Kevin McGeary on His New Book ‘The Naked Wedding’ – Thatsmags.com
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Kevin McGeary always wanted to be a published author. After spending several years working in Shenzhen and Shunde, he decided to put pen to paper and published The Naked Wedding earlier this year. McGeary had come across dozens of stories about ordinary people in Shenzhen that never really made news outside of the Middle Kingdom. So, he put together a collection of fictional short stories inspired by the real-life experiences of Shenzheners.
Below, McGeary shares with That’s the inspiration behind his book and characters.
What prompted you to write The Naked Wedding?
Around the same time I was starting a new job in Shunde, I was turning 30 and decided I’m at my best when I’m single-mindedly working toward something audacious.
Most of the characters I write about are from stories I translated at The Nanfang and Shenzhen Daily.
I used to travel to Shenzhen most weekends when I lived in Shunde to get a sense of the place and rhythm for how ordinary Shenzhen people talked because most of the protagonists’ characteristics have little in common with me.
What’s the setting of the book?
The stories are set during the time I lived in Shenzhen from 2009 to 2013. In my mind’s eye, the technology they used, the slang words and other aspects fit that era.
What did you learn while writing The Naked Wedding?
The real challenge was getting the individual pieces published. I started working on the book in February 2014, and the first acceptance letter came in August 2017 for The Naked Wedding. My personal favorite [short story in the book] is ‘The Naked Wedding,’ but it’s also the most esoteric, quiet story. From the feedback I’ve gotten so far, people say their favorite was ‘Shuang.’
I got the seed of The Naked Wedding in part from Factory Girls by Leslie Chang. It’s the story of a female friendship that gets torn apart by Shenzhen’s economic miracle.
Before I started writing, I realized Shenzhen is the frontier for which China left the Cold War era and became a more capitalistic country. Whereas Beijing and Shanghai are full of city people, Shenzhen is populated by more country people.
“Day-to-day life is never as glamorous close-up – nothing is as exotic as it seems in reality”
It’s the sort of unsung engine room of the world economy because in those years around the 2008 recession Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta was one of the few parts of the world that was generating any growth.
The final story, ‘The Disposable,’ is another attempt to bring everything together. It’s narrated by an iPhone that was reincarnated from a Foxconn worker because 10 years ago people’s lives in the factory were so miserable that there was an epidemic of people jumping to their deaths. It’s the Foxconn factories that, in many ways, built the high-tech world we live in now by manufacturing those devices.
Everything written about Shenzhen is very macro-level, yet doesn’t tell the stories of ordinary people who live their lives day-to-day. One of my main goals was to demystify China. A lot of very sensational things happen in the stories, like a woman giving birth on the floor of an internet bar – which happened. Day-to-day life is never as glamorous close-up – nothing is as exotic as it seems in reality. The idea behind the story ‘Shuang’ is from the seven most salacious, sensational stories I read when I lived in Shenzhen. For example, one story is about a pregnant mistress who crashes her ex-boyfriend’s wedding while wearing a wedding dress. So, I squeezed in six other stories that I had read or translated in Shenzhen.
Are you working on any new projects?
I’m 50,000 words into a novel that is set in a fictional Asian city. The setting is really Shenzhen, just with a different name. This way, I have more artistic liberty to write about the place, the characters and things that aren’t necessarily present in Shenzhen.
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Kevin McGeary – Lacrosse | Penn Athletics
Kevin McGeary – Lacrosse
1. Name: Kevin McGeary
2. Class Year: Junior, Class of 2018
3. Sport: Lacrosse
4. Position: Midfield
5. Why did you choose Penn?
At the start of the lacrosse recruiting process I did not think I wanted to go to Penn because I only live about 30 minutes away. After visiting the school, meeting the team, and speaking with the coaching staff I really fell in love with the place. It was really the closeness of the team that drew me in. I also knew that coming here would give me the opportunity to compete for championships and get a first class education.
6. What does the experience of being a Penn Lacrosse student-athlete mean to you?
Being a member of Penn lacrosse for the last three years has truly been an honor. It is an experience that most college students don’t get to have and I am thankful for all that the team has done for me. I have been able to learn a lot of valuable skills/lessons and most importantly have been able to build life-long relationships with my teammates and coaches.
7. What has been your favorite moment/memory with Penn Lacrosse?
My favorite memories so far are probably the two one-goal wins we had over Harvard the last two years. Hopefully by the time I am done here I will have had a new favorite moment.
My favorite so far is probably my Philosophy of Space and Time class. I like it because it is something I previously did not know much about. It is very interesting learning about black holes, time travel, and various other things about our universe.
9. What does life after Penn look like?
I am not set on anything right now, but ideally I would like to work in some part of the financial services industry in New York.
10. What are some lessons that you have learned through athletics at Penn that stay with you after graduation?
Penn athletics has taught me a lot. I have learned what it takes to be a good teammate and friend, which will be useful in whatever career I go in to. I have also been fortunate enough to learn other important lessons like what a strong work ethic looks like, how to respond to failure, and how to work as both a leader and follower.
11. Last year, over 483 Penn Lacrosse alumni, family and friends made a financial contribution to your program to help provide you with things like equipment, training tools, uniforms, travel to away meets, meals on the road, sports medicine and sports performance. What would you say to those who invest in your experience as a Lacrosse student-athlete?
I would like to give them a big thank you. The Penn lacrosse family has been so generous and has helped to make this a truly first class experience. One day I hope to be able to give back as much as those who came before me have.
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DVIDS – News – Sheet metal and the KC-135 Stratotanker
A big contributor to keeping the aircraft flying is the sheet metal shop here at Fairchild.
“We do the painting of the aircraft to protect from corrosion,” said Airman 1st Class Kevin McGeary, 92nd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance journeyman.
A frequent issue the sheet metal shop faces is corrosion. When moisture builds up in different areas of the plane, it causes damage, when exposed for a long enough period of time the metal can crack.
“Back in the 1950s and 1960s, a lot of aircraft parts were made of magnesium,” said Staff Sgt. Brian Stolz, 92nd MXS aircraft structural maintenance craftsman. “This was smart back in the day because it was a light weight material. However it is extremely corrosive and if any moisture comes in contact with it for any length of time it begins breaking down which can cause a catastrophic failure.”
Corrosion can occur if paint is chipped off in bad weather or if a rock hits an aircraft hard enough to cause damage to the paint exposing the metal.
“We see a lot of corrosion with KC-135s near the landing lights on the interior of the leading edges,” McGeary said. “For that, we remove as much of the corrosion as possible to prevent it from spreading on to any of the unharmed metal. We then refabricate the section and rebuild the area.”
Sheet metal uses many different tools to complete their mission, ranging from simple hand tools such as hammers and drills to larger machines like power rolling machines and tube benders.
If it were not for the sheet metal shop, the KC-135 would not be in the air today, after over 60 years of providing global reach.
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GHS Announces Honor Roll, High Honor Roll for Marking Period 1
Greenwich High School released the honor roll and high honor roll for Marking Period 1 this week. Full time students are eligible for Honors and High Honors status based upon their quarterly Grade Point Average. Students with GPA’s of 3. 6-3.9 are named to the Honor Roll; students with GPA’s of 4.0 and higher are named to the High Honor Roll. Students having any incomplete grades are not eligible for the honor roll.
Congratulations!High Honor Roll
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Isabel Borrego Garcia Cancho
Santiago Borrego Garcia Cancho
Maria Jose Calvanese
Andrea Capistran Juan
Julie Ann Cartine
Lluis Costa Gonzalez
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Kristine Anne De Jesus
Larissa De Souza
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Santino Di Como
Jenna du Toit
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|TKO (jaw injury)||April 27, 2019 / Blake Grice|
Bellator 220: McDonald – Fitch
Date: April 27, 2019
R: 3 Time: 4:11
Bellator 213: McFarlane – Letourneau
|By technical knockout (blows)||December 15, 2018 / Chris West|
Bellator 213: McFarlane – Letourneau
Date: December 15, 2018
R: 3 Time: 0:53
By technical knockout
|By technical knockout (kicks)||16 February 2018 / Dan Miragliotta|
Bellator 194: Nelson – Mitrion
Date: 16 February 2018
R: 3 Time: 4:02
By technical knockout
Bellator 179: Daily – McDonald
|Submission (hand triangle choke)||19 May 2017 / Dan Miragliotta|
Bellator 179: Daily v McDonald
Date: 19 May 2017
R: 3 Time: 2:28
(hand triangle choke)
|By technical knockout (stop by the doctor)||24 February 2017 / Dan Miragliotta|
Bellator 173: McGuery – McDermott
Date: 24 February 2017
R: 2 Time: 1:06
(stop by the doctor)
Bellator 163: McGuery – Davis
|Decision (unanimous)||04 November 2016 / John McCarthy|
Bellator 163: McGuery – Davis
Date: 04 November 2016
R: 5 Time: 5:00
|Submission (triangle choke back)||19 September 2015 / John McCarthy|
Bellator 142: Dynamite
Date: 19 September 2015
R: 1 Time: 4:41
(triangle choke back)
Bellator 134: British Invasion
|Decision (unanimous)||February 27, 2015 / Todd Anderson|
Bellator 134: British Invasion
Date: February 27, 2015
R: 5 Time: 5:00
|Submission (triangle choke back)||12 September 2014 / Dan Miragliotta|
Bellator MMA – Bellator 124
Date: 12 September 2014
R: 1 Time: 4:47
(triangle choke back)
Bellator MMA – Bellator 122
|TKO (punches and knees)||July 25, 2014 / Steve Davis|
Bellator MMA – Bellator 122
Date: 25 July 2014
R: 1 Time: 2:10
By technical knockout
(punches and knees)
|By knockout (hit)||02 May 2014 / Dan Miragliotta|
Bellator MMA – Bellator 118
Date: 02 May 2014
R: 1 Time: 0:22
Bellator MMA – Bellator 108
|Submission (elbow lever)||November 15, 2013 / Dan Miragliotta|
Bellator MMA – Bellator 108
Date: 15 November 2013
R: 1 Time: 1:31
|By knockout (hit)||September 20, 2013 / Ron Naishon|
Bellator MMA – Bellator 100
Date: 20 September 2013
R: 1 Time: 0:27
Bellator MMA – Bellator 95
|By technical knockout (punches and elbows)||04 April 2013 / Bill Bookwalter|
Bellator MMA – Bellator 95
Date: 04 April 2013
R: 1 Time: 1:18
(punches and elbows)
|By knockout (hit)||June 15, 2012 / Gasper Oliver|
ROC 41 – Ring of Combat 41
Date: June 15, 2012
R: 2 Time: 0:41
Island Rumble – Ballistic
|Submission (elbow lever)||October 15, 2011 /|
Island Rumble – Ballistic
Date: October 15, 2011
R: 1 Time: 1:16
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Date: 08 May 2010
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Russian Bellator Champion will face a new challenge
28-year-old Russian Vadim Nemkov met with 36-year-old African American Phil Davis in November 2018. A rather tough fight ended with the victory of Fedor Emelianenko’s protégé by a split decision. After that, Nemkov had two more successful fights, which eventually led him to the championship in the promotion. The winning streak of the Russian at the moment is seven fights, among which the enchanting success in the fight with Ryan Bader stands apart. However, the Staroskolets will be able to truly declare himself to the world if he wins the Grand Prix – given what big names have been selected to participate in it.
Phil Davis, after a misfire in a fight with Vadim, won two early victories over Liam McGeary and Karl Albrektsson, and also achieved success by a referee decision in a meeting with veteran Lyoto Machida.As the scenario of the first meeting of the fighters showed, Phil became one of the most difficult rivals in Vadim’s career. Davis is very strong physically, fast and perfectly trained in translations and wrestling on the ground.
Undoubtedly, Mr. Wonderful is capable of delivering a lot of problems to the champion, but nevertheless the level and versatility of Nemkov should play a key role and prejudge the outcome of the meeting.
Dovletjan Yagshimuradov, ex-champion of the ACA league (formerly ACV), will make his debut in another quarterfinal Grand Prix match at Bellator.
A fighter from Turkmenistan won eight victories since 2016, becoming well-known in Russia and the CIS countries. On the other side of the ocean, hardly anything is known about the 31-year-old native of Ashgabat, but still, the lack of media coverage and a loud background did not prevent Yagshimuradov from taking his place among the outstanding fighters of our time. Will Dovletjan be able to take full advantage of his chance and enter the world elite of sports?
His rival will be top former UFC fighter Corey Anderson, whose assets include victories over reigning champion of the strongest league Jan Blachovich, Glover Teixeira, Johnny Walker and Melvin Manhoef.Undoubtedly, the American has many times more experience, but his underestimation on the part of Corey can play into the hands of the underdog. In other hands, Dovletdzhan has little chance of winning . ..
Two more Russians will take part in the show. Vadim Nemkov’s older brother Viktor will make his Bellator debut with an extremely principled duel with the Swede Karl Albrektsson.
– I would like my brother to win this fight and prove that our school is stronger than many. Valentin Moldavsky has already won against him.I drew conclusions from my defeat from him, I have no complaints against my opponent. But it makes no sense for me to fight with him and organize a revenge, – said Vadim Nemkov at a press conference. – I became the Bellator champion, and Karl managed to lose several battles during this time. And the defeat that I had in my youth does not bother me.
In 2016, the King took over the youngest German in the Rizin tournament in Japan, which can be called the biggest career success of the 27-year-old Scandinavian.Viktor Nemkov spent the last three fights under the PFL banner, two of which were fights with compatriots from Dagestan. In a fight with ex-M-1 champion Rashid Yusupov, the Staroskolets demonstrated a 100% result, and in a fight with five-time world wushu-sanda champion Bozigit Ataev, a draw was recorded.
Representative of the Voronezh MMA Grachik Bozinyan will hold his second fight at Bellator on Saturday. The debut of the 25-year-old fighter turned out to be blurry, Grachik lost by a split decision to Austin Vanderford, undefeated in MMA.Bozinyan’s future opponent is DeMarcus Jackson, who is missing the stars from heaven. Quite a mediocre fighter, whom the much more talented Grachik must pass “at once”.
why the fight for the Bellator title between Nemkov and Bader is one of the main events of the year in MMA – RT in Russian
On August 21, at the Bellator 244 tournament, Vadim Nemkov will fight Ryan Bader for the light heavyweight title. The Fedor Team fighter will try not only to become the fifth Russian champion of the promotion, but also to avenge his teammate Fedor Emelianenko. Valentin Moldavsky and Vladimir Tokov will also perform at the tournament in Ancasville.
The duel between Vadim Nemkov and Ryan Bader can be considered, if not one of the most anticipated, then certainly one of the most important in 2020. In the main event of Bellator 244, not only the light heavyweight title but also the honor of the Fedor Team will be at stake. In January last year, the American knocked out Fedor Emelianenko and did not allow him to become the champion of the American promotion for the first time. His teammate will try to take revenge for the eminent comrade.
Despite its status and significance, the fight between Vadim Nemkov and Ryan Bader risked being almost unnoticed by the general public. The reason for this was the state of affairs at Bellator during the pandemic. Scott Cocker chose a strange strategy and, by and large, did not appear in the media space, as a result of which many fans began to completely forget about the existence of the promotion.
While Dana White and the UFC were looking for all sorts of ways to host the show, talking about “Fight Island” and organizing events on the Indian Reservation, their main competitor was in the shadows.As a result, the pause was five months, and the first tournament not only did not cause a stir among the MMA fans, but also had an unremarkable card. The reason for this was the postponement of the main duel of the evening, in which Michael Chandler and Benson Henderson were supposed to fight.
Subsequently, Cocker still arranged a fight between the former Bellator and UFC lightweight champions, but this hardly helped the organization to attract the attention of MMA fans. The new hope of the promotion will be a duel between Nemkov and Bader, who has a slightly better chance of completing the task.At least for the reasons that the title is at stake, and the battle has an interesting background.
Also on the topicThe cost of a missed hit: Emelianenko lost to Bader in the Bellator Grand Prix final
The Bellator 214 tournament ended at the Forum arena in the American city of Ingleswood. In the main fight of the evening, Fedor Emelianenko knocked out …
If everything is clear with the first point, then the second is that Nemkov represents Fedor Team, the leader and founder of which is Fedor Emelianenko.In January 2019, the legendary athlete fought in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix final, but suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Bader. The last Emperor was knocked out after 35 seconds and lost the opportunity to become the champion of an American organization for the first time in his career. Then many advised him to end his career, but the fighter stayed and 11 months later defeated Quinton Rampage Jackson.
It is noteworthy that two months before the fight, a fight took place between Emelianenko and Bader, which made Nemkov a star, if not the MMA world, then at least Bellator.In November, the Russian made a sensation and took over the famous Phil Davis, known for his performances in the UFC. Even then, Vadim outlined his claims for the title, and in October 2019 he confirmed them by defeating ex-middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho. After that, the matchmakers had no doubts that it was the Russian who should become the next contender for the trophy.
The battle between Nemkov and Bader was scheduled for May 9, and its promotion was preceded by a major press conference.It was attended by participants from all the key shows planned for the summer. At the same time, the main attention was focused on the holder of two championship belts and his Russian opponent. The American spoke highly of the enemy and expressed confidence that the duel would not be an easy one, while the Russian assured that “he would fight for himself and for Fedor.”
However, the pandemic confused all the cards, and at one point even doubts arose that Nemkov would remain in the status of a contender for the title. Due to the epidemiological situation in the world, the situation with international flights has become more complicated.In view of this, Bader began to seriously doubt that his opponent would be able to reach the United States. In May, he openly told MMAJunkie that he was not sure about the fight with the Russian, and expressed his readiness to fight with another athlete. But in the end, all the issues were resolved.
According to bookmakers, Bader is the favorite of the confrontation. This is not surprising, given the experience and skill of the American athlete, who has been more than successful not only in Bellator, but also in the UFC.It is worth recalling that by the time he left the largest MMA promotion, he had seven victories in the last eight fights.
During this period, he dealt with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, star Phil Davis, future interim belt contender Ovins Saint-Prue and ex-champion Rashad Evans. At the same time, he lost only to Anthony Johnson, who at that time was considered one of the most terrifying punchers in the world of mixed martial arts.
Bader is distinguished by physical strength and wrestling skills. In college, he competed in the NCAA First Division, and later trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and received a brown belt. True, he won by submission infrequently – only 16% of the time (five out of 30). The last time he forced an opponent to surrender was in 2013. Then he took over Vladimir Matyushenko.
Nevertheless, a Russian has all the qualities to put skeptics to shame and surprise the American himself. In the stand, if Nemkov does not have an advantage, then at least he should look no worse than his counterpart.He moves well and is more like a middle or welterweight fighter in speed. In this he will definitely surpass the massive, but not the most maneuverable Bader.
As for striking technique, Vadim not only actively uses his boxing skills, but also works great with his feet. He often uses low-kicks, which Liam McGeary knows firsthand. The ex-Bellator champion received so many kicks in the legs that he forced the referee to stop the duel.
Sergei Kharitonov crushingly lost to Javier Ayala
Turned out the light in 16 seconds
The famous Russian MMA fighter Sergei Kharitonov failed his debut in the Bellator organization.Already in the 16th second of the fight, our super heavyweight was brutally knocked out by a little-known American Javier Ayala. After the missed right side, Kharitonov lay unconscious for a long time. Gazeta.Ru conducted an online broadcast of the match.
Gazeta.Ru has no choice but to end the online broadcast on a sad note. We hope that everything will be fine with Kharitonov’s health.
The next Bellator tournament will take place on November 10 in Tel Aviv.In the main fight, the reigning welterweight champion of the organization (up to 77 kg), the Russian Andrei Koreshkov, will have a revenge against the Brazilian Douglas Lima, from whom he took this title in July 2015.
Yes, now I somehow awkwardly recalled Kharitonov’s loud statements before the fight. Sergey promised a resounding comeback, and in the future – winning the Bellator championship title.
The knockout moment is already available for viewing.
Everyone raised their hand to the American.And you can’t read from Kharitonov’s face what he thinks about all this.
Ayala, of course, once. Still: 10 career victory with five defeats. The underdog took apart the favorite. Horror.
It seems that we are not the only ones in a slight shock from what happened. The audience is anxiously silent.
# Bellator163 results: Javy Ayala def. Sergei Kharitonov via KO (punch) at: 16 of R1. https://t.co/TsmzUfQwts– MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) November 5, 2016
Doctors are still conjuring over Kharitonov. Finally, the Russian got to his feet.
Yes, this fight will claim the title of “Upset of the Year”. It looks like Kharitonov’s career at Bellator ends before it really starts. Who would have thought … There are simply no words.
It is simply unimaginable how this could have happened.Only 16 seconds have passed since the start of the battle …
Blimey!!! The battle ends in the first seconds! “Puzatik” Ayala knocks Kharitonov off his feet with his right side kick and sends him to the deepest knockout! Sergei lies unconscious on the canvas. A crushing blow missed.
All the characters are already in the octagon. The ring announcer makes a traditional speech.
Next – Kharitonov! And he is exposed.Sergei is doing better with his torso. The Russian is very focused. Understands that you cannot lose face at the premiere.
Well, Ayala is coming out! He takes off his T-shirt on the go, revealing a rather noticeable belly.
There is less and less time left before Kharitonov’s debut fight in Bellator. The octagon sparkles with spotlights, but so far nothing happens in the hall. Well, let’s wait.
Look who’s back! Tweeted by Bellator.
Now a few words about Kharitonov’s opponent. Californian Xavi Ayala has been competing in MMA since 2011. He is 28 years old and with a height of 185 centimeters, he weighs 120 kilograms, having obvious excess weight. With nine wins, Ayala had five defeats and never faced top fighters. In other words, the opponent is so-so.But for a return after a long break, it will do quite well.
Opening tomorrow’s main card are Heavyweight KO artist @ Eyecandyayala & #SergeiKharitonov! We go live on @spike at 9pm ET! pic.twitter.com/fnIN0tcGbk– Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) November 3, 2016
Despite the deployed training camp, recently Kharitonov did not sit idle outside the gym. Just the other day, he and his friend, the famous heavyweight boxer Alexander Povetkin, founded their own promotion company called the Corporation of Champions. The athletes-functionaries signed the first contracts with kickboxers Alim Nabiev and Timur Ailyarov.
In total, over 16 years of performances in the ring and cage (since August 2000), Kharitonov fought 28 fights, in which he won 23 victories and suffered five defeats. Last – September 2011 from American Josh Barnett in the semifinals of the Strikeforce tournament.In addition, the Russian lost to the American Jeff Monson (in 2009), his compatriot Alexander Emelianenko (2006), for whom he harbors mutual hatred, the Dutchman Alistair Overeem (2006) and the Brazilian Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (2004).
Now Kharitonov is 36 years old, but it cannot be said that his eyes no longer burn.
Sergei Kharitonov wants to remind you why he was – and still is – one of heavyweight’s best (@shaunalshatti) https://t. co/gkLiersPjc– MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) November 4, 2016
Thus, Kharitonov’s forced downtime lasted for a year and a half. He last fought on July 3, 2015 against former M-1 champion American Kenny Garner and defeated him by TKO. By the way, in his penultimate fight, the Russian also defeated a veteran mixfight from the United States – however, in November 2014, Garner was removed by doctors in the middle of the third round.
Kharitonov signed a contract with Bellator, which is unofficially considered the second most important organizer of fights after the UFC, back in early February. His debut was planned for May 14, but the Russian was forced to withdraw from the 154th tournament of the organization due to illness. As a result, the long-awaited debut of our veteran was postponed to late autumn and will take place in a duel against Javier (aka Javey) Ayala.
Gazeta.Ru is glad to welcome the night owls to the 163 Bellator tournament! The main event of the show is the fight between the reigning light heavyweight champion (up to 93 kg), Briton Liam McGeary, with American Phil Davis.But we are much more interested in the return to MMA of the domestic heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov!
Gazeta.Ru will begin online broadcast of the fight show in Uncasville, Connecticut after 4:00 Moscow time.
If you’re in the building here at @MoheganSun tonight, be sure to use our # Bellator163 @Snapchat geo filter! pic.twitter.com/mv9kXhk93a– Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) November 4, 2016
Sergei Kharitonov, one of the best heavyweight fighters in the history of Russian MMA, will make his Bellator debut against American Javier Ayala.
New records appeared
Paige Buckers can’t go pro because WNBA rules don’t allow herPaige Buckers of the University of California did almost everything she could in college basketball in her freshman year.
There is literally nothing that 19-year-old UCLA freshman Paige Buckers couldn’t do on a basketball court. Well, except for the fact that she can’t play with the WNBA team for another three years.
On Wednesday, Buckers became the first rookie to be named Associated Press Basketball Player of the Year, averaging 20.1 points, 5.9 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game this season. Earlier this week, her record 28 points in a 69-67 win over Baylor sent UConn into their 21st Final Four.Beckers may cut the grid on Sunday as the huskies look to win their 12th national title. And by Monday, she could be the first freshman to win the John R. Wooden Award for the history of women’s college basketball.
If Buckers were a man, you would expect her to play solo and play in the NBA next season. However, this cannot be. And oddly enough, no one is to blame.
“Why did women have a choice? Half the battle is to be able to do it and then make the best decision, ”Diana Taurasi told the Arizona Republic earlier this week.“The next step is to get this opportunity. Will children do this? Probably not, but you should be able to. If you are the best in your profession, you can continue to improve. ”
The UConn legend has officially named Bukkers “already the best basketball player.”
Under the current WNBA collective agreement, American players must be 22 years old before they can apply for a draft, or earn their degree, or not attend high school for four years.Foreign players must be only 20 years old.
Well, because it was like that from the beginning. The preliminary selection rules that exist today are the same as those in the books when the WNBA began in 1997. At the time, no one thought about women leaving college early, especially when 34-year-old Cynthia Cooper became the best. starting league player, leading the Houston Comets in their first four league championships.
Twenty-five seasons later, the game and players have changed, but the rules remain.And since the NBA has been watching closely for years to see if it will roll back the unambiguous rule that players must be 19 years old or spent a year in college before announcing their candidacy for the draft, the idea of changing the rule has at least been discussed by some in the WNBA.
“Men solve their own problems in terms of the right to call. They try to get rid of one and it’s done, ”Sue Bird said in an interview with Arizona Republic . “It’s a moving thing.So it will be with us. It did come up in the last CBA negotiations, it just wasn’t a priority at the moment. I believe that players should always have a choice. What’s interesting is the full name and the likeness as it relates to college (and possibly continuing education). ”
The name, image and likeness (NIL) movement has been the hottest topic in college sports in the past few years as compensation to the players is inevitable. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments this week, and in Mississippi and Florida, the NIL will go into effect on July 1.
A recent report from Opendorse lists the total number of Twitter and Instagram followers for the top 20 players in the men’s and women’s elite 8, as well as their estimated annual income if players had full NIL rights. Buckers topped the list as she could have made around $ 382,000.
According to the latest CBA report, the rookie scale for picking numbers 1-4, where Beckers will be drafted, gives them a base salary of at least $ 70,000, which could drop to $ 89,000 by Season 4 if option is selected their teams.And don’t forget the potential and limitless advanced deals.
There is an argument that a player like Buckers could potentially make more money playing in a place like UConn under the NIL rules than in his first couple of years at the WNBA. However, Bueckers will be free to play for the foreseeable future as it is not known when the national NIL rules will come into effect. But even if she wants to become a professional, she still has to wait.
In March, the league and the National Association of Women Basketball Players agreed to participate in this year’s draft.Previously, players who were not eligible were automatically included in the draft, but now they must notify the league as college players were given an additional year of eligibility due to the pandemic. The new mandate may be good for seniors, but it does little for players like Buckers or Iowa freshman Caitlin Clarke, whom Kevin Durant said, “Now belongs to the league.”
Many point to Kevin Garnett’s decision to skip college and enter the 1995 NBA Draft as a turning point that led to the transition from preparation to pro and ultimately the same movement.But it actually happened 24 years ago. In 1971, Spencer Haywood defeated the NBA in court, which ended the rule that players had to graduate from high school for four years before they could be drafted.
Fifty years ago, the men’s game was transformed by a player who was so good that he didn’t have to spend time playing college if he didn’t want to. Fifty years later, a player appeared in the women’s game who was able to go beyond the league’s rules that have existed since its inception.
Paige Buckers has to wait to play in the WNBA because the league never thought there would ever be such a good and such young player. She proves how much the game has changed.
Results of the annual World MMA Awards
This Friday, the annual traditional World MMA Awards was held, in which MMA stars and people, one way or another, involved in this sport were invited.By tradition, the winners were drawn and awarded in such nominations as: “Fighter of the Year”, “Breakthrough of the Year”, “Duel of the Year” and many others. The result in many nominations was predictable, but no less interesting.
We present you the winners of all nominations:
- Fighter of the Year – Robbie Lawler
- Female Fighter of the Year – Rhonda Rousey
- Breakthrough of the Year – Calvin Gastelum
- International Fighter of the Year – Conor McGregor
- Fight of the Year – Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes II (UFC 179)
Johnny Hendrix vs. Robbie Lawler I (UFC 171)
Matt Brown vs. Eric Silva (UFC Fight Night 40)
Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown (UFC on Fox 12)
Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida (UFC 175)
- Knockout of the Year – Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson (UFC Fight Night 52)
Abel Trujillo vs. Jamie Warner (UFC 169)
Dong Hin Kim vs. John Hathaway (TUF China Finale)
Chris Beale vs. Patrick Williams (UFC 172)
Donald Cerrone vs. Adriano Martins (UFC on Fox 10)
- Submission of the Year – Ben Saunders vs. Chris Heterly (UFC Fight Night 49)
Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch (UFC 172)
Yancy Medeiros vs. Damon Jackson (UFC 177)
Charles Oliveira vs. Hatsu Hioki (UFC Fight Night 43)
Eduardo Dantas vs. Anthony Leone (Bellator 111)
- Return of the Year – Dominic Cruz
Catal Pendred vs. Mike King (UFC Fight Night 46)
Cat Zingano (career)
Matt Brown vs. Eric Silva (UFC Fight Night 40)
Dan Henderson vs.Shogun Rua II (UFC Fight Night 38)
- Upset of the Year – TJ Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao (UFC 173)
Rafael dos Agnos vs. Benson Henderson (UFC Fight Night 49)
Johnny Edurado vs. Eddie Wineland (UFC Fight Night 40)
Will Brooks vs. Michael Chandler I (Bellator 120)
Joe Warren vs. Eduardo Dantas (Bellator 128)
- Team of the Year – Alpha Male
American Top Team
Straight Blast Gym Ireland
- Coach of the Year – Mike Dolce
- Referee of the Year – Herb Dean
- Ring Girl of the Year – Arianni Celeste
- Executive – Dana White
- Personality of the Year – Joe Rogan
- Best Promotion – UFC
World Series Of Fighting
- The best sports equipment – Venum
- Top Brand – Everlast
- MMA Media Portal of the Year – MMA Junkie
- MMA Journalist of the Year – Ariel Helwani