UFC Vegas 23: Marvin Vettori dominates Kevin Holland, calls for Adesanya rematch

Marvin Vettori amplified Kevin Holland’s wrestling deficiencies with a dominant and record-breaking main event victory – before calling for a rematch against existing champion Israel Adesanya, who beat him by split decision three years ago this month. Elsewhere, there were big wins for women’s strawweight Mackenzie Dern and featherweight Arnold Allen among others.
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Conor Benn’s brilliant R1 finish kickstarts busy night of boxing for prospects

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Conor Benn needed just 80 seconds to retain his WBA Continental welterweight strap with a devastating TKO win over Samuel Vargas, proving the launchpad for a busy night of boxing across American soil as there were also big wins for two heavyweight prospects before 23-year-old welterweight talent Jaron Ennis earned a R6 KO vs. Sergey Lipinets in his main event debut.
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No Darren Till, no problem for middleweight title-chasing Marvin Vettori

Marvin Vettori of Italy prepares to fight Jack Hermansson in a middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 05, 2020 in...

After Darren Till (#5) broke his collarbone in training and withdrew from this weekend’s main event on March 30, Kevin Holland – who recently underwhelmed against Derek Brunson (#4) – is stepping up on nine days’ notice to face Vettori (#6), though the Italian is unfazed as he continues on the trail to get a crack at the middleweight strap and an Israel Adesanya rematch. Continue reading

Best of the best: Karl-Anthony Towns believes Anthony Edwards is Rookie of the Year

Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves look on during the game against the New York Knicks on March 31, 2021 at Target...

Minnesota Timberwolves’ two-time All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns publicly campaigned for teammate Anthony Edwards to win this year’s Rookie of the Year accolade after their 116-106 win over the Sacramento Kings. Charlotte Hornets’ guard LaMelo Ball, who fractured his wrist last month, remains a frontrunner for the award, with a timetable on his return undisclosed.
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Jamel Herring retains WBO super-featherweight title with R6 TKO, retires Carl Frampton

Jamel Herring of the USA celebrates victory during the WBO World Super Featherweight Title Fight between Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton at The...

Jamel Herring utilised his height and reach advantages brilliantly, easing past Carl Frampton to ruthlessly end the Irishman’s three-division champion attempt with a sixth-round TKO win in Dubai – retaining his WBO super-featherweight title before revealing his willingness to move up in weight, while also calling out WBC title-holder Oscar Valdez for a possible bout later this year.
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Bucks 127-109 Blazers: Giannis’ 47-point effort exposes Portland’s ever-present issues

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks drives to the basket during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on April 2 2021 at the Moda...

In a season where multiple players have staked their claim for Giannis Antetokounmpo’s MVP crown, the power forward produced a dominant showing to reinforce the notion that he’s quietly improving with less of the spotlight on Milwaukee after consecutive playoff disappointments, while the focus is centred around other contenders across both conferences.
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