With Leather coverage tends to veer toward the faker sports (WWE, LeBron James’ reaction to being touched during basketball games, busty co-eds incorrectly asking out Jeremy Lin for YouTube hits) but we’re doing it big for this weekend’s UFC 145 pay-per-view event।
Starting at 7PM/10PM PST/EST this Saturday, April 21, With Leather will be enlisting the help of FilmDrunk editor and UPROXX resident UFC expert Vince Mancini to live-blog the event. Not only that, but we’ll have UFC vet and current UFC.com writer Daniel “Danny Boy” Downes in the house to give his professional perspective.
It’s gonna be a grand time, and if you miss it I will personally come to your house and kick you in the gut until you get diverticulitis. Bookmark THIS LINK. Nothing’s there yet, but that’s where it’ll be.
Full UFC 145 card is after the jump.
Light Heavyweight Championship bout: Jon Jones (c) vs. Rashad Evans
Welterweight bout: Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills
Heavyweight bout: Brendan Schaub vs. Ben Rothwell
Bantamweight bout: Miguel Torres vs. Michael McDonald
Featherweight bout: Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin
Lightweight bout: Mark Bocek vs. John Alessio
Preliminary card (FX)
Heavyweight bout: Travis Browne vs. Chad Griggs
Welterweight bout: Matt Brown vs. Stephen Thompson
Lightweight bout: John Makdessi vs. Anthony Njokuani
Lightweight bout: Mac Danzig vs. Efrain Escudero
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Welterweight bout: Keith Wisniewski vs. Chris Clements
Featherweight bout: Marcus Brimage vs. Maximo Blanco
It's always fun when a fight goes from an athletic competition to something more. Rivalries are what make sports so amazing to watch. Think the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens going after it hard on a Sunday afternoon. Think Roy Williams and Coach K exchanging dueling glares in a North Carolina-Duke Showdown.
Think Rashad Evans and Jon Jones going toe-to-toe inside the UFC Octagon। Make no mistake—there is no love lost between these two former teammates. How did their relationship go so wrong? Bleacher Report is on the case.
UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans Live Streaming Post-Fight Press Conference Video
Shortly after light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Rashad Evans square off inside the Octagon, many of the UFC 145 competitors will join UFC president Dana White at the event's post-fight press conference.
In addition to the highly-anticipated 205-pound title fight, Saturday's event at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. will also feature the return of welterweight Rory MacDonald, who will be looking to dispose of a fellow rising star in Che Mills.
Also, Brendan Schaub and Mark Hominick will try to get back on track after respective knockout losses to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Chan Sung Jung.
Against the up-and-coming Michael McDonald, Miguel Torres will return to the Octagon for the first time since his brief release from the UFC for poor conduct on Twitter.
Additionally, surprising Strikeforce heavyweight Chad Griggs will make his UFC debut against the rising Travis Browne.
A live streaming feed of the post-fight press conference will be available on the below video player not long after UFC 145 comes to an end.
ATLANTA -- Light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and No. 1 contender Rashad Evans both made weight on Friday for their main event fight at UFC 145.
And maybe all that steam between them isn't completely gone after all.
It had appeared this week the feelings of disdain between the former teammates-turned rivals had grown stale, mostly because of the amount of interviews each have given in the past year discussing their past.
All those feelings apparently have returned with the fight just one day away. The two met in a heated staredown after making weight, revving up the crowd in attendance at Fox Theatre and forcing UFC matchmaker Joe Silva to separate them.
The Atlanta crowd booed Jones more heavily than he likely has experienced in his career. The reaction didn't seem to phase the champ, though, who was accompanied to the stage by brother and Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman, Arthur Jones.
Jones (15-1) came in right at the 205-pound limit; Evans (17-1-1) weighed 204.
All fighters set to compete on Saturday's card made weight with the exception of lightweight John Makdessi, who weighed 158 pounds. He'll forfeit 20 percent of his fight purse to opponent Anthony Njokuani for missing weight by two pounds.
Welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald, 22, came in at 169.5 pounds for his co-main event appearance against Che Mills, who weighed 170 pounds.
GFL ($9.99), Richard Pierson vs Charles Hayward, John Thompson vs Jamond Bourgeois. It's a full card, but I don't want to type in everyone's name, since that's a lot of bold text, plus it's the first thing listed, so it would look even worse. If you've got nothing better to do with your life on a Wednesday night, this is available for $9.99. I am 70-30 sure I won't be watching. 70-30. I think the Cubs are in a night game since they're on the road. Yeah, I just checked. I'm out.
Friday, April 20
Eurosport (UK), 5:00 p.m. EDT, Chas Symonds vs Gavin Tait II. This is on television overseas.
Boxing360.com (Free Stream), 7:00 p.m. EDT, Angel Luis Ocasio vs Jason Sosa, Venroy July vs Jaywon Woods. This is a full, 10-fight card from Philadelphia.
ESPN2/ESPN3.com, 9:00 p.m. EDT, Adonis Stevenson vs Noe Gonzalez, Eleider Alvarez vs Rayco Saunders. Stevenson has made his mark at 168 since his upset loss to Darnell Boone, coming back a little tentative against Derek Edwards after a year off, but then blasting him in three. He followed that by squashing Dion Savage in a round, and then spent eight-plus rounds beating the living hell out of Aaron Pryor Jr before it was mercifully stopped. Last time out he Incredible Hulked all over Jesus Gonzales (sorry, I can't contribute another "pimp hand" joke to that story, I don't have it in me) and sent him back to Arizona with his tail between his legs. Now up is Noe Gonzalez, whose greatest pro boxing achievement to date would be his wide 2007 loss to Felix Sturm in one of Sturm's routinely shitty Universum-promoted title defenses. Well, Gonzalez would later go on to break Mariano Carrera's jaw, so that's something. That was enough to retire Carrera. Who knows? Stevenson is hittable and has been stopped before. The co-feature is prospect vs level one gatekeeper. Bad Left Hook will have live round-by-round coverage.
SHO, 11:00 p.m. EDT, Jermain Taylor vs Caleb Truax, Erislandy Lara vs Ronald Hearns. Look, everyone! Oh happy day! It's a special edition of ShoBox: The Old Generation! In this one, we're being treated to Jermain Taylor's second soft touch on his comeback journey, as he takes on Minnesota club fighter Caleb Truax, one of those very very local circuit guys who fluffs up a record and then maybe dares risk it on a fight like this. Truax didbeat Andy Kolle, so he is the King of Minnesota, I suppose.
Erislandy Lara is a legit contender at 154, though, so his fight, erm, sort of matters. Unfortunately it's against Ronald Hearns, and though Ronald seems like a friendly enough person from a distance (maybe he's a dick -- I have no idea), let's not mince words: He can't fight at this sort of level. Felix Sturm completely wiped him out last year in one of Sturm's all-time worst title defenses, one he couldn't even blame on Universum. This is Lara's first fight since he was robbed last July against Paul Williams, so beware ring rust, I suppose. Here is your intrigue for these two fights: (1) "Is Jermain Taylor really OK enough to continue fighting?" and (2) "Is Erislandy Lara suuuuuper rusty?" Them's yer stories! Get to gettin'! Bad Left Hook will have live round-by-round coverage.(Note: This card was supposed to be a triple-header with another Al Haymon fighter, the would-be-rebounding Fernando Guerrero, but he's out with an injury. Instead of Haymon signing one of the kids on the undercard and putting him on Showtime, it's just going to be a doubleheader.)
Saturday, April 21
BoxNation (UK), 2:30 p.m. EDT, James DeGale vs Cristian Sanavia, Patrick Nielsen vs Gaston Alejandro Vega, Andreas Evensen vs Willie Casey. DeGale and Sanavia likely won't go on last since neither of them are local in Denmark, which is a stupid place for England's DeGale to face Italy's Sanavia, but whatever, that's how it works. I don't believe DeGale has officially signed with Sauerland, so I think technically he's still promoted by Frank Warren, although it would sure seem like he's basically fighting for Sauerland now, which isn't that odd, I guess, considering that it's boxing where lots of dumb shit happens all the time that doesn't really make any sense, and also Warren and Sauerland have a great working relationship, including Sauerland being a key provider of content for the fledgling and struggling (so I'm told) BoxNation.
Anyway, I'd actually much rather watch the Sky card because I think the fights will be better, but something is telling me to watch this one to see DeGale. He wasn't much against either George Groves or Piotr Wilczewski last year, and I'm really starting to smell bust with him. I just don't know that he really has it. If he has problems with this guy, then the alarms should go off for everyone. Nielsen-Vega is a "yay that guy's the same nationality as us, hooray!" fight that people in countries where they care about their own fighters and blindly root for them apparently like seeing, while Evensen vs Casey is a matchup of two guys who aren't any damn good, to be blunt.Bad Left Hook will have live round-by-round coverage.
Sky Sports (UK), 4:30 p.m. EDT, Anthony Crolla vs Derry Mathews, Matty Askin vs Jon Lewis Dickinson.Like I said, this is honestly the better fight card, on paper. Crolla-Mathews should be a good little battle, even if Crolla dominates a slipping Mathews as I expect, and Askin is probably legitimately England's best cruiserweight at the moment. If Hatton Promotions really cared about appearance and title belts, they'd be doing everything in their power to force him into a British title shot. We're in a world where Shane McPhilbin just held the title and basically got jobbed just to lose it to the dusty old remains of Enzo Maccarinelli.
SHO Extreme, 7:00 p.m. EDT, Librado Andrade vs Rowland Bryant, Francisco Vargas vs Rafael Lora.Neither should be a challenge for either of the guys named first. Leave it to Golden Boy to come up with pure turdery for the SHO Extreme idea. It had to be the or Top Rank, I guess. I mean they could be giving us some kind of halfway intriguing Luis Ramos Jr fight, or Sharif Bogere or something, but nah, mid-30s Andrade vs club guy. Vargas-Lora is actually fine for this -- it's a test for a young fighter. Read more about these fights here, if'n ya want. Bad Left Hook will have live round-by-round coverage.
TyC Sports (Argentina), 8:00 p.m. EDT, Omar Narvaez vs Jose Cabrera. This should totally be Narvaez's entrance song.
SHO, 9:30 p.m. EDT, Abner Mares vs Eric Morel, Anselmo Moreno vs David De La Mora. We'll have more on these two fights, but let me say that it's not some oversight that Eric Morel hasn't been on TV in a long time. He's not some hard-luck vet who just hasn't gotten the breaks. He's a dull, uninteresting fighter whose skills don't match his record. Mares should make mincemeat of him if the world is just. Also, for the record, no, Abner Mares will not be fighting Nonito Donaire any time soon. Or Guillermo Rigondeaux. I have no earthly idea why people who write about boxing for a living ask any Golden Boy fighter if he wants to face a Top Rank guy, or vice versa, because it will not happen. Moreno is a heavy favorite over De La Mora, who once gave Koki Kameda a little more than he was bargaining for. It's a credible fight, I'd say, but I like Moreno to come out of this night as the clear new No. 1 bantamweight in the world, unless he announces a sure move up to 122 to follow Mares, which is a fight that could actually happen. Bad Left Hook will have live round-by-round coverage.
TV Azteca (Mexico), 9:30 p.m. EDT, Cristian Mijares vs Eddy Julio, Al Sabaupan vs Marvin Quintero. Word around the campfire is that if Mijares wins, he will move on to a totally uninteresting fight with Nonito Donaire on July 14 at Cowboys Stadium. The reason it's not interesting is that Mijares can't punch and figures to stink out the joint if he does take the fight. It's almost as if Top Rank learned nothing from the Donaire-Narvaez fight last year, when they matched Donaire with someone they clearly hadn't scouted, or at least that was the impression you'd get when they all acted surprised afterward that Narvaez, who has no history of interesting fights, turned up and didn't let Donaire slug him in the face for a spectacular KO. Mijares is a known commodity to them. Or else they've forgotten who he is. The only possible entertaining fight between Donaire and Mijares is a pure Donaire blowout where he beats the hell out of Mijares.
Telefutura, 11:00 p.m. EDT, Jose Miguel Cotto vs Eric Cruz. This is the "sorry we booked you to fight Jose Luis Castillo because he's Erik Morales' buddy. Love, Golden Boy" fight for Miguel Cotto's big brother Jose.
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