Showing posts with label sports. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sports. Show all posts

Saturday, May 23, 2015

UFC 187 Results: Dong Hyun Kim Stuns Josh Burkman With A Submission Win

Dong Hyun Kim is back on the winning column. The South Korean was impressive when he faced Josh Burkman in the undercard of UFC 187: Anthony Johnson Vs. Daniel Cormier at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. He finished Burkman in the third and final round via an arm-triangle choke.

Before the Burkman fight, Kim lost to Tyron Woodley in August of 2014 via a brutal knockout early in the fight. Burkman, on the other hand, returned to the UFC in January of this year after a long hiatus from the company. He originally lost to Hector Lombard but this was overturned by the NSAC into a no contest (NC) when Lombard failed drug tests.

In their bout, Kim and Burkman engaged each other in an entertaining affair that earned them a possible Fight of the Night honors. It was competitive but at the end it was Kim's grappling, wrestling, and judo skills that made the difference.

Kim owned the first round by dominating Burkman on the clinch. Burkman had his moments especially in the beginnings of the second and third rounds. In the third round, Burkman was able to hurt Kim and it even looked like he was going to finish him. But Kim recovered, took the fight to the ground, and worked on the submission.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Watch The First Promotional Video For Pacquiao Versus Mayweather Superfight

The superfight that millions of people have been clamoring for for over five years is finally happening. Boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have finally agreed to face each other in the ring. The bout will be happening on May 2nd at the fight capital of the world, the MGM Grand.

The Filipino pugilist currently stands as the underdog and that's understandable considering the fact that the American is undefeated and he made most of his fights look easy. Mayweather not only has quick hands and feet, he is also considered as the best in the business when it comes to defense. For sure, Pacquaio will have his hands full when the two finally lock horns inside the squared ring come fight night.

Showtime Sports who along with HBO Sports will be promoting and producing the mega bout has recently released a promotional video for the bout. Although it looks a bit cheesy, it's a decent promo video. Watch it below.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Shosports Releases Explosive Teaser Video For The Upcoming Mayweather-Pacquiao Mega-Bout

The clock is ticking and millions of boxing fans from around the world are counting the days as the superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao draws closer and closer. It's a bout that fight fans have been clamoring for for over five years. And now they're less than two months away from actually seeing it happen.

Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao are widely considered as the top two pound for pound fighters of the current generation. And they deserve being placed in such an esteemed pedestal. Come May 2nd at the MGM Grand, the two pugilists will enter the squared ring and when the curtains close, the world will know who really is the better man.

Showtime who is collaborating with HBO in making the fight happen just released a teaser video for the upcoming encounter. Watch it below.

Friday, July 05, 2013

Paragliding in the Philippines: Destinations, Spots, Tips, Etc.

The Philippines may not be a well-known paragliding destination but I'm confident that this will change in the future as more paragliding sites are established all over the archipelago. There are several great paragliding sites already in place, most of which are located in Luzon, but these should increase soon to accommodate the increasing number of Filipinos and foreign tourists interested in trying the adventure sport.

I myself have tried paragliding thrice and the experience is just unbelievable. And I can't wait to do it again. I've made it a point to go out paragliding whenever I celebrate my birthday. Nothing beats the rush, the freedom, the high of gliding in the sky.

For fellow Filipinos out there or visiting tourists who want to experience paragliding in the Philippines, I've written this mini-guide for you all. If you don't know where or how to get started, I hope this article will be of help.

Warning!!!: Paragliding can be a very dangerous and risky sport. It's definitely not for those who have weak hearts. You might also consider things if you have fear of heights. Remember, you will be up there, dozens or hundreds of feet above the ground. People fainting during flight is not an uncommon occurrence. This is not to scare you or anything. It's just a heads-up.

Here's a list of some of the paragliding sites and destinations in the Philippines:
Dingalan, Aurora
General Santos, Mindanao
Carmona, Cavite

*This article is a work-in-progress. For comments and suggestions, please use the comments section below.