Ortiz vs Sonnen ‘Bellator 170’ 1/21/2017

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SANTA MONICA, CALIF. — (December 13, 2016) – The stacked main card of “Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen” now has an equally enticing preliminary offering, with the news that Chinzo Machida (4-2), Henry Corrales (12-3), and Guilherme “Bomba” (8-3) will all compete on January 21, 2017 inside The Forum in Los Angeles, Calif.

In addition, the event will also feature Kevin Casey (9-5-1, 2 NC), Jack May (8-3), and Cody Bollinger (19-6) during the “Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen” undercard, which will stream live on Bellator.com and the Bellator Mobile App beginning at 6:50 p.m. ET / 3:50 p.m. PT.

Tickets for this monumental event start at $36 and are on sale now at Bellator.com, as well as Ticketmaster.com — Additional bouts will be announced soon.

On the heels of his spectacular first-round TKO of Mario Navarro during his promotional debut at “Bellator 160: Henderson vs. ‘Pitbull,'” the elder brother of Lyoto Machida returns to action close to where he calls home. A winner of his last three contests, Machida will now meet undefeated Jamar Ocampo (2-0).

Since signing with Bellator as an undefeated King of the Cage Champion in 2015, Corrales has faced Patricio “Pitbull,” a former Bellator Featherweight titlist, as well as Daniel Straus, the current 145-pound kingpin. Add in the fact that “OK” also fought Emmanuel Sanchez and you have a murder’s row in the division. Now, the 30-year-old sets his sights on Bollinger, who returns to the Scott Coker-led promotion following one fight in 2012 against Shahbulat Shamhalaev.

“Bomba” will step back into the Bellator MMA-fray after a rear-naked choke submission at “Bellator MMA: Dynamite 2” this past June. Briefly linked to Demi Lovato romantically, the Brazilian native trains alongside Jay Glazer at the top notch “Unbreakable – Performance Center” in Los Angeles. Standing opposite of “Bomba” will be John Mercurio (8-7), who hails from Huntington Beach, Calif.

“King” Casey, a Los Angeles native who’s the son-in-law of Muhammad Ali, will meet 28-fight veteran Keith Berry (15-13) at middleweight. A Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Casey is a UFC and Strikeforce veteran and was featured on “The Ultimate Fighter” where he was coached by fellow “Bellator 170” fighter, Chael Sonnen.

Competing at heavyweight against Dave Cryer (11-2), May comes into Jan. 21 with six stoppages in eight victories as a professional. Also a UFC veteran, “The Outlaw” has competed against the likes of Derrick Lewis and Bellator MMA veteran Carl Seumanutafa since beginning his career in 2011.

The fights join a main card that is headlined by a legendary clash between veterans Tito Ortiz (18-12-1) and Chael Sonnen (28-14-1). In addition, Ralek Gracie (3-0) against Hisaki Kato (7-2) and Georgi Karakhanyan (26-6-1) versus Emmanuel Sanchez (13-3) will also be featured on the main card, as will what promises to be an absolute slugfest, when Paul Daley (38-14-2) meets Brennan Ward (14-4) in the co-main event of the evening. The event will be broadcast live and free on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.

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Paul “Semtex” Daley returns to Stateside Action against Derek Anderson at ‘Bellator 163’ On November 4th

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SANTA MONICA, CALIF (October 3, 2016) – A welterweight showdown pitting Paul “Semtex” Daley (38-14-2) against Derek “The Barbaric” Anderson (14-2) as well as a heavyweight bout featuring Sergei Kharitonov (23-5) against Javy “Eye Candy” Ayala (9-5) complete the SPIKE-televised main card of “Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis” on November 4 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

The addition of the two bouts round out a main card chalk full of action, highlighted by a light heavyweight world title main event pitting current champion Liam McGeary (11-0) against Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis (16-3). In addition, Saad Awad (19-8) and hometown favorite Brennan Ward (13-4) square-off in a welterweight bash live and free on SPIKE, along with female featherweights Marloes Coenen (23-7) and Talita Nogueira (6-0). Tickets for “Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis” are on sale now at Bellator.com, as well as the Mohegan Sun Box Office and Ticketmaster. The event can be seen live and free on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and the Bellator Mobile App.

With 54 career fights under his belt, the 33-year-old Daley has seen it all. “Semtex,” a former member of the British Army, made his professional debut Continue reading

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Andre “SOG” Ward vs Sergey Kovalev Nov.19 T mobile arena

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The impasse over where to stage the much anticipated light-heavyweight title fight between three-belt champion Sergey Kovalev and unbeaten former super-middleweight champion Andre Ward on Nov. 19 was bridged Wednesday.

The bout is headed for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Following extended talks with Ward’s promoter, rapper Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports, Kovalev promoter Kathy Duva said arena operator MGM Grand helped ease tensions between the two sides.

“We are moving ahead quickly and are all focused on doing the fight at T-Mobile Arena,” Duva said.

“We’re just ironing out the details now. I have great optimism all the details will be ironed out in the next day or so, and then hopefully we’ll be making an announcement on tickets.”

The HBO pay-per-view bout was finalized Saturday night in Oakland, after Ward dominated Alexander Brand by unanimous decision in a final tune-up. Continue reading

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Chef Jeff Henderson’s Power Post Yoga Smoothie

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Power Post Yoga Smoothie

Instructions

– Place everything in a blender and puree until smooth

– If smoothie is too thick, add more liquid, if it is not thick enough, add more frozen bananas

Ingredients

1 cup frozen bananas, chopped
2 cup pineapple chunks
2 cups coconut water
1 ginger, peeled cubed
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

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Moroccan Boxer Held Over Alleged Sex Assault in Rio Olympic Games Village

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A Moroccan boxer has been arrested by Brazilian police over allegations of sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Village.

Hassan Saada, a 22-year-old, was held on suspicion of committing the assaults on Wednesday, a police statement said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the boxer, who fights in the light-heavyweight category, was due to take part in his first bout on Saturday.

Media reports say a Brazilian judge has ordered that Saada be detained for 15 days, pending an investigation.

His detention could mean he is unable to take part in the Games.

The reports also quoted police as saying the boxer had pushed one of the maids against a wall, pressing her with his thighs, and tried to kiss her.

He is accused of squeezing the breast of the second maid and making obscene hand gestures to her.

article courtesy of AllAfrica.com

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Reigning Olympic judo champion Teddy Riner named France’s flag bearer

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Name: Teddy Riner
Country: France
Age: 27
Weight class: Men’s heavyweight (100+kg/220.5+ lbs)

Accolades

2012 Olympic gold medalist
2008 Olympic bronze medalist
Eight-time world champion (2007-2011, 2013-2015)
Has not lost a judo match since September 2010
Ranked No. 1 men’s heavyweight in the world

Olympic history: Riner won medals at both of his previous Olympic appearances, earning bronze in 2008 and gold in 2012.

Olympic outlook: With a winning streak that spans nearly six full years, Riner will be heavily favored to get his second straight gold medal in Rio. Shoulder injuries have limited him to just two tournaments so far in 2016, but he won both of them. There are also several fighters in the Olympic field whom he has never faced – and therefore never beaten – before, including Japan’s Hisayoshi Harasawa and Romania’s Daniel Natea, who could potentially provide a strong challenge.

Judo origins
Riner was born in Guadeloupe, an island in the Caribbean which is a territory of France, while his family was on vacation. He grew up in Paris, France and was enrolled in many sports as a child.

When he was 5 years old, Riner’s older brother got him started in judo. While Riner excelled at a number of sports – soccer, tennis, swimming, golf, basketball and squash were just a few of the ones he participated in – judo ultimately developed from a hobby into a passion. Continue reading

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Four-time NCAA champion Joey Davis signs with Bellator

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Bill Splete knows what it takes to be a great athlete.

The Mentor resident and current Mentor High assistant wrestling coach was a 171-pound state champion for St. Joseph High School (now VASJ) in 1990. He was also an All-Ohio linebacker for the Vikings.

He recently partnered with another individual who reached for greatness and attained it.

Splete and Notre Dame College wrestler Joey Davis, who last winter became the first Division II wrestler, and third overall, to be an undefeated four-time national champion, spent the past few weeks conducting free wrestling clinics throughout Northeast Ohio as part of “Beat The Streets,” a nationwide program to help promote wrestling.

Splete and Davis recently conducted two clinics at Mentor, plus others at VASJ, and in Medina and Elyria.

Wrestling will always be with Davis, but the native of Compton, Calif., now has his sights set on being a mixed martial arts fighter. Davis recently signed a two-year, eight-fight contract with Bellator, regarded as the top MMA organization under the UFC.

Davis isn’t a stranger to MMA. When he was 11, he began working with trainer Antonio McKee, and won all four of his fights as an amateur. Continue reading

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Freedom Fighter and Backyard Brawler Two brothers One Struggle

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First of all hello to All of the readers of Electric Oceans D&A, I know its been a super long time since I have written an article. We all have battles in life and mines was mental health amongst other issues. But lately we as a people have been losing our Icons. Me personally I have always admired and followed Muhammed Ali. I have had a poster of his framed in my home for many years. I think we all expected him to pass away for many years and were glad to see a Strong, Intellectual, Athlete, Man and GodBody. Laid to rest.

As far as Kimbo Slice I used to be very super critical of him as a combat sports athlete, But eventually I became a supporter of his. Not because of his fighting skills, but he saw his opportunities and he took’em. He fought plain and simple, he had a gritty Florida Backyard Brawling style, all Heart, Gold Teeth and a Homey the Clown haircut but yet that never stopped him from performing or the opinions of others define him. Both of these men, these BlackMen of the African Diaspora have inspired us to be willing to sacrifice for the greatness of our people and the other to feed his family. That’s what I saw when I look back on these men’s lives. This is an short article with a 21-gun salute courtesy of the Soul Patrol. Rest in Paradise to both of these Warriors and Pioneers.

For the Record. I am by no means comparing Kimbo Slice to Muhammad Ali but as a Man going into his 40’s, I can respect and appreciate the struggles and journey of both.

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The Healthy Aspects of Spirulina

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Spirulina is a blue-green algae often added to green juices, smoothies and health shakes to bump up protein and antioxidant content. Wild spirulina grows well in large bodies of water in tropical or subtropical climates, but most of the spirulina consumed in the United States is grown in a laboratory due to the risk of contaminants in the wild. Spirulina is available for safe consumption in dried form, such as powders or flakes or as a supplement in tablets and capsules.

High in Nutrients

At 32 grams per 1/2 cup, spirulina is a great source of protein and contains 22 essential amino acids. Spirulina also has a variety of necessary vitamins and minerals, including B complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium and essential fatty acids, all of which may contribute to spirulina’s possible health benefits. One-half cup of dried spirulina also provides 89 percent of your recommended dietary allowance of iron for the day. For these reasons, spirulina is often used as a nutritional supplement; however, consuming the large amounts of spirulina needed to obtain a high level of these nutrients is difficult.

Brain Function

In a study published by the “Journal of Experimental Neurology,” spirulina was shown to reduce brain damage and aid in the recovery of neurons after a stroke in rats. A spirulina dose of 180 milligrams per kilogram of weight Continue reading

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What do you know about these Aminos?

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Benefits of L-Arginine and L-Ornithine

L-arginine and L-ornithine, or simply arginine and ornithine, are two amino acids that share a lot in common in spite of one significant difference. Like most amino acids, arginine helps build proteins. Ornithine, on the other hand, doesn’t participate in protein synthesis. Your body relies on both amino acids to function properly, and they work together — as well as separately — to ensure your health.

Detoxify Ammonia

Ammonia is a byproduct formed during the metabolism of protein. Since ammonia is toxic, your body neutralizes and eliminates it through a process called the urea cycle. The cycle follows precise steps, with each one requiring specific substances to complete its part of the cycle. Arginine and ornithine are used in four of the five enzymes essential to these steps. While urea cycle disorders are often caused by genetic diseases, a deficiency of arginine or ornithine triggered by illness or stress can cause a small increase in ammonia levels in the blood, according to the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network.

Boost Growth Hormone

Arginine and ornithine stimulate the release of human growth hormone, which may help build muscles. When a group of men took 7 grams of arginine prior to exercising, their blood levels of growth hormone increased more than the normal boost caused by exercise alone, according to an article in the September 2006 issue of the “Journal of Applied Physiology.” A similar result was achieved when athletes took a combination of 3,000 milligrams of arginine Continue reading

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