Where is UFC 252?UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3 will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas with no fans in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. Neither Miocic nor Cormier are strangers to fighting in Las Vegas, but this will mark each heavyweight veteran’s debut at the UFC Apex.Miocic vs. Cormier 3 odds for UFC 252According to SportsInsider, it’s a dead heat with Cormier sitting as an ever so slight -115 favorite, meaning you would have to bet $115 to win $100. The current champion is just a shade behind at -105 where it would take a bet of $105 to win $100. MORE: Get the latest odds at SportsInsider.comStipe Miocic record, bioName: Stipe MiocicNationality: AmericanBorn: Aug. 19, 1982Height: 6-4Reach: 80 inchesTotal fights: 22Record: 19-3Daniel Cormier record, bioName: Daniel CormierNationality: AmericanBorn: March 20, 1979Height: 5-11Reach: 72.5 inchesTotal fights: 24Record: 22-2UFC 252 fight cardMain card pay-per-viewStipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier for Miocic’s heavyweight titleSean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera; BantamweightJunior Dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik; HeavyweightJohn Dodson vs. Merab Dvalishvili; BantamweightMagomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba; Light heavyweightPrelimsJim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel; LightweightAshley Yoder vs. Livia Renata Souza; Women’s StrawweightChris Daukaus vs. Parker Porter; HeavyweightFelice Herrig vs. Virna Jandiroba; Women’s StrawweightEarly PrelimsHerbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda; FeatherweightT.J Brown vs. Daniel Chavez; Featherweight MORE: Bundle UFC 252 with an ESPN+ annual plan to save over 25%The rivalry began back in July 2018 when Cormier halted Miocic’s title run with a shocking first-round knockout and became a dual champion in both heavyweight and light heavyweight. But Miocic would get his revenge a little over a year later when he regained the title with a fourt-round TKO. FOR LEGACY 🏆 #UFC252 is six days away. pic.twitter.com/aucWQ9wtvt— UFC (@ufc) August 9, 2020Miocic was well on his way to becoming the most dominant heavyweight champion in UFC history before Cormier derailed those plans. He’ll have the opportunity to prove that the first fight was a fluke and nothing more than a speed bump on his road to greatness. Meanwhile, should the 41-year-old Cormier defeat Miocic and call it a career, it will be hard to keep him out of the conversation as one of the greatest mixed martial arts who has ever lived. Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 252, including the time, odds, full fight card info and how to watch Miocic vs. Cormier 3.What time does UFC 252 start?Date: Saturday, Aug. 15Early prelims: 6 p.m. ETPrelims: 8 p.m. ETMain card: 10 p.m. ETLive stream: ESPN+UFC 252 takes place Saturday night, Aug. 15. Early prelims get underway at 6 p.m. ET, followed by prelims at 8 p.m. ET and the main card pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.How to watch UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3In the United States, the UFC Fight Pass prelims, beginning at 6 p.m. ET, will be simulcast on UFC Fight Pass, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish. The prelims continue exclusively on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET followed by the ESPN+ main card pay-per-view, which will begin at 10 p.m. ET.In Canada, the early prelims are on UFC Fight Pass and TSN, the prelims are on TSN and RDS and the PPV main card is available on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus and Eastlink, as well as UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass. How much does UFC 252 cost? PPV price for Miocic vs. Cormier 3In the U.S., the UFC 252 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 252 is $64.99 for current subscribers, while new subscribers can pay a bundle price of $84.98 for UFC 252 and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which is a savings of over 25 percent.Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN+ platform.Pricing worldwide varies by region and platform. UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will settle the score and stake their claim as the greatest heavyweight fighter in UFC history when the two square off in the main event at UFC 252.The trilogy will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, Aug. 15, as Miocic will aim to send Cormier into retirement while the former champion looks to regain the title and ride off into the sunset as one of the greatest fighters of all time.
Chelsea are among the clubs chasing Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Christoph Kramer, according to the Express. The Blues and Tottenham are said to have joined Liverpool and Manchester United in a battle to sign the 23-year-old, who featured for Germany at this year’s World Cup.Chelsea are also said to be keen to sign Barcelona’s former United defender Gerard Pique.The Daily Star have picked up on a report on Spanish website Fichajes which claimed the Blues are considering offering £24m for the 27-year-old when the transfer window reopens in January.Pique has therefore been touted as a possible long-term replacement for Chelsea captain John Terry, while United have been linked with a bid to re-sign him.The Star have also linked Chelsea with Stephan Lichtsteine and say their supposed pursuit of the defender has been boosted because Juventus are lining up a replacement.Meanwhile, QPR’s on-loan right-back Mauricio Isla has dismissed speculation he could return to Juve.The Chile international has had a difficult start for Rangers since arriving on a season-long loan and there were reports in the Italian media that the deal could be cut short.But Isla told the Evening Standard: “That was never going to happen.“People talk but I’ve never spoken about it. I’ve not spoken to a single director at Juventus since I came to England.“It is important for me to stay here a long while because I need to get match fitness back after the cruciate knee ligament injury I had.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On Friday, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released 2015 EPA Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rules that will determine the volume of Ohio biofuels blended into the nation’s fuel supply.The RFS supports more than 38,000 direct and indirect jobs in Ohio. The looming EPA decision could be detrimental to the state’s economy and communities and adversely affect national security and eliminate consumer choice at the pump.“Ultimately, the state’s agriculture and ethanol industries have delivered on what we have been tasked to do with the RFS,” said Mark Borer, President of The Ohio Ethanol Producers Association. “In Ohio alone there has been a billion dollars worth of capital investment to build the infrastructure to produce biofuels.”The return on that investment is a whopping $7.6 billion a year in economic output in Ohio.“That investment was with the understanding that Congress and the government were committed to growing and expanding the use of biofuels as the law was written,” Borer said. “The EPA now faces a big decision to set goals based on the law or to cut back on biofuels based on the arguments of the oil industry.”Currently, 3,400 farmers in Ohio deliver over 200 million bushels of corn every year to the state’s seven ethanol plants.“The positive impact of the RFS on my members can’t be understated,” said Tadd Nicholson, Executive Director of The Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association. “In the past, those 200 million bushels of corn would have had to be shipped elsewhere outside of Ohio to have value added to it. So now with ethanol being produced right here in Ohio, the tax revenue and the value benefits stays within state and local levels. We will be watching EPA’s RFS decision very carefully and we hope they do the right thing to keep the biofuel production strong in Ohio.”Biodiesel is also a part of the RFS and many Ohio soybean farmers are keeping a close eye on EPA’s move as well.“Unlike ethanol, the biodiesel industry has already seen the impact of tinkering with the RFS,” said Bret Davis, a soybean farmer in Delaware County and a board member of The American Soybean Association. “As a result, a 2014 national survey of biodiesel producers found that half had idled their plants, 78% had reduced production compared with 2013 and 66% laid off workers or planned on laying off workers.”According to the recent Bio Report, the policy instability and delays with the EPA rulemakings are responsible for the majority of the estimated $13.7 billion in shortfalls in necessary investments for the capacity to meet current RFS goals.View the new proposed RFS rules.
Tottenham boss Pochettino hails ‘special man’ Kaneby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has paid tribute to Harry Kane over his MBE.Pochettino has hailed Kane as ‘a special man’ after the England captain was rewarded for his World Cup heroics with an MBE in the New Year honours list. “Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in the world,” said Pochettino. “His personality, his character. He is special. He is a special man, not only a special player. All that he can get in his career he fully deserves.”Kane said: “It’s quite surreal, really. It’s been a great year for club and country.”I’m very passionate about our country, very patriotic and going back to England, it shows how good the summer was for the whole nation, not just from my point of view, but what it did bringing everyone together.”I’m extremely proud to be a part of that and obviously thankful to all my team-mates, all my coaches at Tottenham, England, Mauricio, Gareth, all the staff, the guys as well — without them I wouldn’t be scoring the goals and getting these accolades.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
With lots of chatter surrounding Big 12 expansion, we’ve already brought you our opinion on how the next phase of conference realignment could unfold. Now, ESPN has some intriguing information regarding which schools the Big 12 could target if it does indeed expand. According to Big 12 writer Jake Trotter, four institutions have already begun lobbying the Big 12 for consideration: Houston, Memphis, UCF and Colorado State. From Trotter:With Big 12 expansion back on the table, officials from the University of Houston, the University of Memphis, University of Central Florida and Colorado State University have been lobbying members of the Big 12’s composition committee, according to documents ESPN.com has obtained.West Virginia president Gordon Gee is one of three Big 12 presidents on the committee, which is charged with exploring expansion candidates. Documents reveal that Gee has been busy in that role in recent months, which has included a trip to the University of Houston in late November.Additionally, Trotter says FedEx, which is headquartered in Memphis, is offering major sponsorship of Big 12 football and basketball if the Tigers are added to the league. This was originally part of Memphis’ pitch to the old Big East a few years back. Documents obtained show FedEx primed to back Memphis’ Big 12 candidacy, prepared to sponsor Big 12 title game: https://t.co/Fa8jbDEbwS— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) May 10, 2016The most interesting aspect of Trotter’s report? Probably that UConn and Cincinnati are nowhere to be found, considering those are two schools many have linked to the Big 12, including us here at College Spun. Also, would Oklahoma and Texas, the two premier programs in the league, really be okay with these additions? Or would they look to bolt for greener pastures? Whatever the answer, buckle up because the realignment well may start turning fast and furiously. [ ESPN ]
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