Vera believes Lineker fight will put him on the map

[ad_1] After fighting Brad Pickett in London and Brian Kelleher in Long Island, Marlon Vera fighting Brazil’s John Lineker in Sao Paulo on Oct. 28 isn’t even a storyline anymore. “It doesn’t matter anymore,” he laughs. “I really don’t feel that it’s good or bad for me. I just feel good that I have a […]

Barroso defeats Maldonado by sixth-round KO

[ad_1] Venezuelan power-puncher Ismael “El Tigre” Barroso knocked out Fidel Maldonado Jr. in the sixth round of a junior welterweight bout at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. The 34-year-old Barroso (20-1-2, 19 KOs) stalked the backpeddling Maldonado (24-4-1, 19 KOs) from the opening bell of the scheduled 10-rounder. Maldonado stayed out of trouble […]

Borrachinha sees Hendricks as the first big step towards a title shot

[ad_1] Paulo Borrachinha is preparing for only his third UFC fight, but the responsibility is the same as that of a more established fighter in the organization, as he faces former champion Johny Hendricks on the biggest card of the year, UFC 217, on Nov. 4. That’s not bad for someone who arrived in the […]

Aldo's return one of three bouts added to Winnipeg card

[ad_1] The UFC’s first featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, begins his road back to the top of the weight class on Dec. 16 when he faces surging contender Ricardo “The Bully” Lamas in a rematch of a 2014 bout won by the Brazilian superstar. The bout is featured on the UFC Fight Night card at Bell […]

Seldin, Ortiz set for junior welterweight bout

[ad_1] Cletus Seldin and Roberto “Massa” Ortiz, both looking to move up the ladder in the junior welterweight division, will fight each other in a bout added Friday to HBO’s Nov. 11 “World Championship Boxing” card. Seldin and Ortiz, who will square off in a scheduled 10-round bout, will open what is now an HBO […]