UFC heavyweight champ Cormier set to defend at MSG

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Derrick Lewis celebrates after defeating Alexander Volkov during a heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Lewis won by knockout in the third round.(AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Daniel Cormier is set to defend his UFC heavyweight championship against Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 on Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden.Lewis has won nine of his last 10 bouts and will fight just weeks after he defeated Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 last weekend in Las Vegas. Cormier (21-1) is UFC’s light heavyweight and heavyweight champion and hoped to fight Brock Lesnar next year. But UFC was short on star power at a venue where some of the biggest stars have fought since mixed martial arts was legalized in New York two years ago and pressed Lewis and Cormier into service.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Asian Para Games: Gawilan clinches second silver medal for PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption UFC is trying to move on from the brawls that broke out after the Conor McGregor-Khabib Nurmagomedov fight in Las Vegas and put the promotion’s buzz back on a better main event for its next major card.UFC President Dana White told ESPN, which first reported on the revamped card, that the scheduled 230 main event fighter Valentina Shevchenko will now take on Joanna Jedrzejczyk at the next pay-per-view event December in Toronto. Shevchenko had been scheduled to fight Sijara Eubanks in the main event of UFC 230, and Eubanks wasn’t happy about being bumped.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“IVE EARNED MY SHOT. THIS IS MY TIME. Quit running this thing like a circus,” Eubanks tweeted.Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier are still on for their scheduled lightweight fight at UFC 230. View commentslast_img read more

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GOL Must Take over Lone Star

first_imgThe former Lone Star player and national team coach, Josiah N. Johnson has expressed frustration about the 7-1 defeat of the female national team against their Nigerian counterparts last Sunday.“I want to appeal to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to help take charge of the national team in order to take its winning position like the past,” Johnson said.Making the disclosure yesterday at the Daily Observer office in Monrovia, the former player and coach said all national teams belong to the Government of the Liberia. According to him, he was disappointed when the Falconets of Nigeria defeated the female U-20 national team 7-1, home soil.He noted that Liberia lost due to lack of preparation for such an international competition.He attributed the failure of the national female team, along with other losses of the male national teams to lack of financial support from the Liberian government.Mr. Johnson said President Sirleaf must use the remaining two years of his administration to change the misfortunes of the national teams.He said it is important he clarified that “all our national teams belong to Liberia, and therefore the Liberian government.”President Sirleaf must recommit herself to take charge of the team to allow Liberia regain its past soccer glory, he said.Coach Johnson said the Liberia Football Association is only charged with the responsibility to manage the technical matters of the various teams, but not to financially sponsor them.“I found it very difficult that the president of the Liberia Football Association, Musa Bility, took the national team from the government and promised to sponsor the team. If this is true, why should the government agree to give her responsibility to LFA?” he said.Mr. Johnson said he believes that Mr. Bility will not take his personal money to sponsor the national team and as such this must be the cause of the decline of the nation’s pride, the Lone Star in international competitions.According to him, “Money that comes from FIFA is only for local football development and that is the role that Mr. Bility needs to play and not to be responsible to run the financial affairs of the national team.“The Liberian government’s responsibility is to take charge of the national team. We lost to the Nigerian girls because our girls were not prepared and therefore we are not surprised of the result and we may get more if Liberia visits Nigeria,” Coach Johnson said.He noted that past governments, including those headed by Samuel K. Doe, Charles Taylor, William V. S. Tubman and Richard R. Tolbert supported the national team over the years that led to its successes in continental and international competitions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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