City expected to ban bunnies and spiders from performing on The Pier

first_imgHomeNewsCity CouncilCity expected to ban bunnies and spiders from performing on The Pier Jan. 06, 2017 at 7:45 amCity CouncilCity expected to ban bunnies and spiders from performing on The PierGuest Author4 years agoanimalscity councilcity council daily pressSanta Monicasanta monica councilsanta monica daily pressSanta Monica Pier  The magic rabbit that appeared in Palisades Park as part of a disappearing act over the summer may soon vanish for good. On Tuesday, the City Council will consider adding rabbits, rats and spiders to the long list of animals banned from performing at popular tourist areas in the city.The exotic animal ban includes areas at the Beach, Ocean Front Walk, the Pier, the Third Street Promenade and Transit Mall.Like many tourist destinations around the world, Palisades Park was known for showmen offering photos with exotic animals and birds for money up until 2015. After a flood of complaints from the public and police, the City banned the practice, citing instances where the animals caused a commotion and complaints of inhumane treatment.In an effort to keep the ordinance narrowly focused, the Council banned snakes, reptiles, non-human primates and birds, but it seems animals outside the list have ben popping up near the Pier.Most recently, a man showing off his collection of tarantulas has frightened some tourists. Over the summer, people worried about the welfare of the white rabbit that performed all day in the heat, according to the City’s principal administrative analyst Melissa Spagnuolo.“It can get hot and the crowds can get large and it’s not the best environment for wild animals,” Spagnuolo said, who works in the Community and Cultural Services Department and helped draft the expanded ordinance.Over the past two years, City Leaders have acted to move away from animal related acts, prohibiting exotic and wild animals from tourist areas and ending pony rides at the farmer’s markets.“This ordinance would protect people in our parks from spiders, scorpions and rats, but also would protect small, vulnerable animals like bunny rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs from being exploited for ‘showmanship’ or being put at risk of getting loose in public spaces where their safety might be in jeopardy,” said Councilman Kevin McKeown who signaled his support for expanding the ordinance next week.Although there are public safety concerns over whether the animals have vaccinations or could attack a tourist, Spagnuolo says most of the complaints received by the City concern the well being of the animals themselves.“We knew that at some point, we would most likely need to expand the list,” Spagnuolo said, adding that the list could be expanded again if the City notices new animals popping up near The Pier or Promenade.If the ordinance passes Tuesday, it will appear on the agenda again before the end of January for a second reading and then go into effect long before the next tourist season starts.City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 10 at City Hall, 1685 Main St. Tags :animalscity councilcity council daily pressSanta Monicasanta monica councilsanta monica daily pressSanta Monica Piershare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCity leaders to discuss Airport Park plans at next meetingLight rail riders plan to forget their pants SundayYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsDraft Housing Element released to publicBrennon Dixson2 weeks agoFeaturedNewsRent Board announces general adjustment effective SeptemberBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCommissioners talk diversity, or a lack thereofBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsSMMUSD breaks down budget revisionsBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCity Manager selection process beginsBrennon Dixson4 weeks agoFeaturedLifeNewsJournalist bikes from Chicago to Santa Monica collecting Covid storiesClara Harter1 month agolast_img read more

Zwift announced as Official Training Partner of L’Etape du Tour

first_img“Is there an amateur cycling event quite as renowned as L’Etape du Tour?” said Eric Min, Zwift CEO and Co-Founder. “The chance to experience one of the most beautiful, and challenging stages, of the Tour de France is why this has always been such a popular event and why it’s such an incredible occasion for any cyclist.“It’s a real challenge, but this is what makes it such a fantastic event to complete. We, at Zwift, are really excited to be able to support entrants in their training. Zwift is a fantastically convenient way to train, making it possible to ride more often than ever before. We want to deliver entrants to that start line in the best shape, so they can enjoy the experience as much as possible. I hope to catch some of you in the Group Workouts!” Yann Le Moenner, CEO of A.S.O added, “We are really excited to further broaden the reach of L’Etape du Tour with Zwift.“Zwift is a great way to train and helps bring together cyclists from all over the world. For those who cannot travel to L’Etape du Tour, the Zwift L’Etape du Tour rides will be a great way to experience the challenge of L’Etape du Tour from the comfort of your home.”The Zwift L’Etape du Tour training programs will commence later this year.Zwift is offered as non-contract, monthly subscription priced at US$14.99 / £12.99 / €14.99 per month. A seven-day free unlimited trial is automatically offered to all new account holders.www.zwift.comwww.letapedutour.com Relatedcenter_img Zwift and A.S.O.’s L’Etape du Tour have today announced a partnership that will see Zwift become the Official Training Partner of L’Etape du Tour.For its 29th edition, next year on 21st July, L’Étape du Tour 2019 will be enjoying a foretaste of the route between Albertville and Val Thorens that will comprise the 20th stage on the Tour de France.The latets partnership will see Zwift deliver the official training plans for L’Etape du Tour 2019. The training plans will be developed by Zwift’s renowned coach Kevin Poulton, coach to Paris-Roubaix winner, Matthew Hayman.Bringing the training program to life will be the L’Etape du Tour Training Club, open to the first 30,000 members who enrol. Following a similar model to that used for Zwift’s Academy Program, the aim will be to create a training community of Zwifters who share the same goals, further aiding motivation to train.Those enrolled in the L’Etape du Tour Training Club will be able to track their progress and unlock unique in-game items as they advance helping keep motivation high, and ensuring they reach July in peak form.In addition to the structured workout plan, Zwift will also be hosting a series of Group Workouts. Group Workouts are unique to Zwift and enable participants to perform a structured workout session together in a group. All participants are kept together in a peloton by the game. Zwift notes that ‘No matter whether you have an FTP of 400 watts, or 200 watts, you’ll always have company… Studies have shown training in groups to be far more motivating than training alone.’Outside of the training plans, Zwift will also be hosting exclusive L’Etape du Tour rides in game. Ahead of L’Etape du Tour 2019, there will be select Zwift Ride to Win events with starting bibs for L’Etape up for grabs. During the summer, longer Zwift L’Etape du Tour rides will provide a challenge for those cyclists unable to attend the real-life event in July.last_img read more

PICOR reports recent transactions

first_imgCODAC Behavioral Health Services purchased the 18,606 square foot office building located at 1025-1075 E. Fort Lowell in Tucson from Ventura Canyon Property, LLC. Tom Knox, SIOR and Paul Hooker, with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, represented the buyer. Dan Wesson with The Waterfall Group represented the seller in this transaction.Marana Health Center, Inc. leased 16,243 square feet, filling nine suites at 3690 S. Park Avenue in Tucson from William Lee, LLC. Ron Zimmerman, Commercial Specialist with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, represented the landlord in this transaction.last_img read more

News Scan for Dec 27, 2019

first_imgThree MERS cases confirmed in Qatar’s capitalQatar has reported three more MERS cases to the World Health Organization (WHO), the WHO said yesterday. The three cases are related, and all case-patients are from Doha.The first case-patient is a 67-year-old woman who developed symptoms of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection at the end of November, and died on Dec 12. The source of her illness is still under investigation.”The patient had neither a history of contact with dromedary camels nor recent travel. Follow up and screening of seven household contacts and 40 healthcare worker contacts is ongoing and two asymptomatic secondary cases have been identified so far,” the WHO said.The woman’s son, age 50, and a 32-year-old case contact have also been diagnosed as having MERS-CoV. Both patients were asymptomatic and identified during contact tracing. The WHO said a total of 47 identified contacts of the patient have been monitored daily for the appearance of respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms for a period of 2 weeks following their last exposure to the patient.From 2012 through Nov 30, 2019, a total of 2,494 laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV cases and 858 associated deaths have been reported to the WHO, the vast majority in Saudi Arabia.Dec 26 WHO report Six countries report more polio cases; WHO extends polio emergencyIn the latest global polio developments, Afghanistan and Pakistan reported more wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases, and four African nations reported more circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases, according to totals reflected on the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) tables, which include data reported as of Dec 24.The GPEI didn’t publish its full report with paralysis onsets, noting that the weekly updates will resume on Jan 9.ProMED Mail, the online reporting system of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) compiled a report on the recent cases compared to the previous weekly polio totals. It said for WPV1 cases, Afghanistan has two more, one each from Fara and Kandahar provinces, raising its total for the year to 26. Pakistan has 10 more cases from Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh, and Islamabad provinces, pushing its number for 2019 to 111.Meanwhile, four African countries reported five new cVDPV2 cases, including two from Angola and one each from Central African Republic, Chad, and Ethiopia.GPEI WPV1 cases as of Dec 24 GPEI vaccine-derived polio cases as of Dec 24 Dec 26 ProMED Mail postIn other polio developments, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) polio emergency committee met for the 23rd time on Dec 11, and after hearing from experts and representatives from polio-affected countries unanimously agreed that the risk of international spread remains a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).The WHO said in a Dec 20 statement on the deliberations that the committee voiced grave concerns about the significant rise in WPV1 cases this year, along with widespread transmission, vaccine refusal, and detection of vaccine-derived cases in Pakistan and challenging security and inaccessibility problems in Afghanistan.Regarding vaccine-derived polio, the group said multiple outbreaks in four of the WHO regions are very concerning, noting that since its last meeting, seven new countries have reported outbreaks. WHO emergency committees typically meet every 3 months or sooner if needed.Dec 20 WHO statement WHO details yellow fever outbreak in MaliThe WHO yesterday released more details about a yellow fever outbreak in Mali that has so far resulted in three confirmed cases, plus nine suspected and three probable infections.The initial case-patient is a 15-year-old girl from Koulikoro region who had not traveled outside of her district and had not been vaccinated. The other confirmed infections are in two men ages 17 and 25 from Ivory Coast who are living in Bouguimi district in Mali’s Sikasso region. Two of the people with confirmed infections died.The suspected and probable cases are all from Bouguimi district, and there are three deaths among the suspected infections.The WHO said mass yellow fever campaigns have been underway in Mali since 2008, but coverage is still below herd immunity thresholds and there are pockets of low immunity, with high population movements within and outside of the country possibly diluting population immunity.The district where the first patient is from is near Bamako, Mali’s capital and home to 2 million people. The district where the two other patients lived is near the Ivory Coast border. The WHO said the risk of yellow fever spread within Mali due to disease activity is high, the risk of regional spread is moderate, and the threat of global spread is low.Dec 26 WHO statement Dec 9 CIDRAP news scan “Health officials confirm 3 yellow fever cases in Mali, Ivory Coast”last_img read more

Mets sale: Steve Cohen makes astonishing $2 billion bid; A-Rod, Lopez still in the fray

first_img FOLLOW US COMMENT Sreehari Menon First Published: 10th July, 2020 13:57 IST MLB franchise New York Mets are looking for potential buyers since the Wilpons announced they were selling the team in December 2019. The first round of Mets bid is in, and billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has reportedly submitted an offer to buy the Mets for $2 billion. The Steve Cohen Mets bid comes in after his previous $2.6 billion takeover fell through in the 11th hour, due to a five-year window of ownership. The Steve Cohen Mets bid could make the Mets sale the most expensive in MLB history. Also Read: Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez To Make Second Pass At Buying New York Mets: ReportsNew York Mets sale: Steve Cohen makes astonishing $2billion Mets bid According to reports by Charles Gasparino, Wall Street mogul Steve Cohen has registered a massive $2 billion bid plus an additional $2 billion for SportsNet New York (SNY) as the Mets own a 65 percent controlling interest in SNY. Jon Heyman had reported earlier that first-round bids for the Mets sale were likely to be accepted by the Wilpons, and Steve Cohen was amongst the handful bidders interested. Others include Josh Harris and David Blitzer, Alex Rodríguez and Jennifer Lopez, and the Reuben brothers.The Steve Cohen Mets bid comes in after the 64-year-old saw his protracted takeover fall through with the Wilpons trying to change terms last minute. According to NBC Sports,  Fred Wilpon bought a 50 percent stake in the New York Mets for $81 million in 1980 and bought the other half in 2002 for $391 million. While the first-round bids for the Mets sale are non-binding, the Steve Cohen Mets bid suggests that the Mets owners are likely to collect a windfall. Also Read: Angels’ Anthony Rendon Expects MLB Stars To Find Groove Fast Last Updated: 10th July, 2020 13:57 IST Mets Sale: Steve Cohen Makes Astonishing $2 Billion Bid; A-Rod, Lopez Still In The Fray Mets sale: Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has made an astonishing $2 billion bid for the MLB franchise; Alex Rodriguez, JLo still in the hunt. New York Mets sale: Steve Cohen Net WorthThe Steve Cohen net worth is an astonishing $14 billion according to Forbes’ real-time net worth metric. The 64-year-old manages Point72 Asset Management, a $16 billion hedge fund firm that started managing outside capital in 2018. The Steve Cohen net worth marks him 77th on the Forbes list of billionaires. Cohen was forced to shut down his previous hedge fund SAC Capital after the firm pleaded guilty to insider trading charges that cost him $1.8 billion in penalties. The magazine reports that Cohen has given $715 million to philanthropic causes over his lifetime, including causes related to veterans and children’s health.Also Read: Who Is Mike Repole? Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez Add New Billionaire Partner To Buy MetsNew York Mets sale: J Lo and Alex Rodriguez still in the hunt despite Steve Cohen Mets bid According to the New York Post, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have the necessary funding and can outmatch the Steve Cohen Mets bid. A-Rod’s bidding group had reportedly offered $1.7 billion for the Mets. The $1.7 billion bid by J Lo and Alex Rodriguez was in the range of what Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer offered, according to reports. The Steve Cohen Mets bid has to be $250 million more than his next bidder to buy the Mets after his previous unsuccessful attempt. The New York Post further reports that Wilpon prefers selling the Mets to A-Rod rather than Cohen, and will consider their bid if it is anywhere close to the best bid at the end of the auction. Also Read: Mets Optimistic About Céspedes When Baseball Returns(Image Credit: Point72careers, Alex Rodriguez Instagram) WATCH US LIVE Written By Prospective Mets buyers are supposed to have bids in by tomorrow. Steve Cohen, the hedge fund guy from Great Neck, is back to being seen as perhaps the favorite. He’s believed to have patched up any previous differences w/Mets ownership. Plus, he’s reportedly worth $10B plus.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 8, 2020 LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US In addition to Steve Cohen, others thought to be interested in the Mets include Josh Harris-David Blitzer, A-Rod/J-Lo (with Mike Repole, Vinny Viola, others), the Reuben Bros. and at least 1 or 2 mystery bidders. $2B seems like a reasonable target price, more if SNY is included.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 8, 2020last_img read more

UFC 230 Cormier vs. Lewis results: DC makes Lewis tap out via rear-naked choke, calls out Brock Lesnar

first_imgNew York— You didn’t think Daniel Cormier was going to slug it out with Derrick Lewis, did you?The “Double Champ” retained his heavyweight title and made it look easy, trapping “The Black Beast” in a rear-naked choke to which Lewis tapped out to at the 2:14 mark of the second round before 17,011 fans at Madison Square Garden. With the win, Cormier (22-1) became the first in UFC history to carry two titles (heavyweight and light heavyweight) simultaneously and defend both. – Isreal Adesanya faces the biggest obstacle in his pursuit of UFC gold. – Is Daniel Cormier the champion the UFC needs? – Chris Weidman tells SN that he’s ready to reclaim the middleweight belt. MORE:  Fighters and celebrities react to Daniel Cormier’s submission of Derrick Lewis to retain heavyweight titleSo, this is what DC meant when he said, “If you have a puncher’s chance to beat Daniel Cormier, then you have no chance,” leading up to the fight.”I’ve been doing this for nine years and have fought at a championship level for eight, so nothing is a surprise to me,” Cormier told Joe Rogan after his victory. “Derrick is good, but he’s just not that level yet.”Afterward, he also had some choice words for Brock Lesnar, the newly-crowned WWE champion.”Brock Lesnar, bring that WWE belt over here when you come,” Cormier said. “I feel like taking that one too. Let’s go, Brock!”DC took Lewis down several times in the bout, grinding his bigger opponent out on the ground, before making him submit to the RNC. And he made it look easy. What Lewis brought to the Octagon as far as dynamic punching power, Cormier instantly negated with a cerebral assassin’s savvy approach. Within the opening minute, it was clear that Lewis didn’t stand a chance and was completely outclassed.Here’s how the Cormier-Lewis main event and entire UFC 230 card unfolded.(All times Eastern.)UFC 230 resultsMain CardMain Event: Heavyweight title fight: Daniel Cormier def. Derrick Lewis via second-round submission (rear-naked choke)Round 2:  DC opens the round with a willingness to stand in the pocket, even weathering a couple of fist flurries from Lewis. But that didn’t last long, as Cormier got Lewis back down on the ground, with a headlock, grinding out the bigger opponent. That paved the way for DC to eventually trap Lewis in a rear-naked choke to which “The Black Beast” tapped out. Just like that, Cormier retains his heavyweight strap … and made it look easy.Round 1:  Derrick Lewis surprisingly started this fight with a couple of high kicks, before Cormier charged and mauled him against the cage, taking Lewis down to the ground at the four-minute mark. After a minute of DC mounting Lewis, the crowd is booing here at the Garden. Lewis gave them something to cheer about, managing to get back up to his feet, but the “Double Champ” took him back down to the ground efficiently. Did anyone expect anything different? Seriously. Cormier is as cerebral as it gets. This is what he meant when he said a puncher’s chance doesn’t stand a chance to beat him. He spent the first round thoroughly grinding Lewis out. 10-9 Cormier12:13 p.m.:  The “Double Champ” Daniel Cormier coming out to the sounds of Lil Wayne’s “Right Above It.”12:10 p.m.: Derrick Lewis did tell Sporting News on Thursday that he’ll be coming out to the blues for this fight and he made good on that. He told SN he’s rolling with the blues because he’s “tired of rap” at the moment. And here comes DC next.12:05 p.m.:  A great night of action all leads up to Daniel Cormier putting his heavyweight title on the line against Derrick Lewis next!Co-Main Event: Ronaldo Souza flattens Chris Weidman via third-round TKOMORE:  Twitter reacts to Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza’s thrilling KO of Chris WeidmanRound 3:  An all-out slugfest just ended in shocking fashion, with Souza dropping Weidman with a vicious right hand. “Jacare” seemed momentarily miffed, looking over to the ref, as a fallen Weidman held onto his legs. But Souza quickly snapped out of it, pounding Weidman out, until the ref stopped the fight. Souza silenced the crowd, but then gained applause, declaring Weidman a “legend” to the sport.Round 2:  Some blood on Souza’s nose. Weidman’s left hand seems to be an available option all night. But a game Souza roared back under the four-minute mark, rocking Weidman with a solid left of his own. Weidman ate the punch admirably and returned fire before Souza once again began started nailing Weidman and controlling the round. The defense of each fighter leaves a lot to be desired, but the offense is there. Just under the one-minute mark, Souza attempted a high kick and missed, with Weidman mauling him up against the cage, before taking him down to the ground. Yet, Souza wrestled his way up to his feet, where both men seemingly prefer that this fight stays. Exciting second round — one we’re giving to Souza by the slightest. 19-19Round 1:  U-S-A, U-S-A chants to calls of “Let’s go Weidman” are alternating to start this bout. Both Weidman and Souza looked tentative, feeling each other out for the first couple of minutes of the first round, before Weidman seemingly stunned Souza with a pair of one-two combinations in the middle of the Octagon. Weidman spent a majority of the round’s final three minutes walking Souza down and tagging him with clean punches. But “The All American” will need to watch out for Souza’s leg kicks in the second round. 10-9 Weidman11:35 p.m.:  Here comes “The All-American” draped in the American flag. Who do you like to take this fight?11:31 p.m.: The crowd is geeked over the Chris Weidman-Ronaldo Souza co-main event, which is next. Of course, they’re about to erupt for Weidman, a Long Island native.Jared Cannonier def. David Branch by second-round TKO (punches)11:22 p.m.:  Cannonier just dropped Branch with a devastating right hand, before pounding him out, forcing the ref to stop the action. Things escalated real fast from there. Spectacular middleweight debut … and on short notice for Cannonier. After his victory, Cannonier definitely won over the Garden crowd by telling them how thrilling it was to eat New York City pizza this week. That knockdown and finish came out of nowhere. Cannonier finishes Branch in round 2! What a statement for @KillaGorillaMMA ! #UFC230 pic.twitter.com/c0i0p2cz0w— UFC (@ufc) November 4, 2018 11:20 p.m.:  It looks like Branch exerted a whole lot of energy grinding Cannonier down on the mat. Let’s see if that factors into the second round at all.11:12 p.m.: Brooklyn native David Branch strolling out to Jay Z’s “Coming of Age.” Smooth. His bout against Jared Cannonier is seconds away.Karl Roberson dominates Jack Marshman via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)11:00 p.m.:  Roberson told Joe Rogan that he re-aggravated an old wrestling knee injury during the fight, but had to adapt. Well, he adapted quite well.10:56 p.m.:  Roberson started the third round like he ended the second — landing solid, timed punches seemingly at will and scoring another big takedown, adding to his ground-and-pound game until the bout came to an end. SN has him as a 30-25 winner.10:49 p.m.:  Karl Roberson has been catching Jack Marshman with some stiff shots through two rounds. And around the 2:10 mark of the second round, he slammed Marshman to the mat with a pulverizing takedown, sending a jolt of electricity through the Garden crowd. We’ve got him up 20-17 in full control here.Israel Adesanya destroys Derek Brunson via first-round TKO (punches)MORE:  Twitter reacts to Israel Adesanya’s vicious first-round knockout of Derek Brunson10:24 p.m.:  An absolutely scintillating first-round TKO for Israel Adesanya. Wow! “The Style Bender” caught a charging Brunson with a perfectly-timed high knee and followed it up with a kick and solid right hand, which dropped Brunson. A couple of punches later and it was a wrap, as the ref stepped in to stop the action. Afterward, Adesanya broke out into a dance and called it a “walk in the park…no…a walk in the Garden” in reference to fighting at Madison Square Garden. This kid is a star! UFC 230 is a middlweight-heavy card, so, perhaps Adesanya’s next opponent will be one of the others competing. ADESANYA!! @Stylebender finishes Brunson in round 1! #UFC230 pic.twitter.com/WGu676jNr6— UFC (@ufc) November 4, 2018 10:20 p.m.: Break in the action, referee speaking with Brunson and Adesanya responds by flipping his opponent the bird. The undefeated Adesanya is already a crowd favorite.10:13 p.m.:  Israel Adesanya already wins Performance of the Night for coming out to Lil Duval’s “Smile (Livin My Best Life)” in our opinion. Derek Brunson out next.Prelims results10:04 p.m.:  The Garden’s bright lights are on and the main card is about to begin!9:59 p.m.:  Your full prelim results:Jordan Rinaldi def. Jason Knight via unanimous decision; Featherweight Sijara Eubanks def. Roxanne Modafferi by unanimous decision; Women’s Flyweight Sheymon Moraes def. Julio Arce via split decision; Featherweight Lyman Good def. Ben Saunders by first-round KO (punches); Welterweight Matt Frevola and Lando Vannata fought to a draw; Lightweight Shane Burgos def. Kurt Holobaugh via first-round submission (armbar); Featherweight Brian Kelleher and Montel Jackson was canceled; Bantamweight Marcos Rogério de Lima def. Adam Wieczorek via unanimous decision; Heavyweight 9:57 p.m.:  Jordan Rinaldi’s first thoughts after defeating Jason Knight by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-26)? “I get to meet Joe Rogan!” He earned it largely on the ground, where he completely outclassed Knight en route to the win.9:47 p.m.:  The crowd erupted here in the waning seconds of the second round, when Jordan Rinaldi had Jason Knight caught in a rear-naked chokehold and Knight responded with the Dikembe Mutombo finger wag. That’s cool and all, but Rinaldi has been getting the better of Knight this fight, so Knight better make moves in this third round.9:26 p.m.:  Sijara Eubanks def. Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision (30-27 on all three judges’ cards). “SarJ” was in control all the way through this one, hurting Modafferi with a head kick at one point. If Joe Rogan didn’t know of Eubanks before, he definitely knows her now, as he just conducted the post-fight interview. Eubanks definitely relishes in playing the role of the villain, soaking in the boos and even telling the crowd to “shut up.” During her post-fight press conference, Eubanks said: “I’m the one who deserves to fight the winner of Valentina [Shevchenko] and Joanna [Jedrzejczyk]. Make no mistake, I will be there on championship weight. I’m a grinder and I’m just going to keep grinding and beating my opponents until there is a gold belt strapped around my waist.” Jason Knight vs. Jordan Rinaldi in featherweight action is next.9:11 p.m.:  Eubanks and Roxanne Modafferi spent the roughly the first minute trading shots, before “SarJ” was able to mount her opponent for the duration of the first round, sneaking in some ground-and-pound shots. Let’s see how much damage they did.9:02 p.m.:  Sijara Eubanks coming out to Cardi B’s “Money,” but even that pounding the loud speakers can’t drown out the boos she’s getting. “SarJ” did fail to make weight during Friday’s weigh-in.8:51 p.m.:  Prelims still taking place here at Madison Square Garden. Sheymon Moraes just scored a split-decision victory (29-28, 29-28, 30-26) over Julio Arce, leaving Arce a bloody mess in the process. Sporting News will have live coverage of UFC 230 as we inch closer to the first bout of the main card at 10:00 p.m.UFC 230 fight card resultsMain cardDaniel Cormier (c) vs. Derrick Lewis for Cormier’s Heavyweight titleRonaldo Souza def Chris Weidman by third-round TKO; Middleweight Jared Cannonier def. David Branch via second-round TKO (punches); Middleweight Karl Roberson def. Jack Marshman by unanimous decision; Middleweight Israel Adesanya def. Derek Brunson via first-round TKO (punches); Middleweight Preliminary cardJordan Rinaldi def. Jason Knight via unanimous decision; Featherweight Sijara Eubanks def. Roxanne Modafferi by unanimous decision; Women’s Flyweight Sheymon Moraes def. Julio Arce via split decision; Featherweight Lyman Good def. Ben Saunders by first-round KO (punches); Welterweight Matt Frevola and Lando Vannata fought to a draw; Lightweight Shane Burgos def. Kurt Holobaugh via first-round submission (armbar); Featherweight Brian Kelleher and Montel Jackson was canceled; Bantamweight Marcos Rogério de Lima def. Adam Wieczorek via unanimous decision; Heavyweight UFC 230 latest news – Our MMA team breaks down the key fights at UFC 230 .- Sijara Eubanks not too concerned about missing weight ahead of Roxanne Modafferi tilt.- Derrick Lewis explains to SN how life’s struggles led him to the point of challenging for the heavyweight title.- SN discusses why Eubanks is the fighter to watch out for at UFC 230.last_img read more