The old sports adage of “youth vs. experience” was on display at the Traktor Sports Palace in Chelyabinsk, Russia as Sergey Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) defended his WBO Light Heavyweight championship against the United Kingdom’s Anthony Yarde (18-1, 17 KOs).
The return of the former Middleweight king Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (39-1-1, 35 KOs) has been set to take place on October 5. Golovkin will face Ukrainian Sergiy “The Technician” Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KOs) for the vacant IBF Middleweight championship.
WBC light heavyweight world champion Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk and IBF light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev will fight in a highly anticipated title unification bout Friday, Oct. 18 at the Liacouras Center.
Emanuel Navarrete was already a champion. He is now one of the sport's elite. Navarrete knocked out the previously unbeaten Francisco "Panchito" De Vaca in three rounds Saturday evening in front of 3,944 fans in the first-ever boxing card at Banc of California Stadium.
The press conference overlooked the new crown jewel of Los Angeles soccer, the year-old Banc of California Stadium, home to Major League Soccer's LAFC. In two days, the inaugural boxing card will take place at the stadium, headlined by Emanuel Navarrete's WBO junior featherweight title defense against unbeaten challenger Francisco De Vaca (ESPN, 10 p.m. ET).
WBO light heavyweight champion and future Hall of Famer Sergey Kovalev will face off against his hard-hitting mandatory challenger, Anthony Yarde, in a highly anticipated showdown Saturday, Aug. 24 from Traktor Arena in Kovalev’s hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Bellator 222 has the promotion returning to Madison Square Garden with a heavily stacked card. Neiman Gracie and Rory MacDonald face each other in the main event for the welterweight title and Darrion Caldwell gets his rematch against Kyoji Horiguchi.
Bellator MMA is returning to New York City and the press conference is certain to announce additional bouts. Scheduled to appear are; Lyoto Machida (25-8), Chael Sonnen (30-16-1), Neiman Gracie (9-0), and Bellator President, Scott Coker.
This past weekend saw St Patricks Day get started off right with an absolutely solid card from top to bottom, take place in London England at the O2 Arena.
In the main event Jorge Masvidal returned from nearly 500 days away from the cage and shock the world and collective MMA community with a brutal knockout of Darren Till. Then for an encore, Masvidal got into a physical altercation with the man who was victorious in the Co-Main event, Leon Edwards.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jorge Masvidal reacts after his knockout victory over Darren Till of England in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at The O2 Arena on March 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
UFC Fight Night London features Darren Till taking on Jorge Masvidal in what is sure to be an action packed fight! Fistful of Cash podcast host Dale Lipan breaks down the main, and co-main event and serves up the odds.