October 18, 2013 |
Junior Dos Santos is fighting Cain Velasquez for the third time in less than two years Saturday in Houston, and after getting dominated over five rounds in the most recent scrap, something has to change. Dos Santos of Brazil told reporters recently he's more focused on conditioning after getting hurt early in their December bout and wearing down as it proceeded - Velasquez recapturing his Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight belt by unanimous decision in Las Vegas. “This third fight is going to be completely different … because now Cain Velasquez knows more about me,” Dos Santos said.
October 16, 2013 |
Cain Velasquez met with Mexican boxing star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez last month before Alvarez lost a decision to Floyd Mayweather Jr. With charisma and looks that brought a strong female audience to supplement his popular brawling nature among men in the blood sport, Alvarez generated with Mayweather a record for pay-per-view sales in the bout. “Canelo has a big fan base. That's good, it shows his overall brand is growing, with more people behind him,” said Velasquez, the UFC heavyweight champion whose family immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico.
July 30, 2013 |
Cain Velasquez might have fallen to one of Junior Dos Santos' best punches in their first meeting, but Velasquez's five-round beating of Dos Santos in their rematch gives him confidence about their third fight. Stopping at downtown's Club Nokia on Tuesday as part of the UFC World Tour, Velasquez (11-1) said he expected to beat Dos Santos (16-2) again when they fight Oct. 19 in Houston. “This fight, this sport, there's always a bunch of changes -- that's what the first fight proved,” Velasquez said.
June 17, 2013 |
The heavyweight MMA picture got a lot clearer after a busy month of action. Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos firmly established themselves above the rest of the pack with knockout wins over Antonio Silva and Mark Hunt at UFC 160. Heavyweight 1. Cain Velasquez 2. Junior Dos Santos 3. Fabricio Werdum 4. Daniel Cormier 5. Antonio Silva 6. Alistair Overeem 7. Josh Barnett 8. Frank Mir 9. Travis...
June 5, 2013 |
Over the last six months Chivas USA has been noisily remaking its roster to make it look more like the Mexican national team than a Major League Soccer club. Yet it's the Galaxy that appears ready to swoop in and land one of Mexico's biggest stars. ESPN Deportes reported that the Galaxy has offered $8 million to 24-year-old winger Giovani Dos Santos, who played last season for Spain's Mallorca, scoring six times in 29 appearances. Dos Santos has also played for Barcelona and Racing Santander in Spain, Tottenham Hotspur and Ipswich Town in England and Turkish club Galatasary.
January 28, 2013 |
Though the SAG Awards may not have the global draw of the Golden Globes and Oscars, that underdog quality can make the red carpet fashion all the more interesting. Not as much at stake means more risk-taking and more chances for lesser-known designers to get a turn. The biggest trends of Sunday night were black, white and dark blue hues, sheer accents, corseted bodices and side-swept Veronica Lake hair. FOR THE RECORD: SAG fashion photos: In the Jan. 28 Calendar, the photos of Jessica Chastain, January Jones and Marion Cotillard on the fashion page of the Screen Actors Guild Awards coverage were credited to Mark Boster of The Times.