Российский боец смешанных единоборств (ММА) Петр Ян и американец Алджамейн Стерлинг не смогут выяснить отношения на турнире Абсолютного бойцовского чемпионата (UFC) 256. Об этом сообщает «Вестник ММА».
По информации источника, у обладателя чемпионского пояса в легчайшем весе возникли определенные сложности при подготовке к поединку. Согласно имеющимся данным, у Яна могли появиться проблемы при оформлении американской визы.
Также не исключен вариант с травмой россиянина, из-за которой защита его титула будет перенесена на более поздний срок.
Ранее Валентина Шевченко прокомментировала успешную защиту пояса чемпионки UFC в поединке против Дженнифер Майа.
Московский «Спартак» одержал победу над волгоградским «Ротором» в матче 16-го тура Российской премьер-лиги (РПЛ).
Встреча проходила на стадионе «Открытие Арена» в Москве и завершилась со счетом 2:0.
В составе «Спартака» забитыми мячами отметились Александр Кокорин и Самюэль Жиго.
После игры главный тренер «Спартака» Доменико Тедеско высказался о выборе левого защитника на матч с «Ротором», передает корреспондент «buckshee» Максим Гужевский.
«У нас были разные варианты, мы обсуждали и с Мозесом, и с Зобниным, как мы будем играть. Они согласились с текущей схемой и оба в первом тайме подключались к атакам. Они имели несколько хороших моментов, когда входили в штрафную, но конечно, их надо было реализовывать», — сказал он.
«buckshee» вела онлайн-трансляцию поединка.
РПЛ. 16-й тур «Спартак» — «Ротор» — 1:0 Гол: 1:0 — Кокорин, 15 (п); 2:0 — Жиго, 90. Ранее «Уфа» в большинстве разгромила «Тамбов» в матче РПЛ.
The stabbing agony of a broken eye socket will be as nothing to Daniel Dubois compared with the anguish in his mind.
The psychological hurt of the barbs which hounded the young pretender to the world heavyweight championship out of a cloistered Westminster Church House on Saturday night will live with him far longer than the damage to his left orbital socket.
The road to mental recovery from his surrender to Joe Joyce will be more arduous and less certain than his medical rehab.
That journey will be protracted and daunting. If it is to end in redemption he will have to keep in his mind an image of Joyce performing the somersault trademark of his Olympian days as he cartwheeled towards what he hopes will be a world title future of his own.
Dubois will need motivation that acute to deal with this litany of condemnation from hardened ring professionals which followed his taking of a knee and a 10-count 36 seconds into the 10th round of their British, Commonwealth and European title fight: ‘Once a quitter, always a quitter. Like Kell Brook, too much knee-taking these days. Coward. Better to be carried out on your shield. His eye? I didn’t like what I saw.’
The latter from David Haye, who kept taking his punishment from Tony Bellew after a ruptured achilles tendon left him barely able to stand.
Joyce did his best to be magnanimous in victory achieved by persistently ram-rodding his jab into the face of the youngster. Even as he absorbed the power punches which had made Dubois a heavy favourite to knock him out en route to challenging Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua late next year.
At first, Joyce said: ‘Maybe it was smart to stop and live to fight another day. Don’t forget it takes a lot to get into a ring.’ But when pressed to the point he added: ‘Me? I would always fight on to the end.’
A pantheon of heroes have fought on with broken jaws, ribs, shoulders, hands. Cut eyes. Ruptured eardrums and spleens.
To pluck just two heavyweight examples from an endless catalogue of courage: Joe Frazier raged against his trainer for refusing to let him go out for the 15th and final round of his epic third fight against Muhammad Ali even though he could not see at all with both eyes swollen shut.
Vitali Klitschko ranted at the referee for stopping his war with Lennox Lewis despite his eyes being slashed to the whites of the bone and his loss of two to three pints of blood.
Had Dubois kept going he might well have won, even though he said: ‘I could barely see out of the eye.’
Although behind 87-84 on one of the official cards, the two other judges had him ahead 86-85, as did I, and 88-83.
He added: ‘I can’t explain.’ As well as wounded, he seemed bewildered by Joyce’s ability to withstand the punches which had flattened all but one of his preceding opponents.
Joyce said: ‘I may well have the best chin in boxing. Not that I want to keep testing it like that. I felt his power but I used my extra experience and better ring-craft to keep away from any follow-ups. I stuck to the gameplan and carried on jabbing his head off. Make that jabbing his eye off!’
That contrast between bursts of full-blooded onslaught and time-honoured basics did make for one of the most watchable British heavyweight title fights for many a year and promoter Frank Warren ventured: ‘Who wouldn’t want to see a rematch in front of fans at the O2 next year?’
Joyce answered: ‘Well, maybe if the public call for it and it helps secure the financial future for me and my family. But my eyes are really set on the world title to fully make up for being robbed of my Olympic gold medal in Rio. Give me Usyk, Usyk, Usyk.’
Once would be enough, he believes, having seen the brilliant and only undisputed world cruiserweight champion look undersized at heavyweight despite outpointing Derek Chisora.
But that division is complicated and that fight would require Joshua to vacate his WBO belt in preference for a mega-fight with Fury.
Of Dubois, Warren said: ‘He had to go to Moorfields Hospital because the eye was a serious issue. But he’s still a kid so of course he will come again.’
Yes, at 23 he is young enough. As long as this lesson is truly heartfelt.
For Joyce, at 35, this giant leap has come just in time.
This was a classic lesson in the importance of converting periods of domination into goals. Queens Park Rangers controlled the majority of the first-half here, creating a hatful of chances, but scored just once when they might have had three or four.
As a result they were ambushed by Bristol City and goals by Nahki Wells and Adam Nagy either side of the interval lifted them within a point of the Championship summit.
Though Rangers took an early lead thanks to Rob Dickie’s powerful header, their profligacy ultimately explains why they can be located in the lower reaches of the table when they have the potential to be much higher.
That Wells got on the scoresheet against his former club was just typical from a QPR perspective and it seems that every small run of positive results must always be followed by setbacks.
City are more consistent and though they scarcely deserved all three points here, it appears more and more likely with every passing week they will be in the promotion shake-up.
Sides with true ambitions of making the Premier League pull off smash and grab raids like this when second best and then have the gumption to defend resolutely, absorb the pressure and see out the win.
Both teams had something to prove after disappointing results over the weekend. QPR came away from west London rivals Brentford ruing a red card that wasn’t given and left Mark Warburton incensed, while City were poor defensively in going down 3-1 at Reading.
It was the visitors who had the game’s first chance, snapping into action when Nagy nodded the ball into Chris Martin, who returned the ball sharply. Nagy should have done better, his shot bobbling across the goalmouth and wide.
From then on, Rangers controlled great big swathes of the first-half and rightly wondered how they didn’t go in at half-time with a considerable advantage.
Yoann Barbet popped a long ball forward over the top that Bright Osayi-Samuel sprinted on to. He controlled neatly but was pushed too wide and Daniel Bentley was able to save his eventual shot.
But the hosts, who’ll be able to welcome up to 2,000 fans into the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium for their next home game against Reading on December 12, were soon in front.
A short corner routine led to Chris Willock dinking in a left-footed cross and there was Dickie, breaking clear of defensive attentions, to thump his header past Bentley and score a first goal for the club following a summer move from Oxford United.
Rangers continued to push forward in search of further goals. Their greatest joy came down the right, with Osman Kakay a more than willing support to Osayi-Samuel on the overlap, not to mention forward darts of his own.
Both gave City left-back Jay Dasilva a torrid time, with Osayi-Samuel spinning away at one point to cut in towards goal before Bentley blocked at his near post.
Tom Carroll saw an effort deflected over by Nagy and from the resulting corner, Willock saw a shot cleared off the line by Adrian Mariappa.
A second goal seemed inevitable but Ilias Chair slammed a low shot wide of the post after more excellent build-up work down the right by Osayi-Samuel.
But if Rangers were more clinical in front of goal, they’d be much higher in the standings than mid-table.
They would be stung five minutes before half-time by the law of the ex.
Wells won’t score many simpler goals in his career, left alone at the back stick to tap home from barely a yard after Callum O’Dowda’s deflected cross found its way across the six-yard box.
Wells had the good grace not to celebrate against the team for whom he scored 24 goals during a season-and-a-half on loan from Burnley.
And it got even better for City five minutes after the break. Dickie was the man at fault, sloppily losing the ball and allowing O’Dowda to nick it past him and run after it.
His cross was met by a Wells touch and fell nicely for Nagy, roaring into the QPR area and he nudged the ball left into a shooting position before rifling into the bottom corner.
Dasilva had been put out of his misery at half-time and his replacement Tommy Rowe get a much firmer grip on Osayi-Samuel and Kakay. Rangers huffed and puffed but the chances dried up.
Down the other end, Wells led a breakaway following a Bentley punch from a corner, teeing up the onrushing Nagy whose shot cleared the bar. As we entered the final 20 minutes, Antoine Semenyo lashed a shot wide after good work by Martin.
But QPR found a second wind and a more direct approach led to a great chance for substitute Macauley Bonne, who somehow came out on top in an aerial duel with two City defenders but saw his effort dribble agonisingly across the goalmouth.
Dean Holden removed Wells for the security of an extra defender as Rangers prepared a late siege. Kakay saw a shot deflected over and Rowe took an Albert Adomah shot in the face.
And there was one last golden chance deep into stoppage time as Osayi-Samuel found the energy to burst into the City box only to shoot wide. The missed chance summed up their evening nicely.