Hey guys, I hope you all had a safe weekend. I hope everyone is okay from Hurricane Irene. I know that it caused a lot of shake-ups to occur in New York sports, but at least it wasn't fully cancelled. Here we go.
UFC Rio (a.k.a. UFC 134: Silva vs Okami) is now in the books. Overall, there were 12 fights on the card and here are the results:
- Yves Jabouin def. Ian Loveland via split decision*
- Yuri Alcantra def. Felipe Arantes via unanimous decision
- Erick Silva def. Luis Ramos via TKO at Round 1**
- Raphael Assunção def. Johnny Eduardo via unanimous decision
- Paulo Thiago def. David Mitchell via unanimous decision*
- Rousimar Palhares def. Dan Miller via unanimous decision
- Thiago Tavares def. Spencer Fisher via TKO at Round 2
- Stanislav Nedkov def. Luiz Cane via TKO at Round 1
- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Brendan Schaub via KO at Round 1
- Edson Barbazoa def. Ross Pearson via split decision
- Mauricio Rua def. Forrest Griffin via KO at Round 1
- Anderson Silva def. Yushin Okami via TKO at Round 2 to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship
*= this bout also aired on PPV
**= this bout also aired on Spike and PPV
I only saw the Spike preliminaries, but the fights on the prelims looked nice as well. Most of the fighters who won were of Brazilian descent but that's a good thing for UFC since they were hosting the event in Rio De Janiero and wanted to have the crowd go home happy.
The next UFC live event will be on September 17th as UFC will air Fight Night on Spike.
Both the New York Yankees and the New York Mets had their schedules messed up due to Hurricane Irene which caused the Yankees five game stand against the Baltimore Orioles to be reduced to 4 while the Mets series against Atlanta had their Saturday and Sunday games cancelled. Nonetheless, the two teams are now back in routine and focused on September which is "crunch time" for them. After the Yankees evened the series against Baltimore yesterday, the Yankees will play against Boston Red Sox this week to determine the race to 1st place. Meanwhile for the Mets, they have defeated the Florida Marlins yesterday in a back-to-back doubleheader. The Mets will continue their series against the Marlins until Thursday.
After the exhibition game between the New York Jets and New York Giants were rescheduling many times, the two had played each other last night in what was the 1st game of the newly-renamed Metlife Stadium and was considered the Metlife Bowl between the Giants and Jets. After a boring beginning, the Giants made a field goal kick to make it 3 and nothing. However, it was short lived for the Giants as the Jets took the lead for the rest of the game and defeated the Giants 17-3. Here are the highlights of the game:
The two New York football teams will meet again on December 24,2011 in a regular season game.
Later this week, the Giants will head to Gillete Stadium to face Super Bowl rival New England Patriots while the Jets will host Giants fiercest rival, the Philadelphia Eagles to conclude the preseason.
Last night's Raw was unique in a way as Triple H announced that the performers from SmackDown will appear on Raw more often to have a Raw SuperShow. I don't know what is exactly going on, but it appears that WWE is killing the Brand Extension that was initiated back in 2002. Also, tonight Raw superstars will appear on SmackDown for the live edition. The main event of the show will be Christian vs. Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship in a steel cage match.
On the next edition of the blog, I will give a review of WWE Super SmackDown as well as giving a preview of NCAA College Football. Have a nice day and a good week.