Nate Diaz beats Pettis at UFC 241, then challenges Masvidal

Nate Diaz didn’t look like a fighter who hadn’t competed in three years.

The fan favourite from Stockton, Calif., made his long-awaited return to the Octagon on Saturday night and he walked out with his hand raised after winning a crowd-pleasing unanimous decision over Anthony Pettis.

Diaz, despite his inactivity, showcased his cardio and pushed the pace for the bulk of the three rounds. Diaz’s patented pressure eventually wore down Pettis.

Diaz applying the pressure in round 2! #UFC241 pic.twitter.com/bi7kkqhEIF

— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) August 18, 2019

Trading shots to the buzzer! Round 3 next #UFC241 pic.twitter.com/cq9So7mjQa

— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) August 18, 2019

The bout took place in the welterweight division and Diaz had a noticeable size advantage over Pettis, a former lightweight champion.

More than anything, though, it was Diaz’s pressure that Pettis couldn’t ultimately contend with.

DIAZ IS ALL OVER HIM #UFC241 pic.twitter.com/7TeDOBgilN

— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) August 18, 2019

Diaz landed 205 of the 306 total strikes he attempted in the 15-minute contest overall with Pettis connecting on just 86 total strikes in comparison.

Saturday’s co-main event also happened to be a grudge match years in the making.

“Me and Nate Diaz, we really don’t get along,” Pettis told Sportsnet all the way back in 2016. “Me and Nate, if you put us in the same room most likely a fight is gonna happen. That’s just how it is with us. I don’t know how it happened or why the history is that way but we always have an exchange of words. He always had words for me that rubbed me the wrong way. I don’t take that lightly.”

Despite the bad blood, Diaz and Pettis were respectful once the final horn sounded.

Respect. #UFC241 pic.twitter.com/VMhrbtM4Xv

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Stipe Miocic reclaims UFC heavyweight belt by thumping Daniel Cormier to the floor with nasty left hands

Stipe Miocic reclaims UFC heavyweight belt fight result Daniel Cormier

Stipe Miocic became a two-time UFC heavyweight champion after knocking Daniel Cormier out at UFC 241 on Saturday.
Miocic was trailing on the scorecards as Cormier had taken an early lead, but then got sloppy.
Miocic saw his opening, thumped Cormier with nasty left hands, and floored the Californian in the fourth round.
Cormier appeared to consider retirement after the bout, telling the UFC commentator Joe Rogan that he would have to talk to his wife and made an “educated decision.”

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Stipe Miocic scored a thumping knockout win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 241, avenging his stunning 2018 loss to the Californian.

Miocic was trailing on the scorecards as Cormier lifted him off the canvas and slams him on his back in the opening round alone.

In the second and third rounds he clipped Miocic with short, crisp punching, and though he spat blood out his own mouth, seemingly outboxed the 36-year-old.

Cormier defended a Miocic takedown in the third, escaped when he had his back to the fence, and out-punched Miocic through to the bell.

6’5″ 230lbs and Cormier picks him up like nothing!#UFC241 pic.twitter.com/uOqV0ids1Z

— UFC (@ufc) August 18, 2019

Miocic, though, changed everything in the fourth.

He took control of the fight for good by pounding Cormier’s body, then targetted the reigning champion with meticulously-placed shots — lefts to the gut, hard right hands to the face, then back to the ribs.

With one more attack, Miocic continued to land until Cormier was against the fence, then falling awkwardly to a heap on the floor. It was here, where Miocic peppered his gloved knuckles all over Cormier until the referee, Herb Dean, intervened.

It was a conclusive finish and Miocic, who had been knocked out bad in one round last year, was a champion …read more

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Miocic stops Cormier, reclaims heavyweight belt at UFC 241

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Stipe Miocic stopped Daniel Cormier with a barrage of punches in the fourth round, reclaiming his heavyweight title with a stunning comeback victory at UFC 241 on Saturday night.

Nate Diaz also returned from a three-year hiatus with a dominant decision victory over Anthony Pettis at Honda Center.

Miocic (19-3) appeared to be losing the first three rounds of his rematch with Cormier (22-2), who added the heavyweight belt to his light heavyweight title by stopping Miocic in the first round in July 2018.

The determined firefighter from Cleveland kept coming forward through Cormier’s blows, and Miocic finally hurt the champion with a punch to the body. Miocic landed several powerhouse right hands to Cormier’s head, buckling his knees and eventually forcing referee Herb Dean to stop the fight with 51 seconds left in the fourth round.

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Source:: Sportsnet.ca

      

How to use transit for the Rolling Stones concert

Caltain is hoping to give a little satisfaction to Rolling Stones fans this weekend.

The rail line is adding extra service after Sunday night’s Stones concert at Levi’s Stadium. In addition to regular Sunday schedule, the rail line will have a special northbound train leaving from Mountain View about 75 minutes after the concert, or when the cars are full.

The northbound train will make all local stops between Mountain View and San Francisco. The special service will coordinate with VTA light rail connections, the rail agency announced.

Concertgoers can catch Caltrain to the Mountain View station, then transfer to VTA light rail for a lift to and from Levi’s Stadium. Riders can purchase a joint Caltrain and VTA day pass to cover the round-trip fare.

The Rolling Stones concert is scheduled for 7:30 pm, Sunday, Aug. 18. It’s expected to roll past the 10 p.m. Sunday curfew imposed by the City of Santa Clara. Online set lists hint the Stone’s set will hit two hours — and that doesn’t include time for the opening act and intermission.

The Levi’s Stadium show was rescheduled from May 18 after lead singer Mick Jagger underwent heart surgery. The classic rockers are on their No Filter tour, making their first visit to the Bay Area in six years.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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