Category: Sport

UFC Fight Island 2 bonuses: Deiveson Figueiredo gets flyweight belt and extra $50,000

Deiveson Figueiredo not only is the new UFC flyweight champion, but is $50,000 richer after dominating Joseph Benavidez in their rematch. The champ led the list of bonus-winners at UFC Fight Island 2, taking home a “Performance of the Night” nod for his first-round submission of Benavidez at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Figueiredo put […]

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez

Watch Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez full fight video highlights from UFC Fight Island 2’s main event above, courtesy of the UFC. UFC Fight Island 2: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez took place July 18 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. UFC flyweights Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez fought a rematch for the vacant flyweight title, which […]

UFC Fight Island 2 results: Deiveson Figueiredo puts on savage performance, chokes out Joseph Benavidez to become UFC flyweight champion

A new flyweight champion has finally been crowned, and his name is Deiveson Figueiredo. It’s been a long road to the gold for Figueiredo, who had already defeated Joseph Benavidez back in February but failed to capture the belt because he missed weight for the fight. Five months later, the Brazilian returned for a rematch […]

UFC Fight Island 2 in tweets: Pros react to Deiveson Figueiredo flyweight title win, Jack Hermansson’s heel hook

The UFC’s third card on Yas Island is officially a wrap. With the men’s 125-pound division still without a champion, fans were hoping to finally see a belt wrapped around a flyweight fighter by the end of the night as Deiveson Figueiredo‏‏‎ and Joseph Benavidez made the walk to the octagon. Right out of the […]

UFC Fight Island 2 video: Jack Hermansson catches nasty heel hook to finish Kelvin Gastelum

Jack Hermansson is no joke on the ground. In a return to the win column in the UFC Fight Island 2 co-main event, Hermansson made quick work of former interim title challenger Kelvin Gastelum with a nasty heel hook submission at just 1:18 into the opening round. After suffering a loss to Jared Cannonier in […]

Denver’s Will Barton says message on jersey won’t make enough impact

Denver guard Will Barton said Friday that he decided against wearing a social justice message on the back of his jersey at the NBA restart because he does not believe it those actions will make enough of a real impact. Many NBA players took advantage of the chance to wear a saying like “Black Lives […]

Mike Budenholzer: Giannis Antetokounmpo deserves back-to-back MVPs

The MVP race is over and Giannis Antetokounmpo is the heavy favorite to retain his title. His coach, Mike Budenholzer, thinks Antetokounmpo deserves it. The NBA alerted teams Friday that for the purposes of the end-of-season awards — MVP, Rookie of the Year, All-NBA Teams, etc. — no games after the season was shut down […]