada!”

When asked about a potential fight with Andre Ward, Kovalev said, “I am very happy this fight will happen.” He also added that in the mean time there is one more fight he wished would happen. “I want to unify all four titles. I want to fight Adonis Chickenson.” (more…)



January 31st, 2016

Boxing News

Felix escapes with split decision win

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

IBF #4, WBO #7 lightweight José Felix Jr. (33-1-1, 25 KOs) of Los Mochis, Mexico, won a questionable ten round unanimous decision over unheralded Filipino Ricky Sismundo (30-9-2, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Marriott Hotel Events Center in Burbank, California. The aggressive Sismundo kept Felix on the backfoot all night but came up short 95-94, 96-93 on two cards, while winning the third 95-94. Sismundo was deducted a point for landing a punch right after the bell in round six. (more…)



January 31st, 2016

Boxing News

Kovalev batters, stops Pascal

By Dave Spencer at ringside

In a grudge match for the unified light heavyweight world championship, WBA/IBF/WBO world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KOs) systematically demolished former world champion Jean Pascal (30-4-1, 17 KOs) over seven rounds on Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Kovalev dropped Pascal with a jab in round one, but it was ruled a slip. “Krusher” then battered Pascal in every round. Freddie Roach finally pulled the plug after seven rounds of punishment.



January 31st, 2016

UFC

Fight Night New Jersey: Johnson Makes Short Work of Bader

The storyline heading into Saturday’s UFC Fight Night main event between Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Ryan Bader was that if Bader got the battle of top light heavyweight contenders to the ground, he would win. Well, the fight went to the ground, but it was Johnson who emerged victorious, with his thudding power producing a devastating first-round knockout at Prudential Center . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see main card coverage: Rothwell, Rivera earn victories

Also see: Barberena hands Northcutt his first professional loss

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, February 6 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Phiri dethrones Rivas, Alvarez stops Winchester

By Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

In a shocker, Zambia’s Catherine Phiri (11-1, 5KO) was quicker and sharper as she stood toe-to-toe with Mexican Yamin “Rusita” Rivas (34-9, 10KO) and took a technical decision as well as her WBC Female bantamweight title after six rounds. Despite being thousands of miles from home, Phiri was fearless as she scored the better and harder punches in exchanges with Rivas. An accidental head butt near the end of the sixth round opened up a gash over Rivas’ right eyes. Inexplicably referee Raul Caiz Sr took a point off from Phiri while the fight was waived off by the ringside doctor Ernesto Franco. The decision went to the scorecards with Carla Caiz seeing it an even 57-57 while her brothers, Sergio and Raul Jr, overruled her with scores of 58-56 and 59-55 respectively. The fight also marked a family consisting of Raul Sr, and his sons and daughter, completely officiated a title fight.

A right hand from Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez (23-4-2, 15KO) was the final blow that sent James “Shotgun” Winchester (17-12, 6KO) down in the ninth and give Alvarez, one of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s older brother, the TKO win in a scheduled super welterweight ten. With the win Alvarez captured the vacant NABF 154 pound title. Winchester was dirtier than skillful as attempted every trick in the book to score illegally. Alvarez didn’t complain but instead scored huge power shots led by a thundering left hook to the body. Winchester was deducted a pain in the 6th for rabbit punching and another in the 7th for low blows. The end came when Alvarez scored a hard right hand that sent Winchester down. Referee Cristian Curiel began to administer a count but when Winchester fell against the ropes as he tried to get up, the third man in the ring waived off the contest. Official time was 2:16. (more…)



January 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Undercard results from Montreal: Mikhaylenko decisions Mayfield

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Unbeaten welterweight Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko (21-0, 9 KOs) outpointed Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (19-3-1, 11 KOs) over ten rounds on Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Late sub Mayfield, who was edged out by Andre Berto as Floyd Mayweather’s last opponent, couldn’t keep up with Mikhaylenko’s workrate and conditioning. Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 99-91. Mikhaylenko claimed the vacant USBA title.

Middleweight Francis Lafreniere (11-5-2 6KO) won an incredible non-stop war over a never say die Renan St-Juste (26-5-1 18KO). Scorecards read 99-90 97-92, 97-92 but were no way indicative of the back-and-forth action that took place inside the ring. Lafreniere set a high pace early versus the 43 year-old heavy-handed southpaw but spent nearly the beginning of every round being checked out by the ringside physician. It certainly is not a pace St-Juste is comfortable fighting at, and it certainly showed it effects later in the fight where St-Juste was nearly stopped. Bell Centre fans were all on their feet as this one ended, applauding one the best all action fights seen in these parts for a long long time. (more…)



January 30th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night New Jersey: Saffiedine, Ferreira & Natal Among Winners in Prelims

After more than a year on the sidelines due to injury, welterweight contender Tarec Saffiedine made a triumphant return on the UFC Fight Night prelim card Saturday at Prudential Center, winning a close, but unanimous, three-round decision over Jake Ellenberger . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see early prelims coverage: Randy Brown wins UFC debut

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, February 6 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Unbeaten Gallen Stops Purcel in Four

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Unbeaten Australian heavyweight contender Paul Gallen (5-0, 3 KOs) stopped Herman Ene Purcell (7-5, 4 KOs) in round four at the Rumours International, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia on Friday. Gallen controlled the bout from opening round and dropped Purcell in round two. Referee Derek Milham called it off at 2:00 of round four

This was the second victory for 34-year-old Gallen over 21-year-old Purcell having defeated the Samoan-born heavyweight in 2014. Purcell had victories over Isarap Sor Vanunee in China and veteran American Clarence Tillman in 2015. Gallen has represented Australia in rugby league football and is currently the captain of Cronulla Sharks team. He has impressed recently in sparring sessions with WBA #14 heavyweight contender Solomon Haumono and national champion Peter Graham. (more…)



January 30th, 2016

Boxing News

WBC Female convention officially closes in Tijuana

Report and photos: Boxing Bob Newman

The 2nd annual WBC Female convention closed today in Tijuana, Mexico after the final morning session which included unfinished awards, more guest speakers and a discussion on mandatory defenses.

Juan Carlos Pelayo of the Tijuana commission accepted an award honoring the commission’s excellence in boxing administration.

Blanca Gutierrez of Baby Face Boxing Promotions and the ambitious Beautiful Brawlers amateur shows gave an impassioned speech about her efforts in promoting the female sport, working with WBC heavyweight champion Martha Salazar and others.

Wanda Bruce of the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame announced the inductees for 2016 as follows:
Sumya Anani
Britt Van Buskirk
Jane Crouch
Elena Reid
Ann Marie Saccurato
Marian “Lady Tyger” Trimiar
Jane Couch
Jisselle Salandy

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January 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Dusty Hernandez-Harrison still unbeaten

By Craig Wick at ringside

Hitz Boxing opened up their 2016 promotional campaign in Elk Grove Village, IL Friday night, with a seven bout card touted as the “Night of the Rising Stars.” Held before a packed house at the luxurious ‘Belvedere Events Center,’ the event showcased a gathering of local fighters whose careers going in, presumably, were earmarked for an upward trajectory. By night’s end several impressed as advertised, some not as much, and the others well, with soft opposition in front of them it was hard to draw a conclusion.

The night of highly regarded Dusty Harrison (29-0, 16 KOs) Washington D.C. was cut short when opponent Angel Hernandez (17-17-1, 13 KOs) Gary, IN bowed out after the second in what had been scheduled for eight rounds of junior middleweight action. After a fairly even opener, Harrison began getting to Hernandez in round two, landing some nice left hooks to both the body and head. After Harrison got the better of an exchange at round’s end, Hernandez began pawing furiously at his right eye as he walked back to his corner. The ringside physician was summoned and that was all she wrote. The bout goes in the books as a 3rd round TKO for Harrison. (more…)



January 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Groves punishes Di Luisa in comeback fight

Three-time world super middleweight title challenger “Saint” George Groves (22-3, 17 KOs) scored a one-sided fifth round KO against overmatched Andrea Di Luisa (18-4, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Copper Box Arena in London. Groves started busting up Di Luisa from the opening bell. Referee Ian John-Lewis gave a count to Di Luisa in round four for dipping his legs. Groves floored Di Luisa twice in the fifth round to end it. Time was 1:55. Groves was returning after a split decision loss to WBC champ Badou Jack in September.

Middleweight John Ryder (22-2, 12 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over “Brit Basher” Sergey Khomitsky (30-13-3, 13 KOs) in a clash for the WBA International title. Ryder’s 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 win avenged losses by Frank Buglioni and Adam Etches to the hard-nosed Belarussian.

Commonwealth and WBC International Super Lightweight titlist John Wayne Hibbert (17-3, 11 KOs) scored an exciting twelfth round KO over previously unbeaten Tommy Martin (13-1, 5 KOs). Hubert dropped Martin in the last round to end it.

WBC International super featherweight beltholder Martin J. Ward (13-0, 7 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Mario Pisanti (16-3-1, 5 KOs).



January 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Hall of Famer Don Chargin Rates Pacquiao vs. Bradley Battle “Terrific”

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By Bill Dwyre

Don Chargin’s nickname is “War a Week,” a well-earned label from his heydays of matchmaking in Los Angeles at the Olympic Auditorium. That was bestowed upon him by no less than the last person to create any semblance of original radio sports programing, Jim Healy.

Chargin doesn’t put on a war a week anymore. Nowhere near that. Closer to 20 shows last year, most in Northern California.

But if you think he has slowed down, think again. He may be about to turn 88 in June, but he still knows the sport like few others and loves it when a good fight is on the horizon. Which is exactly what he calls the upcoming Manny Pacquiao -Tim Bradley battle, April 9, in Las Vegas.

To some, that might be a surprise. (more…)



January 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Zimnoch-Mollo: Power Punch in Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Undefeated Polish heavyweight Krzysztof Zimnoch (18-0, 12 KOs) will be tested by always game Chicagoan Mike “Merciless” Mollo (20-5, 12 KOs) on February 20 in Legionowo, Poland, topping a Babilon Promotions/Sferis Knockout Promotions “Power Punch” event. Zimnoch is getting ready by training with Dereck Chisora in London. Mollo, known from two epic battles with Artur Szpilka, wants to test his power punch working with renowned trainer Sam Colonna in The Windy City.



January 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Shiming, Murata halt foes in Shanghai

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Chinese boxing icon Zou Shiming (7-1, 2 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over previously unbeaten Natan Coutinho Santana (12-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China. Zou looked sharp in his first bout since his lone pro loss against IBF world champion Amnat Ruenroeng in Macao last year. With the win, Shiming claimed the vacant WBO International flyweight title.

Olympic middleweight gold medalist Ryota Murata (9-0, 6 KOs) was impressive again, scoring a second round KO over Gaston Vega (24-11-1, 10 KOs). Murat dropped Vega hard in round one, then sent him crashing to the deck again in round two to end it. (more…)



January 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Napoleon defeats Szabados for WBC silver belt

Photos: Uprising Promotions

Unbeaten female super welterweight Alicia Napoleon (5-0, 2 KOs) won an entertaining ten round unanimous decision over Szilvia Szabados (10-5, 3 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC female silver title on Friday night at the 5 Star Banquet Hall in Long Island City, New York.

In the co-feature, unbeaten welterweight Zhankhozh Turarov (18-0, 13 KOs) destroyed Joaquim Carneiro (22-7, 20 KOs) in the very first round of a scheduled 12-rounder for the NBA belt. Turarov battered Carneiro to the deck twice before the bout was waved off. (more…)



January 30th, 2016

UFC

Plenty at stake in New Jersey tonight

UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles guides you through the big stakes on the line at UFC Fight Night Johnson vs. Bader on Jan. 30, 2016 live and free on FOX from the Prudential Center in New Jersey . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT NEW JERSEY 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, January 30 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 30th, 2016

Boxing News

WBC 2nd annual Female convention: Day 3 meetings and awards banquet

Report/Photos by Boxing Bob Newman

Friday morning saw day three of the 2nd annual WBC Female convention commence at the Gran Hotel Tijuana in Tijuana, Mexico. The day was filled with awards, meetings and weigh-ins for Saturday’s WBC bantamweight championship card.

After introductions of every delegate on hand, WBC female president Malte Müller-Michaelis opened with introductory comments on the process of making women’s boxing matches, ratings and mandatory defenses.

WBC Female division VP Jill Diamond then introduced Michelle Patterson, president and CEO of the Women’s Network, the largest organization of women in the world. In 2015, the WBC recognized Patterson with their Female of the Year award. Patterson discussed the economic impact of women in the world and collective networking with other organizations, regardless of gender. On March 8, 2016, Women’s Network is partnering with Unify for a live streaming event at 7 p.m. from UC Irvine Cove. Jill Diamond has agreed to speak and World Boxing Cares will participate. For more information, contact info@womennetwork.com. (more…)



January 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Central Point, Oregon

By Ricardo Ibarra

Mike Wilson 192 vs. Adam Collins 196
Juan Jaramillo 131.5 vs. Corben Page 131.5
DJ Linderman 257.5 vs. Sylvester Baron 231
Randy Rogers 192.5 vs. Justin Milani 193
Rafael Valencia 160.5 vs. Antonio Neal 161.5
Rafael Busuioe 132.5 vs. Mike Fernandez 133

Promoter: White Delight Promotions
Venue: Jackson County Expo, Central Point, Oregon



January 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Ramirez beats Martin at LA Fight Club

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

East LA’s undefeated prospect Julian “El Camarón” Ramirez (16-0, 8 KOs) won an impressive unanimous decision over the seasoned Christopher “S.D. Kid” Martin (28-7-3, 9 KOs) of San Diego in a scheduled ten rounder for the vacant WBC silver youth featherweight title on Friday night at the sold out Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Ramirez got off first in the opening round as he landed a solid straight left backing Martin to the corner. The straight left found its mark once again for Ramirez in round two as he staggered Martin. Attacking the body early in round three, Ramirez was the aggressor backing Martin to the ropes. In round four the two fighters fought at close quarters on the inside. Ramirez continued to outwork Martin through five rounds.

Halfway through in round six, Ramirez landed a series of combos attacking Martin but a short right inside stopped Ramirez’s momentum. Ramirez continued his aggression in round seven pressing forward jabbing and outworking Martin. The body attack continued for Ramirez in round eight as he tagged Martin with big shots. In round nine Ramirez kept his distance from Martin but continued to mix in big punches. The tenth and final round, Ramirez closed the show strong and flashy connecting and staying inside displaying good movement in route to a unanimous decision as the judges scored the bout 100-90, 99-91, and 99-91. (more…)



January 29th, 2016

Boxing News

UniMas Weights from Burbank, Calif.

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Top Rank’s lightweight world title contender Jose “Josesito” Felix Jr. and unbeaten prospect Arnold Barbosa Jr. (9-0, 3 KOs), from Los Angeles weighed in this afternoon at the Marriott Hotel in Burbank California. Felix weighed in at 135.2 and will face Ricky Sismundo from Japan in the main event Saturday night at the Marriott Hotel Events center in Burbank, California. Barboza who weighed in at 143.2 will go toe to toe against a tough rugged fighter in Robbie Cannon in the co-main event. Also featured on the undercard are Daniel Valdivia (9-0 3 KOs) who weighed in at 155 as he goes eight rounds in a middleweight scrap against Kenneth Council. Egor Mekhontsev (10-0, 7 KO’s) also will see some action from Burbank, as he faces Felipe Romero in a light heavyweight battle. Mekhontsev weighed in at 175.2.

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Venue: Marriott Covention Center, Burbank, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

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January 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Ixtapa, Mexico

By Gabriel F.Cordero
Photo: Pepe Rodríguez

Nery Saguilan 135 vs. Leonardo Doronio 134
(For a regional WBC belt)

Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo 146.3 vs. Azael Cosio 146
(WBC welterweight tournament eliminator)

Miguel “Micky” Roman 134 vs. Yogli Herrera 134
Jaky Calvo 113 vs. Elosa Martinez 114.4

Venue: Hotel Ixtapa Azul
Promoter: Promociones Del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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January 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Tijuana, BCN, Mexico

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

Yazmin Rivas 117 vs Catherine Phiri 117
WBC Female Bantamweight title
Raja Amasheh 111.5 vs Eileen Olszewski 111.5
WBC Silver Flyweight title
Ana Arrazola 108 vs Anely Hernandez 108
WBC Silver Light Flyweight title
Ramon Alvarez 154 vs James Winchester 154
NABF Super Welterweight title

Elvis Torres 129 vs Rosalio Rios 129
Sandra Robles 106.25 vs Luz Rodriguez 106
Silvia Torres 105.5 vs Joselyn Reza 105.5
Luis Smith 123.9 vs Dilan Valdez 124.6
Javier Gonzalez 119 vs Javier Miranda 119.5

Promoter: Zanfer Promocciones (Fernando Beltran)
Venue: Convention Center, Rosarito, BCN, Mexico
TV: Azteca

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January 29th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night New Jersey at the scales

UFC Fight Night New Jersey, which is headlined by the UFC light heavyweight fight between No. 2 Anthony Johnson and No. 4 Ryan Bader and the heavyweight clash between No. 8 Josh Barnett and No. 7 Ben Rothwell, airs live on FOX from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey Saturday, January 30 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

Six prelim bouts will air live on FS 1 at 5pm ET / 2pm PT, and the event’s first three prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT.

Main Event
Anthony Johnson (205) vs. Ryan Bader (205)

FOX Main Card
Josh Barnett (241) vs. Ben Rothwell (265)
Iuri Alcantara (135) vs. Jimmie Rivera (135)
Sage Northcutt (170) vs. Bryan Barberena (170)

FS1 Prelims
Tarec Saffiedine (169) vs. Jake Ellenberger (170)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155) vs. Diego Ferreira (156)
Rafael Natal (185) vs. Kevin Casey (185)
Dustin Ortiz (125) vs. Wilson Reis (126)
George Sullivan (171) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (171)
Alex Caceres (145) vs. Masio Fullen (145)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Matt Dwyer (169) vs. Randy Brown (171)
Damon Jackson (145) vs. Levan Makashvili (145)
Tony Martin (155) vs. Felipe Olivieri (155)

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT NEW JERSEY 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, January 30 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from London

Photos: Alan Walter

George Groves 170.25 vs. Andrea Di Luisa 170
John Ryder 159.1 vs. Sergey Khomitsky 159.25
John Wayne Hibbert 138.6 vs. Tommy Martin 137.3
Leon Mckenzie 166.3 vs. Kelvin Young 167.5
Kris Agyei-Dua 153 vs. Ben Hall 154

Venue: The Copper Box, London
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: Sky (UK)

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January 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Former champ Imamu Mayfield, 43, primed for comeback

Almost 19 years ago, a 24-year-old Imamu Mayfield climbed to the top of the boxing’s mountain when he won the IBF cruiserweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Uriah Grant in Las Vegas. That bout took place on a big show that was headlined by the rematch that saw Evander Holyfield defeat Michael Moorer.

Mayfield would make once defense before being stopped by Arthur Williams. Mayfield would go on to have some success by winning the USBA Cruiserweight title, but all and all he was just 7-7-2 since losing the title which includes losing his last three bouts (two to future world champions Krzysztof Wlodarczyk and Alexander Povetkin).

That was in 2008, fast forward 8-years and the now 43-year-old native of Freehold, New Jersey is planning a comeback. (more…)



January 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Maldonado-Clark collide tomorrow in NM

Hometown favorite Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado Jr., (20-3, 17KOs) of Albuquerque, N.M, who will be moving to the lightweight division, will return to The Buffalo Thunder Resort Casino, in Santa Fe, N.M. this Saturday, Jan. 30. Maldonado Jr. is scheduled to face former 1 contender Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (44-14-1, 18 KOs) of Columbus, Ohio in an eight-round battle in front of a sold out crowd. This will be the second time “The Atrisco Kid” will fight at the resorts after a first-round knockout victory over Lowell Brownfield in September 2015. The 42-year-old Clark enters with six straight KO losses, five of which came in the first round.



January 29th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night New Jersey Predictions

That’s right boys and girls, you’re about to get hit with a blizzard of knowledge known as the Downes Side! Since I’ve been living in Southern California the last couple years, I don’t really know what a blizzard looks like anymore. But “blizzard” still sounds cooler than “moderately sunny day of knowledge.” . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT NEW JERSEY 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, January 30 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Kovalev, Pascal make weight

Photos: David Spagnolo / Main Events

Sergey Kovalev 174.6 vs. Jean Pascal 174.3
(WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight championship)

Dmitry Mikhaylenko 146.7 vs. Karim Mayfield 147
(USBA welterweight title)
Renan St Juste 159.3 vs. Francis Lafreniere 158.2
(IBF International middleweight title)
Cassius Chaney 242 vs. Zoltan Csala 244
Steven Butler 153.6 vs. Antonio Hoffmann 151.3
Virgilijus Stapulionis 155.4 vs. Laszlo Fazekas 153.3
Sebastien Bouchard 147.7 vs. Damian Mielewczyk 146.1
David Theroux 141.6 vs. Juan Armando Garcia 144.2
Joel Diaz Jr 142.4 vs. Abraham Gomez 140.2
Vislan Dalkhaev 121.5 vs. Alan Salazar 121

Venue: Bell Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Promoter: Main Events/Interbox
TV: HBO

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January 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Shanghai, China

Weights and Photos: Sumio Yamada

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Chinese boxing icon Zou Shiming (6-1, 1 KO) returns to face unbeaten Natan Coutinho (12-0, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China. Zou will return for the first time since his lone pro loss–a hard-fought decision against IBF world champion Amnat Ruenroeng in Macao last year. The bout will be a twelve-rounder for the vacant WBO International flyweight title.

In the co-feature, Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata (8-0, 5 KOs) goes Argentinian Gaston Vega (24-10-1, 10 KOs) in a ten round middleweight clash.

Weigh-in Results:
Zou Shiming 111.1 vs. Natan Santana 111.4
Ryota Murata 160 vs. Gaston Vega 162

Zulpikar Maimaitiali 165 vs. Steve Moxon 166
Ma Yiming 110 vs. Jayar Diama 112
Qu Peng 175 vs. Aaron Lai 173
Andrey Kalyuzhnyy 166 vs. Abdallah Paziwapazi 167

Venue: The Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China
Promoter: Top Rank

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January 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Pedraza-Salido possible, but Smith looms first

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

A bout between IBF jr lightweight champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (21-0, 12 KOs) against former WBO champion Orlando “Siri” Salido is not ruled out by his trainer and father, Luis Espada. Salido was supposed to fight current WBO 130b champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez on March 12 in a third clash between the two, but negotiations allegedly failed and now the Martinez will face top rated Miguel Berchet.

“And if in Puerto Rico, we’re open to fighting any challenger where we can reach the next level and is an attraction for television and fans,” said Espada. “We have Salido. It’s possible. Sure. Let’s see if they can make the fight. This is a business and we must take care of not only the health of Pedraza, but also the economic side.” (more…)



January 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

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Former Gary boxing phenom Charles “Duke” Tanner has won his bid to reduce his life sentence, but he still must serve 30 years in prison.



January 29th, 2016




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