Las Vegas, Nevada – Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® brand, announced today that nearly 350 UFC® and STRIKEFORCE® independent contractor athletes will now be eligible for customized accident insurance coverage. The coverage will be underwritten by Houston Casualty Insurance Company and complement existing event coverage the company already provides its athletes. Never before has a combat sports promoter provided coverage to nearly 350 athletes, and this unprecedented policy will cover accidental injuries suffered by athletes while training, as well as non-training incidents such as automobile accidents.
Both Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley made the 147 welterweight limit. Pacquiao weighed in at 145 lbs while Mosley weighted in at 147.
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Las Vegas, May 6, 2011: Karkadann Games, a world-class gaming studio recently launched by Abu Dhabi Media, today announced the upcoming release of its new action adventure video game titled “Pound for Pound” Volume 1, centred on Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao.
The timing couldn’t be better: joining the ranks of the greatest fighters of all time, and currently rated as the ‘number one’ pound-for-pound boxer in perhaps history, Manny Pacquiao is also one of the most recognizable and most well liked athletes in the world today.
Manny Pacquiao and “Sugar” Shane Mosley have arrived into the eye of the media storm and the cameras of FIGHT CAMP 360° are capturing every moment!
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Episode 4 Premieres TONIGHT at 10pm ET/PT on SHOWTIME
Replay TOMORROW at 2pm ET/11am PT on CBS
WBO junior featherweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (20-0-1, 17 KOs), of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, will make his Las Vegas debut and third title defense when he faces five-time world champion Jorge Arce (56-6-2, 43 KOs), of Los Mochis, México, former world middleweight champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik (36-2, 32 KOs), of Youngstown, Ohio, meets undefeated WBC Continental Americas super middleweight titleholder Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez (21-0, 16 KOs), of Cut and Shoot, Texas, in a 10-round super middleweight battle; and Mike Alvarado (29-0, 21 KOs), of Denver takes on “Sugar” Ray Narh (25-1, 21 KOs) of Accra, Ghana, in a 10-round super lightweight match.
LAS VEGAS (May 5, 2011) – The trainers for Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley, Freddie Roach and Naazim Richardson, respectively, and the fighters who will compete on Saturday’s undercard met with the press Thursday at MGM Grand.
Las Vegas, NV: Lost in the hype and hoopla of the main event is the fact that Top Rank has put on one hell of a show. Prior to the main event, Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik will make his long anticipated return to the ring. Pavlik has fought since April of 2010, when he lost a unanimous decision at the hand of Sergio Martinez. He will be taking on undefeated prospect Alfonso Lopez.
In other bouts on the telecast, WBO junior featherweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, will make his Las Vegas debut and third title defense when he faces five-time world champion Jorge Arce , of Los Mochis, México. Mike Alvarado , of Denver takes on “Sugar” Ray Narh of Accra, Ghana, in a 10-round super lightweight match.
Pacquiao vs. Mosley pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, has a suggested retail price of $54.95, will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV®. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. For Pacquiao vs. Mosley fight week updates, log on to www.sports.SHO.com or www.toprank.com .
According to the Miami Herald , Punching Sensation Yuriokis Gamboa was arrested on charges of domestic violence.
Gambo a was booked around 5 a. m after argueing with his wife, Dunia Francisco. Duania was found to have scratches and redness on her arms and neck, according to police. His bond was set at $1,500.
UFC 134: Rio will take place take place on August 27, 2011 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event will be the second that the UFC has hosted in Brazil, but the first since 1998. UFC Legend Royce Gracie has said he is returning to the Octagon, but UFC President Dana White has said there are no plans for Gracie to return. However, Gracie told Brazilian news site Esporte.UOL.com that negotiations for his return were ongoing. With or without Gracie, the card looks to be stacked with Brazilian fighters.
- Middleweight Championship bout: Anderson Silva vs . Yushin Okami
- Light Heavyweight bout: Mauricio Rua vs. Forrest Griffin
- Lightweight bout: Thiago Tavares vs. Spencer Fisher
- Light Heavyweight bout: Luiz Cane vs. Stanislav Nedkov
- Lightweight bout: Edson Barboza vs. Ross Pearson
- Middleweight bout: Maiquel Falcão vs . Tom Lawlor
- Welterweight bout: Paulo Thiago vs. David Mitchell
Ticket information will be available shortly.