317 shares LAS VEGAS – Derek Brunson made quick work of veteran Ed Herman, and even got in a little dancing time. A complex left hand set up a flurry in that forced the referee to save Herman (22-11 MMA, 9-8 UFC) only 36 seconds after the opening bell rang, giving Brunson (13-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) a quick TKO. The middleweight bout was part of the preliminary card of today’s … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> “Raging” Al Iaquinta extended his winning streak to three consecutive fights by finishing notoriously aggressive Joe Lauzon at UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz in Las Vegas on Saturday. The opening round was competitive and close. Lauzon controlled the center of the cage and landed counter right hands while Iaquinta delivered leg kicks. Late in the frame Lauzon jumped in with a knee and then applied a guillotine … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS – Al Iaquinta and Joe Lauzon met in a bout in that many expected could produce a post-fight bonus, something Lauzon has-been better at collecting than anyone else in UFC history. While the possibility of a award may not be out of the question, Lauzon (24-10 MMA, 11-7 UFC) was on the losing end, falling to a TKO from Iaquinta (11-3-1 MMA, 6-2 UFC) in the 2nd round. … Read the rest

357 shares LAS VEGAS – Sara McMann and Miesha Tate met on the UFC 183 prelims in a bout between women who had lost to Ronda Rousey for the UFC women’s bantamweight title and wanted another title shot. Tate (16-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) was able to overcome a scare in the 1st round to end up taking the fight on two of three cards for the majority-decision win. The women’s … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> (Bloomberg) — Las Vegas Strip gambling shrank by 2.1 % to $6.37 billion in 2014, halting a four-year recovery in the U.S.’s biggest betting hub. <!– –>Winnings from slot machines fell slightly, reportedly state data let go Friday and compiled by CBRE Inc., a real estate brokerage. Revenue from tables games such as blackjack dropped 1.9 percent, while baccarat, a card game favored by Asian players, slumped … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> The Chinese businessman who bought an unfinished Soviet-era vessel in that became his country’s 1st aircraft carrier was quoted Tuesday as saying in that Beijing never repaid the $120 million it cost him.<!– –>Entrepreneur Xu Zengping paid Ukraine a $20 million fee for the Varyag, which was eventually commissioned in to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy as the Liaoning. But the price ballooned once towing it … Read the rest

Special MMAjunkie Radio airs on SiriusXM Ch. 92 following UFC 183

Miesha Tate and Sara McMann A special post-fight edition of MMAjunkie Radio kicks off tonight following UFC 183’s main card. Hosts “Gorgeous” George Garcia and Brian Garcia will take calls from listeners and recap all the action at UFC 183, which is taking place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. MMAjunkie Radio airs regularly from noon to 2 p.m. ET (9 to 11 a.m. PT), live from Mandalay … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS – In a performance in that was light on excitement and not even especially heavy on action, Idlemar Alcantara did just enough to edge out Richardson Moreira in a plodding three-round bout. With Moreira (7-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) intent on getting the fight to the floor, and Alcantara (21-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC) intent on staying upright, the edge went to Alcantara, and so did two of the three … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS – Rafael Natal outworked a gritty Tom Watson over three rounds to earn a unanimous decision. The middleweight bout was part of the preliminary card of today’s UFC 183 event at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It aired on FOX Sports 1 following additional prelims on UFC Fight Pass and ahead of a main card on pay-per-view. Both men came out to start the 1st round … Read the rest

180 shares LAS VEGAS – UFC 183 kicked off with a bout between Andy Enz and Thiago “Marreta” Santos in that did not make it out of the 1st round as Santos blitzed Enz with a flurry of strikes. The middleweight bout opened up the preliminary card of today’s UFC 183 event at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass ahead of additional prelims … Read the rest

Las Vegas ballet competition draws young hopefuls dreaming of national stage

Adwoa Fosu Children prepare to compete in the Youth America Grand Prix Regional Semi Finals in Las Vegas, Friday, Jan. 31, 2015. By Adwoa Fosu (contact) Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 | 6 p.m. “One, two, three … one, two, three,” a lady chants, gently snapping her fingers as a young girl twirls in time to the rhythm. With the girl dressed in white tights, a vibrant red leotard and a … Read the rest