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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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Kyoji Horiguchi Scores 9-Second Knockout of Ian McCall in Rizin 10 Headliner

Kyoji Horiguchi just keeps gathering momentum.
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Kyoji Horiguchi Scores 9-Second Knockout of Ian McCall in Rizin 10 Headliner

Kyoji Horiguchi just keeps gathering momentum.
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UFC Fight Night 128 Results: David Branch Scores Upset Knockout Over Thiago Santos

David Branch did well in his run in the World Series of Fighting, but come on, it was the WSOF – how good could someone be there?

Thiago Santos is a Brazilian striker who’s been knocking ’em dead lately. Given Branch’s propensity for being good and methodical at striking but not great, this could be a tough one for the American.

As expected, Santos is all confidence and leg-kicks, and he’s taking big chunks out of Branch’s calf while the jiu-jitsu black belt tries to throw them hands.

And then Branch steps in with an overhand right that catches Santos square on the chin, and Santos is out cold.

Well, that was surprising.

Results: David Branch def. Thiago Santos via KO (Punch) at 2:30, R1

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Highlights! Ortega Scores Wicked KO Over Edgar At UFC 222

Brian Ortega made a huge statement last night (Sat., Mar. 3, 2018) at UFC 222 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, when he became the first fighter to finish former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar with a vicious first-round knockout.

Ortega took his time in the early going, allowing Edgar to move around the outer edges and gain a little confidence. At one point when Edgar stepped in for an exchange, Ortega caught “Answer” with a filthy left elbow and an uppercut that would have made Francis Ngannou proud. Edgar went crashing to the canvas and “T-City” pounced on top for an insurance hammer fist before the referee stepped in.

Check out the memorable knockout finish above courtesy of UFC.

With this performance, Ortega undoubtedly locks down a title shot with current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway. The 27-year-old has been an absolute menace since joining UFC back in 2014 and has culminated all of his efforts by flattening a legend like Frankie Edgar in less than five minutes. Ortega is looking like the complete package and should give “Blessed” his toughest championship test to date.

For complete UFC 222 results and coverage click here.

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UFC on FOX 26: Josh Emmett scores upset KO win on short notice, but scale fail cost him $50,000 bonus

Josh Emmett scored a beautiful first-round knockout over No. 3 ranked Featherweight Ricardo Lamas in the co-main event of last night’s (Sat., Dec. 16. 2017) UFC on FOX 26 event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

See it again here.

Unfortunately for Josh, he didn’t win a $ 50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus. That’s because he was excluded from earning a post-fight check due to the fact that he missed weight.

Now, the lifelong wrestler is hoping the UFC powers-that be can find it in their hearts to make an exception for him, especially since he took the fight on short notice and bailed them out of a pickle.

“It is what it is. I took the fight on three weeks notice and I apologize for not making weight. It’s the first time I miss weight in wrestling or for a fight. If Ricardo wants to run it back and give me a full camp of eight to 10 weeks, then I am all for that. It probably won’t be as good for him, but we can do it. I give it up to him, he’s a great athlete, he’s been at the top of the division for so long and I am just very thankful for him taking the fight and even though I missed weight, but I did pay 30-percent of my purse. So if there is anyway I can still get, I am excluded from the bonus, but, if they can make an exception I will gladly take it as well.”

Rules are rules?

Indeed, Emmett stepped in to face “The Bully” after Jose Aldo was yanked from the event in order to face Max Holloway at UFC 218 a few weeks ago with Frankie Injured. But, as is custom, the promotion excludes fighters from winning the extra coin if they don’t hit their mark.

That said, should the world’s leading fight promotion make an exemption for Emmett — or any other fighter who does them a solid an accepts a short notice fight — since making the required weight on limited time is that much tougher?

For full results and round-by-round coverage of UFC Winnipeg, click here.

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Boxing: Jeff Horn Scores Controversial Unanimous Decision Over Manny Pacquiao

The running theme of the week that was Jeff Horn was a real-life Rocky, that he was this local kid with no chance to win against an all-time great world champion. But unlike in the original “Rocky” movie, Horn actually walked out of the ring as the winner and new WBO welterweight champion.
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Boxing: Jeff Horn Scores Controversial Unanimous Decision Over Manny Pacquiao

The running theme of the week that was Jeff Horn was a real-life Rocky, that he was this local kid with no chance to win against an all-time great world champion. But unlike in the original “Rocky” movie, Horn actually walked out of the ring as the winner and new WBO welterweight champion.
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Boxing: Jeff Horn Scores Controversial Unanimous Decision Over Manny Pacquiao

The running theme of the week that was Jeff Horn was a real-life Rocky, that he was this local kid with no chance to win against an all-time great world champion. But unlike in the original “Rocky” movie, Horn actually walked out of the ring as the winner and new WBO welterweight champion.
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Boxing: Jeff Horn Scores Controversial Unanimous Decision Over Manny Pacquiao

The running theme of the week that was Jeff Horn was a real-life Rocky, that he was this local kid with no chance to win against an all-time great world champion. But unlike in the original “Rocky” movie, Horn actually walked out of the ring as the winner and new WBO welterweight champion.
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