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Highlights! Lomachenko Scores Face-Plant KO In Dominant Title Defense

As boxing’s pound-for-pound best, reigning WBA (Super) and WBO lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KO) needed to dominate last night (Fri., April 12, 2019) live on ESPN+ from inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Luckily for the champ, he was able to put a stop to English veteran Anthony Crolla (34-7-3, 13 KO) via fourth-round knockout.

In typical “Matrix” fashion, Lomachenko took his time in the opening rounds to gauge Crolla’s movements with feints and pressure. Once he downloaded enough information Lomachenko piled on vicious combinations in Round 3 that put Crolla against the ropes and forced a referee break for a technical knockdown.

In Round 4, Lomechenko continue to pile on the offense. A few combinations and a body shot backed Crolla towards the corner. Lomachenko then landed a left hand followed by a brutal right hook on the side of the head that shut Crolla off and sent the Englishman into a faceplant on the canvas.

Check out the memorable fourth-round finish below along with some more action:

With this win, Lomachenko proves yet again that he’s the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. The 31-year-old lightweight finally looked healthy after shoulder surgery last year and it showed in his performance against Crolla. “Matrix” is simply dominating the competition at every turn so it may be time to pit Lomachenko against WBC and IBF lightweight champion Mikey Garcia.

For complete “Lomachenko vs. Crolla” results and coverage click here.

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Kamaru Usman Tapped As Replacement If Tyron Woodley Is Forced To Withdraw From UFC 228 Title Defense

Kamaru Usman has been tapped as Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Tyron Woodley’s replacement in case the champ is forced to pull out of his UFC 228 title fight against Darren Till.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov Planning November or December Return for First Lightweight Title Defense

There seems to be no shortage of contenders for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s first lightweight title defense. While “The Eagle” doesn’t have a preference in opponent, he does have a general timeframe in mind for his Octagon return.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov Planning November or December Return for First Lightweight Title Defense

There seems to be no shortage of contenders for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s first lightweight title defense. While “The Eagle” doesn’t have a preference in opponent, he does have a general timeframe in mind for his Octagon return.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov Planning November or December Return for First Lightweight Title Defense

There seems to be no shortage of contenders for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s first lightweight title defense. While “The Eagle” doesn’t have a preference in opponent, he does have a general timeframe in mind for his Octagon return.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov Planning November or December Return for First Lightweight Title Defense

There seems to be no shortage of contenders for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s first lightweight title defense. While “The Eagle” doesn’t have a preference in opponent, he does have a general timeframe in mind for his Octagon return.
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Midnight Mania! Everything wrong with that Business Insider self defense video

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The headline is a lie. I can’t possibly cover everything wrong with the above self defense video from Business Insider. But I can get a running start, and let me tell you, none of the advice is good. It is, in fact, extremely irresponsible for Business Insider, their “expert” Gabrielle Rubin, or anyone at all, to post a video this bad, on a subject as serious as real-world violence. If women follow this advice, they could suffer awful consequences.

Firstly, let’s start with her advice not to fight the hand around the neck, in what she incorrectly calls a chokehold. She gets something right here: You don’t want to fight the forearm in an actual choke attempt. But you also just can’t ignore a choke around your neck. The demonstrator is just loosely clasping her hand in a sort of headlock. An actual choke can put you unconscious in seconds. The key here is to fight the wrist or hand (not the forearm), or even better, the other hand, keeping one crucial priority in mind: Make sure the hands don’t connect. If someone is going for a choke, chances are, they are going to want to connect their grip together, either grabbing their opposite bicep for a rear-naked choke, or clasping their hands for a short choke. Either one is a bad scenario.

Secondly, she advises elbowing the attacker in the side… and only manages to connect on the hip bone. That is going to stop exactly zero serious attacks. The focus needs to be on changing the position, pivoting out from the choke. Bas Rutten has actual practical advice below; he suggests stepping out to the side and either picking up the attacker by the legs, or tripping them to the ground. Foot stomping is ineffectual, you absolutely do NOT want to lift your chin in any choke scenario, exposing your neck, and… kicking your own butt?? Seriously??

Lastly, she actually says “you don’t need to run”, which is the worst advice of the video. Yes, if someone is assaulting you on the street, you absolutely should run at the very first opening you get. That’s the most basic advice any self defense class starts with. Get out as safely and quickly as possible.

Just watch someone who has actually been in a physical altercation once in his life give you ideas that stand any chance at all of working:


Insomnia

The craziest headline today by far was the one where Conor McGregor is in danger after getting into a bar fight with a mobster’s father.

Sounds like a donnybrook in Crumlin

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Joe Rogan and Brendan Schaub discuss it:

I laughed out loud

Eddie has a few more pounds to cut

Nice

Max Holloway is awesome

Amanda Nunes loves animals, and this bear is grooving

Back to Max

Some Max Holloway appreciation from the vaults of the internet:

This Khabib segment was hilarious and endearing

Also, Khabib still has future plans to finally fight Tony Ferguson

This Georgia Tech player knocked out his teammate six months ago. This video just surfaced, and it is a nasty right hook:

Maryna Moroz has abs for days

This is wrong

Rizin gonna Rizin: Gabi vs someone’s grandma

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Derek Brunson and Jacare are going to fight, but they have fought before, which I hadn’t realized. Here’s what happened the first time.

I had one of these years ago, but I couldn’t do this:

Ahhh hahahaha truth. I’m sorry you are now a meme, Johny Hendricks.

Saturday cheat meal is an actual gift from the Lord. #mma #ufc #bellator #invictafc #pfl #mmamemes #ufcmemes

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Nick Diaz training for that secret kung fu tournament he’s got coming up

Combat sports this weekend:


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

This one was worth posting again because it remains among the top five most spectacular knockouts I’ve ever seen.

Nice choke

Don’t sleep on Paul Felder vs. Charles Oliveira this weekend

Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s first professional MMA fight:


Podcasts and Video

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Heavy Hands

Interview with Justin Gaethje included


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A man says the police choked him until he pooped himself because he tried to pay a fine with pennies, and nothing about that headline isn’t funny to me. (Even though it was reportedly only a ten dollar fine, so the violence was not at all warranted)

And the cow jumped over the… sort of jumped over the… flopped over the… fence.

Not smooth but successful. Follow @destination_wild for more.

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This was awesome

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Jedrzejczyk Wants to Surpass Rousey’s Title Defense Record Before Moving to 125 Pounds

Joanna Jedrzejczyk remains interested in testing herself in the UFC’s recently-added women’s flyweight division, but that move could still be a couple title defenses down the road.
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Rafael Carvalho to Make Next Bellator MW Title Defense vs. Alessio Sakara in Italy

Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho will make his next title defense against Alessio Sakara at the end of the year.
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Michael Bisping Still Expects to Fight GSP Next, Says Knee Issues Could Delay UFC Title Defense

While UFC President Dana White might have said that Yoel Romero is getting the next middleweight title shot, Michael Bisping is still under the impression that he’ll be fighting Georges St. Pierre.
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