Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cain Velasquez vs Frank Mir at UFC 146 in the same event that Dos Santos vs Overeem

The former Mexican champion heavyweight Cain Velasquez (9-1), and Frank Mir (16-5) will meet in UFC 146 in Las Vegas on the same card as the monarch estelarizarán Division Junior Dos Santos and Alistair Overeem .

The winner between Velasquez and Mir will be able to be measured by the title against the winner resulting in the main event.

In addition to these clashes, Roy Nelson and Antonio Silva will face off on the same card on May 26 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Cain Velasquez will fight for the first time after the defeat suffered against Junior Dos Santos on 12 November in which he also lost the heavyweight belt.

Meanwhile, Frank Mir has seen his career resurgence with three major wins (Mirko Cro Cop, Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira).

So far, the UFC 146 card on May 26 in Las Vegas is as follows:

Junior Dos Santos vs Alistair Overeem for the heavyweight title

Frank Mir vs. Cain Velasquez

Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham

Antonio Silva vs. Roy Nelson

Dan Hardy vs. Duane "Bang" Ludwig

Vs. Diego Brandao. Darren Elkins

CB Dollaway vs. Jason "Mayhem" Miller

Shane Del Rosario vs.. Gabriel Gonzaga

Kyle Kingsbury vs.. Glover Teixeira

Paul Sass vs.. Jacob Volkmann

Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson says his next fight will be the last in UFC

Former light heavyweight champion, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson, said his next fight will be the last of his career, as mentioned in a tweet :

"I'll fight anyone put in front of me, as I have always done, but it will be my last fight in the UFC. I have other things in mind. '

Rampage at UFC 144 lost to Ryan Bader in Japan, where this gladiator wrote stories and built a great legend in the former Pride. His training for this last game was full of injuries and Jackson said he knew he would lose.

After his loss to Rashad Evans, his record was 2-2, with wins over Lyoto Machida and Matt Hamill. Now add two consecutive defeats, before Jon Jones and Ryan Bader.

It is unclear who will face in his next fight, but being the last of his UFC career, expected to give a chance to be measured again to Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua, who lost in 2005.

War begins UFC 145: Jones and Evans warmed his match

In five weeks to reach its peak and the most bitter rivalry in the UFC long since the days of Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz.

In the main event of UFC 145, the champion of the semicompletos Jon "Bones" Jones will clash with another former champion of the category, "Suga" Rashad Evans.

Jones has never been knocked down in his UFC career, while Evans has so far failed in its forecast to bring the canvas to a rival.

This is one of the most anticipated fights in a long time. The UFC 145 will take place on April 21 at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Beforehand, and we got a taste of what you both think.

Jon 'Bones' Jones, UFC Light Heavyweight champion.

"Defending my title will be the biggest fight the UFC in many a ñ you. Sports fans around the world will have to see this card because it will be a war in every sense of the word. "

"My opponent and I have a well documented history. He thinks he knows everything that could show, but there are many things that have changed since he left the gym to do a ñ o.

I am a very different fighter who trained with him. I hope that you are ready to see and feel the difference. "
"One of my goals now is to be considered one of the greats of the UFC. I feel this is my time, I must remain the UFC Light Heavyweight champion. Winning this fight and defeating four former champions in a row may get in your way to achieving that goal. "

"I was able to shut him many of my opponents in the last twelve months. Some said that I could not defeat a legend and I did. Others said they could not take a punch and I did. Now, some say I have problems with someone who knows me well. All are wrong. Let's wait and see what I'll do the next April 21. "

"Suga" Rashad Evans, heavyweight title contender the UFC.

"I know I will beat Jon Jones. He can talk about the improvements he has made, but there are things you can not change ever. The fighter is a high, long and thin, but I'm going to attack the inside, to unleash all my artillery. I'm going to knock down and then I will grind to hit flush with floor. At this stage of my career I can knock down any and then mercilessly beat him. "

"I know all about him, about his coaches and his camp. I might even tell you what is doing in the gym now. He is in the same room, doing the same things and with the same people. But I'm in a different environment. I know what I learn, I have to mix and change. Jon has no idea what I do every night. "

"I have the advantage of the mind as well. He is not for me "the unbeatable champion Jon Jones." I know who Jon really nervous the guy ask me how to dress, such as walking or fighting. I know how you react when things do not go as he expects, how to manage mentally. "

"I have been in these situations before when mixed emotions especially against guys like Bisping (Michael) and Rampage (Jackson). Jon has never faced such situations and now live with a fighter like me. I know I'll take my title back at UFC 145. "

Azarenka was shown to Sharapova in the final at Indian Wells

The Belarussian Victoria Azarenka, world number one, won today with the title at Indian Wells Masters 1000 first season, with a pleasant victory over Maria Sharapova, number two, 6-2 and 6-3 in one hour and 26 minutes.

Azarenka, who extended his record this year to 23 wins and no defeats, joins his fourth title in 2012 after those obtained in Sydney, Australia and Doha.

The cash prize is one million dollars.

It was the first time the two best players in the WTA women were measured in the final of the California desert since 2008.

Azarenka took the first set in 40 minutes thanks to the high percentage of points won on serve (13/16, 81 percent) and its domain from the bottom of the track to a great burden on Sharapova without legs after his opponent in the semifinals, Serbia's Ana Ivanovic withdraw at the first hurdle in the second set of the match played on Saturday.

The world number one, who was playing his sixth consecutive final, he went directly to the game in the second set with two consecutive breaks of serve (3-0), and when painted things worse for your opponent, Sharapova responded with claw (4-3) blowing more pace and a greater intensity to their game.

But Azarenka was a wall. He lost concentration and discharge the party with the peace of those who know untouchable. This was again.

Thus the statistics of direct confrontations between the two players left with five wins and three defeats for Azarenka, who still do not know the loss to Sharapova in the final (4-0 after Stanford 2010, Miami 2011, Australia 2012 and Indian Wells today).

The Russian, who won at Indian Wells in 2006, could not avenge the recent defeat in the Australia Open final. Today aspired to become the eighth player to achieve the double in Indian Wells (Martina Navratilova, Mary Joe Fernandez, Steffi Graf, Lindsay Davenport, Serena Williams, Daniela Hantuchova and Kim Clijsters).

Federer adds his fourth title at Indian Wells

Roger Federer overcame American John Isner 7-6 (7), 6-3 in 81 minutes in the final at Indian Wells, so that adds its fourth crown in the California desert and even with Rafael Nadal in the number of qualifications from 1000 Masters championships with 19.

Federer became the player with the most titles in Indian Wells, surpassing the mark of Jimmy Connors and Michael Chang, who won this tournament three times.

For Federer, who pocketed a million dollars, win number 39 in the last 41 games, with losses in the Australia Open semifinal against Nadal and Isner himself in the Davis Cup. This tournament has avenged painful defeats.

The Basel again be shining from the bottom of the track, putting together the right with precision and power against a defensive Isner in the final reception but to serve.

With Swiss 3-2 in favor of the party stopped for about 10 minutes due to the onset of rain, but that did not stop the giant lost his concentration and, when he stepped on the track again, I endorsed his opponent a white game.

Equality overwhelming. The domain of each with their service led to an inevitable clash tiebreaker, although Federer got in serious trouble at the last minute to the U.S. with a ball set and 6-5 to world number three.

Isner then saved two new balls set to leave tables (7-7) in the "tie-break" and then Federer pulled off a beautiful volley that beat the feet of his opponent for the ball to fall dead on line.

The Swiss made no mistake with his serve and took the first set.

It seemed that the trend would be repeated in the second, but the U.S. ran into 3-3 on the scoreboard and could not lift the two breaking balls that Federer won, giving up his serve with a glaring failure to come to the net.

It was the beginning of the end for him, as the Swiss, with ace seven points (four of his rival), was relentless in the closing stages, especially with the high percentage of points won on serve (33/35, 94 percent).

Isner wanted done with his first Masters title in 1000, although his performance in the tournament now enters the "top 10" ranking ATP.

Today was the fourth meeting between the two players. Dominates the Swiss with three wins.

Safin: "I'm busy 24 hours, as in tennis"

Former Russian tennis player Marat Safin, tennis has changed in politics has said that he begins to "new life" after being elected to the Russian parliament in elections last December.

"A new life has begun for me. It is very interesting, I'm happy that this is happening. I'm happy to have done. It was not just a whim or a rumor. The next five years I will be sitting in Parliament at which is a big step and a big change in my life and I think is very positive. I am very happy with my decision, "said Safin told the website of 'ATP Tour Champions'.

Former world number one said he finds parallels between his life as a tennis player and his routine as a politician. "In some ways it's similar to being a tennis player. Be professional, you have to devote to it and sacrifice some things. I'm busy 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as in tennis," said .

"Always be talking about it, thinking about it, preparing meetings, and be aware of the functioning of the office. Sense of routine is the same. Every morning I wake up and go to the office and Parliament as before all morning I woke up and went to the track. used to work in shorts, now in suit. It is quite similar, instead of a racket, I have an iPhone, "he said.

The Russian, 32, observed that the policy seems "very interesting and a great school." "I'm learning pretty fast. There are a lot of complicated things and it's a different way of talking and thinking, but I'm fine. I do not feel like a stranger," was sincere.

His political career is serious
Safin made ​​a full declaration intentions and made ​​clear that his political career is serious. "I am willing to go far with this. I have only 32 years and I will be in Parliament next five," he said.

Finally, wanted to make clear his main motivation in this new stage. "I'm not there just to sit and be a cute guy in a suit. I'm there to go further. I am very demanding of myself and do not want to be a loser. Not want to be a typical stupid guy, but handsome, no, I I want to be someone who does something, "he said.

"When you have 35 or 36, I'll see if I've really done something or not. If I fail, there will be a good thing," added the Russian, who recalls that, at least, "there are many ways to succeed."

Nadal: "I do not accept that label as doping"

Rafa Nadal did not hesitate to recognize that what has gone wrong with the allegations of fraud made against him in the Spanish press and the picture they have drawn on French television puppet, while acknowledging that he has "doubts and fear" as any other athlete.

"When the press started to get these stories of alleged fraud, have been anything but pleasant. And above all, is false. Everything has been done within the law, I paid all my taxes in Spain. I have done what done, and I said what I said. Especially for people in Spain who are experiencing a difficult economic period. And to me it makes me feel bad, "he said in an interview with French newspaper L'Equipe .

The world number two lamented the treatment was given in French puppets, with veiled accusations of doping, and did not hesitate to call them "unfair." "This 'sketch' can create a negative view on people who are not familiar with this but not who knows me. And I find it unfair," he said.The Spaniard, who claims to be "the first that likes to joke," believes that the parody was the subject of which was unfair. "Not many people know how professional sports. Not know how the anti-doping controls, which take place almost every day and we need to be reached 365 days a year," he said.

Although not usually read what the press writes about it, ended up watching the videos. "They talked a lot about and I finished watching. Not made me laugh, but each has its humor. Each country has a different mood. There were many reactions and multiplying by the day. Well, fortunately, stopped everything," he added.

In any case, "I do not accept that I labeled as 'doping' when working for seven years thousands of hours every fucking day. The end, tired," the tennis player of 25 years. Also defended Spanish sports success and renewed his confidence in his "friend" Alberto Contador, rider penalized for having tested positive for clenbuterol.

"He says he has taken drugs and I believe him, because he is my friend. When he left the positive control of Richard Gasquet, quickly said no thought had been doped because I know him since he was eleven or twelve years and I could not believe" he said.

Messi, Barcelona's living legend

Leo Messi has achieved a single figure. No player in the history of the goals Barcelona has shot more times than he rivals. The record of 232 goals achieved by Cesar Rodriguez in the 40 and 50 has expired. The Argentine is often only 24 and already has 234, veteran numbers and the whole future ahead. Where are its limits?

The match between Barcelona and Granada will go down in history as the scene of a milestone. Messi has passed a single record in record time. Living legend in Barca, also through its best. The '10 'fight again for the top scorer and Golden Boot, but also against himself: sum by now 54 goals this season, surpassing his personal best.

CR99 want to get to 100

Ronaldo has 99 after having played so many just 90 league games. Out to more than one goal per game, allowing you to have the highest average scoring of a Real Madrid player throughout its history.

It is the record man, the fewer games you need to Madrid to reach 100 goals in league. Puskas, the fastest so far, it took 105 games. The Luso can do it in 14 games in only eight more than Langara, the record holder of the League, which reached the hundred goals in 82 games.

Christian insists again and again that their numbers do not obsess, but the truth is that every day that passes is exceeded. Right now, adding all competitions, the Luso has 129 goals in 129 games. No striker in the world records more than a bit per game average in a club. Their numbers are from another era.

But Ronaldo is not a scorer to the gallery. If years ago you could accuse of marking for power, now the opposite is true. It is almost always responsible for opening the scoring for Real Madrid. This year is the team Abralatas Mourinho. Cristiano has scored 15 times the first goal of his team, followed by Benzema, who has been in nine, and Higuain, seven.

CR7 has been proposed to overcome the league with 41 goals in last season which won the top scorer. This year already has 32 to 11-game absence, but the battle with Messi is historical. The Argentinian has already been 34.

The collector of goals

Nothing more, nothing less than 234 goals for the club. Leo Messi is living history of Barça after ousting Caesar and becoming the top scorer in the Football Club Barcelona. The Argentina international is determined to tear down the walls that are in its path and its game against Granada continues to expand its major difference with football legends such as Maradona, Cruyff, Ronaldo, Bobby Charlton, Thierry Henry or George Best.

The 'Flea' has far exceed historic numbers of great strikers of the twentieth century. And all in eight seasons with Barcelona. Messi took the alternative in the Barça first team in 2004/05 and this week has raised the bar in more than 230 goals. With this figure, Leo Messi tomb players who are included among the 30 best players in history according to FIFA.

Diego Armando Maradona could do the records of the 'Flea' in eight seasons. At the same age as Messi and in the same season, Maradona managed to make 196 goals. Between 1977/78 and 1984/85 the 'Fluff' played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona and a year in Naples.

Another forward who is still remembered by millions of fans is Ronaldo. The Brazilian made ​​the leap to Barcelona after two spectacular seasons at PSV Eindhoven. At 24 years old and in eight seasons, Ronaldo scored a total of 153 targets. This figure is far below far below the one just to get Leo Messi. The former international wore in that time period T-shirts PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona and Inter Milan.

Cruyyff and Henry, the last to be overcome
were two players that they were still resisting the 'Flea'. Earlier this year Messi had not yet reached Thierry Henry nor Johann Cruyff. The Frenchman currently plays in the New York Red Bulls but is a legend for Arsenal. At the age of 23 years and in eight seasons as a 'gunner' scored a total of 226 points. Messi will see in the mirror.

The second is Johan Cruyff . With 24 spring and having played eight seasons at Ajax Amsterdam, the Dutch had already achieved 229 points. Another player that dethrones Messi period. Of course, further records remaining players like Romario, Di Stefano or Pele.

If we travel to England we also find two players who also went down in history for its quality and merit in the Manchester United: Bobby Charlton and George Best. Comparing the age and season with Leo Messi, these two myths of English football does not reach Leo Messi. Bobby Charlton scored 133 goals between the seasons 1956/57 and 1963/64, while George Best scored 179 goals in the 11 years played in the 'Red Devils'.

In addition to breaking barriers as a scorer, Leo Messi can boast of being the only player at his age has many titles under his belt at club level (18): Five Leagues, one Copa del Rey, three Champions League titles, two Super Cups Europe, five Super Cups and two World Spain clubs.

Kaka: "We have an advantage but not so much"

Ricardo Izecson 'Kaka', hopes to "make history" in the Bernabeu, while still considered to be "very far" and aims to "win back" the Champions League.

The playmaker, who believes that is "improving" and "trying to regain a good level, does not forget his desire to win the Liga, but warns not to rely on the distance from the FC Barcelona." We an advantage that while a lot and not much because the opponent has a very strong capacity and we must be vigilant all the time until the mathematics tell us that we have come, "points out.

"I want to make history at Real Madrid, winning a lot. The club has 110 years, a fantastic story and I want to increase it some more. Is where I am and where I'm going," he said in a video chat with 'EA SPORTS Latin America', with the launch of the game 'FIFA Street'.

The Brazilian, who gave his best football memories responding to questions from the fans, feel your best year was 2007, when he won the Champions League and the Club World Cup, besides the 'Golden Ball' and 'FIFA World Player ', among other trophies. "Up until now, but I could still get very far," he stresses.

Want another Champions
Thus, one of his challenges is to win the Champions League with Real Madrid. "The beauty of the Champions League is all the way, it is very difficult and when you win is a thrill. I will try to win it again, because the best is the way. The feeling of playing the semifinals, the finals. .. that's what most gives a player like "sentence.

And is that still remembers the "great emotion" he felt when he joined the club of Concha Espina. "It's probably one of the best clubs in the world and have the opportunity to play here was a pleasure. I'm here in my third season and is always a great challenge to play for Real Madrid" sentence.

Kaka also want to be able to shine in the World Cup, both the selection and with the club. "The World Cup is the highest for a player, I was able to selection in 2002 and 2007 with Milan in Club World. For American makes more sense. In Europe the Champions League is more important, but in Brazil "said the Real Madrid.

Marcelo would choose to mate
regards to video games, reveals that usually plays with Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team and for this 'FIFA Street' Marcelo would choose as a companion. "It makes a lot of street football in Brazil, an incredible ability ... and Neymar has a little of this, Ronaldinho ... Brazilians in general, because many of them from the street," he says, noting the " incredibly easy to score goals "that have demonstrated both his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo.

Finally, take the opportunity to "thank you dear fans taxed in both good and bad times." "Many people send me messages, supporting me. I want to thank the love with me and my family," he concludes.

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