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In his first fight since since suffering his first career loss to Nonito Donaire last October, WBO super flyweight champion Omar Narvaez (36-1-2, 19 KOs) won a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision over Jose Cabrera (20-3-2, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Estadio Aldo Cantoni in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Narvaez outboxed Cabrera all the way. Cabrera was deducted points in rounds eight and ten.
Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime
Unbeaten former bantamweight world champion Abner Mares (24-0-1, 13 KOs) hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over former two-time world champion Eric “Little Hands of Steel” Morel (46-3, 23 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC super bantamweight belt on Saturday night at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. Mares was faster and busier as he piled up the rounds en route to a 120-107, 119-109, 119-109.
Mares, who recently vacated the IBF bantamweight title, brought considerable power up to 122 pounds and seemed to sacrifice none of his hand speed. “I felt a lot stronger at this weight,” said Mares. I felt complete. I have to say Eric was very strong. I was surprised he withstood the pressure. He went out like a true champion. That last round was a great round for both of us. I feel I still need to improve. I am still learning. Sometimes I make it brawl when I don’t have to, so there’s definitely more I can do.”
WBA bantamweight “super” champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (33-1-1, 12 KOs) made the tenth successful defense of his 118lb belt with a one-sided ninth round stoppage of David “Morita” de la Mora (24-2, 17 KOs). Moreno dropped de la Mora in rounds two and six and de la Mora indicated he had enough after round nine. (more…)
By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Middleweight contender Brian Vera (20-6, 12 KOs) got back to his winning ways with a workmanlike 8 round unanimous decision against the tough and durable Taronze Washington (14-17, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. After only 3 weeks with new trainer Ronnie Shields, Vera got back to basics to score the victory. The scores read 79-73 twice and 80-72.
Lightweight Miguel Buendia (8-1-1, 5 KOs) dropped Rasool Shakoor (5-8-2, 1 KO) three times before ending the fight with a KO at 2:42 of the very first round. (more…)
Unheralded Derry Matthews (30-6-1, 16 KOs) scored a shock sixth round TKO to rip the British lightweight title from defending champion Anthony Crolla (23-3, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Oldham Sports Centre in Oldham, England. Matthews dropped Crolla in round three with an uppercut and battered him until the bout was waved off.
By Karl Freitag
WBA super middleweight champion Karoly Balzsay (25-2, 18 KOs) scored a twelfth round TKO over former champion Dimitri Sartison (29-2, 18 KOs) to retain his title on Saturday night at the Sport and Congress Center, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Balzsay dropped Sartison in the twelfth round and then battered him to get a late stoppage. It was a close and competitive fight until Balzsay broke it open at the end. Time was 2:25.
Former WBO light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 KOs) scored a clear cut ten round unanimous decision over Vikapita Meroro (21-4, 9 KOs). Braehmer dropped Meroro in round four and pressured Meroro all the way, rocking him on several occasions.
Cruiserweight contender Rakhim Chakhkiev (13-0, 10 KOs) brutalized former “Contender” star Jaidon Codrington (20-3, 16 KOs). The former Olympic Gold Medalist dropped Codrington twice in the first round, the second time for the count. Time was 1:56.
Former WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev (29-2-1, 18 KOs) scored a third round KO over Billy Zumbrun (25-13-1, 15 KOs). Two brutal knockdowns scored by Chagaev in the third round. Time was 1:26.
In a rematch, heavyweight Juan Carlos Gomez (50-3, 38 KOs) won a controversial fourth round TKO over Darnell “The-Ding-A-Ling Man” Wilson (24-15-3, 20 KOs). Wilson dropped the former cruiserweight champion Gomez at the end of round three, but the fight was waved off in the fourth due to what appeared to be not a very bad cut suffered by Wilson. Correction: In their previous fight, Wilson won a deserved majority decision over Gomez.
Former female featherweight world champion Ina Menzer (29-1, 10 KOs) outpointed Doris Koehler (8-11-1, 3 KOs) over eight.
Middleweight Ante Bilic (26-2, 13 KOs) outpointed Rafael Bejaran (14-1, 6 KOs) over twelve rounds in a bout for the WBO European middleweight belt.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel
Mexican WBC featherweight world champion, Jhonny Gonzalez, closed his training camp Saturday at the Romanza Gym in Mexico City, in preparation for the fourth defense of his world title. The bout will be next Saturday at the Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun against the Dominican world champion in recess Elio Rojas.
Gonzalez wrapped up his sparring session with 4 different sparring partners. He also performed the pre-weighin required by the WBC and made 130 pounds. (more…)
By Alex Hermann at ringside
James DeGale (12-1, 9 KOs) retained his European super middleweight title with a fourth round knockout over mandatory challenger Cristian Sanavia (45-6-1, 13 KOs) in Frederikshavn, Denmark, Saturday night. Sanavia started aggressive and won the first round, and in round three he knocked DeGale down, but the referee didn’t count. In round four Sanavia was knocked down four times, and the fight was correctly stopped. Time 2:58.
Danish prospect Patrick Nielsen (14-0, 8 KOs) scored 10th round knockout against Gaston Vega (17-5, 6 KOs) to win the WBA I/C middleweight title. It was a tough and dirty fight, where both fighters were down several times that ended with a brutal knockout. In round two both fighters got a point deducted. Nielsen hits Vega after the bell, and Vega took a dive. The referee took a point away from both fighters after this. Nielsen won the rounds and in round seven Vega was down after a left to the chin. In round eight both fighters scored knockdowns. Two left hands to the chin ended the fight in round ten in favour of Nielsen. (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda
All Star Boxing returned to the Quiet Cannon Country Club of Montebello, California Friday night with four exciting bouts. In the main event jr Welterweight local prospect Jaime “Fabian” Ocegueda (4-0, 2KOs) stopped Alonso Loeza of Bakersfield in round two. (more…)
By Dave Spencer at ringside
Photos: Herby Whyne
It is a fight series is billed as “Fast and Furious” by promoter Yvon Michel and that’s exactly what was delivered by headliner Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (18-1 15KO) who stopped WBC Silver belt holder Noe Gonzalez (28-2 20KO) at 1:40 of the 2nd round in front of a Montreal Bell Centre crowd of 2853 enthusiatic fans. After being the aggressor and establishing a solid body attack in the first round, Stevenson let his hands go in the second and didn’t stop. A left hand early in the barrage seemed to stun the Argentine fighter and from there on it was bombs away as the hometown fighter pressured and didn’t let up. After several consecutive head shots, referee Michael Griffin stepped in and stopped the action. (More)
By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photo: Rich Hundley III
Friday night at the National Guard Armory, a raucous crowd of over 1, 000 strong, witnessed an epic rematch of two rising lightweights as Angel Ocasio (6-0-2, 1KO) and Jason Sosa (4-1-3) waged war over eight solid rounds of all out action. The crowd was on their feet as the fight teetered back and forth throughout. When the dust the dust finally settled, the all out war was once again called a majority draw, leaving both sides upset with the decision. In the co-feature of the card, promoted by Greg Robinson’s Power Productions in association with MAK Boxing Management and Battle strong Boxing, explosive Philly bantamweight sensation Miguel “No fear” Cartagena (5-0, 3KO’s) continued to step up his game with a commanding unanimous decision victory over Luis Ortiz (2-11). (more…)
Jermain Taylor found himself in a very familiar place late in his fight – the canvas – but unlike in the past, Taylor returned to his feet and took home the victory. Taylor controlled a large majority of the 10-round middleweight bout before Caleb Truax floored him with a right hand early in the ninth. Taylor won the second straight fight of his comeback campaign via unanimous decision by the scores of 98-91, 97-92 and 97-94 in the main event of tonight’s ShoBox: The New Generation doubleheader. In the SHOWTIME®-televised co-feature, Erislandy Lara demolished Ronald Hearns via TKO at 1:34 of round one in a scheduled 10-round junior middleweight bout from Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. (more…)
The Ultimate Fighter® Live episode 7 – ‘Weather the Storm’ – aired Friday evening and saw Team Cruz snap a three fight losing streak to clinch their third win and even the score at three-all, as Simi Valley’s Vinc Pichel defeated Athens, Georgia native John Cofer. (more…)
Report and photo by Nick Giongco
Trainer Freddie Roach told Fightnews and Manila Bulletin on Saturday that conditioning coach Alex Ariza has left the training camp of Manny Pacquiao and is en route to the US to meet up with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Roach is in Baguio City, a mountain resort city 150 miles north of Manila, to help Pacquiao get ready for Tim Bradley for their June 8 slugfest at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. “I was supposed to be picked up by my driver at 10 am at The Manor Hotel to get to the gym but I had to take the taxi because my driver didn’t show up,” said Roach. When Roach finally got in touch with his driver, he was shocked to learn that he was in Manila after driving Ariza there to catch an evening flight to Los Angeles.
So Roach was left with no choice but to tap Marvin Somodio, a local trainer who has impressed Roach with his training methods. Roach said it was obvious that Ariza did not prioritize Pacquiao. “My priority is Manny Pacquiao,” said Roach. Ariza was reported to have said in his twitter account that he got the green light from Pacquiao himself to temporarily leave camp when they met Friday night and that they’ll reunite next month at the Wild Card.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization announced today that the highly anticipated UFC 145 event – headlined by the light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and challenger Rashad Evans – at the Philips Arena in Atlanta has officially sold out. (more…)
By Drew Amendola at ringside
Photos: Scott Foster
Former middleweight champion Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor (30-4-1, 18 KOs) survived a ninth round knockdown to win a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Caleb “Golden” Truax (18-1-1, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Taylor appeared to be headed toward an easy decision win when Truax dropped him hard with a right hand to the chin in round nine and Taylor held on for dear life to survive the round. Scores were 98-91, 97-92, 97-94.
WBC #3/WBA #4/IBF #4/WBO #9 jr middleweight Erislandy Lara (16-1-1, 11 KOs) scored a a first round knockout over former world title challenger Ronald Hearns (26-3, 20 KOs). Lara dropped Hearns three times in the first round. For Lara, it was his first fight since his controversial majority decision loss to Paul Williams in July 2011. Time was 1:34. Hearns, the son of ring legend Thomas “The Hit Man” Hearns, dropped his second straight after being stopped by WBA middleweight champion in his previous bout. (more…)
By Dave Spencer at ringside
Photos: Herby Whyne
The fight series is billed by promoter Yvon Michel as “Fast and Furious” and that’s exactly what it was as Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (18-1 14KO) stopped WBC Silver belt holder Noe Gonzalez (28-2 20KO) at 1:40 of the 2nd round on Friday night at the Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. After being the aggressor and establishing a solid body attack in the first round, Stevenson let his hands go in the second and didn’t stop. A right hand early in the barrage seemed to stun the Argentine fighter and from there on it was bombs away as the hometown fighter pressured and didn’t let up. After several consecutive head shots, referee Michael Griffin stepped in and stopped the action.
Light heavyweight Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (8-0 5KO) thoroughly dominated Rayco Saunders (22-16-2 9KO) 80-72 on all three scorecards as the semi-final event at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The Colombian born former Olympian put on an impressive display of power and speed for the duration of the eight round bout but Saunders weathered the storm and kept coming forward and throwing punches until the end inhopes that Alvarez who had only been six once might slow his attack. He didn’t. Four, five and six punch combinations were the norm in an attack that was impressive and varied. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
American referee Jon Schorle will be the third man in the ring when Mexican WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (51-7, 45 KOs) defends against WBC featherweight world championin recess Dominican Elio Rojas (23-1, 14 KOs) on Saturday April 28 at the Grand Oasis Resort, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The three judges are Hubert Minn (U.S.), Guido Cavalleri (Italy) and Thomas Nardone (U.S.). The fight supervisor is Peter Ngatare from South Africa.
By Phil Doherty
Photo: Segundo Rivera/Acquinity Sports
Acquinity Sports has announced the signing of Cuban heavyweight Glendy “The Guantanamo Giant” Hernandez (7-0, 3 KOs) this week from their Deerfield Beach, Florida headquarters. The 6’6 Hernandez will go straight to work when he appears in a 6-round bout on Acquinity’s “Dominican Domination II” card from The Seminole Hard Rock Live on May 18th. Acquinity boxing promoter Henry Rivalta announced: “Gary Jonas (Acquinity owner) and I are very excited to add a heavyweight to our roster. Glendy, under trainer Herman Caicedo, can go a long way. He’ll get an up-close, personal chance to train with Shannon Briggs, who will show him a few tricks.” Acquinity’s 10-bout card from the Hard Rock will be their first show from the Hollywood casino and third of this year. Hollywood resident and welterweight prospect Ed “The Lion” Paredes (30-3-1, 20 KOs) will headline against former light welterweight champion “Vicious” Vivian Harris (29-7-2, 19 KOs).
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Alma Montiel
Salvador Sanchez 125.80 vs Marino Montiel 125.50
(WBC Cabofe featherweoght title)
Ibeth Zamora 108 vs Jessica Nery 108
(WBC female miniumweight youth world title)
Venue: Estadio Jose Lerma Perez
Promoter: Boxeo de Gala & Canelo Promotions
TV: Cadena 3
UFC 145, which is headlined by the UFC light heavyweight championship bout between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans and the welterweight bout between Rory MacDonald and Che Mills, airs live on Pay-Per-View from Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FX for four televised prelims at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see two prelim bouts at 6:45 pm ET / 3:45 am PT. Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
MAIN EVENT – UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Rashad Evans (204) VS Jon Jones (205)
PPV MAIN CARD
Che Mills (170) VS Rory MacDonald (169.5)
Ben Rothwell (263) VS Brendan Schaub (237)
Eddie Yagin (144.5) VS Mark Hominick (145.5)
Michael McDonald (135) VS Miguel Torres (135.5)
John Alessio (155.5) VS Mark Bocek (155)
Chad Griggs (228) VS Travis Browne (250)
Stephen Thompson (171) VS Matt Brown (171)
Anthony Njokuani (156) VS John Makdessi (158*)
Efrain Escudero (156) VS Mac Danzig (155)
Chris Clements (169) VS Keith Wisniewski (170.5)
Maximo Blanco (146) VS Marcus Brimage (145)
Jon Jones (L) and Rashad Evans face off during the UFC 145 official weigh in at Fox Theatre on April 20, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Stacey Verbeek
Brian Vera 160 vs. Teronze Washington 158.75
Miguel Buendia 131 vs. Rasool Shakoor 128.75
Manuel Rojas 129 vs. Jaime Villa 127.5
Terrance Anderson 166 vs. Samuel Clarkson 165
Raul Carrillo 128.75 vs. Arthur Trevino 130
Ubaldo Torres 152.5 vs. John Vera 151.25
Guadelupe Perez 120 vs. Joel Hernandez 119.25
Venue: Fort Worth Convention Center Arena, Fort Worth, Texas
Promoter: Paulie Ayala Productions (more…)
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
Abner Mares 119.5 vs. Eric Morel 120
(Vacant WBC super bantamweight championship)
Anselmo Moreno 117.5 vs. David de la Mora 117.5
(WBA bantamweight championship)
Antonio Escalante 128 vs. Francisco Camacho 125
Librado Andrade 173 vs. Rowland Bryant 173.5
Francisco Vargas 130.5 vs. Rafael Lora 130.5
Luis Ramos Jr. 135 vs. Daniel Attah 133.5
Venue: UTEP’s Don Haskins Center in El Paso
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Showtime (prelims on Showtime Extreme) (more…)
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk
There is a strong possibility that 22-year-old Artur Szpilka (10-0, 8 KOs), considered a new major talent in the heavyweight division, will take to step to another level in fighting four-time heavyweight title challenger Jameel McCline (41-11, 24 KOs). Andrzej Wasilewski, Szpilka’s promoter and CEO of 12rounds KnockOut Promotions has expressed strong interest in testing his new star against a very experienced opponent on June 2 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Fightnews.com talked about it with McCline. (more…)
With a pro football player, a college football standout about to be drafted to thepros, and the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion of the world, proud parents Arthur and Camille Jones of Endicott, New York, may have the most athletic sons in America. (more…)
Next Tuesday on the field of Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas, undefeated world middleweight champion and the Son of the Legend, Julio César Chávez, Jr. and #2 world-rated middleweight contender Andy Lee will host an El Paso News press conference to discuss the details on their April 24 world title clash at the Sun Bowl. Joining Chávez Jr. will be Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum and Fernanado Beltran. Lee will be with Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward and Ron Rizzo of DiBella Entertainment. The news conference begins at 1:00 p.m. MT. Boxing fans are invited to attend.
Photo: Miguel Cotto Promotions
Jose M.Cotto 142lbs vs. Eric Cruz 141.8lbs
Alvin Torres 129lbs vs. Irvin Hernández 128lbs
Jeffrey Fontánez 133lbs vs. Jesse Padilla 139.2lb
José Martinez 119.2lbs vs. Hiram Agosto 124.6lbs
Albert Cruz Jr. 141.4lbs vs. Orlando Falcón 143.6lbs
Antonio Salgado 126lbs vs. Christopher Rivera 126lbs
Emanuel Ramirez 113.8lbs vs. Jeffrey Mojica 105.8lbs
Pedro Vicente 127.8lbs vs. Miguel Alvarez 135.4lbs
Héctor Cervantes 167.8lbs vs. Jorge L.Pérez 174lbs
Robert Figueroa 126lbs vs. Peter Rampolla 126.4lbs
Keith Tapia 200.6lbs vs. TBA
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions, Miguel Cotto Promotions & H2 Entertainment
TV: Univision Deportes / Solo Boxeo Tecate
Venue: Roger Mendoza Coliseum, Caguas Puerto Rico
Tickets on sale: Tickecenter (787)792-5000 or visiting www.tcpr.com
For more information please log on : www.promocionesmiguelcotto.com
Story by Anthony Springer Jr.
Seeing two guys jaw at each other is always fun…until it’s not.
Rashad Evans and Jon Jones have gone back and forth with each other for more than a year since Jones snared the UFC light heavyweight strap from Mauricio “Shogun” Rua last March. To say that the buildup to their title tilt this Saturday has been exhausting to both men and the fans is probably an understatement. (more…)
Joining the esteemed ranks of Philadelphia boxing champions Joe Frazier and Bernard Hopkins is the newest world champion from the City of Brotherly Love, newly crowned WBC super lightweight titleholder Danny “Swift” Garcia. Garcia will be honored and recognized at a special reception with Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, co-sponsored by Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez (7th Dist.) and Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. (4th Dist.) to be held on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 11:00 am ET. The reception will be held at the Mayor’s Reception Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall.
“I’m proud to be another Philadelphia champion, because this is a tough city,” said Garcia. “I’m ready to make a historic mark as a Philadelphia fighter and make my city proud.”
By Brett Bonetti
Gunnar “The Stunner” Jackson (13-2-2, 5 KOs) claimed the PABA Light Heavyweight Title with a TKO victory over David “Iceman” Letizia (9-3-1, 4 KOs) in the Main Event of Western Alliance 7 at the WA Italian Club, North Perth, Australia tonight. Jackson came out strong and had Letizia in trouble a few times in the first round by landing big shots and trapping Letizia against the ropes. In round 2, Letizia tried to keep Jackson at bay by using his jab with some effect but was still recovering from the first round. (more…)
Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing has announced a super middleweight clash between Jason “Monstruo” Escalera (13-0, 12 KOs) and Nick “Machine Gun” Brinson (9-1-1, 5 KOs) for their ESPN2 Friday Night Nights event set for Friday, May 18th at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY. The Escalera/Brinson scheduled eight rounder is the chief support to the junior welterweight showdown between undefeated contenders Ray ‘Tito” Serrano and Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield for the NABO Championship.
Photo: Photo Wende
Here are the weights from Frederikshavn ahead of tomorrow’s Nordic Fight Night:
European Super-Middleweight Title:
James DeGale: 168 vs. Cristian Sanavia: 167.6
WBA Intercontinental Middleweight Title:
Patrick Nielsen: 159.2 vs. Gaston Vega: 159.6
WBA International Featherweight Title:
Andreas Evensen: 125.9 vs. Willie Casey: 125.2
By Alex Hermann
On April 28th, Team Kimose and Team Vester will promote their first show ever. The show takes place in Hvidovre in the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark, and it will be a pro-am show. Three Danish fighters will make their debut as professional. On top is the man announced as the biggest boxer in the world. Morten Poulsen is 219 centimeters/7’2” tall, and he will face Letvian Andris Naglis (2-1-1, 1 KO) over four rounds at heavyweight. Poulsen is 37 years old, and he is 4-0 as an amateur, but he has received a lot of publicity in Danish media because of his size, which is two inches taller than former heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev. (more…)
By Dave Spencer
Photo Herby Whyne
As the dust settles in the super-middleweight division after two years and eight boxers, the question remains now that the Super-six is over, who’s next? Who will establish themselves as part of the next wave and push the established elite after the division has been picked clean of suitable challengers?
Montreal promoter Yvon Michel believes he has the cargo in Adonis Stevenson (17-1 14KO) who takes on Noe Gonzalez (28-1 20KO) at the Bell Centre tonight. He also believes he has the man to deliver the cargo in Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward. While the nuts and bolts inside the ring will ultimately carry the day, Michel knows that long infiltrating reach of Steward inside the boxing world will contribute as much as anything to bringing his fighter to not only a possible championship level, but also to the big money of HBO and Showtime televised fights. “The reason we’re doing this fight is because the winner will be a legitimate contender to anyone,” Michel told FightNews. “The reason it is on ESPN is because we want the world to see it, to acknowledge that Adonis deserves to fight against anybody and that a network like HBO or Showtime cannot say no because they don’t know him or are not aware of him.” (More)
Top Rank announced the signing of amateur sensation Jesse Hart to an exclusive long-term promotional agreement today. Hart, son of Eugene “Cyclone” Hart, a highly-rated middleweight contender in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s who in 2003 was named to the list of 100 greatest punchers of all time, will be making his professional debut, as a middleweight, on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley, Jr. World Welterweight Championship, Saturday, June 9 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. Hart, 22, is looking to continue the long and illustrious lineage of great Philadelphia-based middleweight fighters. He compiled an amateur record of 85-11, highlighted by a stellar 2011 which included winning the National Golden Gloves at 165 lbs., the USA National Tournament at 178 lbs and going undefeated at the double elimination USA Olympic Trials box-offs. Hart also tied the knot last August, marrying childhood sweetheart Starletto Brayboy-Hart. The Harts are expecting their first child, a daughter who will be named Halo, in August. (more…)
Watch the UFC 145 Weigh-In Live Today on UFC.com: Fighters hit the scales at approximately 4pm ET / 1pm PT
It’s Time – Jones vs Evans Live Tomorrow Night: The war of words comes to a head tomorrow night as UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defends his title against a hungry Rashad Evans – UFC 145 Presented by MetroPCS live at 10pm ET / 7pm PT on Pay-Per-View and UFC.TV – Read the official event program here
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All New TUF Live, Followed By The UFC Primetime Finale Tonight On FX: Team Faber’s John Cofer looks to keep the momentum going when he faces off against Team Cruz’s Vincent Pichel on an all new episode of The Ultimate Fighter Live, tonight at 10pm ET/PT, followed by the UFC Primetime Jones vs Evans finale
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