Sweet revenge as Pacio KO’s Japanese foe for ONE FC belt

first_imgWith the victory over Japanese Yosuke Saruta, Filipino fighter Joshua Pacio improves his MMA record to 17 wins and three defeats. ONE FC MANILA – Filipino mixed martial arts fighter Joshua Pacio reclaimed the ONE Strawweight World Championship after knocking down Japanese Yosuke Saruta on Friday night at SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.The stoppage victory was a sweet revenge for Pacio after failing to defend his strawweight world title back in January following a close decision defeat to Saruta in Indonesia.The Baguio City native showed his aggressiveness early in the match with his cracking hits toward Saruta. He twice caught the Japanese with guillotine choke attempts when the champion was going for the takedown.Pacio showed his hunger for the world title more in the fourth as he unloaded body shots on Saruta from a clinch before dropping the Japanese with a sick knee to the head. “Like I said when we first faced each other there was a lot of hesitation,” the 23-year-old Team Lakay standout Pacio said after the match. “I applied the game plan and you saw it here.”With the victory, Pacio has improved his MMA record to 17 wins and three defeats, while Saruta saw his record dropped to 19-9-3 win-loss-draw with the loss.In the undercard, Edward Kelly displayed his striking prowess to come away with a technical knockout victory over Sung Jung Lee, while his brother Eric was knocked down by Kwon Won Il 19 seconds into the match.Meanwhile, Filipino Ramon Gonzales (4-2) made quick work of Akihiro Fujisawa (5-1) with a submission win at the 1:19 mark of the first round./PNlast_img read more

‘Cheshire win a big boost’ – Kapoulas

first_imgFlyers outscored their opponents by ten points in the third quarter to build a double digit lead, before the visitors fought back in the fourth to take a five point lead of their own in the final two minutes.Adam Weary sparked a 10-2 finish for Bristol, which included Panos Mayindombe’s go-ahead three-pointer in the final 17 seconds to break Cheshire hearts.last_img

Terri Harper makes history with WBC super-featherweight title win over Eva Wahlstrom in just TENTH pro fight

first_img 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Funny Moments Of Football Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Omg this is awesome 🙂center_img TERRI HARPER became the first British woman to win a major world title by dethroning WBC super-featherweight queen Eva Wahlstrom in just her TENTH pro fight.Olympic icon Nicola Adams was handed her WBO crown without having to fight for the belt and women’s boxing pioneer Jane Couch won titles in fringe and long-defunkt organisations.Terri Harper beat Eva Wahlstrom to claim the WBC super-featherweight titleCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdHarper beat the experienced Fin in just her tenth pro fightCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdSo 23-year-old Harper achieved an incredible milestone when she snatched away the green and gold belt, from the four-year champion, with a dominant points win of 98-91 and 99-90 twice.The Yorkshire hero, who personally sold over 700 tickets and dropped the visitor in the seventh, said: “I’m speechless, thank you to everyone who has come out to support me.“I had a lot of pressure on me, I’m 23-years-old and I’ve just done this, I’ve made history.“I got the win, it was a hard fight against a tough girl. I went back to my boxing.”Harper’s long arms gave her an obvious early advantage, with a selection of jabs and a one-two appearing to earn her the opening round.Finnish veteran Wahlstrom, 39, wanted to bang and trade close-up on the inside but former chip shop worker Harper was battering her from range.A left hook seemed to clip Harper at the start of the third but she replied emphatically with long straight shots right down Wahlstrom’s pipe. The four-year champion was looking increasingly lost as cries of “Yorkshire, Yorkshire” echoed around the Sheffield Arena.Harper had Wahlstrom down in the seventh much to the annoyance of her 39-year-old opponentCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdHarper dominated the middle rounds but they remained cagey until Wahlstrom was dropped in the seventh by a straight right hand, that only seemed to graze her thick ponytail but scored a 10-8 round regardless.By the eighth, Wahlstrom was bleeding from the right side of her scalp and swallowing malicious combinations from the local favourite.And the champion was saved by the bell at the end of the session when a three-punch combination ended with a left hook that robbed Wahlstrom of her senses, just as the timekeeper stopped the action.Harper could have run and hid for the final two-minute round but she boldly chased another knockdown and finished the fight trading and fell into a hug with the vanquished former champion.The English starlet now fancies a crack at Ireland’s two-weight pro sensation and childhood hero Katie Taylor.Harper said: “I can’t imagine punching my idol in the face but, maybe one day, it could happen.“I wouldn’t be surprised if someone said ‘you’re fighting Katie Taylor’ because of how crazy my life has been in the past two years since I turned pro. It would be an honour to share a ring with Katie.”The heavily tattooed champ, who has all of her inkings done by her artist dad, has now etched her own name into the history books, permanently.Tyson Fury’s dad offers David Haye £100k bet that son will beat Deontay Wilder What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Amazing Controlled Building Demolition You Probably Haven’t Seen Beforelast_img read more

Belgian youngster Evenepoel wins Tour of Burgos

first_imgIt was the third Tour win of the season for the former footballer tipped for the very top and who will race his first Grand Tour at the Giro d’Italia in October.Saturday’s stage, which ended with a summit finish at Lagunas de Neila, was won by Ineos’s Colombian climber Ivan Sosa, who crossed the line alone after an attack in the last kilometre.Local challenger Mikel Landa almost grabbed overall victory with a relentless attack on Evenepoel, who hung on in the last stretch of the climb to win the race he has led since stage three.Earlier in the season, Evenepoel won the Tour of the Algarve and the Tour of San Juan.last_img

White claims Salt Lake City Open title by 4 strokes

first_imgE-mail: [email protected] If you didn’t know better, you’d have thought Henry White had lost the golf tournament when he bogeyed the par-3 18th hole at Bonneville Golf Course late Sunday afternoon.White didn’t stomp around or anything — he just looked so sad when his par putt trickled off and just slid by the hole.What made the bogey so disappointing was that it was the first bogey in two days of superb golf by White at the Burton Lumber Salt Lake City Open.All it really meant was that the 45-year-old Salt Lake professional won by only four shots instead of five over second-place finisher Brad Stone. White’s final-round 68 coupled with his 64 the previous day at Wingpointe, gave him a 132 total, while Stone shot 69 to finish at 136. Jimmy Blair was another shot back at 137, with Milan Swilor and Kim Thompson finishing at 138.While White has won numerous tournaments over the years, this wash is first at the Salt Lake City Open, which was known for years as the City Parks Open. He had won the Salt Lake City Amateur on the same Bonneville layout 23 years earlier.Sunday afternoon, White was in control the whole tournament and was never threatened.”Honestly, I’ve never played this well before in my life,” White said. “I’m having fun.”White credits much of his success to practicing what he preaches. He is the owner of the Henry White Performance Golf and Wellness Center in Salt Lake, which helps golfers and others stay in proper shape through physical therapy and weight training.”Hopefully, I’m doing what I’m teaching,” he said.Besides working at his Wellness Center at the Metro Sports Club in downtown Salt Lake, White also teaches lessons at Eaglewood Golf Course. Perhaps he can cut back a bit after cashing his $3,000 winner’s check.White started the day with a three-shot lead after his 8-under-round at Wingpointe the day before. He admitted he “was trying not to make mistakes,” which is what he did for the most part. He made two birdies on the front nine and three on the back before his final-hole bogey.He was a little concerned after being burned at Spanish Oaks earlier this year when he shot a first-round 63 and was told that no one could catch him as he finished his second round. Instead he was shocked to see Matt Johnson had shot a 64 and beaten him by one shot.”I just said, ‘hey, I’m going to do better.’ I wanted to push myself a little bit today,” he said.Stone, who turned 50 earlier this year, never got closer than three shots of White and fell back with a couple of uncharacteristic bogeys at 11 and 12 before picking up a pair of shots on the final two holes.Scott Clark claimed low amateur honors after defeating Dustin Pimmin a playoff after both players had shot 139, which put them in a tie for sixth with Mountain View pro Todd Meyer. Four other amateurs, Doug Bybee, Carl Jensen, Dan Horner and Sterling Clark tied at 140. Jensen’s 65 was the best score of the day. last_img read more