In the midst of the French Open Tennis Masters and with June’s World Cup dribbling around the corner, we’ve got a busy weekend planned with more Promotions that our players are going to want to take advantage of! The UFC has two fight cards scheduled this weekend with a Heavyweight 5-Rounder on TUF Brazil 3 to be followed by a 10 fight card in Fight Night Berlin! HBO Boxing, the NBA Playoffs, and the NHL Playoffs will also be going on this weekend and stay tuned for an even busier month of June Events to be posted shortly!
This weekend! 22 UFC fights with 44 Betting Options!
May 25 – June 8
2013 Champion: Rafael Nadal
2013 Champion: Serena Williams
Past May Events
140th Running of the Kentucky Derby – 6:24 pm EST (NBC)
Mayweather vs. Maidana- 9:00 pm EST (PPV)
Khan vs. Collazo- 12 Rounds Welterweight (147)
Broner vs. Molina- 10 Rounds Light Welterweight (140)
Love vs. Periban- 10 Rounds Super Middleweight (168)
Pound 4 Pound King Floyd “Money” Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) looks to stay undefeated when he defends his Ring Magazine/WBC/WBA Welterweight Titles against Argentinean slugger Marcos “El Chino” Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) LIVE on PPV from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 3rd. After letting his fans choose his next opponent, the people have spoken and Maidana looks to cash in on the Mayweather Lottery in what could be one of boxing’s biggest upsets in recent years. Will the slick, crafty Mayweather make it business as usual in the ring; or will “El Chino” catch The Money Team leader and put an end to years of Mayweather’s pure dominance?
Mayweather Sweepstakes runner-up and former IBF/WBA Light Welterweight champion Amir “King” Khan (28-3, 19 KOs) moves up to Welterweight to face former WBA Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo (38-5, 18 KOs) in a fight that could determine Mayweather’s next opponent should he defeat Maidana. Khan has gone on record stating he should be in fact fighting Mayweather this night and will be looking to make a big statement. Collazo, who has only been stopped once in his career, has lost to former champions Shane Mosely, Ricky Hatton, and Andre Berto.
Former WBO Super Featherweight, WBC Lightweight, and WBA Welterweight champion Andrien “The Problem” Broner (27-1, 22 K0s) looks to rebound from his losing performance versus headliner Marcus Maidana when he challenges Carlos Molina (17-1, 7 KOs). The flashy and often times flamboyant Broner was set to face Mayweather but tasted his first defeat in the 2013 Ring Magazine Upset of the Year. Broner now looks to impressively rebound against the once defeated Molina and prove that he does in fact belong with boxing’s elite.
Fast rising Money Team member J’Leon Love (17-0, 10 KOs) looks to move up the 168 pound rankings when he fights former title challenger Marco Antonio Periban (20-1, 13 KOs) to open up the PPV telecast. Good test for the undefeated prospect against Mexico’s toughest Super Middleweight.
Bellator 118: Silva vs. Warren- 9:30 pm EST (Spike)
Bellator 119: Cooper vs. Halsey- 9:30 pm EST (Spike)
UFC Fight Night 40: Silva vs. Brown- 9:00 pm EST (Fox Sports 1)
Arreola vs. Stiverne 2- (ESPN)
Heavyweights Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-3, 31 KOs) and Bermane “B WARE” Stiverne (23-1, 20 KOs) will collide in a rematch for the vacant WBC Heavyweight Championship. Arguably the most prized possession in all of boxing, the WBC crown became vacant when longtime ruler Vitali Klitschko decided to pursue a career in Ukrainian politics. In their 1st fight on April 27, 2013, Stiverne dropped Arreola in Round 3 and continued to batter a bloodied Arreola en route to winning a lopsided Unanimous Decision. Since tasting defeat, Arreola needed just 146 seconds to dispatch Seth Mitchell and the right to rematch Stiverne for the WBC belt. Will it be a repeat for the Canadian or revenge for the American?
The Preakness Stakes
Hull City (+825)
Fan favorite 7 division World Champion Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs) -235 and former title challenger Mike “Mile High” Alvarado (34-2, 23 KOs) +200 will bang it out for bragging rights and look to move up the Light Welterweight rankings. The Mexican superstar, who has never been stopped and only been on the campus once in his career (when he fought Mayweather) will look to drop the Colorado native Alvarado, who has been stopped in both of his defeats. Expect fireworks and toe to toe action when these two battle tested warriors collide!
Jennings vs. Perez- 10:00 pm EST (HBO)
Geale vs. Macklin
Undefeated American Heavyweight Bryant “By-By” Jennings (18-0, 10 KOs) challenges undefeated Cuban Heavyweight Mike “The Rebel” Perez (20-0-1, 12 KOs) in a fight with Heavyweight title implications. In the night’s opening bout, former IBF Middleweight king Daniel “Real Deal” Geale (30-2, 16 KOs) dukes it out with former title challenger Matthew “Mack The Knife” Macklin (30-5, 20 KOs). The Australian looks to move one step closer to regaining his title but the always tough and rugged Brit has other plans in store when the two go at it in Texas.
Stevenson vs. Fonfara- 10:00 pm EST (Showtime)
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (23-1, 20 KOs) challenges Poland’s Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 15 KOs) in his hometown of Quebec, Canada. With 10 consecutive knockout victories to his credit, “Superman” will look to continue his dominating ways and earn a potential unification bout with IBF/WBA Light Heavyweight king Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins.
UFC 172: Barao vs. Dillashaw- 10:00 EST (PPV)
Henderson vs. Cormier
Lawler vs. Ellenberger
Mizugaki vs. Rivera
Varner vs. Krause