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Monday, October 31, 2011

10/31/2011- UFC 137 Results, Bellator 56 Results, NY Giants def. Miami, preview of WWE Raw, more

Hello everyone! Happy Halloween! I hope you all had a great weekend, or a decent one for those who were affected by the snow in the northeast on Saturday. It was definitely a shocking moment over the weekend since the last time my area had snow was in 2008, but the difference was that the snow sticked to the ground. Anyways, here is what happened over the weekend, and what's in store for the week.

UFC 137 took place on Saturday night and emanated from Las Vegas. Overall, there were 11 fights on the card. 4 were streamed on Facebook, 2 aired on Spike, while the remainder aired on PPV. Here are the results:
  • Clifford Starks def Dustin Jacoby via unanimous decision
  • Francis Carmont def Chris Camozzi via unanimous decision
  • Ramsey Nijem def Danny Downes via unanimous decision
  • Brandon Vera def Eliot Marshall via unanimous decision*
  • Bart Palaszewski def Tyson Griffin via KO at Round 1
  • Donald Cerrone def Dennis Silver via submission at Round 1**
  • Hatsu Hioki def George Roop via split decision
  • Scott Jorgensen def Jeff Curran via unanimous decision
  • Roy Nelson def Mirko Filipovic via TKO at Round 3
  • Cheick Kongo def Matt Mitrione via unanimous decision
  • Nick Diaz def BJ Penn via unanimous decision
*= this also aired on Spike
**= this also aired on PPV

After the PPV, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and BJ Penn announced their retirement from the UFC. Also, after a controversial remark that Nick Diaz made about GSP, GSP felt disrespected and asked to have a fight against Diaz on Super Bowl Weekend in 2012.

Bellator 56 was also aired in the same night as UFC 137. However, it was on MTV 2 instead of PPV. Here are the results from Bellator 56:
  • Eric Prindle def Ron Sparks via KO in Round 1 to advance to the Heavyweight Finals
  • Jeremy Spoon def. Adam Schindler via unanimous decision*
  • Thiago Santos def Neil Grove via submission in Round 1 to advance to the Heavyweight Finals
  • Ben Askren def Jay Hieron via split decision to retain the Bellator Welterweight Championship
Here are the highlights:

The New York Giants were the only New York team to play this week as the New York Jets had a bye week. Yesterday was a  game against the Jets fierce rival Miami Dolphins. After Miami dominated the 1st half of the game, the Giants made a comeback and got a win 20-17 to "put it in the books".

College Football
Last Saturday was a big day in college football as West Virginia def Rutgers 41-31, Notre Dame blew out the Navy 56-14, Oklahoma blew out Kansas State 58-17, and last but not least Kean University def Rowan University 13-6.

This Monday on Raw, the Muppets are guest starring to promote their movie, "The Muppets". Also, The Rock will respond to John Cena for Survivor Series, and Jim Ross will accept the Michael Cole Challenge to face Michael Cole with the announcer's job on the line.

That's all I have to say for now. Have a good week!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

10/29/2011-St. Louis Cardinals win World Series!, MMA Saturday Night Fights, WWE Week in 90 Seconds, more

Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a great week so far! Here's a preview of what occurred over the week, and what will happen over the weekend.

As the title mentioned above, the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series in a decisive Game 7 against the Texas Rangers. Congratulations to St. Louis on that World Series victory. Here are the highlights:

This will be the final time I will be talking about MLB in the year of 2011. You won't hear anything about baseball until Spring Training for the Yankees and the Mets.

This week on Raw and SmackDown was the fallout from the Vengeance PPV. Raw started with Triple H calling out Kevin Nash. It didn't end well for "The Game" as he was attacked by Nash with a sledgehammer in hand, and was taken out via stretcher. Other story lines included were CM Punk potential WWE Championship match against Alberto Del Rio, John Cena choosing The Rock as a tag-team partner against Awesome Truth for Survivor Series, and an open challenge from Michael Cole to have a match against Jim Ross for next week's Raw. Later that week on SmackDown, CM Punk made an appearance to face off against Christian in what was a good match. Here's a video highlights on what occured over the week:

Tonight, there will be 2 MMA Events as UFC 137 will be airing on PPV from Las Vegas, and Bellator 56 will be airing on MTV 2. As you all may know, Bellator Fighting Championships is now a part of Viacom and will be airing on Spike in 2013. The reason why 2013, and not next year is mainly due to a no-compete clause that Spike signed with UFC as UFC is transitioning from Spike to Fox Sports, and wants to honor that commitment. I respect the decision that Spike is making since after the WWE left Spike in 2005, the UFC kept Spike TV on the map. Going back to the events, the main event of UFC 137 is Nick Diaz vs BJ Penn, and Bellator 56 is the heavyweight finals and a welterweight title fight. Results will be given on Monday.

College Football
Today on College Football, Oklahoma will face Kansas State, Rutgers will host West Virginia, and Notre Dame will host the Navy. All of these games have started, and the results will be shared on Monday. Also, the game between Rowan and Kean is currently in progress with the score of 7-6. More will be said on Monday.

After the days of College Football, tune in tomorrow to see the New York Giants host the Miami Dolphins. The Jets are off this week as they are on bye.

Monday, October 24, 2011

10/24/2011- NY Jets def. San Diego, MLB World Series, Sooners get 1st loss of the season, Bellator 55 results, more

Hello everyone! I apologize for my absence since I had a cold last Monday and was resting up the entire week. I am currently feeling a lot better compared to last week. Instead of recapping what happened while I was away, I will only recap stuff that occurred over the weekend. That way, it will save up time on typing.
The World Series began on October 19th as the Texas Rangers face the St. Louis Cardinals in a best of 4 out of 7 games. Currently the series is tied 2-2 as the Cardinals won Games 1 and 3, while the Rangers won Games 2 and 4. Here is the rest of the schedule:
  • Game 5: 10/24 Cardinals @ Rangers 8:05 PM
  • Game 6: 10/26 Rangers @ Cardinals 8:05 PM
  • Game 7: 10/27 Rangers @ Cardinals 8:05 PM*
*- if necessary
All games are scheduled to air on FOX and ESPN Radio

Yesterday, the New York Jets hosted the San Diego Chargers in an afternoon game on CBS. It was the only New York football game on television since the Giants were on bye this week. This was considered to be the toughest game the Jets faced as the Chargers dominated most of the game. However, the Jets made a comeback and led to a 27-21 victory. Although we should give credit where credit is due since had it not been for defense playing really well, Plaxico Burress' 3 catches for TDs, and a field goal in the last few minutes of the 4th quarter, the Jets would have lost. Here are the highlights:

College Football
This past weekend was filled with shockers as Rutgers got their 2nd loss to Louisville Cardinals 16-14, Notre Dame lost to USC 31-17, and the Oklahoma Sooners got their 1st loss of the season to Texas Tech 41-38. The good news is that Kean University won their Homecoming Game against Morrisville State College 26-13.

Bellator 55 took place on Saturday night and was emanated from Yuma, AZ. Here are the results from the main card:
  • Ricardo Triloni def Steve Gable via submission in Round 2
  • Travis Wiuff def Christian M' Pumbu via unanimous decision in a non-title bout
  • Eduardo Dantas def Ed West via split decision to advance to Bantamweight Finals
  • Alexis Vila def Marcos Galvao via split decision to advance to Bantamweight Finals
Here are the highlights:

As many of you already heard, UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre is out with a knee injury and therefore won't be able to defend his title against Carlos Condit on October 29th. UFC promoter Dana White announced that the new main event of UFC 137 will be BJ Penn vs Nick Diaz to take place instead of St. Pierre vs Condit. More info about UFC 137 will be announced.

Last week, WWE was in Mexico City for the tapings of Raw and SmackDown. Here is a recap of what took place last week in WWE:

Last night, the Vengeance PPV took place. Even though I didn't see this PPV, I heard that during the World Heavyweight Title Match, Mark Henry superplexed the Big Show and the ring broke. Here are the results from the Vengeance PPV:
  • Air Boom (Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston) def. Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship
  • Dolph Ziggler def. Zack Ryder to retain the United States Championship
  • Beth Phoenix def Eve Torres to retain the Divas Championship
  • Sheamus def Christian
  • The Miz and R-Truth def Triple H and CM Punk
  • Randy Orton def Cody Rhodes in a non-title match
  • Big Show vs Mark Henry went to a No-Contest (as mentioned above)
  • Alberto Del Rio def John Cena to retain the WWE Championship in a Last Man Standing Match
The next WWE PPV will be Survivor Series, and will feature The Rock making his return match.

 More info to be announced.

That's all I have to say for now. Have a good week.

Friday, October 14, 2011

10/14/2011- MLB Postseason, WWE Raw disappointing this week, review of 10/8/2011, preview of Bellator 54, more

Hello everyone! I hope everyone has had a great week. The main highlight of this blog is the disappointment episode of WWE Monday Night Raw. There have been bad episodes in the past, but I gave them the benefit of the doubt. However, this was completely ridiculous. Here's my take.

This past Monday on Raw was the episode where the 55 WWE talents walked out on WWE COO Triple H. It started with ring announcers, commentary team, and the locker room absent. Triple H showed up and said that Raw will continue despite the "walk out". John Cena, Sheamus, and CM Punk showed up and said that they will continue to work so the 1st match was John Cena vs Sheamus with Triple H as referee and CM Punk on commentary. I thought this was a little innovative, and very original. Of course, this was short lived as WWE Chairman Vince McMahon showed up and told Triple H that he no longer has booking power over Raw and that a "Interim" GM would take control. The Raw GM turned out to be John Laurinitis. Afterwards, Raw went back to status quo, and the one thing that made me shut off the television was when Laurinitis fired Jim Ross from commentary because he "simply didn't like him". WWE should know that Jim Ross=ratings. No Jim Ross= ratings go down (albeit with a few exceptions). After that, I didn't bother watching the rest of Raw.

My rant on the WWE is finished for now. It's time to shift gears to the positives.

This past episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling had the main event of ROH World Champion Davey Richards vs Roderick Strong for the ROH World Title. It was another great episode that ROH is producing as of recent. Overall, the opening match between Tomasso Ciampa (pronounced cham-pa) and Andy Ridge and the main event said above was really good. At the end, Richards retained his title via submission. Here's a preview of the next episode:

Also posted is a recent ROH Video Wire to keep everyone in the loop:

Tonight, M-1 Challenge 27 will take place from Phoenix, AZ and will air on Showtime. The main event of the card is Kenny Garner vs Maxim Grishin. The following night, Bellator 54 will emanate from Atlantic City, NJ and features Bellator Bantamweight Champion Zach Makovsky fighting in a non-title bout and the semifinals of the Middleweight Tournament.

In the latest series on the Road to World Series, the ALDS is currently on the wire as Texas leads 3-2, and NLCS is tied between Brewers and Cardinals. NLCS Game 5 will take place tonight at 8 PM, while Game 6 of the ALCS will take place tomorrow night.

College Football
This weekend in College Football, Oklahoma will face Kansas in a primetime game scheduled at 9:30 PM on ESPN 2. Also, Rutgers will face against Navy which will air on ESPN 3 in select areas, and last but not least,  Kean will head to Brockport to face against The College of Brockport.

This week, the New York Giants will be coming home to CBS to host the Buffalo Bills in a Super Bowl rematch. If you read "coming home to CBS", this is no error as you read it correct. Believe it or not, CBS was the home of the NFC Conference for several years before losing rights to FOX Sports. Giants games used to air on CBS, so this is a return home to it's original network. Here's proof that NFC was on CBS:

The following night, the New York Jets will host the Miami Dolphins on ESPN Monday Night Football.

That is all I have to say for now. Have a good weekend!


Monday, October 10, 2011

10/10/2011- MLB Postseason, UFC 136 results, Bellator 53 results, Seattle def NY Giants, Patriots def NY Jets, Oklahoma def Texas, more

Hello everyone. I hope everyone has had a great weekend. This weekend was a depressing weekend for New York sports fans as the Giants fell to Seattle in the last few minutes of the game at home, while the Jets had their 3rd straight loss overall. Here are all the info that occurred over the weekend.

The Division Series has now concluded, and the teams that were eliminated were the New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. The final four remaining in the postseason are Detroit vs Texas and Milwaukee vs St. Louis. The ALCS began on Saturday Night with Detroit heading to Texas in a losing effort, giving Rangers a 1 game lead. One note was former Red Sox manager Terry Francona filled in for an absent Tim McCarver on commentary. A 2nd game of the ALCS was set to occur, but was postponed to today. In the NLCS picture, the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st game, giving them the 1 game lead. Here is the rest of the schedule:

  • Game 2: Cardinals @ Brewers 10/10 8:05 PM
  • Game 3: Brewers @ Cardinals 10/12 8:05 PM
  • Game 4: Brewers @ Cardinals 10/13 8:05 PM
  • Game 5: Brewers @ Cardinals 10/14 8:05 PM*
  • Game 6: Cardinals @ Brewers 10/16 4:05 PM*
  • Game 7: Cardinals @ Brewers 10/17 8:05 PM*
  • Game 2: Tigers @ Rangers 10/10 4:19 PM
  • Game 3: Rangers @ Tigers 10/11 8:05 PM
  • Game 4: Rangers @ Tigers 10/12 4:19 PM
  • Game 5: Rangers @ Tigers 10/13 4:19 PM*
  • Game 6: Tigers @ Rangers 10/15 8:05 PM*
  • Game 7: Tigers @ Rangers 10/16 8:05 PM*
Yesterday was a depressing day for both Giants and Jets fans as the two teams lost. The Giants fell to the Seahawks in the last few minutes of the game due to Seattle intercepting a ball from Eli Manning. Here are the highlights from the Giants game:

Later in the day, the Jets faced the New England Patriots in a losing effort. However, one notable thing was the Jets offense slightly improved compared to last week, but it still failed against the Patriots.

College Football
This weekend was a historic weekend in College Football as Oklahoma blew out the Texas Longhorns in 55-17 at the Cotton Bowl Classic, Rutgers got an upset victory against Pittsburgh 34-10, Notre Dame def Air Force 59-33, and Kean def Buffalo State 34-27.

UFC 136 is now in the books as the longest PPV event of UFC history Overall, there were 11 fights on the card. 4 were streamed on Facebook, 2 were televised on Spike, while the rest aired on PPV. Here are the results from the event:
  • Mike Massenzio def Steve Cantwell via unanimous decision*
  • Aaron Simpson def Eric Schafer via unanimous decision
  • Darren Elkins def Zhang Tie Quan via unanimous decision
  • Stipe Miocic def Joey Beltran via unanimous decision*
  • Anthony Pettis def Jeremy Stephens via split decision
  • Demian Maia def Jorge Santiago via unanimous decision
  • Joe Lauzon def Melvin Guillard via submission at Round 1
  • Nam Phan def Leonard Garcia via unanimous decision
  • Chael Sonnen def Brian Stann via submission at Round 2
  • Jose Aldo def Kenny Florian via unanimous decision to retain the UFC Featherweight Championship
  • Frankie Edgar def Gray Maynard via TKO at Round 4 to retain the UFC Lightweight Championship
*= this also aired on PPV

Bellator 53 also aired on Saturday night, which was emanated from Miami, Oklahoma and aired on MTV 2. Here are the results:
  • Thiago Santos def Josh Burns via submission at Round 1
  • Ronnie Mann def Kenny Foster via submission at Round 1
  • Douglas Lima def Chris Lozano via KO at Round 2
  • Ben Saunders def Luis Santos via submission at Round 3
Bellator posted a video of the highlight of the fight:

Here is a recap of what happened last week on WWE programming.

This Monday on Raw, WWE has advertised that the "Big 5" consisting of John Cena, CM Punk, Randy Orton, Sheamus, and The Big Show will appear on Raw. The rest of the WWE employees that "walked out" on WWE COO Triple H will protest.

That's all I have to say for now. Have a good week everyone!


Friday, October 7, 2011

10/7/2011- MLB Postseason, review of WWE Raw, review of 10/1/2011 ROH Wrestling, MMA Saturday Night Fights, more

Hello everyone. As you may know, New York baseball has come to an end as the Yankees lost the ALDS. Thank god its still football season, and of course professional wrestling and mixed martial arts has no off season so I can still have something to be happy about. However, I will still cover MLB Postseason on the blog, but won't be emotionally invested until the 2012 MLB Season. Here we go.

After a rough game on Monday night where the Yankees were facing elimination on Tuesday, AJ Burnett turned things around when he pitched a really good game in which the Yankees won 10-1 against Detroit at Comerica Park. This would force a Game 5 to occur last night at Yankee Stadium. Despite a home field advantage, everything went downhill for the Bombers as a lot of hitters had a bad day and Ivan Nova started despite being hurt and gave up 2 home runs. The only highlight was Robinson Cano hitting a home run to avoid a shut out. Final score was 3-2 Detroit and the Tigers will face the Texas Rangers in the 2011 ALCS.

I will give information about the NLCS on Monday since... wait a minute. I just found out from ESPN Radio that the Milwaukee Brewers won the NLDS defeating the Diamondbacks in the bottom of the 10th inning at Miller Park!!! Okay then, Brewers will face the winner of Phillies/Cardinals, which is still in progress.

This Sunday, the New York Giants will host the Seattle Seahawks in a 1 PM game on FOX, while the New York Jets will head to Boston to face the New England Patriots in a 4:15 PM game on CBS. For the Giants game, Thom Brennerman will be filling in for Joe Buck since Buck will be covering the ALCS.

College Football
This weekend, the Oklahoma Sooners will face their fiercest rival Texas Longhorns at the Cotton Bowl in what is dubbed as the "Cotton Bowl Classic". Notre Dame will host Air Force in a mid-afternoon game, Rutgers will host Pittsburgh in that same time slot as Notre Dame, and Kean University will host Buffalo State College. Unlike the latter 3, Oklahoma-Texas will be in a neutral zone.

This Saturday is MMA Saturday Night Fights as UFC will host a PPV called UFC 136 in which two titles are on the line. Jose Aldo will defend his Featherweight Championship against Kenny Florian and Frankie Edgar will defend his Lightweight Championship against Gray Maynard. Another event that will compete against UFC 136 is Bellator 53 in which the main event is the Featherweight Tournament Semifinals.

This past Monday on Raw, the storyline of WWE COO Triple H losing control of Raw has now escalated to the point of where a majority of WWE employees have voted no-confidence and that Triple H is not fit to run the WWE. One moment was when Jerry Lawler walked out on Triple H, following the WWE employees that were present, Michael Cole, Booker T, RAW ring announcer Justin Roberts, and eventually Jim Ross. The only support Triple H has is the WWE Universe. Here is the highlight of that segment:

Keep in mind, the wrestlers that were absent were John Cena, CM Punk, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Eve Torres, Kelly Kelly, Justin Gabriel, and the rest who were already inactive due to injury. The notable ones would most likely be considered the sympathizers to Triple H.

Ring of Honor Wrestling never disappoints as the second week of ROH TV aired on Saturday in select markets, and the main event was El Generico vs Jay Lethal for the ROH TV Title. The opening match was really good between Mike Bennett and Jimmy Jacobs and the original outcome of the main event was a time limit draw. However, Jim Cornette order 3 more minutes to declare an actual winner in which Lethal pinned Generico to win the ROH World Television Championship. Here's a preview of the next episode:

That's all I have to say for now. Have a good weekend!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

10/4/2011- MLB Postseason, Bellator 52 results, UFC on Versus 6 results, NY Giants def Arizona, Baltimore def NY Jets, more

Hey everyone. This is the 1st blog of October, and that means the weather has shifted from warm to cold and the leaves turn from green to red/yellow/brown. What remains the same is that football is still going on, and postseason baseball is currently in progress. Here are all the info that occured over the weekend.

The last day of September was the 1st day of MLB Postseason and the ALDS was underway. The early game had Rays shutting out the Rangers and the Yankees and Tigers tied at 1 run. The bad news was that a heavy downpour occured in the Bronx which lead to the Friday game being postponed to the following night in which they won with 9 runs. Robinson Cano's grand slam and Ivan Nova's pitching contributed to the victory. In the NLDS, the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 2 games in a row, while the Phillies are tied with the Cardinals 1-1. To sum it all up, the ALDS have their 2 series lead by both Detroit and Texas by 2-1, while the NLDS has Milwaukee leading the series 2-0 and Phillies/Cardinals tied. Here is the schedule for the upcoming games:

ALDS (Yankees/Tigers)
ALDS (Rays/Rangers)
NLDS (Phillies/Cardinals)
NLDS (Brewers/Diamondbacks)
*= if necessary
**= Will air on TNT
  • All games are in Eastern Time Zone and, with the exception of Game 3 between Milwaukee and Arizona, are scheduled to air on TBS.
2 days ago was a good week for the Giants and a bad week for the Jets as the Giants won a game twice in a row while the Jets lost twice in a row. Although the Giants were trailing against Arizona, they pulled off a victory in the end.

For the Jets, I knew it was going to be a loss as defeating the Ravens is slim to none. Unlike last time where they met, the Jets offense was humiliated by Ravens defense. Mark Sanchez lost control of the ball and threw an interception which costed the Jets a victory.

Congratulations on the Giants victory, but wake me up when the Jets get a victory as they have lost all momentum going to New England.

College Football
This weekend was a historic one for the Oklahoma Sooners as they defeated Ball State in a blowout of 62-6. I consider this the greatest game I never saw since it was a PPV game (and of course I was watching the ALDS). Here are the highlights from that game:

Another notable moment that occured was when Rutgers defeated Syracuse in 2 overtimes at the Carrier Dome. I saw a little bit of the game on SNY, but Syracuse was in the lead and I thought it was over for Rutgers. I was proven wrong, and the final score was 19-16. In other areas, Notre Dame achieved a victory against Purdue 38-10 and Kean got a victory against TCNJ 7-6.

Bellator 52 took place on Saturday night and is now in the books for the Heavyweight Quarterfinals. Here are the results:
  • Ron Sparks def. Mark Holata via KO at Round 1
  • Eric Prindle def Abe Wagner via unanimous decision
  • Blagoi Ivanov def Zak Jensen via technical submission at Round 2
  • Mike Hayes def Neil Grove via split decision
Here are the highlights for the event:

UFC also had an event on Versus this past Saturday as the Bantamweight Championship was on the line. Here are the results:
  • Matt Wiman def Mac Danzig via unanimous decision
  • Anthony Johnson def Charlie Brenneman via TKO at Round 1
  • Stefan Struve def Pat Barry via submission at Round 2
  • Dominick Cruz def Demetrious Johnson via unanimous decision to retain the UFC Bantamweight Championship
This past Sunday was a pay per view called WWE Hell in A Cell in which 2 matches were Hell in a Cell matches. Here are the results:
  • Sheamus def Christian
  • Sin Cara (Good) def Sin Cara (Evil)
  • Air Boom (Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston def Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship
  • Mark Henry def Randy Orton in Hell in a Cell to retain the World Heavyweight Championship
  • Cody Rhodes def John Morrison to retain the Intercontinental Championship
  • Beth Phoenix def Kelly Kelly to become the NEW Divas Champion
  • Alberto Del Rio def John Cena and CM Punk in a triple threat Hell in a Cell to become the NEW WWE Champion
Although I didn't see the PPV, I heard that Jim Ross was at the broadcast booth filling in for Jerry Lawler. I will give the review of Raw on Friday.

Have a good week.