Last Saturday night at UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil, the UFC heavyweight title changed hands once again.
Then number three ranked heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic was able to pull off an upset victory against now-former champion and mixed martial arts veteran Fabricio Werdum during the night's main event feature, as per MMA Fighting.
Miocic was able to stop the former PRIDE FC fighter right in the very first round, thanks to a straight left hand. For his feat, Miocic also got the Performance of the Night bonus of $50,000. Miocic's win marks the third time the title has changed hands since 2012 when Cain Velasquez won the title back from Junior Dos Santos. more >>
It is only a matter of time before eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao officially becomes a Senator of the Republic of the Philippines.
As of posting time, "Pacman" is currently situated at the number seven spot out of the 50 candidates vying for a senatorial seat. Out of the 50, a mere 12 will be selected to hold the said position. According to local news media outlet Rappler, Pacquiao has so far amassed 15,592,240 as of 1:04 p.m. on May 16 PHT.
The canvassing of votes is expected to finish before the month ends and once made official, Pacquiao will assume office on July 1st. more >>
Mexican boxing legend Juan Manuel Marquez is still adamant about next facing former Puerto Rican world middleweight champion Miguel Cotto.
The 42-year old boxer last fought in May 2014 against Mike Alvarado, where he won via unanimous decision. Since then, he has been kept in the sidelines due to a nagging knee injury, which at one point, even made him contemplate retirement.
But in April, the idea of fighting Cotto had come about, which "El Dinamita" openly welcomed. He even revealed that he was offered to fight current WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, but chose to pursue the Cotto fight, instead. more >>
It's an epic clash at Kauffman Stadium as the Kansas City Royals host the Boston Red Sox in Major League Baseball. The matchup is on May 16, 2016 at 7:05 p.m. ET.
This American League battle pits East going up against Central Division teams as the Red Sox find themselves second in their group with a 24-14 record as of this writing. They are on a two-game winning streak and have been 7-3 in their last 10 games in total.
Boston's last series was a four-game battle against the Houston Astros where Boston won 3-1 and showed that they had the touch when at bat as they poured on points in all four games. more >>
It's Game 2 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning at the CONSOL Energy Center in the Eastern Conference Final of the National Hockey League.
This clash is on May 16, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET.
At the moment, the Lightning hold a 1-0 series lead after an impressive start to the season, but more interest seems to be on the injuries plaguing both teams. more >>
It's no surprise that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is slated to grace the cover of "Madden NFL '17." After all, he's one of the most recognizable players in a league that is quite fond of its quarterbacks.
The announcement was made last Thursday via SportsCenter, with the interesting note that Gronk actually becomes the first ever New England player to be named in the cover, according to ESPN.
The 27-year-old almost got his first cover for the popular sports video game last year, but the voters decided to give the honor to New York Giants' Odell Beckham, Jr. But this time, he finally gets his chance of realizing a dream. In fact, he told SportsCenter that it is a "dream come true" for him to be on that cover. more >>