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UFC 252 results, highlights: Marlon Vera stuns injured Sean O’Malley with vicious TKO stoppage

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UFC 252 results, highlights: Marlon Vera stuns injured Sean O'Malley with vicious TKO stoppage

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The hype train of rising bantamweight “Sugar” Sean O’Malley took a detour on its trip toward crossover stardom after an apparent leg injury led to an opportunistic finish from Marlon “Chito” Vera on Saturday.

The co-main event of UFC 252 at the Apex in Las Vegas came to a close just as things appeared to be heating up as Vera (16-6-1) took advantage of a compromised O’Malley (12-1) to record a stoppage at 4:40 of Round 1. 

After the 25-year-old O’Malley fought on despite appearing to injure his right leg when Vera checked a kick, O’Malley stumbled off of a clinch and fell to his back. Vera leaped in to gain top position and unleashed a brutal series of forearms and punches to produce a stoppage as referee Herb Dean, likely considering O’Malley’s injury at the time, jumped in quickly to wave things off. 

Vera, a proud native of Ecuador, proved his worth in an already crowded 135-pound division by improving to 6-1 since 2018. 

“As I always say, none of this is possible without the hard work and dedication,” Vera said. “Like you say Joe [Rogan] on your podcast, it’s about pushing yourself and conquering your inner bitch. This is a nice moment and I appreciate it and I’m happy.”

Vera was forced to endure the leg strikes and speed from O’Malley in the early going. But he never buckled or fell victim to the flashy striker’s speed and power. He also remained the aggressor throughout and scored the upset win when the opportunity presented itself. 

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“When he was throwing kicks to me, he landed one calf kick and I checked it and made adjustments. If you are going to kick with a kicker, you better be careful,” Vera said. “Say something now. For real, a lot of people have a comment and opinion but that doesn’t matter. I have an immigrant mentality and tough people in my corner. I’m a motivated man and the sky is the limit. I have children to feed and a mortgage to pay. I’m a motivated man.”

O’Malley, a heavy favorite who was riding a pair of exciting knockout wins since returning from a two-year USADA suspension in March, dyed the colors of Vera’s home country flag in his hair. The fight appeared to turn negatively for him midway through the opening round when he was visibly protecting his right leg and fell while trying to plant it and leap forward. His right foot rolled up shortly after.

“He has a big right hand and he don’t throw numbers,” Vera said. “I was taking the first round to see what he got. He don’t have the dog I have inside. I say it again and again, the dog I have inside is bigger than the other guys.”

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BALL – Rangers legend: Goalkeeper dies after saying he had six months to live in May (Scotland)

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Misfortune knocked on Andy Goram’s door. The former Scottish goalkeeper passed away this Saturday at the age of 58 from esophageal cancer.

The ex-Rangers had already left a chilling score on May 30, when he explained Daily entry that the doctors gave him six months to live. However, the disease progressed faster than expected, and the guardian died about a month later.

Born in England and educated at Oldham, Andy Gorham experienced the best period of his career from 1991 to 1998 at Rangers. He won six titles and was even recognized by the fans as the best goalkeeper in the history of the club. He also had a spell at Manchester United (2001) in which he won the Premier League and made 43 caps for Scotland, starting in the 1992 and 1996 European Championships.

Gloves hung up, he still worked as a goalkeeping coach at minor clubs in Scotland such as BSC Glasgow, Dunfermline Athletic and the Airdreonians, from which he left in October 2016.

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Discussion at the airport control regarding the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo from Menorca

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Discussion at the airport control regarding the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo from Menorca



According to the local press, the security of the star entered into a heated skirmish with representatives of the airport.

Cristiano Ronaldo spent only one day in Menorca, but his short stay on this Spanish island was overshadowed by a small incident on the way to the island’s airport. According to the Menorca newspaper, as the Portuguese striker’s escorts were preparing to go through security in the space’s VIP area, there was a “bitter argument” between one of the CR7 guards and the airport authorities, which even led to the intervention of the Guardia Civil. According to the publication, which reports sources at the airport, it all happened when one of the attacker’s bodyguards walked past the control device and sounded the alarm. It was about the protection that he had on his finger, but since at that moment a woman was at the place for control, she asked to wait for the man to arrive in order to conduct a search. An element of the CR7 team did not like this, “he raised his voice, gesticulating furiously” before passing through security without proper body vision, although he was warned by officials that the Civil Guard would be called. Upon the arrival of the authorities, the situation was quickly rectified and Cristiano Ronaldo’s private jet took off half an hour late. According to the Menorca newspaper, Cristiano “watched the entire scene without participating, with the face of a few friends”.

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BALL – Todd Boely era could start with a bang (Chelsea)

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New Chelsea owner Todd Boly is set to open a consulate in London by signing a major deal. According to ESPNthe American businessman is exploring the possibility of bringing Neymar to Stamford Bridge and has already moved forward with the first contacts.

The Brazilian’s intention to leave PSG has been widely publicized, as well as the fact that he has Thiago Silva (with whom Neymar shares the dressing room in the Brazilian national team) and Thomas Tuchel in charge (who spent time at PSG from 2018 to 2021). year). ) help entice a 30 year old extreme. The only question is the scale of the operation, as PSG spent 222 million euros in 2017 and intend to recoup some of the money spent on a world record transfer.

If confirmed, it would be a paradigm shift for Roman Abramovich, who took over the reins of the club in 2003. If it is true that the Russian oligarch invested heavily in the Chelsea team during his time at the club, his consulate began by hiring two goalkeepers at…zero cost. Austrian Jürgen Macho and Italy’s Marco Ambrosio arrived at Stamford Bridge on the same day as Abramovich, but they can hardly be counted among the most influential members of the team, as they played eight matches together.

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