Advertisements


Top-notch mixed martial arts action aired on S+A

Top-notch mixed martial arts action aired on S+A.....»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardJan 12th, 2017

PHI's Hidilyn Diaz, Eric Cray settle for silver in AIMAG

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan – Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz and Fil-American Eric Cray missed out on winning gold medals in their respective events as the two settled with silver medals in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) Tuesday night at the Ashgabat Olympic Complex here. Diaz had a total of 204 points to place second behind China’s Liao Qiuyun (208) from the combined snatch, and clean and jerk in the 53kg category. Turkmenistan’s Kristina Skermetova settled for bronze (196). “Kaya ko pa pala,” said the 26-year-old native of Zamboanga City. “Sabi ko nga ayoko na, gusto ko na mag-give up kasi nahirapan ako mag-disciplina,” said Diaz. “Pero hindi din ako nag-give up… kaya ko pala, napatunayan ko na kaya ko pa, wala sa age.” “Hindi dahil nanalo ka na hindi ka na pwedeng bumalik pa, pwede pa pala,” Diaz added. Cray likewise finished second in the 60m run as he clocked 6.63 seconds, behind the 6.55 seconds of reigning champion Hassan Taftian of Iran. Iran’s Reza Ghasemi got the bronze (6.64). Long jumper Janry Ubas missed out a podium finish as he placed fourth (7.40m) behind gold medalist Nguyen Tien Trong of Vietnam (7.48m), Amila Pedige of India (7.45m) and Chan Ming Tai of Hong Kong (7.44m). In taekwondo, Kristie Elaine Alora and Kristopher Robert Uy settled for bronze medals after losing in the semifinals. Alora lost to Uzbekistan’s Svetlana Osipova (16-8), while Uy to China’s Liu Jintao (27-10). Diaz was already down three points after her best score of 90 kilos out of three attempts in snatch to Liao’s 93. The two lifted similar weights of 110 kilos to start the clean and jerk. Diaz failed to lift 114 kilos in her first attempt in the clean and jerk but was able to eventually carry the same weight on her third and final attempt. Her rival from China lifted 115 kilos on her second attempt to win the gold. “Nakita ko na siya sa China Weightlifting Games nila, siya yung first,” said Diaz. “Pare-parehas lang silang malakas (China)… parehas lang kami na malakas, (but) sa buhat ko kanina konting adjustment lang.” In women’s tennis, Anna Patrimonio and Khim Iglupas are playing in the second round at press time. Patrimonio is up against Aldila Sutjiadi of Indonesia after beating Tuvalu’s Saintly Molotii, 6-1, 6-0, in the first round, while Iglupas is facing Thailand’s Chompoothip Jundakate after her 6-0, 6-1 win over Fiji’s Vienna Kumar also last Monday. In the men’s singles, Jason Patrombon lost in the first round against Uzbekistan’s Farrukh Dustov, 7-5, 6-2. Patrombon will still see action in the mixed event with Iglupas, who will likewise team up with Patrimonio with women’s doubles. All Filipinos got wiped out in belt wrestling at the Main Indoor Stadium. These include Joseph Angana (70kg freestyle), Michael Carter (55kg classic), Jonathan Maquilan (65kg classic), Grace Loberanes (50kg classic), Noemi Tener (60kg classic) and Chris Hofmann Jr. (90kg free). .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 20th, 2017

Pinoy combat athletes ready to deliver as AIMAG medal hunt starts

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan – The Philippines will officially kick off its medal hunt in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games today with Filipino fighters in ju-jitsu, wrestling and taekwondo expected to deliver. The national track and field team headed by reigning Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Eric Cray and former Asian long-jump queen Marestella Torres will also see action as the country aims to secure medals in 17 out of the 41 events that Filipino athletes have been entered on Monday. Grappler Alvin Lobreguito pocketed the first medal for the Philippines in the men’s freestyle -57kg traditional wrestling a day before last night’s lavish opening ceremony at the ultramodern Ashgabat Olympic Stadium here. Over 6,000 athletes from 62 countries will compete in 21 sports during the 12-day sportsfest considered as the biggest indoor Games in the continent with the inclusion of the Ocenia region led by Australia and New Zealand. Cray, the SEAG 400m hurdles record-holder, will try his luck in the 60m hurdles on Monday and 60m sprint on Tuesday. Also competing here is former Asian long jump queen Marestella Torres-Sunang. A gold medal winner during the 2009 Asian Athletics Championships in Guangdong, China, the 36-year-old Torres-Sunang hopes to get a podium finish, something she’d like to do as she nears retirement. She captured a bronze medal in the last KL SEA Games. Also seeing action at the Indoor Trand and Field Stadium are Mervin Guarte and Marco Vilog, participants in the 800m preliminary round, with Guarte also set to compete in the 1500m preliminaries. The finals of the 800m and 1500m are scheduled Wednesday. Janry Ubas, meanwhile, will aim for a podium finish in the long jump event set Tuesday. Taekwondo jins Jenar Torillos (54kg), Samuel Thomas Morrison (74kg), Karen Celis (46kg) and Levita Ronna Ilao (46kg) are set to see action, all targeting to get a medal in this event organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). In jiu-jitsu, the Philippines will have Asian champion Apryl Eppinger (62kg), Alexander Lim (69kg), Terrence Hansel Co (77kg), Gilbert Ombao (94kg) and Lou-Ann Jindani (70kg). The grapplers that will vie for medals in the traditional wrestling classic include Michael Vijay Cater (57kg), Jonathan Maquilan (62kg), Jhonny Morte (68kg), Jeff Manatad (75kg), Cristof Hoffman Jr. (90kg), Grace Loberanes (52kg) and Noemi Tener (58kg). .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 17th, 2017

PHI begins 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games campaign

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan – The Philippine begins its campaign as Filipino wrestlers and jiu-jitsu grapplers start their quest for gold medals in the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) at the Ashgabat Olympic Stadium here. Three-time International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation World Championship champion Margarita “Meggie” Ochoa leads the campaign of the Filipinos in this 5th edition of AIMAG. “Halos kilala ko lahat ng mga makaka-laban ko, mga nakalaban ko na din before,” said the 5-foot-1 Ochoa, who also won a gold medal in the Asian Beach Games a year back in Danang, Vietnam. “Ready naman tayo kasi last time I competed was in the Asian Jiu-Jitsu Championship, that was in August,” added Ochoa, 27, who will fight in her regular category of 45kg division. Also expected to deliver a medal for the Philippines is Annie Ramirez, a two–time gold medal winner in the Asian Beach Games. She recently won two gold medals in the Asian Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Hanoi, Vietnam. “I think maganda naman, may laban tayo and kaya nating makakuha ng gold. Sana maging ok ang lahat, walang injuries, and makapag-isip ng tama pag-dating sa araw ng laban,” Ramirez said. “During my last fight in Hanoi, I won two gold medals there, open category and sa 55kg division ko. At least may konting advantage na ako sa mga makakalaban kung sila pa din yung mga sasali dito,” added Ramirez. Eight other jiu-jitsu fighters will participate in the tournament. They are Hansel Terence Co (77kg), Gian Taylor Dee (56kg), Mark Alexander Lim (69kg), Golbert Ambao (94kg), Apryl Eppinger (62kg), Lou-Ann Jindani (55kg) and Carolina Pajaron (49kg). The drawing lots will be held Friday evening. The traditional wrestling will likewise start today, as five fighters will try to make a podium finish. These are Alvin Lobregito (freestyle 57kg), Jefferson Manato (classic style 57kg), Johnny Morte (freestyle 68kg), Grace Loberanes (freestyle 52kg) and Noemi Tenner (freestyle 58kg). In the flag raising ceremony at the Village Flag Plaza, national team Chef de Mission Monsour del Rosario said there is a strong chance for the team to capture medals in jujitsu and wrestling. “Everything is on track. Looks like the athletes are in good spirits last night I checked them,” said the former Olympian turned actor who is now a congressman representing the 1st district of Makati City. “ “Excited sila… ang pinagdadasal ko na lang ang draw lots ng mga fighters (I hope) hindi agad matapat sa mga World Champions at Asian Champions na malalakas na teams. Sana matapat muna medyo kaya nila tapos habang papunta ng quarterfinals, semifinals at finals doon na nila makakatapat yung mga World and Asian champions para may chance tayo mag-medalya,” he added. The national team will see action in 17 sports, including Electronic Sports. A total of 116 athletes will attend the opening ceremony scheduled Sunday at the 35,000-seater Ashgabat Olympic Stadium. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017

McGregor feels Mayweather stoppage was premature

p id="ext-gen11320"> LAS VEGAS, USA – Conor McGregor saluted Floyd Mayweather's clinical boxing masterclass here Saturday, August 26 (Sunday Manila time) but insisted he felt he could have fought on beyond a 10th round stoppage. The 29-year-old Irish mixed martial arts star began bravely and won the first 3 rounds but was ultimately ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2017

McGregor vows Mayweather knockout as moment of truth nears

p id="ext-gen25895"> LAS VEGAS, USA – Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor vowed to knock out boxer Floyd Mayweather on Friday, August 25 (Saturday Manila time) as a horde of Irish fans descended on Las Vegas for the trash-talking rivals' cross-combat super-fight. McGregor, 29, will carry a substantial weight advantage into Saturday's 12-round ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2017

Million-dollar bets on Mayweather win

p id="ext-gen28462"> LAS VEGAS, USA – An eye-popping $1.2 million bet is among a flurry of big-money wagers on Floyd Mayweather as the welterweight champion prepares to take on mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor, bookmakers reported on Friday, August 25 (Saturday, August 26, Manila time). As Mayweather and McGregor readied to face ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2017

Floyd-Conor: World awaits richest fight

LAS VEGAS – Hype will collide with reality here Saturday as boxing legend Floyd Mayweather takes on mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor in a battle o.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 25th, 2017

UFC champ fails drug test anew

LAS VEGAS – Jon Jones could face a lengthy suspension from mixed martial arts after the UFC light heavyweight champion was notified Tuesday of his second pot.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 24th, 2017

McGregor has boxing skill, but enough to beat Mayweather?

LAS VEGAS — Before Conor McGregor had even heard of mixed martial arts, he wanted to be a boxer......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 24th, 2017

Jon Jones flagged for another failed doping test, says UFC

LAS VEGAS — Jon Jones could face a lengthy suspension from mixed martial arts after the UFC light heavyweight champion was notified Tuesday (Wednesday Manila.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2017

Like rallying vs F1

Let me make an analogy on the difference between boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) by comparing rallying and Formula One racing. A lot has been said in social media, ranging from fight sites, blogs to news organizations, on why Floyd Mayweather Jr. will beat Conor McGregor on August 26, and vice versa. Those believing [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2017

That Filipino-style 'Y' kick in Mixed Martial Arts

That Filipino-style 'Y' kick in Mixed Martial Arts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2017

Jones, Cormier renew UFC 214 feud

ANAHEIM, California – Jon Jones insists Daniel Cormier isn’t his rival, not even when their rematch at UFC 214 is the most anticipated mixed martial arts fig.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2017

With Rousey s support, Browne determined to end loss streak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While Travis Browne's relationship with Ronda Rousey blossomed, his mixed martial arts career wilted.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 6th, 2017

Floyd says McGregor duel is what people want

LOS ANGELES – Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather says he has no problem coming out of retirement to fight mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor in what some are.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 18th, 2017

Mayweather, McGregor seal megafight

LOS ANGELES –  Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts icon Conor McGregor confirmed plans for a long-awaited showdown on Wednesday, triggering.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2017

Ex-MMA fighter War Machine gets 36 years to life in kidnap, beating case

LAS VEGAS — The former mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine was sentenced Monday (Tuesday Manila time) to 36 years to life in Nevada state prison.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2017

SAFC home of rising Mixed Martial Arts stars

SAFC home of rising Mixed Martial Arts stars.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 8th, 2017

Filipina MMA fighter Iniong to make ONE debut April 21

MANILA, Philippines — Considered as one of the best female Filipino fighters that the local Philippine mixed martial arts (MMA) scene has ever produced, Gina.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 25th, 2017

Arts & Leisure: Netflix reinvents reality TV by making same show 6 times

ON AN elaborate set in Southern California, just hours from Netflix, Inc.'s headquarters, mixed martial artist Anderson Silva and comedian Rafinha Bastos cheer as two fellow Brazilians race into a cavernous structure to take on a series of obstacles......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2017