Skrällen: Wennberg petas till farmarlaget

Alexander Wennberg gjorde 40 poäng på 69 matcher förra säsongen i sitt Columbus Blue Jackets.

Men inför morgondagens NHL-premiär kom det oväntade beskedet att svensken inte tar en plats i truppen – utan skickas till Cleveland Monsters i AHL.

Enligt nordamerikanska medier kommer dock Wennberg troligtvis spela premiären i alla fall, eftersom det hela beror på ekonomiska orsaker.


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Rousey vs. Nunes: breaking down the championship matchup

The last image of Ronda Rousey inside the Octagon is a hazy one. Stunned and confused after suffering her first loss – a knockout at the hands of Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November 2015 – Rousey lost her title and her unblemished record all with one big left kick.It’s almost as if the MMA world has been in a malaise ever since.“I got clipped in the first exchange and was knocked out on my feet,” Rousey told Ellen Degeneres in February. “I had no perception. I almost felt like I couldn’t see. I could see but I couldn’t tell how far my hand was from … Read the Full Article Here
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Rankings: Mousasi and Manuwa enter Top 5 in their divisions

After Gegard Mousasi finished his first-round TKO performance against Vitor Belfort Saturday at UFC 204, he said he thinks he’s a Top 5 middleweight. The rankings panelists agreed. In this week’s release, Mousasi was voted up four spots to No. 5 in the middleweight division. He now sits behind the murderer’s row of Luke Rockhold (No. 1), Chris Weidman (No. 2), Jacare Souza (No. 3) and Yoel Romero (No. 4). Those four beasts are about to take part in what UFC President Dana White calls a tournament-style pair of fights beginning at UFC 205 with Weidman vs. Romero, followed by … Read the Full Article Here
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The Ultimate Fighter 24: Episode 7 Recap

The opening round of the tournament of champions on The Ultimate Fighter is officially wrapped up after Tim Elliott faced off with Charlie Alaniz this week.Before the fight got underway, a number of the competitors decided to blow off some steam by having a few (too many) drinks out by the hot tub following the latest bout between Matt Schnell and Matt Rizzo. While the fighters on this season of the show have been praised for their professional attitude while knowing exactly what is at stake, it’s hard to deny that bad things might happen once people have been eliminated and there’s nothing … Read the Full Article Here
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By the Numbers – Significant Strikers

Our sport is always evolving, and nowhere is it more apparent than in strike totals. Nowadays, UFC fighters from 115 pounds to 265 pounds have the cardio, creativity and confidence to land 100+ significant strikes in a 25-minute and 15-minute bout alike. It’s a high watermark that more and more are crossing these past few years, but it is never less impressive when they do. However the total is proportioned – by head, body and leg targets or a mix of attacking on the feet and on the ground, landing 100+ significant strikes is an offensive output mark to be revered.Here are all the 100+ signifi … Read the Full Article Here
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Ronda Rousey set to return at UFC 207

UFC President Dana White announced Wednesday that MMA superstar Ronda Rousey will make her highly anticipated return to the Octagon on Friday, December 30 when she attempts to regain the UFC women’s bantamweight crown from champion Amanda Nunes in the main event of UFC 207.The bout will air live on Pay-Per-View from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.How will Ronda fare in return? We break down Nunes vs RouseyThe longest reigning UFC champion in women’s MMA history, the 29-year-old Rousey held the 135-pound crown for three years from November of 2012 to November of 2015. During … Read the Full Article Here
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VanZant-Waterson to Headline Sacramento Event

Two strawweight contenders will look to make a move up the 115-pound ladder on Saturday, December 17, as No. 8-ranked Paige VanZant will compete in her adopted hometown of Sacramento, California when she faces No. 12-ranked Michelle Waterson in the five-round main event at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.The event will air live on FOX. Stay tuned to for more fight card announcements. Tickets go on sale on October 28.One of the UFC’s most dynamic young stars, VanZant captivated the country during her appearance on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, but in August she got back to her day job in … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC Unfiltered: Benavidez and Jason Flom

Jim and Matt are back together hosting the show as TUF 24 coach Joe Benavidez calls in to talk about the season so far, every first round fight ending with a finish, earning the nickname “Joebesity”, and more. Later, music industry legend and Lava Records CEO Jason Flom joins the guys in-studio to talk about discovering artists like Katy Perry, Lorde, Kid Rock, and Twisted Sister, his new podcast Wrongful Conviction, and his gratifying work with The Innocence Project.Some of the highlights from Episode 34 of UFC Unfiltered include:Joe Benavidez on Tim ElliottMatt throws some MMA triv … Read the Full Article Here
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Lamas Gets Oliveira in Mexico City

After an injury suffered by BJ Penn forced his October 15 bout in Manila to be postponed, featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas will make a quick change of course to face Charles Oliveira in a UFC Fight Night bout in Mexico City on November 5.In the UFC Fight Night main event at Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Tony Ferguson battles former lightweight champion  Rafael Dos Anjos.Winner of three of his last five, the No. 4-ranked Lamas was ready to take on Hall of Famer Penn this weekend and continue his move up the 145-pound ladder, but instead, he will now fight three weeks later against Brazil’s … Read the Full Article Here
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