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For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsA redemption story can very easily be called a cliché in sport Jon Jones’s Round 3 KO win over Daniel Cormier is a redemption story for sure but not a clichéd one UFC 214 had all the makings of being the most entertaining fight card As UFC’s ‘main draw’ Conor McGregor tests water and quadruples his networth by boxing Floyd Mayweather UFC needed this card as well 2017 has been an underwhelming year in terms of Pay-Per-View buys and luck has not been on their side Jon Jones celebrates after beating Daniel Cormier on Sunday Image courtesy: Twitter/@ufc Fighters pulling out at the last time good matchups not delivering and controversial decisions dominated the headlines Everything felt awry like UFC was fighting a battle against a power they could not quite overpower Barring UFC 211 which had the memorable Miocic vs Dos Santos clash the word ‘disappointing’ resonated This would have alarmed the owners who’ve only recently acquired the company for $42 billion They gambled by making UFC 214 a heavy card and thankfully it paid off The Jimi Manuwa vs Volkan Oezdemir clash was the curtain-raiser for the main card No 3 Manuwa taking on No 5 Oezdemir was an important fight for the Light Heavyweight Division Whosoever won that fight would either fight for No 1 contender or fight for the title based on how the outcome came against the winner of the Main Card — Cormier and Jones Manuwa was the favourite to win against the man from Switzerland Oezdemir who’s had a meteoric rise in rankings despite this being only his third fight in the UFC To the shock of everyone Oezdemir knocked out Manuwa in 22 seconds of the very first round “I’ve got dynamite in my hands man” he said in the post-fight interview With that the scene was set for an explosive night Robbie Lawler vs Donald Cerrone was up next and the fans cheered wildly when the preview of the fight was shown on the big screen Considering that these are two brawlers going head-to-head this was the fight all MMA fans were looking forward to the most apart from the main event Former Welterweight champ Lawler made his way to the octagon for the first time after losing to Tyron Woodley The fight was a slug fest where both fighters tried to take each other’s head off with Lawler edging the decisions after three rounds Cris Cyborg arguably the best female MMA fighter of all time and a fan favourite now had her chance to finally add a UFC belt under her list of achievements UFC built the Women’s Featherweight Division just so they could retain Cyborg’s services She was going up against Tanya Evinger who was undefeated in her last 11 fights Cyborg started as an overwhelming favourite and deservedly showed why dismantling Evinger in every single way before getting a TKO win over her in third round She was undefeated in 12 years but finally has a UFC belt around her waist In the co-main event the Welterweight title was on the line as champion Tyron Woodley took on arguably the best jiu-jitsu practioner in MMA Damian Maia From the onset experts predicted it to be a dull affair as striking will be limited given the pedigree of Maia’s grappling and they were spot on This fight went on for five rounds and broke a record nobody wants to break — of ‘least significant strikes landed’ Woodley survived all 23 takedown attempts of Maia The 16000-odd spectators’ boos were ricocheting around the Honda Centre Woodley won the fight by a unanimous decision Even though this was his third defence after claiming the title for the first time fans still don’t see him as the dominant champion he claims to be All things aside the entire world was now ready The elusive fight that all the fans were fretting over was here: Daniel ‘DC’ Cormier vs Jon ‘Bones’ Jones As ‘the champ is here’ played in the arena an emotional Jones walked out It was almost visible from his face that he was done taking his talent for granted again and again His single-hand cartwheel entry was done and he waited for Cormier to emerge DC came out running looking ever so determined to put on a beating and they were off The lingering doubt over Jones’ return after 15 months of no action was of ring-rust a factor which he showcased in his last fight which also came after a layoff Those doubts were diminished within seconds as he started the round strong controlling the fight using his reach to his advantage He got right down to brass tacks punching Cormier’s body kicking his knee in Cormier did clip him in the latter stages of the first though and momentum was seen shifting towards him even though Jones took the first round Round 2 was a slugfest where both Jones and Cormier went after each other trying to hurt with whatever they could Whether it was upper-cuts of Cormier in a Thai Clinch or Jones’ kicks to Cormier’s body the impact was evident as both were more focused and looked sharper Cormier edged that round just by being more aggressive but if you give Jon that round many people won’t argue with that call Cormier’s prediction was coming true he was finally showcasing how good he really can be Round 3 began with Cormier again being the aggressor of the two Jones was technical and tactful the entire fight — he was working the body and the head simultaneously and not just swinging for the fences as Cormier was in Round 2 He was being precise and following his gameplan not bothered about losing the last round He saw an opening and raised his long left leg to make his bare shin connect with DC’s face After his win over Rumble Johnson in UFC 210 DC claimed he always envisioned being knocked out by a head-kick Now his worst nightmare had unfolded DC was rocked and started wobbling Jones followed tripped him and laid one of the most vicious ground and pound until the referee intervened and called the fight DC had never been finished before After receiving the belt Jones fell on the ground hands on his head crying In his post-fight interview the first thing he said controlling his emotions was “I made it back man” DC was visibly shook and was having a hard time controlling his tears and Jones settled the beef by thanking him for being his biggest rival and that he had learnt to be the better man husband and father from him Jones has come full circle with this win not only by regaining his title but by the uncanny similarity this win had with his first title win when he was 23 and fighting the then-champion Shogun Rua Both fights were finished in the third round At both times Jones’ was overwhelmed with exhilaration The question whether Jones is the best fighter of all time was asked before this fight He settled that as well knowing he’s still just 30 “I’m about to enter my prime” Just as he was about to leave the octagon he dropped a name-bomb that made the whole arena roar “Brock Lesnar if you want to get your a** beat by a man who is 40 pounds lighter than you meet me in the Octagon” Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj also attended the inaugural session Delivering his inaugural address Netanyahu appreciated the efforts being made by the Indian government to cut bureaucratic red tape [email protected] by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 22 2012 2:46 am Related News The Delhi High Court on Monday ordered the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police to probe into the mysterious hit-and-run death of RTI activist Ravinder Balwani on April 23 A bench headed by Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri also asked police to apprise it of its probe every fortnight by filing progress reports The bench had on Friday agreed to consider an order on a separate probe into the death of Balwani On Mondaythe court took on record certain documentsreportedly disclosing threats to the life of the 61-year-old activistwho died three days after sustaining fatal injuries under mysterious circumstances at Vasant Kunj in Southwest Delhi on April 23 He was one of the petitioners in a case pertaining to Lokayuktas jurisdiction over members of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) Senior advocate Maninder Singh told the bench that these documents clearly showed that Balwanis life was in jeopardy and that he approached police on several occasions but they failed to pay heed to his complaints Appearing before the benchDelhi governments Standing Counsel Pawan Sharma said Balwanis case was one of hit-and-run and an FIR was lodged with the Vasant Kunj police station Balwanis familyhoweverhad alleged foul play in the incident They claimed that police are yet to take cognisance of the fact that Ravinder Balwaniwho had retired as manager of Delhi Transco Limited in 2010had in the past also lodged a complaint with the Indraprastha Estate police station claiming that there were threats to his life from officials he had complained against For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: June 23 2012 1:30 am Related News The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) released Class X marksheets on Fridaywhich saw the pass percentage of quite a few schools touching above the 90 per cent mark New English School student Prashant Satav was declared the state topper in Sciencewhile Charmish Mojidan of the RC Mehta Gujarati High School was declared state topper in Gujarati The Abhinav School secured 100 per cent pass percentage Aditi Saoji topped the school with an overall score of 946 per cent Saoji was closely followed by Tanaya KolankariGayatri Kulkarni and Aditi Shete scoring 933 and 921 per cent respectively Guru Nanak High School also had 100 per cent results with Duregh Rathod topping the English school with 8813 per cent Shivani Sutar from the Marathi medium topped the school with 8836 per cent Speaking about their performanceJaya Bhaskarprincipal said? He added that the bookings made for the tour were also canceled. And rights activists criticised the provisions of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act 1986 for restricting husbands?

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