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Adesanya retains UFC crown with Costa TKO

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya battered challenger Paulo Costa from distance with leg kicks, then knocked him down with a left to the head and finished him off with ground-and-pound late in the second round to retain his crown at UFC 253 held yesterday, Sunday at the Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardSep 28th, 2020

Casimero retains crown

WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero put his act on full display in his first US pay-per-view appearance and called out the big names in the 118-pound division to come forward after demolishing previously unbeaten Ghanaian challenger Duke Micah......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 28th, 2020

Casimero retains WBO title, blasts Micah in 3 rounds

John Riel Casimero of the Philippines made a successful first defense of his WBO bantamweight crown on Sunday (Manila time), knocking out Ghana’s Duke Micah in the third round of their title fight in Connecticut. The 30-year-old from Leyte dominated Micah throughout with a series of punishing body blows, setting a frenetic pace from the […] The post Casimero retains WBO title, blasts Micah in 3 rounds appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

Adesanya faces Costa at UFC in Abu Dhabi

Two blockbuster title fights will headline UFC 253 as big-time MMA defies the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic anew when it returns to Fight Island in the Middle East on Sunday, September 27, 2020......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

Miocic retains heavyweight crown with decision over Cormier

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stipe Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision in a five-round bout Saturday night to win the rubber match in a fantastic trilogy between the fighters and retain his heavyweight championship at UFC 252. Miocic (20-3) swept the scorecards 49-46, 49-46 and 48-47 to stake his claim as perhaps the greatest heavyweight in UFC history. “I'm happy to cement my legacy,” Miocic said. Miocic tagged Cormier with a vicious poke to his left eye late in the third round that sent the challenger staggering to his corner. Cormier's eye was about swollen shut, but he gamely fought on the final two rounds in the main event of UFC 252 at the UFC APEX complex in Las Vegas “I can't see anything out of my left eye,” Cormier said. “It's black.” Miocic said he apologized to Cormier for the poke. “I totally poked him in the eye, my bad," Miocic said. Cormier was taken to the hospital after the bout. There was no immediate word about his condition. The 41-year-old Cormier (22-3, 1 NC) is a former two-division champion and has already cemented his status as one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in UFC history. The amiable Cormier, who has found his niche as a successful broadcaster, had vowed to retire after Saturday and end a career in which 10 of his last 11 fights were fought with a championship on the line. Cormier said he stood by his decision to retire. He won the first fight between the two but dropped two straight to Miocic. “I’m not interested in fighting for anything but titles and I don’t imagine there’s going to be a title in the future,” Cormier said. “That will be it for me. I’ve had a long run, it’s been great, I just fought my last fight for a heavyweight championship and it was a pretty good fight.” UFC President Dana White had said Francis Ngannou was next in line for a heavyweight title shot. “Great performance to both guys. ... Congrats to Stipe on the performance. See you soon,” Ngannou tweeted. Jon Jones, the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion, tried to stir the pot on social media by teasing a challenge to Miocic. “Heavyweight world championships I will be seeing you real soon. Victorious,” Jones tweeted. Miocic nearly got the finish at the end of the second round and had Cormier in trouble until time ran out. “One hundred percent I would have finished him,” Miocic said. Cormier knocked out Miocic at UFC 226 in the first round in their 2018 bout to win the heavyweight belt. Miocic defeated Cormier last August in the rematch at UFC 241. The winner of this bout could make an argument as the greatest heavyweight champion in UFC history. Miocic has plenty left in the tank to keep cementing his legacy as the best big man UFC has seen inside the cage. “Great heavyweight fight!! #UFC252 #TeamStipe,” Lakers star LeBron James tweeted. Cormier finished with a 1-2 mark against Miocic and a losing mark against Jones. Cormier lost both fights to Jones, though the second one was overturned when Jones failed a doping test. The result was changed to a no contest. Miocic, who continues to work shifts for the Valley View (Ohio) Fire Department, has won eight of his last night fights. “I don't get any special treatment,” Miocic said. “I'm just one of the dudes.” The only thing missing was the crowd. UFC hasn't missed a beat during the pandemic and continued to run some of its most successful shows over the last few years. But no doubt a packed and crazed crowd would have added another dimension to the epic trilogy. White said UFC will return to Fight Island in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island. “I don't see fans happening any time soon,” White said. “I'm not even thinking about it.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 16th, 2020

Taduran retains world title with draw vs Mexican

MANILA, Philippines – Fighting in hostile territory nearly cost Pedro Taduran his International Boxing Federation mini flyweight crown on Saturday, February 1 (Sunday, February 2, Manila time) at the Jardin Cerveza Expo in Guadalupe, Nueva Leon, Mexico. Taduran, despite landing clearer and stronger punches, settled for a majority draw with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2020

Crawford retains welterweight crown

Los Angeles, United States—Terence Crawford, still looking for a big money fight—survived some early jitters to retain his WBO welterweight title on Saturday (Sunday Philippine time) with a ninth-round knockout of former Olympian Egidijus Kavaliauskas at Madison Square Garden......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 15th, 2019

Fil-Japanese Takahashi retains SEAG judo crown

Fil-Japanese Mariya Takahashi bounced back from two elimination round losses with an ippon win over Thailand’s Surattana Thongsri yesterday to retain the women’s -70 kg crown yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 6th, 2019

NU Pep retains cheerdance title

Loud and proud, National U showcased “Pinoy Pride” in near-perfect fashion to roar to its second straight UAAP Cheerdance Competition crown last night at the Mall of Asia Arena......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2019

NU Pep Squad retains Cheerdance crown

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA The National University Pep Squad proved they are still the best team after retaining the UAAP Cheerdance Competition crown on Sunday before a huge crowd at the Mall of Asia Arena. Wearing the country’s tri-colors, the NU Pep Squad saved the best for last with its “Filipino pride” theme by displaying jaw-dropping […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 17th, 2019

Baguio City retains Batang Pinoy crown

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY — Baguio City defended its overall crown at the conclusion of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)-Batang Pinoy national finals yesterday here. The young athletes from the country’s Summer Capital banked on their strong showing in combat sports to become the most successful local government unit in this competition organized by the PSC […] The post Baguio City retains Batang Pinoy crown appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 31st, 2019

Casimero retains crown with Ramirez KO

     MANILA, Philippines – Johnriel Casimero softened up Cesar Ramirez with body shots before finishing the Mexican off with a left uppercut and right hook in the 10th round to retain the World Boxing Organization interim bantamweight crown Saturday night, August 24 at San Andres Sports Complex. As Ramirez’s mouthpiece flew out ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2019

Donaire KO s foe, retains WBA bantamweight crown

Nonito Donaire Jr. knocked out Stephen Young in the sixth round to defend the WBA “super” bantamweight title at the Cajun Dome in Lafayette, Louisiana in the US on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

Foton sweeps Petron, retains SLiga crown

MANILA, Philippines - Foton had some anxious moments before going for the kill to dominate Petron, 25-20, 25-20, 22-25, 25-17, and win the Asics Philippine S.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 10th, 2016

UC retains secondary crown; Unit 5 tops elementary division in Cebu City Olympics meet

UC retains secondary crown; Unit 5 tops elementary division in Cebu City Olympics meet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2016

UST bags 26th men’s table tennis title, DLSU retains women’s crown

UST bags 26th men’s table tennis title, DLSU retains women’s crown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 27th, 2016

UST wins 26th men's table tennis title, DLSU retains women's crown

The University of Santo Tomas completed a perfect 16-0 season to end a three-year title drought in the men's division while De La Salle extended its reign in the women's side in the UAAP Season 79 table tennis tournament Tuesday at the Blue Eagle Gym. /.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 27th, 2016

WATCH: The Official Trailer for Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Season 4!

The official trailer for the highly anticipated season 4 of The Crown was released, featuring a first chance to hear the distinctive voice of Margaret Thatcher, played by Gillian Anderson, and the enchanting tone of Lady Diana Spencer, played by Emma Corrin. Season 4 picks up in the late 1970s where Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News8 hr. 59 min. ago

Wesley So regains US chess crown, clinches P2 million prize

        By Kristel Satumbaga         Grandmaster Wesley So, who is now representing the United States, pocketed the top prize of $40,000 (roughly P2 million) after regaining the 2020 United States Chess Championship crown held online on Friday (Thursday in the US). Opting to play safe, So, the country’s former […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated News17 hr. 59 min. ago

Crown at Quest lobby: Ultimate goal for all

The PBA has put on display the Emilio Bernardino Cup at the Quest Hotel lobby, reminding the 12 teams of the priceless ware awaiting the bubble champ......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 29th, 2020

Unesco retains unresolved classification of Ampatuan massacre after appeal by groups, individuals

CMFR file photo.HUMAN RIGHTS advocates hailed the decision of Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes, promulgated on 19 December 2019 which found the primary accused in the massacre in Ampatuan, Maguinda.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2020