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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua continues his quest back to the title when he collides with Muay Thai ace Brandon “The Truth” Vera at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, Aug. 4. The Ultimate Fighting Championship formally announced today that the Rua-Vera showdown will take place at the home of the 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings.
In the night’s co-main event, former light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida battles Ryan Bader, winner of season eight of The Ultimate Fighter. Plus, red-hot heavyweight Travis Browne collides with tested veteran Ben Rothwell, while exciting lightweights Joe Lauzon and Terry Etim meet in a can’t-miss bout in Los Angeles.
This action-packed card from STAPLES Center will air live on FOX at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Tickets for UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera go on sale on Friday, June 22 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $200, $150, $100, $85, $70, $45 and $30. Tickets will be available at the STAPLES Center Box Office or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are subject to convenience and service fees.
UFC Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, June 20 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, June 21, starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
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Per the Los Angeles Times’ Jack Leonard and Helene Elliott:
Los Angeles County prosecutors are reviewing an allegation by a woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted earlier this year by L.A. Kings player Drew Doughty, a district attorney’s spokeswoman said Tuesday.
“It’s under review,” said spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons, who declined to detail the allegations, citing...
DEVIL IN THE DETAILS
As the Los Angeles Kings tossed their gloves into the air and prepared to hoist the franchise's first ever Stanley Cup trophy, they left one important piece of history behind on the ice. And it appears that a New Jersey Devils player may be in possession of the historic keepsake. Devils forward Patrik Elias is the most likely suspect in the case of the missing puck. Elias, a...
Los Angeles County prosecutors are reviewing an allegation by a woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted earlier this year by L.A. Kings player Drew Doughty, a district attorneys spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Its under review, said spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons, who declined to detail the allegations, citing the offices pending decision. I expect a resolution this week.
You might have to forgive Jonathan Quick for still being in a little bit of a daze. He did just win sports' coolest trophy, after all. The Stanley Cup-winning goalie might still wake up some days in disbelief, but he already has an idea what he might do when it comes his turn to spend a day with the Cup. Quick spent his college years at the University of Massachusetts Amherst...
Defenseman Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings was investigated for an alleged sexual assault that took place earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times reported. Sandi Gibbons, a district attorney's spokesperson, told the Times "It's under review." She expects a resolution this week. Doughty's attorney, Craig Renetzky, told the Times he expects the...
Back in 2004, Doug Mientkiewicz was accused of “stealing” the game ball that recorded the final out of the Red Sox’ first World Series win in 86 years. It took eighteen months, but the story finally blew over – once Dougie permanently “loaned” the ball to the Baseball Hall of Fame on behalf of the [...]
Congratulations to the 2011-2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings! I don’t think anyone really expects to see a team dominate their way through a postseason the way the Kings did…and they did it as an 8th seed. Kudos to the entire organization, from the top all the way down to the bottom. They were patient building this team and knew when to make a splash with some...
The Los Angeles Kings say they are missing the puck that was on the ice when the franchise won their first Stanley Cup.
Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider believes New Jersey's Patrik Elias has the puck.
"The following video of the last two minutes of the game, and the ensuing celebration, clearly shows New Jersey’s Patrik Elias flip the puck into his glove and then...
With the Stanley Cup finally being awarded to the Los Angeles Kings and the NHL Awards and Draft lurking just around the corner, it is time that we ramp up coverage here at FTP.
Though we have provided some quick hits since the season ended and one big one in the form of the Philippe Dube’ Reebok/CCM piece, we have largely been in hiding since the Penguins were eliminated back...
Is the party over yet?
Depending on who you talk to, Kings former #4 pick and RFA (with a 1.3 mil NHL cap hit) Thomas Hickey has asked to be traded.
The Kings don't have 2nd or 3rd round picks this year and Lombardi and his staff have made a killing in the 2nd round (Toffoli, Clifford, Voynov, Moller, Simmonds), so look for Hickey to be moved soon for an early...
The Kings were in on the Star Wars joke the whole time! And by that, I don't mean "the thing that I did where I wrote Los Angeles Kings into the script of Star Wars". I mean "the thing where they made three mediocre moves as a prequil to three tremendous movies".
Rules are Rules and Brendan Shanahan and his directors of player safety are nowhere to be found.
Such is the inconsistencies of Shana-Ban.
Okay, I know, they don't want to take away from the joy of the Stanley Cup, but it's almost a week later and its time for the league to do what they're SUPPOSED to do.
Jarret Stoll should be suspended for his blind side hit...