The newly elected State Senator, Joe Boncore. (NEWF Photo)It was just two years ago when State Senator Joe Boncore blasted on the local political scene in the special election to fill the seat vacated by Anthony Petruccelli representing the First Suffolk & Middlesex District (Boston’s North End / Waterfront, Beacon Hill, East Boston as well as Revere, Winthrop and parts of Cambridge).Now, Sen. Boncore is seriously considering running for the wide open race for Suffolk County District Attorney, succeeding Daniel Conley who is not seeking re-election. Boncore tells the State House News Service, “Dan Conley had a great career as our district attorney and I think coming off the heels of the Legislature’s criminal justice reform bill the time is right for a district attorney who’s progressive, understands the new policies that need to come into place while still protecting and looking out for the public safety of all residents of Suffolk County.”Boncore is an attorney, former public defender and lifelong Winthrop resident. His hometown proved key to the 2016 State Senate run where he garnered 65% of the vote. He also topped the ticket in the North End. A similar strategy could emerge for the DA’s race. Commonwealth Magazine surmises, “He could own the northern tier of Suffolk County, pulling big numbers in Revere and Winthrop, which he currently represents, as well as in East Boston and the North End, which, despite demographic change, both still claim a decent population of reliable Italian-American voters who could gravitate to a preferito figlio in the race.”*Advertisement* Other announced candidates, all democrats, for the DA slot include asst. DA Greg Henning, Rachel Rollins (former MassPort counsel), real estate attorney Linda Champion, Dorchester’s State Rep. Evandro Carvalho and Roca youth director/attorney Shannon McAuliffe. Candidates for district attorney must be residents of the Massachusetts Bar and a resident of the district.See photos from Joe Boncore’s recent fundraiser in Boston’s North End.
Pagasa: Rain expected as LPA enters PAR The accident happened on H. Abellana Street where road work is ongoing, police said.Police said Suico, who was driving a motorcycle tried to avoid an unpaved road when he was hit from behind by a truck driven by Romulo Delgado, 50.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeThe impact threw Suico on the ground where the truck ran over him.The truck driver told investigators he did not notice hitting the victim. PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep Delgado said he stopped the truck when residents who saw the accident alerted him.MORE STORIESnewsinfo2 dead after ambulance crashes into tree in Cam SurnewsinfoCops sent to ensure lotto outlets in Cebu are closednewsinfoNews Briefs: July 26, 2019MORE STORIESnewsinfo2 dead after ambulance crashes into tree in Cam SurnewsinfoCops sent to ensure lotto outlets in Cebu are closednewsinfoNews Briefs: July 26, 2019Suico was already dead when paramedics arrived.Delgado surrendered to the police and is detained at the police station pending the filing of charges against him, police said./CORRESPONDENT NORMAN V. MENDOZAADVERTISEMENT Jealous man stabs 2 in drinking bout PM Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economy Read Next What’s new in town: Eggplant parmigiana deep-dish pizza, tofu ‘kakigori,’ ‘kamias’-date sticky toffee pudding PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension View comments A 28-YEAR-OLD man was thrown off his motorbike and killed when a truck ran him over in barangay Canduman, Mandaue City Thursday noon.Joeben Leo Enriquez Suico of barangay Tabok, Mandaue, suffered severe injuries in the body.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ An adobo upgrade: Add rosemary LATEST STORIES SMC bags Bulacan airport project Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time
FFWPU Portugal, Sérgio Neto, September 12-13, 2015: After the return of Top Gun workshop participants (our national leader and others) who also participated at the celebration of the 3rd anniversary of True Father’s ascension, we had a weekend program where the blessed families of Portugal could meet to revive the high spirit and make a new determination for the development of our goals for the 2020 vision.On September 12 and 13, we gathered at our headquarters. Participants included some Peace Ambassadors, 40 members (the Portuguese families) and some of our children, in total we had about 52 people, who stayed together during two days, to live as one body and soul centering on True Parents. All meals were offered by the HQ and no one had to pay workshop fee.Surrounded by a lot of energy and motivation that created a fabulous atmosphere all lived the moments spent by our leader in Korea, reflecting the points that were requested by the True Mother.Many educational videos activities and revitalization were included in the program as well as testimonies of several members with responsibility in organizations such as WFWP, WPF, Witnessing and also some members who have given their best to distribute the True Father’s autobiography or develop Tribal Messiah’s work and some lectures from Divine Principle.We hope that everyone can now put into practice all the policies that have been proposed to us.
by Trevor Edward Jones, UPF PeruOn the 4th of October UPF Peru President Dr. Trevor Edward Jones was invited by Congressman Moises Mamani to speak in the Congress during a forum about Human Rights. Other guests included the Ambassador from the United Arab Emirates and the Ambassador of Indonesia as well as two more congressmen and various experts and representatives of ONGs.A panel of experts gave different opinions about the need for existing Human Rights legislation to be more widely understood by the population so that they understood how to claim their rights when they were violated. Many women in Peru suffer daily abuse and attacks due to the “machismo” attitude of many men. The speakers also called for more action by the government to implement the laws and make sure that lawyers and police were more aware of the responsibility that they had to help such people.Dr. Jones spoke about the vision of the Universal Peace Federation, emphasizing two main aspects: – “We are one family under God” and “The family is “the school of love and peace”” and applying them to the current topic.He also explained the brief history of the Peace Federation, its foundation in 2005 by Rev. Sun Myung Moon and the various aspects of its work in Peru and the World. He also mentioned the coming meeting of AIPP and its inauguration in Peru, inviting the congressmen to attend.Following the speeches various leaders were recognized for their work including Dr. Jones “for his outstanding contribution to the peace of Peru and between nations, recognizing many Peruvians as persons of peace and the social good “ ( Appointing Ambassadors for Peace)An audience of more than 200 people listened carefully to the presentations and applauded the speakers.
Matt Mitrione was forced out of the Bellator 172 main event on Saturday evening, just hours before the tent-pole event kicked off, and opponent Fedor Emelianenko was left without an opponent. MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani reported that a late replacement was briefly sought; Chael Sonnen, who recently made his comeback to mixed martial arts, offered his services, and Oli Thompson, who fights Cheick Kongo tonight on the main card, was also in discussions. Chael Sonnen offered to fight Fedor on just hours notice, I’m told. He was ready to go. Bellator was interested but it didn’t come together.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) February 18, 2017 Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Latest From Our Partners To add onto Sonnen and Thompson, after the news broke, Bellator MMA contenders Muhammed Lawal and Tito Ortiz both offered to fight Emelianenko. Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? However, it appears that Emelianenko was not open to the idea of fighting someone not named Mitrione on so little notice. It should be noted, however, that even if Emelianenko accepted a fight with one of the above candidates, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) allowing the fight to occur would have been highly unlikely. Robert Whittaker hails ‘Wonderboy’ the best ‘outside fighter’ in MMA Latest From MMA Warehouse Chael Sonnen offered to replace Mitrione and fight Fedor Lockdown duffle bag Another name discussed as a late replacement was Oli Thompson, but again, no dice. Doesn’t sound like Fedor was into late replacement idea.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) February 18, 2017 White on Nunes-Cris rematch: ‘That’s the fight I want to make’ Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Tito Ortiz, King Mo offer to fight Fedor at Bellator 172 found out that @BellatorMMA 172 main event is scrapped . @ScottCoker move my Title fight w/ @DanielStraus from April to tonight,i stay ready— Patricio Freire (@PatricioPitbull) February 18, 2017 Standard Ranked Rashguard Top Contenders for Fight of the Year More: In this Storystream Conor lashes out at Herb Dean, says Khabib was ‘riddled in panic’ during bus attack Gloves Gordon Ryan Competition Kit ProMax 440 BJJ GI Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Bellator 172: Fedor vs. Mitrione previews, live results, play-by-play, analysis, highlights, and more View all 16 stories Standard BJJ Gi White: McGregor didn’t like my comments about Masvidal being ‘too big’ for him King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Meathead won’t wait for Fedor re-booking Accessories Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career UFC 240: Fights to make Sale Bloody Elbow #Bellator172 looks like I need to step up for the company! @BellatorMMA— Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) February 19, 2017 More From UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler fight card Bellator 172 takes place live from SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., this evening. A pivotal lightweight bout between Josh Thomson and Patricky “Pitbull” Freire now headlines. The event also marks the Bellator MMA debut of veteran Josh Koscheck. Good Night Tee Apparel Meanwhile, Patricio Pitbull jokingly wanted his featherweight title fight vs. champion Daniel Straus moved from April to tonight’s event. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Moneyweight @KingMoFH is in the house already, and he said he’ll fight Fedor tonight. Lol. Gotta love it.— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) February 19, 2017
There’s UFC Heavyweights, And Then There’s Shaq Gloves Liddell, 47, recently had lunch with Bellator president Scott Coker and has made it known that he’s open to coming out of retirement for another fight. Ortiz, on the other hand, is not having any of it. After closing out his career this past January with a submission win over Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170, the 42-year-old isn’t looking to hop back into the cage just yet, posting the following to Twitter earlier today: @Chuckliddell because I don’t need the money. Suck that you need the money. I can lend you some cash if so. photo https://t.co/fBTF4glGZq— Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) June 4, 2017 MMAmania.com Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Good Night Tee Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Amanda Nunes’ Biggest Threat? Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Standard BJJ Gi Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Accessories King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt This is WHY NOT!!!@ChuckLiddell https://t.co/SeQdKPYQz5— Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) June 4, 2017 Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Standard Ranked Rashguard Latest From MMA Warehouse Whether Ortiz actually wants to stay retired or not, he’s doing a good job in goading Liddell with some social media trash talk. It may not make sense for Ortiz to get back into the cage with a fighter who dismantled him on two separate, yet equally violent, occasions, but he would score a huge payday for the potential trilogy fight.If Ortiz doesn’t change his mind about fighting “Iceman,” and Liddell continues to pursue a comeback outside of UFC, fellow legendary names like Fedor Emelianenko, Wanderlei Silva, and even Chael Sonnen will begin to surface as potential opponents.Until anything is made official, Liddell’s comeback will remain speculation. Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? The history between former UFC champions Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz is lengthy and chock-full of bad blood. Liddell knocked Ortiz out both times the light heavyweights squared off inside of the Octagon and apparently hasn’t had enough. In a recent Instagram submission (shown below), “The Iceman” suggests locking horns with Ortiz for a third time. Lights. Out. Latest From Our Partners Bizzy Was Sneaking Needles Into The Toilet For GSP Fight Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Apparel ProMax 440 BJJ GI Lockdown duffle bag Midnight Mania! Trump Family In The ‘Chaos’ Corner? Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career More: Sale More From Fight Motion! Watch Holloway, Cyborg Do Work Via Ghost Cam
There’s UFC Heavyweights, And Then There’s Shaq Bellator MMA Standard BJJ Gi Fedor vs Mir Lockdown duffle bag Bizzy Was Sneaking Needles Into The Toilet For GSP Fight Latest From MMA Warehouse Bellator 198: “Fedor vs. Mir” takes place TONIGHT (April 28, 2018) at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., featuring a Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament main event. Former Pride FC champion Fedor Emelianenko (36-5, 1 NC) will stand toe-to-toe with former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion Frank Mir (18-11) in his promotional debut. Fun fights run up-and-down this card emanating from just outside Chicago. Top-ranked Featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez (16-3) takes on former UFC star Sam Sicilia (16-8), Rafael Lovato Jr. (7-0) faces late replacement Gerald Harris (25-5), and trash talking F.O.C.M. (friend of Conor McGregor) Dillon Danis makes his pro mixed martial arts (MMA) debut against six-fight veteran Kyle Walker!Bellator 198’s main card will start at 9 p.m. ET on Paramount Network. MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Bellator MMA card, including the “Prelims” undercard action that begins online at 7 p.m. ET.Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment (or 198) about the bouts and chat with the Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun — and greetings to you all from the beautiful (but chilly) Chicago area!BELLATOR 198 QUICK RESULTS:Fedor Emelianenko vs. Frank Mir — Emelianenko TKO 0:48 R1. Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Sam Sicilia — Sanchez sub (arm triangle) 3:52 R1. Rafael Lovato Jr. vs. Gerald Harris — Lovato sub (armbar) 1:11 R1. Neiman Gracie vs. Javier Torres — Gracie sub (arm triangle) 3:18 R2. Dillon Danis vs. Kyle Walker — Danis sub (leg lock) 1:38 R1. R’Mandel Cameron vs. P.J. Cajigas — Cameron UD 30-27, 29-28 X2. Dan Stittgen vs. Mark Stoddard — Stoddard sub (triangle) 4:43 R1. Eric Wisely vs. Morgan Sickinger — Wisely sub (armbar) 1:20 R1. Joey Diehl vs. Nate Williams — Diehl sub (triangle) 0:54 R1. Asef Askar vs. Andrew Johnson — DRAW 28-27 Askar, 28-28 X2. Corey Jackson vs. Adil Benjilany — Benjilany UD 29-28, 30-27 X2. Tom Angeloff vs. Sultan Umar — Umar UD 30-26, 30-27 X2. Adam Maciejewski vs. Robert Morrow — Morrow UD 29-28 X3.BELLATOR 198 PLAY-BY-PLAY:Fedor Emelianenko vs. Frank MirOur Heavyweight main event! Emelianenko is 36-5 (1 NC) and fights out of Stary Oskol, Russia. Mir is 18-11 and fights out of Las Vegas, Nevada. The winner moves on in the Heavyweight tournament to face Chael Sonnen in the second round. Mir sports black/gray trunks and blue gloves. Emelianenko has solid black trunks reading “The Last Emperor” and red gloves. Our referee for the main event is Mike Beltran.Round 1: Both men tap gloves during final instructions and square off in the center with no additional respect necessary. Mir comes forward swinging and pushes Emelianenko into the fence. Emelianenko goes for a takedown. Mir throws knees. Emelianenko jacks Mir up with strikes moving across the cage at a clip. Beltran jumps on top of Mir as he crumbles under the pressure at the fence him save it and our main event is over! On the replay you can see him nail Mir behind the ear and unload with lefts to the head on the ground as Beltran rushes in.Final result: Fedor Emelianenko by technical knockout at 0:48 in the first round.Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Sam SiciliaSanchez is 16-3 out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sicilia is 16-8 out of Spokane, Washington. This fight takes place in the Featherweight class of 145 lbs. Sicilia has on black trunks and blue gloves for tonight’s co-main event. Sanchez has the white trunks and red gloves. Our referee in charge is Rob Madrigal.Round 1: No first round tap. Sanchez steps right to the middle and starts throwing hands and a head kick. Sicilia smiles. Sicilia decks him with a couple of hard right hands. They clinch up near the fence for some dirty boxing and then Sicilia tries to go for a leg. Sanchez keeps his balance and then rolls for a leg. Sicilia gets free but gets right back on top so Sanchez goes for the foot. He’s able to escape that and get on top then stands up to drop some right hands down the pipe. Sanchez goes for the leg again and Sicilia evades it. They both stand up at 2:45. Sanchez jumps on his back and gets one hook in. Sanchez goes for a neck crank standing and Sicilia may be in trouble. He’s pulling hard and putting all his weight into it. They fall to the ground and Sicilia taps at 3:52.Final result: Emmanuel Sanchez by submission (arm triangle choke) at 3:52 of the first round.Rafael Lovato Jr. vs. Gerald HarrisLovato is 7-0 out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Harris is 25-5 out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Due to Harris being a late replacement this fight will take place at 188 lbs. Harris is sporting the white trunks and blue gloves. Lovato has on the black trunks and red gloves. Our referee is Kevin MacDonald.Round 1: They had to try twice to tap gloves at the start. Harris backs away from a kick and Lovato throws a knee. Harris jumps on top when he falls down — not that Lovato minds working off his back. He’s already got his legs around Harris neck, rolls for the armbar, and Harris taps IMMEDIATELY at 1:11.Final result: Rafael Lovato Jr. wins via submission (armbar) at 1:11 of the first round.Neiman Gracie vs. Javier TorresGracie is 7-0 out of New York, NY. Javier Torres is 10-3 (1 NC) out of Sonora, Mexico. This fight is at the Welterweight limit of 170 lbs. Torres has on black trunks with green trim and blue gloves. Gracie has on black trunks and red gloves. Our referee in charge of this contest is Mike Beltran.Round 1: Gracie is so eager to begin that Beltran has to make him back up and wait. At the bell he charges forward. A combo and a kick come Torres’ way. Torres tries to make Gracie back up but he comes forward with the body kick. Torres pushes again with his jab. Another body kick for Gracie. Gracie catches a kick and down goes Torres. He gets back up, Gracie wraps his arms around Torres’ waist, and here we stay for a bit. Gracie leg trips him down again at 2:24. Torres tries an upkick at 2:55 to no avail and then Gracie goes to the ground and falls back trying to trap a leg. If he can cinch up this heel hook it’s good night Torres. Torres is trying to make it a submission duel but that’s not a fight you want to have with a Gracie. Still it’s enough to keep Gracie from going full out for it so Torres survives the first round. 10-9 Gracie.Round 2: Gracie lands a kick and a couple of head strikes and pushes Torres into the fence. Torres fires knees as Gracie tries to twist him off balance and potentially take him down. The leg trip connects at 1:16 and we’re back in a familiar spot for Gracie. He’s slowly working his way up from half guard and could either go for full mount or side control. Full mount it is. He’s got two minutes to work and Torres is in a world of trouble. Suddenly he jumps to side for the arm triangle choke and it’s over at 3:18.Final result: Neiman Gracie wins via submission (arm triangle choke) at 3:18 of round two.Dillon Danis vs. Kyle WalkerWalker is 2-4 out of Carbondale, Illinois, Danis is making his pro debut out of New York, NY. This fight is at a catchweight of 175 lbs. Walker has on red trunks and blue gloves. Danis has on black trunks and red gloves. Some say that bad guys wear black. We’re about to see if Danis is as bad as he says. Our referee in charge is Kevin MacDonald.Round 1: Danis is pushing forward and making Walker back away. Danis lands a few kicks to the midsection. Danis pulls guard a minute and change in and is throwing elbows from the bottom. Walker trice to slice him with an elbow to the head. Danis rolls for a toe hold and Walker is trying to pull his way out but has to tap out at 1:38. It’s all over.Final result: Dillon Danis wins by submission (toe hold) at 1:38 of the first round.R’Mandel Cameron vs. P.J. CajigasCameron is 5-3 out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the blue gloves. Cajigas is 6-6 out of Chicago, Illinois in the red gloves. Round 1: Cajigas is circling and knocks Cameron down early with a left hand. He grabs a front headlock and throws a knee as Cameron stands back up. Front kick by Cajigas. Cameron shoots a double and Cajigas sprawls. Cameron lifts him in the air but can’t take him down. He throws a knee to the solar splexus as Cajigas is pinned against the cage. Finally Cameron gets him down to one knee. Cajigas is back up. Cameron throws knees at his legs trying to break him down. The ref is tired of the inaction and resets. Cajigas is head hunting. Cameron shoots off a leg kick by Cajigas. He’s leg tripped to the ground. Cajigas is holding him him. Cameron finally gets the left arm free for a few shots to the ribs. Cajigas sits up against the cage. 10 seconds. Cameron was doing just enough on the ground to edge it out 10-9.Round 2: Cameron and Cajigas trade left hands. They are both trying hard to psych the other into a mistake with their body language. Cameron shoots and misses then lands a left hand. Cameron shoots the double and he’s got it but it takes him a while to suck in Cajigas’ legs. Cajigas has his back to the fence so Cameron tries to ram a shoulder into his chin. Cameron finally turns him away from the fence, drawing scattered boos from the attendees who wanted a stand-up. Cameron is in half guard fighting for control. He’s throwing right hands at Cajigas’ thigh. Pass to side control. Knees to the ribs from Cameron. Cajigas gets him tied up in half again. 10 seconds. 10-9 Cameron.Round 3: Cameron shoots and has half guard on the ground right away. Unless the ref stands them up or Cajigas finds a submission this is the story of the whole fight in a nutshell. Cajigas sweeps momentarily, Cameron takes his back, they stand up and Cameron tries to lift him from behind. Cameron goes for a double and Cajigas tries and fails to grab a guillotine, but does hurt him a little with the hands. Finally Cameron grinds him down to the mat with a relentless assault on his legs. Cameron looks to take the back and Cajigas gets up again. Cajigas is trying hard to peel him off. Cameron slams him down hard. Cajigas was thinking triangle off his back but didn’t have the position for it. 10 seconds. Cameron should get at least two 10-9’s if not three. The only questionable round is the first.Final result: The judges have scored this one 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 for R’Mandel Cameron.Dan Stittgen vs. Mark StoddardStoddard is 15-9 out of Clinton, Iowa in the red gloves. Stittgen is 12-5 out of Johnsburg, Illinois in the blue gloves. Our referee is Josh Stewart.Round 1: Tap to start. Stittgen leg kick. Stoddard returns the favor. Stittgen with a right hand. Stoddard pushes him backward throwing heavy leather. Stittgen shoots but is unable to complete it. Stittgen has to adjust his left knee pad and Stoddard lets him do it. Stoddard is attacking that same left leg with kicks. Stoddard reminds me of “Caveman” Rickels. Stittgen tries and fails to shoot again. Stoddard tries a high kick to the head and falls down, then winds up tied up against the fence. He’s trying for a single leg. It’s not there. He wraps his arms around Stoddard’s waist. Knees are exchanged as they move back and forth. Stittgen keeps going for a single and finally gets Stoddard to the ground. Stoddard is trying to lock up an armbar or a triangle from his back and he gets the tap. That’s a wrap!Final result: Mark Stoddard via submission (triangle choke) at 4:43 of the first round.Eric Wisely vs. Morgan SickingerWisely is 28-9-1 out of Clinton, Iowa. Sickinger is 20-10 out of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Sickinger has on the blue gloves, Wisely the red. Our referee in charge is Kevin MacDonald.Round 1: A tap and we’re underway. Sickinger is throwing leg kicks and Wisely is trying to push him toward the fence. Wisely tries a spin kick and lands a hard right. Sickinger catches a kick and takes him down but Wisely goes for an arm and gets the tap. It’s all over!Final result: Eric Wisely wins via submission (armbar) at 1:20 in the first round.Joey Diehl vs. Nate WilliamsWilliams is 27-17 out of Des Moines, Iowa in the blue gloves. Diehl is 11-9 out of Algonquin, Illinois in the red gloves. Mike Beltran is our referee.Round 1: A tap of gloves and we’re underway. After an early flurry on both sides it goes to the ground, where Diehl is going for a triangle and Williams taps out. It’s over quick!!Final result: Joey Diehl wins by submission (triangle choke) at 0:54 in the first round.Asef Askar vs. Andrew JohnsonJohnson is making his pro debut out of Waukegan, Illinois in the blue gloves, Askar is 1-0 and fights out of Chicago, Illinois in the red gloves.Round 1: Askar has a takedown after a high kick attempt by Johnson. Askar is looking to pass but Johnson gets back up. Askar puts him right back down again against the cage throwing left hands from full guard. Right hands to the body. Askar is trying to posture up but Johnson is making it difficult for him. Johnson nearly got up and wisely Askar didn’t throw a knee while he was a down opponent. Johnson is at least doing a good job of keeping him in guard… if not much else. Askar is looking for a submission. He’s going for a head and arm triangle. Johnson is trying to buck his way free and does but he’s still on the bottom. 10-9 Askar.Round 2: Johnson looks pretty winded even after a minute’s rest. He throws knees to the body as Askar pushes him into the cage. Askar gets Johnson’s left leg up high but it’s the double that eventually puts him down. Askar looks to pass and Johnson looks to roll to his side. Johnson stands up and Askar leans into him hard before another takedown connects. Johnson is able to reverse his fortunes and now he’s the one in control with a full mount on the back firing lefts and rights to the head. The ref is warning him not to target the back of the head. He’s close to getting a stoppage. Full mount. Back mount. He went for a triangle and lost it. Askar is back on top. Johnson is fishing for a triangle. It’s close but he doesn’t quite have it. 10-9 Johnson.Round 3: Johnson is once again sucking wind hard at the start of the round. He opens with a body kick as Askar chases him down and tries to back him into the fence. Johnson responds with a spinning back fist and the crowd goes OOOH. Hard leg kick by Johnson. Askar shoots. The double leg works. Johnson is keeping Askar on his toes with submission attempts. He moves to half guard to get out of harm’s way. Johnson tries to push off the fence with his feet. Johnson sits up and fires left elbows, drawing a warning for shots to the back of the head. Askar takes him down again when he tries to get up. Johnson gets a warning for toes in the fence. Johnson is making a valiant effort to get up. Askar with knees to the body. He’s going North-South on Johnson. Now he’s spinning to the back and Johnson is trying to sweep. 10 seconds. Askar pounds him from behind. 10-9 Askar. It should go to Askar but there’s always the possibility of a split decision.Final result: The judges score it 28-27 Askar, 28-28, and 28-28 for a majority draw.Corey Jackson vs. Adil BenjilanyBenjilany is 3-1 from Rabat, Morocco but fighting out of Chicago. Jackson is 3-0 out of Michigan City, Indiana. Benjilany has on the blue gloves and Jackson the red. Our referee in charge is Kevin MacDonald.Round 1: Jackson lands the first leg kick and may have landed an accidental eye poke but Benjilany waves it off. Benjilany with a front left kick. Jackson stands right in front of him and takes a leg kick. Jackson throws a flurry and shoots off it. Benjilany turns him around against the fence. Jackson turns him back. Jackson tries and fails to turn him and throw him and both men reset. Benjilany lands a clean combo. Hard body kick from Jackson. More kicks from all angles by Benjilany. Jackson checks a head kick. Jackson throws a spin kick and scrambles away from a return shot that doesn’t come. Benjilany tries a spinning elbow and comes forward to land a knee against the fence. Spinning head fist connects. Benjilany is trying to tune Jackson up against the fence. Another knee lands. The ref scrambles to keep an eye on Jackson. He takes an uppercut and another knee. And another knee. Jackson weather the storm but the crowd applauds Benjilany for the onslaught. We get a time out as Benjilany gets a warning to keep it clean. Jackson throws Benjilany to the ground twice after the restart. Benjilany pushes off and gets up with his back to the fence then turns it around to grab a plum and throw a knee. Wild first round. 10-8 Benjilany.Round 2: Tap of gloves to open R2. Jackson shoots right away. Benjilany and Jackson fight for upper body control and Benjilany spins him around then throws him aside. Body kick by Benjilany. Benjilany’s corner is screaming “I need your range! I need your right hand and your left body kick!” He delivers the latter. Benjilany slaps a leg kick. Jackson tries to walk him down and eats a combo. High kick leg kick overhand right for Benjilany misses. Elbow, flying knee. Jackson eats a clean right hook and kick. Leg kick. Two more. And another. Body kick by Benjilany. Jackson with a few jabs. Benjilany fires off four kicks, gets a leg sweep, then signals Jackson to stand up. Benjilany with a right hook and a hard body shot. Jackson is talking to him. Benjilany feints an elbow. Benjilany shoots and misses. His corner screams “ROLL LEFT JAB JAB. NO ELBOWS.” 10-9 Benjilany.Round 3: Double glove tap and a hug before they slug. Jackson throws a flurry and shoots off it right away. He’s got Benjilany down to one knee but that’s all. Benjilany gets up elbowing him in the head. Jackson takes him back down but Benjilany uses the fence to get back up. Benjilany circles around him and throws a right hand when they break. Jackson lands a right. Benjilany lands a better one followed by an uppercut. Overhand right. Left knee. Benjilany is landing almost all of the offense. Right hook. His corner is so loud. “LEFT HOOK RIGHT KICK!” Benjilany with a flurry against the fence until Jackson ties him up. Jackson completes a takedown to full guard. He’s doing nothing at all on top. He’s trying to posture up but Benjilany tries to turn it into a triangle. Jackson gets free but loses the takedown and Benjilany is on top throwing wild hammers until the bell. 10-9 Benjilany for the decision.Final result: The judges score this one 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27 for Benjilany.Tom Angeloff vs. Sultan UmarAngeloff is 7-5 (1 NC) out of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Sultan Umar is 5-2 out of Chicago, Illinois. Angeloff has on the red gloves and Umar the blue.Round 1: Tap of gloves and we’re off and running. Umar is pushing Angeloff around the cage and throws a high head kick. Umar keeps feeling the range out with his right hand, keeping the left cocked and loaded. He catches a kick and unloads. Angeloff backs up into the cage from a combo then circles off. Body kick by Umar. Angeloff jabs a little with his left. Umar throws a body kick, Angeloff catches it and lets it go. Umar is leading this dance and Angeloff is just following. Angeloff paws with his left and occasionally lands a jab. Umar lands a flurry though and Angeloff has to clinch to recover. Umar lands a very loud thudding kick. Angeloff tries to go high. Umar with a body kick. Angeloff tries to grab a muay thai plum for knees. Umar pushes him into the cage. 10-9 Umar.Round 2: The crowd is itching for Umar to do something big. His corner keeps calling for him to pop the 1-2 combo. Angeloff circles and tries to find an opening for a right hook. Umar throws a few leg kicks and a left hook. Body kick from Umar. Umar pushes Angeloff into the fence with four lefts and rights. At least two got through. Another leg kick by Umar. Angeloff with a hook and an uppercut. You can see the redness around Angeloff’s waist from the body kicks. Umar just throws Angeloff down and waits for him to get back up. Another slapping leg kick by Umar. Angeloff doesn’t seem like he was ready for this level of competition. Umar lands a clean hard shot and tries a flying knee. Angeloff clinches him but can’t do anything. Umar comes forward again after the break and they spin around against the fence. Umar gets a warning for grabbing the cage and earned it – I could see his fingers sticking through the fence. Umar tunes Angeloff up with a knee and a combo. 10-9 Umar.Round 3: Umar is wasting little time tuning up his opponent in this round. After a fast minute to open the action slows down down a little bit. Umar throws him high in the air for a slam at 2:48 and then lets him stand right back up. Angeloff lets his left hand go a few times and connects with a good right. Angeloff gets a momentary takedown but doesn’t take advantage. Umar comes forward with lefts and rights. Body kick by Angeloff. Umar keeps pasting Angeloff with the left hook. Umar gets a takedown I couldn’t see as a camera crew and a bunch of celebs walked right in front of me but it should ice another 10-9 round for a unanimous decision.Final result: The judges score this one 30-26, 30-27 X2 all for Sultan Umar.Adam Maciejewski vs. Robert MorrowMaciejewski is 13-6-1 out of Krasnik, Poland. Morrow is 23-21-1 out of Lockport, Illinois. Our referee is Mike Beltran. Round 1: Tap of gloves starts us off. Both men are ducking high and low trying to figure each other out. It’s like watching polar bears dance. Unfortunately it’s a lot of dancing and not much striking. It only takes a minute before the crowd is restless but a big takedown from Morrow wakes them up. There’s not much going on after that. It’s actually more interesting to see the camera woman walk up and down a set of steps behind the cage trying to get the perfect angle for the Bellator live stream. I’m wondering when Beltran is going to stand them up from inactivity. It’s a side control with nothing going on. Finally we get a kimura attempt and it’s nearly but not quite there. That just puts everything back in full guard so now we don’t even have a dominant position. A few right hands sneak through to the chin. That’s a 10-9 round with not a lot of mustard on it.Round 2: A takedown attempt is stuffed early in R2. I think Morrow might have caught a groin kick but he doesn’t ask for time. 1:20 in and the crowd is tired of the polar dance. Maciejewski occasionally pushes forward but doesn’t do much. He sails a high kick upstairs that doesn’t connect. There’s another weird moment of a possible foul that both fighters shrug off. More booing. If this was PRIDE we would have had a yellow card by now. A single leg takedown attempt fails. The crowd only pops whenever a strike is thrown and they go right back to booing. 10-10.Round 3: The crowd is quiet for about 35 seconds and then the boos start to rain down again. Then it falls eerily quiet again. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen two heavyweights land less significant strikes. I’m waiting for Mike Beltran to give them a warning for timidity. Nearly two minutes in and the boos are massive. Circle, jab, circle, jab. Maciejewski fails a takedown attempt, Morrow begs him to stand back up, then throws a head kick. Maciejewski is tough like bull. Boring like ox. He shoots and now we’ve got a few hundred pounds of man meat bending the fence. Usually Mike Beltran is a motor on high when it comes to issuing fighter instructions but tonight he seems content to let these two behemoths do whatever they want as the clock ekes away. They break off the fence with 30 seconds left and finally decide to let it all hand out, swinging wildly like boozy bar drunks until the bell. 10-9 Morrow, maybe. We’ll see.Final result: The judges score it 29-28 X3 for Robert Morrow. Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Accessories Amanda Nunes’ Biggest Threat? Gloves King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Good Night Tee Sale Standard Ranked Rashguard More: Lights. Out. Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender ProMax 440 BJJ GI Apparel Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars MMAmania.com Midnight Mania! Trump Family In The ‘Chaos’ Corner? Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Latest From Our Partners More From Fight Motion! Watch Holloway, Cyborg Do Work Via Ghost Cam