Dos Santos Vs Lewis: Knockout Kings Collide

Dos Santos Vs Lewis: Knockout Kings Collide

Junior Dos Santos Takes On Derrick Lewis In A Heavyweight Main Event


This weekend the UFC will be making its first appearance in Kansas as it holds a spectacular event at the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas with the #3 ranked heavyweight in the division Derrick Lewis facing off against #8 ranked Junior Dos Santos in a huge main event. Both of these fighters are hoping to get a big win that would set them both up once again for title contention.

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion #8 ranked has been on a climb back to the top of the mountain as he has gotten 2 wins back to back since he fought former champion Stipe Miocic for the belt but came up short losing the fight via TKO. Since then Junior Dos Santos has put on fantastic performances with hopes of keeping this momentum on his side when he faces former title challenger "The Black Beast" Derrick Lewis this weekend.

In his last bout Junior Dos Santos took on top heavyweight contender Tai Tuivasa in a fight that left Dos Santos leg badly damaged, but he still pulled together the victory when he won the fight via TKO in the 2nd round after landing a big shot. After earning his second victory in a row Junior went on to call out Alistair Overeem for a rematch that he felt was overdue but clearly as time went on we found out the UFC had different plans for both fighters.

Former title challenger #3 ranked Derrick Lewis is ready to make his return to the octagon as he is in a fight to hold his ranking in the heavyweight division. He has been on a tear as of late aside from his last bout with Lewis stacking up numerous knockout victories. "The Black Beast" had a tough fight in his last bout at UFC 230 when he took on UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel "D.C." Cormier but lost the fight in the 2nd round via rear naked choke. While Lewis was disappointed in his performance, there was no doubt that he is one of the hardest hitters in the division.

With the heavyweight division still in limbo as the world awaits an announcement for Brock Lesnar's returns to face Daniel "D.C." Cormier in a fight that was essentially booked months ago in the fans minds no one really knows who is potentially next for a shot at the title. Former champ Stipe Miocic has been very vocal with calling out Daniel Cormier as he truly feels he deserves a rematch for his title and to be honest Stipe is not wrong.

Especially with Francis Ngannou tasking out Cain Velasquez so quickly no one really knows what is going on. Until that whole situation gets cleared up the picture can become a little clear after this huge main event takes place with 2 huge knockout artists when the Octagon door closes behind "The Black Beast" Derrick Lewis and Former champion Junior Dos Santos this weekend in Kansas as both of these fighters hope to get another step closer to another title fight.

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7 Struggles Of A Girl Who Understands Sports

Other girls just don't get it.

I love sports. I live for the time of the year when football season and basketball season overlap so I can watch my two favorite sports at the same time. However, as any other girl that likes sports knows, there are a few different struggles that we experience on a day to day basis.

1. People won't believe you.

I’ve gotten very accustomed to the “look” people give you when you tell them you like to watch sports. It’s a look that reeks of disbelief. I'm sorry I don't know the blood type of the former coach's oldest son. You’ll just have to learn to let it go... but yes, I do watch sports.

2. People will try to explain the game to you.

Yes, I know that was a sack. Yes, I see that it’s a fourth down. Yes, I know what foul that was. Yes, they are about to take a free throw. Please stop talking while I watch my team play. Thanks for trying to keep me updated, though.

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3. Guys will think you are trying to impress them.

Dude, stop flirting with me while the game is on. Don’t block the TV. I need to see this. I could care less about you. My team is playing.

4. Your girl friends will never care about sports as much as you do.

You will have to beg and grovel just to get them to watch the game with you. Even then, either they won’t pay attention, or they will ask you what’s going on every couple of minutes.

5. No one finds it acceptable when you yell at the TV.

My dad yelled at the TV during football games when I was growing up. My guy friends do it. But the minute I open my mouth when my team starts losing, people start staring at me and silently begging me to act more like a lady.

6. Women's sports apparel is awful.

I get asked on a regular basis when shopping for team apparel, “Do you need me to show you where the women’s stuff is?” No, no, nope, absolutely not. I would much prefer not to run around with rhinestones on my chest or in a pink football jersey. I’m cringing at the thought.

7. You turn into a child when your team loses.

No, it is not my time of the month. You know good and well my team just lost. Don't speak. I’m going to my room to lie down under my baby blanket and eat chocolate ice cream. It’s just too much.

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Dealing With The Bipolar Louisiana Weather, As Told By Coach O Himself

Whether it's figuring out what to wear or dealing with the weather on your walk to class, we've all faced these struggles at some point.


As you may know, the Louisiana weather this time of year is not the most reliable. On Monday it can be sunny and 82 degrees, and by Tuesday it's freezing and raining. Here are some situations you've probably dealt with at some point or another, told through none other than Coach O himself.

Looking at your phone to check the weather app before you get dressed.


This is crucial when getting dressed because you never know what weather you should be preparing yourself for. Make sure you look at the whole day's forecast because it could very well change in a short amount of time.

When you walk outside and it's way hotter than you anticipated.


You instantly start sweating... hurry up and speed-walk through campus to get to some sort of air conditioning.

When you come out of class and the weather has completely changed.


You didn't anticipate that the weather would be changing within the hour, so you played yourself. You look cute today but when you walk out of class, it's a torrential downpour outside and you have no rain jacket or umbrella.

Being forced to take a shower when you get home because your outfit made you a sweaty mess.


When you got dressed in the morning, you wore long sleeves and pants, but now it's 80 degrees so you're sweating your ass off... congrats, now you have to go home a take a shower.

When your friend tells you that "it will probably be nice all day."


Don't trust them, don't trust the weatherman, don't trust anyone. The weather has a mind of its own and you can't ever really be sure that it's going to stay beautiful outside all day.

When you remember that you left your windows open... and now it's raining.


Yeah even though it was sunny when you got out, doesn't mean it's going to stay sunny all day. ALWAYS make sure you close your windows or you'll hate yourself when you're sitting in Lockett and your car windows are open across campus.

When you actually planned ahead and dressed in the correct layers.


Congrats, this may happen to you once in your life (if you're lucky). Sometimes the weather is just nice and sunny and bearable, and you don't have to worry about it screwing up your day.

No matter what the weather is though, Louisiana in the springtime may be one of the nicest things in the world. Throw on some shorts, grab your hammock, and enjoy the weather.

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