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Sean O’Malley fans in shambles after Merab Dvalishvili boots ‘Sugar’ from top of UFC rankings – MMA Mania

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Sean O’Malley managed to grab the top spot in the official bantamweight rankings by narrowly defeating Petr Yan at UFC 280 last Oct. in Abu Dhabi, but today surrendered that spot to Merab Dvalishvili after “The Machine” beat “No Mercy” — more convincingly — in the UFC Las Vegas headliner last weekend in “Sin City.” O’Malley drops to No. 2 at 135 pounds while Yan falls two places to No. 4, right behind veteran bruiser Marlon Vera.
Here’s how UFC compiles its official rankings:
Rankings were generated by a voting panel made up of media members. The media members were asked to vote for who they feel are the top fighters in the UFC by weight-class and pound-for-pound. A fighter is only eligible to be voted on if they are in active status in the UFC. A fighter can appear in more than one weight division at a time. The champion and interim champion are considered to be in the top positions of their respective divisions and therefore are not eligible for voting by weight-class. However, the champions can be voted on for the pound-for-pound rankings.
Take a look at what the latest rankings field looks like courtesy of UFC.com. Note: (+/- = movement in rankings, T = tie, *NR = Not previously ranked).
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1. Jon Jones
2. Alexander Volkanovski
3. Islam Makhachev
4. Leon Edwards
5. Kamaru Usman
6. Israel Adesanya
7. Alex Pereira
8. Aljamain Sterling
9. Charles Oliveira
10. Brandon Moreno
11. Jiri Prochazka
12. Dustin Poirier
13. Jamahal Hill
14. Robert Whittaker
15. Max Holloway
Champion: Brandon Moreno
1. Deiveson Figueiredo
2. Alexandre Pantoja
3. Kai Kara France
4. Brandon Royval
5. Matheus Nicolau
6. Alex Perez
7. Amir Albazi
8. Matt Schnell
9. Manel Kape
10. David Dvorak
11. Tim Elliott
12. Muhammad Mokaev
13. Su Mudaerji
14. Tagir Ulanbekov
14. Bruno Silva *NR
Champion: Aljamain Sterling
1. Merab Dvalishvili +2
2. Sean O’Malley -1
3. Marlon Vera +1
4. Petr Yan -2
5. Cory Sandhagen
6. Rob Font
7. Dominick Cruz
8. Song Yadong
9. Ricky Simon +1
10. Pedro Munhoz -1
11. Umar Nurmagomedov
12. Adrian Yanez
13. Chris Gutierrez
14. Jonathan Martinez *NR
15. Jack Shore
Champion: Alexander Volkanovski
1. Interim Champion Yair Rodriguez
2. Max Holloway
3. Brian Ortega
4. Arnold Allen
5. Josh Emmett
6. Chan Sung Jung
7. Calvin Kattar
8. Giga Chikadze
9. Ilia Topuria
10. Movsar Evloev
11. Bryce Mitchell
12. Sodiq Yusuff
13. Dan Ige
14. Edson Barboza
15. Alex Caceres
Champion: Islam Makhachev
1. Charles Oliveira
2. Dustin Poirier
3. Justin Gaethje
4. Beneil Dariush
5. Michael Chandler
6. Rafael Fiziev
7. Mateusz Gamrot
8. Arman Tsarukyan
9. Rafael dos Anjos
10. Jalin Turner
11. Dan Hooker
12. Damir Ismagulov
13. Renato Moicano
14. Drew Dober
15. Grant Dawson
Champion: Leon Edwards
1. Kamaru Usman
2. Colby Covington
3. Khamzat Chimaev
4. Belal Muhammed
5. Gilbert Burns
6. Shavkat Rakhmonov
7. Stephen Thompson
8. Geoff Neal
9. Sean Brady
10. Vicente Luque
11. Jorge Masvidal
12. Neil Magny
13. Michael Chiesa
14. Jack Della Maddalena
15. Michel Pereira
Champion: Alex Pereira
1. Israel Adesanya
2. Robert Whittaker
3. Jared Cannonier
4. Marvin Vettori
5. Paulo Costa
6. Dricus Du Plessis
7. Sean Strickland
8. Derek Brunson
9. Roman Dolidze
10. Jack Hermansson
11. Nassourdine Imavov
12. Brendan Allen
13. Andre Muniz
14. Chris Curtis
15. Kelvin Gastelum
Champion: Jamahal Hill
1. Jiri Prochazka
2. Magomed Ankalaev
3. Jan Blachowicz
4. Aleksandar Rakic
5. Anthony Smith
6. Nikita Krylov
7. Johnny Walker
8. Volkan Oezdemir +1
9. Paul Craig +1
10. Ryan Spann -2
11. Dominick Reyes
12. Jim Crute
13. Khalil Rountree
14. Dustin Jacoby -1
15. Azamat Murzakanov
Champion: Jon Jones
1. Ciryl Gane
2. Stipe Miocic -1
3. Sergei Pavlovich
4. Curtis Blaydes
5. Tom Aspinall +1
6. Tai Tuivasa -1
7. Alexander Volkov +1
8. Serghei Spivac -1
9. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
10. Marcin Tybura
11. Derrick Lewis
12. Chris Daukaus
13. Jailton Almeida
14. Blagoy Ivanov +1
15. Alexandr Romanov -1
1. Amanda Nunes
2. Alexa Grasso
3. Valentina Shevchenko
4. Weili Zhang
5. Rose Namajunas
6. Julianna Pena
7. Carla Esparza
8. Jessica Andrade
9. Erin Blanchfield
10. Amanda Lemos
11. Manon Fiorot
12. Taila Santos
13. Raquel Pennington
14. Marina Rodriguez
15. Holly Holm
Champion: Zhang Weili
1. Carla Esparza
2. Rose Namajunas
3. Amanda Lemos
4. Jessica Andrade
5. Marina Rodriguez
6. Yan Xiaonan
7. Mackenzie Dern
8. Tecia Torres
9. Virna Jandiroba
10. Michelle Waterson
11. Amanda Ribas
12. Tatiana Suarez
13. Angela Hill
14. Luana Pinheiro
15. Tabatha Ricci
Champion: Alexa Grasso
1. Valentina Shevchenko
2. Manon Fiorot
3. Talia Santos
4. Erin Blanchfield
5. Jessica Andrade
6. Katlyn Chookagian
7. Lauren Murphy
8. Jennifer Maia
9. Amanda Ribas
10. Viviane Araújo
11. Andrea Lee
12. Casey O’Neill
13. Maycee Barber
14. Tracy Cortez
15. Cynthia Calvillo
Champion: Amanda Nunes
1. Julianna Pena
2. Raquel Pennington
3. (T) Holly Holm
3. (T) Ketlen Vieira
5. Irene Aldana
6. Yana Kunitskaya
7. Pannie Kianzad
8. Macy Chiasson
9. Karol Rosa
10. Mayra Bueno Silva
11. Miesha Tate
12. Julia Avila
13. Norma Dumont
14. Josiane Nunes
15. Chelsea Chandler
There you have it.
OCTAGON RETURNS TO THE GREAT WHITE NORTH! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Canada for the first time in almost four years when it hosts UFC 289 inside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sat., June 10, 2023. In UFC 289’s pay-per-view (PPV) main event, women’s Bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes, will lock horns with No. 5-ranked 135-pound contender, Irene Aldana, while former Lightweight kingpin and current No. 1-seeded contender, Charles Oliveira, battles No. 4-ranked Beneil Dariush in the co-feature with 155-pound title implications on the line.

Don’t miss a single second of EPIC face-punching action!
You can expect these rankings to change around this time next week, particularly in the welterweight division, following the UFC 286: “Edwards vs. Usman 3” pay-per-view (PPV) event on ESPN+, which takes place this Sat. night (March 18, 2023) from inside The O2 in London, England.
For much more on that upcoming fight card click here.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers 2023-24 promotional schedule will provide fans with a fun-filled season of great giveaways, special theme nights and memorable celebrations. It all tips off with back-to-back games on Opening Weekend at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Fans in attendance on opening night, Friday, Oct. 27 vs. the OKC Thunder at 7:30 p.m., will receive a Cavs vintage t-shirt presented by Cleveland Clinic.
On Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m., the Cavs host the Indiana Pacers for Breast Cancer Awareness Night presented by Cleveland Clinic. In support of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Cavs and Cleveland Clinic are once again teaming up to educate fans on how to join in the fight against breast cancer. All fans attending the game are encouraged to wear pink.
Two exclusive bobblehead nights headline this season’s fan giveaways:  
Other fun giveaways this season include:
The Cavs have teamed up with valued partners to present a variety of special theme nights throughout the season:
City Edition Premiere presented by KeyBank
Friday, Nov. 17 vs. Detroit Pistons
The Cavs will debut the 2023-24 City Edition uniform for the first time this season. The Cavs will also unveil their new city edition court. More details to be announced soon!
In-Season Tournament presented by Betway
Friday, Nov. 17 vs. Detroit Pistons
The NBA In-Season Tournament is a new NBA element that Cavs fans will not want to miss! The inaugural tournament begins Nov. 17 for the Cavs competing in Group East A with the Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers.
Cavs Retro Night presented by adidas
Wednesday, Nov. 22 vs. Miami Heat
Celebrate in style with the Cavs and adidas for Retro Night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Take a trip down memory lane with throwback music and nostalgic fashion trends from some of the best decades in history.
Salute to Service presented by Ohio CAT
Sunday, Nov. 26 vs. Toronto Raptors
The Cavs will honor current and former members of the United States military during their annual Salute to Service presented by Ohio CAT.
Sustainability Night presented by Republic Services
Thursday, Nov. 30 vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Fans will be reminded of the importance of living a more sustainable and ecofriendly lifestyle. The Cleveland Cavaliers in partnership with Republic Services will host Sustainability Night to bring awareness and resources to help fans reduce, reuse and recycle. 
Black Heritage Celebration presented by Crown Royal Regal Apple
Wednesday, Jan. 31 vs. Detroit Pistons
The Cleveland Cavaliers 20th Annual Black Heritage Celebration presented by Crown Royal Regal Apple will kick off Black History Month. BHC events and tributes will take place at Cavs games throughout February.
Bow Tie Night
Sunday, March 3 vs. New York Knicks
The Cleveland Cavaliers, in partnership with NF Forward and the Children’s Tumor Foundation, launched the Bow Tie Campaign last season. Bow Tie Night honors Nick Gilbert, the late son of Cavs Chairman Dan Gilbert and his wife Jennifer Gilbert, and others affected by the genetic disorder, neurofibromatosis (NF) for which there is no present cure. Bow Tie Night will be dedicated to raising awareness and funding to further advance NF research efforts to eradicate the disease.
Women’s Hoops Night presented by Avery Dennison
Friday, March 8 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
On the heels of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse hosting the NCAA Women’s Final Four on Friday, April 5 and Sunday, April 7, the Cavs and Avery Dennison will celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month by recognizing women’s sports and highlighting women’s basketball.
Mental Health Awareness Night presented by Cleveland Clinic
Monday, March 25 vs. Charlotte Hornets
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Clinic partner to educate fans and share mental health resources through activations during the game.
Autism Awareness Night presented by Cleveland Clinic
Friday, April 12 vs. Indiana Pacers
In recognition of World Autism Month, the Cavs and Cleveland Clinic will host their annual Autism Awareness Night to bring awareness to autism and autism care.
Fan Appreciation Day presented by Discount Drug Mart
Sunday, April 14 vs. Charlotte Hornets
The 22nd Annual Fan Appreciation Day presented by Discount Drug Mart will complete the Cavs regular season at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. During the fan-favorite celebration, the Cavs will give away thousands of prizes throughout the game and across all digital platforms. Fans in attendance will also receive a clear Cavs tote bag presented by Discount Drug Mart to carry home all their prizes.
Additional theme and awareness nights and celebrations during the Cavs 2023-24 season include:
The entire 2023-24 promotional schedule is available at cavs.com/promo
Ticket Information and Promotions
Single game tickets for all 41 regular season home games at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse are on sale NOW at cavs.com/promo.
Family Fun Pack presented by Molina Healthcare
Bring the entire family to a Cavs game! The Family Fun Pack presented by Molina Healthcare includes four tickets, each with a $10 food and beverage credit, starting at just $20 per ticket. This offer is available for select games and additional tickets can be added to
packages. Fans can access this deal at cavs.com/offers.
Cavs Student Pass presented by LECOM
Take advantage of exclusive ticket offers just for college and high school students! Sign up with a school email at Cavs.com/studentpass to receive last-minute ticket offers as low as $10. 
Cavs Fast Break Pass
Score last-minute ticket offers with a text! Fan can text* FASTBREAK to 30594 to receive notifications when last-minute seats become available. ­­
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September 26, 2023 | Men's Basketball
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Is the Canelo Alvarez fight perfect timing for Jermell Charlo? Age … – Sporting News

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Since putting on gloves at 13 years old, Canelo Alvarez has gone from red-haired rookie sensation to boxing royalty.
Born in Guadalajara, the Mexican star has won gold in four divisions and he’s the current undisputed super middleweight champion. He has beaten the best in boxing, including Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto, Amir Khan, and Gennadiy Golovkin.
Now 33, the battle-hardened Canelo has transitioned into the “veteran” category and some feel his best years are behind him. He now seeks to prove his doubters wrong when he defends his titles against Jermell Charlo on September 30. 
“I always believe that I’m number one, my whole career,” Canelo said at a media workout. “You need to believe in yourself, I still believe I’m number one. But I believe there is more than just one fighter alone at the top, there are a few. I still feel young and fresh. I never think about the end of my career. I just train and fight year after year. I still feel that I’m at my best.”
The Canelo-Charlo fight takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, a familiar home for Canelo, whereas Charlo is headlining there for the first time. The 12-round bout, plus undercard action, will air on Showtime PPV in the U.S. and DAZN in the U.K.
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Per Sports Interaction, Canelo is the -388 favorite, while Charlo, the undisputed super welterweight champion, is the +288 underdog. Despite those odds, Charlo, also 33, sees himself as the better fighter.
“This is the biggest fight in boxing, and I’m coming to leave it all in the ring like I do every time,” Charlo said. “I manifested this fight into existence and earned it with everything I’ve done in this sport so far. Canelo is a great fighter, but he’s gonna see what Lions Only is all about. When the fight’s over, people are gonna have to recognize that I’m the best fighter in the sport.” 
Charlo is not worried about the weight gain, having to move up two weight classes to take on Canelo. Sparring big men and working alongside his brother Jermall, the WBC middleweight champion, Jermell believes this is the perfect time to fight Canelo.
Does Charlo have a fair point? Could Canelo be overlooking the supposedly smaller man?

Canelo already announced his intentions on The Breakfast Club to retire around 36-37. He even teased retirement if he lost to John Ryder in May, which is a fight he would go on to win by unanimous decision. A former pound-for-pound No. 1, Canelo has tough challenges ahead of him outside of Charlo, including David Benavidez and a potential rematch against light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol. 
Boxing great Bernard Hopkins believes Charlo is a different challenge for Canelo, who hasn’t fought below super middleweight since 2019.
WATCH: Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo, live on DAZN
“His style is totally different from the styles that Canelo has fought. [Charlo is] younger, more determined to prove that Canelo’s time has been great, but it’s up,” Hopkins told Fight Hype via Boxing Social. “I just believe that Canelo will have to get him out of there early. The later the fight goes, the more Canelo will start showing not only his age but he’ll start showing the success he’s been enjoying for so long is starting to look different.
“I see hard-earned, skillful moments in that fight where [Charlo], who wants to prove himself, will come out and show us something that we knew he had, but he’s never had to show it till he steps in with Canelo. Canelo elevates Charlo. I just think he has the skills, and if he maintains that mentality, it can be really a nightmare for Canelo, based on style.”
Charlo was supposed to fight Tim Tszyu for super welterweight gold before a hand injury nixed a planned bout. He wants to become undisputed at 168, return to 154, and potentially take on pound-for-pound No. 1 Terence Crawford. Regardless of his upcoming plans, Charlo’s focus is solely on beating Canelo, the man who has had beef with both brothers. 
Holding more gold and honoring family is enough motivation for Charlo. Though he has proven everyone wrong over the years, the current uncertainty surrounding Canelo may be the perfect time for the Louisiana-born Charlo to face the super middleweight king.

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