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PDAX Releases Long-awaited Native Mobile App

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Category: newsSource: mb.com.ph mb.com.phJan 17th, 2021

MMA legend Vitor Belfort reveals opponent for ONE Championship debut

When the world finally goes back to normal (or the new normal that is) wherein sporting events will be allowed to commence once again, it looks like we could finally see the long-awaited ONE Championship debut of mixed martial legend Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort.  The Brazilian MMA pioneer and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion officially signed with ONE Championship back in March of 2019, but has yet to make his debut in the ONE Circle.  In an interview with Asian MMA, Belfort explains the decision to make the jump to the Singapore-based martial arts promotion.  "When my contract was over, first I took off. I just wanted to re-evaluate and see what was there, because I was very unhappy in my last…I was not motivated enough, I didn’t have the fire to compete in the UFC anymore, and I had a couple of injuries, and I was not joyful," the 43-year old said. "I’m the type of athlete that, I only function, I’m the type of guy that, I function with two things: I gotta have joy, and I gotta have peace. I believe that these two elements, whatever background you’re in, I’m the type of guy that functions with these two. It’s like a Ferrari without the gas, it’s like a man without oxygen, you cannot survive. I’m very driven by these two elements." The Rio de Janeiro-native boasts a 26-14 professional record with 18 wins via KO. He holds the UFC record for most KO wins with 12. Belfort also has notable wins over the likes of Wanderlei Silva, Randy Couture, Rich Franklin, Anthony Johnson, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold, Dan Henderson (twice) and Nate Marquardt.  Having already cemented his legacy in the mixed martial arts world as one of the sport's pioneers and earliest stars, Belfort says he looked to where he could once again be an innovator.  That led him to Asia's biggest martial arts organization.  "I saw that ONE Championship was really doing something different than other organizations were doing…let me go to a place that really, Vitor Belfort can disrupt the industry the sense, not just with him fighting, but how he’s gonna fight, what he’s gonna bring, what we’re gonna do."  Prior to Belfort's signing, ONE had already acquired a number of big-name talent and UFC fighters including Demetrious Johnson, Eddie Alvarez, Sage Northcutt, Akiyama, and Yushin Okami.  "I was watching this organization create amazing things…I can’t wait to fight in that ring," he added.  Shoulder surgery has kept Belfort sidelined for the last year or so however, but he says that he's all set for his highly-anticipated ONE debut.  "I had a shoulder surgery, and it was a tough, tough recovery, it was not easy, but now it’s ready to go."  Reportedly welcoming Belfort to the ONE Circle will heavyweight striker Alain "The Panther" Ngalani, a hard-hitting heavyweight who has split his time in ONE competing in MMA and in Kickboxing.  "I like it, he’s a very tough competitor, he’s very skilled and very strong. A big man. That’s what I’m looking for, for a good challenge," Belfort said.  Check out the complete video below: .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 29th, 2020

Holloway, Nunes eager to show championship form at UFC 245

By Greg Beacham, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — With a months-long barrage of trash talk and provocative posturing, Colby Covington and champion Kamaru Usman have infused their welterweight title bout at UFC 245 with political, racial and very personal overtones. Before they get in the cage Saturday night, two of the UFC's most durable, likable champions will entertain the mixed martial arts world without pandering or preening. Max Holloway and Amanda Nunes are among the toughest and winningest fighters of their generation, and their latest title defenses against Alex Volkanovski and Germaine De Randamie are both likely to be more entertaining than the main event bout between two wrestlers who sometimes talk better than they punch. Holloway and Nunes aren't complaining, however. They know controversy sells pay-per-views, and they're not mad about being along for the ride on this main event that feels more like a sideshow. “I got to talk a little bit less at the press conferences, which is cool,” Holloway said with a laugh. “Those guys, they've got stuff. I wish I was a little bit lighter and I could have grabbed my popcorn. Things are getting heated up.” The T-Mobile Arena crowd is likely to be strongly behind Holloway, the genial Hawaii native who hasn’t fought in Las Vegas since 2015. His scheduled bout here last year was scrapped at late notice when Holloway exhibited symptoms of a concussion. Holloway went back to work with a renewed focus on recovery and health, citing the examples of LeBron James and other elite athletes who spend millions on recovery and training. “I’ve got some of the greatest minds in MMA behind me, and they make sure I’m good all around,” Holloway said. Holloway was on a 13-bout winning streak against some of the sport’s best fighters until earlier this year, when he moved up to lightweight and lost to Dustin Poirier. Holloway rebounded with a featherweight title defense victory over Frankie Edgar, and his acceptance of another title defense against Volkanovski doesn’t mean he has given up multi-belt championship dreams. “It’s not even the belts that intrigue me,” Holloway said. “It’s being the best mixed martial arts fighter in the world that intrigues me. Being the best in the world is not somebody who stays at a weight and dominates his weight. He’s willing to go to whatever weight. But I'm not overlooking Alex. When you overlook somebody, you lose.” Volkanovski (20-1) has emerged from Australia as a serious contender for the featherweight title with 17 consecutive wins since 2013, including seven straight in the UFC. NUNES RETURNS Nunes already beat De Randamie in 2013, back when Nunes was a prominent contender, but not a champion. After a loss to Cat Zingano in her next bout, Nunes began her current nine-fight winning streak against the greatest women’s fighters in MMA history, from Ronda Rousey and Cris “Cyborg” Justino to Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko. De Randamie earned this bantamweight title shot with five straight wins, beating Holm and Aspen Ladd along the way. Nunes has beaten every female fighter who has ever held a UFC belt at 135 or 145 pounds, but she isn't bored. “All the work I've put in has paid off, and I will stay here,” Nunes said. “I'll prove it over and over that I'm the best.” MAIN EVENT Usman and Covington will close the show with the champion’s first fight since he dominated Tyron Woodley to take the belt in March. This meeting between two top-shelf wrestlers seems likely to be a tactical fight leading to a decision, but the fighters’ big personalities have generated ample publicity for two less-than-thrilling combatants. Usman has won 14 straight fights, while Covington has won seven in a row. Both welterweights have striking similarities in their styles, preferring to pin their opponents against the cage or on the mat and gradually grinding out victories. Although Covington is an eager striker, he doesn’t appear to have as much punching power as Usman, who appears to be bigger and stronger. ON THE SHOW The traditional big New Year’s Eve show in the UFC’s hometown has been moved up two weeks in the first year of the promotion’s lucrative deal with ESPN. The UFC still stacked the card, which also includes fights for crowd-pleasers Mike Perry and Urijah Faber, up-and-coming contenders Ketlen Vieira and Petr Yan, and veteran stars Jose Aldo, Matt Brown and Ben Saunders......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 14th, 2019

HBO Max will arrive in Mexico in June this year

MEXICO CITY, Feb 11 (though) – It’s official. The long-awaited platform HBO Max Will arrive in Latin America in June Of this year. Service will.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2021

Exatln Mexico: Confirmed! This ATHLETE wins its first car for Season 4

Big prizes start to appear inside Exatln Mexico: Titans vs. Hroes And one of them is the long-awaited car that everyone has wanted since the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2021

What C.R.E.A.T.E. creates

Finally, Congress has passed the long-awaited and much needed tax incentives reform plan. It took years of hearings and back-and-forth among various interest groups before this plan now known as the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act (C.R.E.A.T.E.) could pass muster......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2021

Defense, UP hold dialog on 1989 accord

The long-awaited dialog between University of the Philippines and the Department of National Defense on the abrogation of the 1989 DND-UP Accord was finally held Thursday when the Commission on Higher Education facilitated the meeting between UP President Danilo Concepcion and DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in Quezon City......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2021

Where to watch Riverdale LIVE ONLINE Season 5 on Netflix

There is very little left until the long-awaited fifth season premiere of Riverdale, which will bring us the last moments of high school for Archie,.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Philippines targets Olympic gold, SEAG top three finish in 2021

With the delayed Tokyo Olympic Games hopefully coming to fruition by July this year, the Philippines is targeting a long-awaited goal: an Olympic gold......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2021

Cambodia hails extraction of & lsquo;first drop of oil& rsquo;

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—Cambodian premier Hun Sen announced Tuesday that the kingdom had extracted its first drop of crude oil from its waters, a long-awaited milestone for one of Southeast Asia’s poorest nations......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 29th, 2020

Durant, Nets open NBA season with rout of Warriors

Kevin Durant's long awaited Brooklyn Nets debut didn't disappoint Tuesday, the two-time NBA Finals MVP teaming seamlessly with Kyrie Irving in a 125-99 opening day blowout over the Golden State Warriors......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2020

Short and snarky

The Age of Umbrage,” the long-awaited novel of Jessica Zafra, is finally out under the imprint of Ateneo de Manila University Press......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 19th, 2020

vivo, ZEISS enter global partnership for mobile imaging

vivo and ZEISS announced a long-term strategic partnership to jointly promote and develop breakthrough innovations in mobile imaging technology. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020

Contact tracers in Cebu City finally get salary, health care workers gets 2nd tranche of assistance

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) contact tracers in Cebu City are finally getting their long-awaited salaries after months of delay or since August  2020. The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) revealed that the city government had started the release of the salaries of the contact tracers for the months of […] The post Contact tracers in Cebu City finally get salary, health care workers gets 2nd tranche of assistance appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020

COVID-19 vaccines in the Philippine context

Several months and over 400,000 COVID-19 cases later, the Philippines has begun its long-awaited and promised process of acquiring vaccines as a means to end the pandemic. As early as April, President Duterte spoke optimistically of the prospects of a vaccine. Realistically, however, we must be aware of the realities of vaccination in the recent […] The post COVID-19 vaccines in the Philippine context appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

NPC releases guidelines for contact tracer apps

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) released comprehensive guidelines for contact tracer applications, aiming to identify a common set of privacy principles and objectives, which developers of mobile contact tracing apps should take into consideration to ensure that data privacy is integrated during the development and implementation of their mobile applications. The 13-page guidelines, released on […] The post NPC releases guidelines for contact tracer apps appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

Canelo returns to ring against British champ

Los Angeles—Pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez will make his long-awaited return to the ring next month when he battles Britain’s world super-middleweight champion Callum Smith, both fighters’ camps confirmed on Tuesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

Canelo Alvarez to return against Callum Smith on December 19

Pound-for-pound king Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will make his long-awaited return to the ring next month when he battles Britain's world super-middleweight champion Callum Smith......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

Princess Diana makes dramatic debut in The Crown

More than two decades after her death, Princess Diana's ill-fated entry into the British royal family is the main storyline in the long-awaited fourth season of the hit Netflix drama "The Crown.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 14th, 2020

SBP given go signal to prepare for FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers

No less than the National Action Plan Against COVID-19 Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. and Deputy Chief Implementer Undersecretary Vince Dizon gave the green light for the long awaited resumption of training for the national team......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

Hamilton poised to clinch 7th title; contract talks set

Istanbul---Lewis Hamilton can seal a record-equalling seventh drivers’ world title, position himself to be “best of the best” and set up long-awaited negotiations for a new Mercedes contract at this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020