& # 39; We Don't Stop & # 39 ;: UFC Hosts Full Battle Card For Empty Stadium In Brasilia Despite Coronavirus Epidemic, While Organization President Dana White Reveals He Will Not Cancel Shows
- The UFC organized a full battle map for an empty stadium on Saturday evening
- . 12 fights took place, but only hunters, their camps and the TV crew were present
- The local government banned large public gatherings prior to the event
- Charles Oliveira defeated Kevin Lee by third round entry from the main event
UFC has vowed to keep fighting despite the ban on numerous major sporting events
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A large number of major sporting events around the world have been canceled to stop the spread of the virus, but UFC remains determined to continue fighting.
White sought advice from the United States President, Donald Trump, when he decided whether or not to continue with his schedule and vowed to continue.
& # 39; We will not stop, & # 39; White said ESPN. & # 39; We will continue to find a way to fight. I'm in the fray. I've been doing this for over 20 years, and this stuff happens to me every weekend – obviously not at this level. & # 39;
& # 39; Unless there is a total shutdown of the land where people cannot leave their homes and stuff, these fighting will take place, "White said.
& # 39; We will find locations and we will figure this out. The only thing holding us back is a complete government shutdown that restricts people to their homes. & # 39;
The Saturday night event had a primetime slot when ESPN moved the event from their ESPN + platform to their main channel.
A full 12-bolt card was fulfilled, as during the main event, Charles Oliveira defeated Kevin Lee by submitting in the third round of the game.
But there was a surreal lack of atmosphere, with only the fighters, their teams and TV crews present after the local government banned massive public gatherings prior to the event.
Outside the stadium, the UFC had already set up areas where supporters could gather prior to the fighting and put up signage, but no fan was seen to use the facilities.
Despite the absence of fans in the arena, the fighters' ring walking music was still played as they entered the octagon as broadcasters tried to maintain the illusion of normalcy.
But the fighters 'voices and the instructions of their trainers were heard during each match, as the victors' celebrations echoed.
After the hometown fighter Renato Moicano Damir Hadzovic defeated the opening round after 44 seconds, interviewer Michael Bisping instinctively asked the crowd to 'make some noise', but Moicano became the admiration of local supporters denied.
& # 39; I'm very frustrated because I fought in my hometown today, & & # 39; I don't see anyone, & # 39; Moicano said. & # 39; I did not see familiar faces. I have not seen my family here. I don't know what to say. & # 39;
The lack of atmosphere may have contributed to the small number of interruptions of the night, with the first nine games going to the right cards.
The UFC will host a fight card in London's 02 Arena on Saturday night and will continue to host that event unless the UK government imposes restrictions on sporting events this week.
Neymar is & # 39; calmer & # 39; after red card in battle in Bordeaux, boss Thomas Tuchel says when PSG is looking for Borussia Dortmund tie with star man at the helm
- Neymar was sent for PSG in the 4-3 victory of the club at Bordeaux last week
- Taking the French champions it on Wednesday night in the French Cup
- PSG also plays against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last-16 next week
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel insists that the Brazilian winger is a quiet player
The Brazilian received a red card in the final phase of the French 4-3 Bordeaux championships last week for two offenses against the yellow card.
The red card from Neymar arrives just in time for a crucial period for PSG, with a French Cup semi-final draw against Lyon on Wednesday and a Champions League last-16 clash against Borussia Dortmund next week.
In anticipation of the clash in Lyon, where Neymar is still eligible & # 39; he is now quieter & # 39 ;, Tuchel told Tuesday. & # 39; In Bordeaux he had a good match, unfortunately with a red card. It wasn't good, but it was.
& # 39; I feel that he is calmer. He is going to play [in the Lyon game] it is necessary.
& # 39; The most important thing is that he plays, that he is with us in this decisive phase. I am happy to play with him in Lyon.
& # 39; I feel that he is really ready, that he is calmer, more confident and that he has found his rhythm. & # 39;
The PSG season is determined by how well they compete in the Champions League, but will have to take away a 2-1 deficit at home in Dortmund next week to continue to the quarterfinals.
While Neymar picked up a crucial goal at Park Iduna Park last month to significantly increase their chances of qualifying, Tuchel revealed that he did not feel that Neymar was physically ready for the Dortmund challenge.
NEYMAR STATS 2019/20
] Games: 20
Yellow cards: 3
Red cards: 1
& # 39; We have made twice as many competitions as Dortmund in recent weeks. We have had injuries with key players, they miss the rhythm, the toughness of the competition, as we saw at Neymar & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Ney lacked rhythm, competition. Our possession of the ball was not stable enough to not be a physical match. There was this physical side to this competition, and we made too many mistakes in unnecessary positions.
& # 39; We lacked timing. We lost a little faith and form. I thought it would be a more open game. & # 39;
Real Madrid will appeal against the red card shown to Sergio Ramos in the defeat against Manchester City in the Champions League
The Madrid captain was shown a straight red card in the 86th minute after tripping. up Gabriel Jesus on to goal with the score line 2-1 to City, which means that Ramos will now miss the decisive second stage.
And with Zinedine Zidane desperate to have his best side available, Madrid will appeal against the red – according to Cadena SER – because they have the 2-1 deficit at Etihad on March 17.
Ramos was largely a big de The first hour was not tested on the Bernabeu but C ity finally lifted it up and caused the Madrid defense a whole series of problems.
After Isco opened the score for Madrid in the 60th minute, Gabriel Jesus led the business before Kevin De Bruyne took the win for the Premier League giants victory on Wednesday night.
And a fatal eight minutes for Madrid was exacerbated in the Bernabeu after Ramos received his red card for polluting Jesus on the edge of the penalty area.
The Red took Ramos to four offs in his long Champions League career – sharing a league record, with only two other players in history who took as many reds as possible in Europe.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edgar Davids both built up four reds during their career in the Champions League.
& # 39; He has abandoned his manager and team & # 39 ;: Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole condemn the & # 39; stupid & # 39; red card of Marcos Alonso against Bayern Munich
- Marcos Alonso got a straight red card after catching Robert Lewandowski
- He will be the second stage against Bayern Munich miss, with Chelsea 3-0 down
- Pundits Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole condemned his actions after the game
Speaking of BT Sport after the game, Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole condemned his actions, saying that the incident earned the red card.
The game was already over when Alonso Robert Lewandowski caught with his arm in the 82nd minute, a challenge for which he initially saw a yellow card.
Marcos Alonso received a red card during the defeat of Chelsea against Bayern Munich on Tuesday
After checking the VAR monitor, the referee corrected his decision to a red card. , which means that Alonso will miss the return trip to the Allianz.
& # 39; In today's game, it is red for retribution & # 39 ;, said Ferdinand. & # 39; Waving arms, it is a crazy [for an] experienced player. You can't do that today in the game with cameras everywhere. I thought he was rightly punished. & # 39;
& # 39; He managed to save him there in doubt, & Cole said. & # 39; It seemed that [Alonso and Lewandowski] said something to each other, so there was a bit of malice, a bit of poison. He shouldn't have done that and he disappointed the team. & # 39;
Jorginho is also excluded from the second stage by suspension after picking up a yellow card for dissidence during Tuesday's game.
Bayern Munich beat Chelsea all over the field, and although the Blues survived the first half, the lock gates opened after Serge Gnabry's opening goal.
Gnabry quickly got another one in six goals against London clubs in the Champions League this season, before Robert Lewandowski continued his own beautiful goal score for a third.
PLAYER REVIEWS: Serge Gnabry came to life after Cesar Azpilicueta's slip, but Marcos Alonso's misery was covered by a red card for beating Robert Lewandowski while Chelsea was beaten
Daniel Matthews of Sportsmail judged the players on Tuesday evening.
Willy Caballero – 6.5
Helpless for a of both goals. A few crucial rescues made it worse for Chelsea.
Reece James – 6
Lampard's flatback five did not allow him to move forward, but still looked home on a large stage.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 6
Unfortunate slip gifted Gnabry chance to create opening goal and then beaten in the air for their second.
Andreas Christensen – 5 ]
Too often bypassed when Bayern Chelsea & # 39; s defense hacked into both parts.
Antonio Rudiger – 5
Like Christensen, too easy bamboo made by the smart movement and quick thinking of Bayern.
Alonso – 4.5
Red card for beating Lewandowski covered miserable evening. Fastened all night.
Mason Mount – 6.5
The most creative and dangerous player of Chelsea. Came in both halves but could not take either chance.
Mateo Kovacic – 6
Prepare as always with and without the ball, but lost the midfield home bottom.
Jorginho – 5
Has trouble keeping Muller between the lines and will miss the second leg after unnecessary booking.
Ross Barkley – 5.5
] Rejected by smart Neuer, but the game mostly passed the English international.
Olivier Giroud – 6
Kept the ball up and linked the game well despite the fact that he had to drain off most of the night.
SUBS: Abraham – 5.5, William – 6, Pedro – 6
MANAGER: Frank Lampard – 5
His A 5-4-1 formation struggled to contain Bayern and left it too short on the field. His side could not move forward enough, but their defensive stance could not prevent Bayern from cutting them open.
BAYERN MUNICH (4-2-3-1)
Manuel Neuer – 6
One loose staircase almost gifted Mount an opener for stunning double save denied both Mount and Barkley.
Benjamin Pavard – 6.5
Rarely tested by Barkley and was a constant outlet while visitors pushed Chelsea back.
Jerome Boateng – 6
Came in second place in physical exchanges with Giroud but not enough to do from the perspective of Chelsea.
David Alaba – 6.5
Stylish performance at the back, but much easier to look good when your party dominates the ball.
Busy with the cleverness of Mount and willing running but also a good threat in the future.
Joshua Kimmich – 6.5
] Helped Bayern to run the midfield with unselfish and uncomplicated pass play.
Thiago Alcantara – 6.5
Influential at both ends – perfectly weighted pass set up Lewandowski for early chance.
Kingsley Coman – 6
Wasted a glorious early opportunity after it was implemented and faded as the game progressed.
Thomas Muller – 7.5
Brilliant display. Always in the space behind the midfield of Chelsea. Should have scored the first half.
Serge Gnabry – 8
Quietly early but came alive after the slip of Azpilicueta to score two crucial goals. Both good.
Robert Lewandowski – 7.5
Missed a few decent chances, but a brilliant link-up game created Bayern's goals. Class.
SUBS: Coutinho – 6.5, Tolisso – 6, Goretzka – 6
MANAGER: Hans-Dieter Flick – 7
REFERENCE: Clement Turpin – 6.5
I got the big decision and sent Alonso after advice on his council pitchside monitor.
Real Madrid-younger Rodrygo will miss El Clasico after red card for celebrating in the face of the goalkeeper for B-Team Castilla … Zinedine Zidane immersed in selection crisis after Eden injury
- Rodrygo is suspended for Sunday's Clasico against Barcelona
- Brazilian attacker sent after taking an opponent in the B team game
- 19-year-old scored an excellent solo goal to secure the Castilla team's victory over SS Reyes
- He faced the keeper and began to celebrate his face
- Referee showed Rodrygo a second yellow card and he is now suspended
- It limits Zinedine Zidane's options after Eden Hazard sustained an ankle injury
Brazilian Rodrygo scored an impressive solo goal for Real & Castilla's team in a third row against SS Reyes, ending with a cheeky dink past the goalkeeper.
The Reyes keeper took it didn't look friendly and confronted Rodrygo as he casually walked onto the field.
At that time, the 19-year-old started celebrating right in the face of the keeper, earned himself a second yellow card and a resignation. The keeper was not punished for his provocation.
It means that he is also suspended for matches of the first team, ending any possibility that Zidane calls him in his exhausted team for the Barcelona clash.
Such a possibility seemed unlikely anyway given that Rodrygo has not been in the team at Zidane for their last four LaLiga matches.
But his actions come as an irritation from Real who needs all possible options while trying to overthrow Barcelona & # 39; s two-point lead at the top of the table.
It was after Zidane met Rodrygo on Friday to reassure him and he continued to be part of his plans despite his return to the Castilla team.
Rodrygo started eight LaLiga and three Champions League games this season and scored seven first team goals.
He continues to be eligible to replace Hazard, who is set to miss the next three to four months with a broken ankle, for Real & # 39; s midweek Champions League match against Manche star City.
MARK CLATTENBURG: The stamp of Giovani Lo Celso on Cesar Azpilicueta endangered his safety … I am shaky that VAR official David Coote did not recommend a red card
- VAR would The stamp of Giovani Lo Celso was a red card
- Michael Oliver could have missed the incident because of his positioning
- The FA is powerless to ban Lo Celso retroactively because of the referral
Like everyone else, I was a shaky VAR official David Coote did not recommend a red card after Spurs midfielder Giovani Lo Celso had stamped on Chelsea & Cesar Azpilicueta.
Coote had all the corners available and should have been able to establish that this was a clear stamp that endangered the safety of an opponent.
I understand how Michael Oliver could have missed the incident because of his positioning. It happens, but that's why VAR is there. I don't know why Coote did not advise Oliver to check himself on the monitor. I'm sure Oliver would have sent Lo Celso.
The FA is now powerless to ban Lo Celso retroactively because the incident has been referred to VAR and has been checked by officials.
Coote's day went from bad to worse during the evening game, when he did not punish Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City after raising his arms and deflecting James Maddison's free kick.
] An argument could be made that De Bruyne protected his face, but at the moment he was handling the ball, his arms were away from his face and therefore he made himself bigger.
It should have been a punishment.
O Based on Coote's performance, I know for sure that Official Game Match Officials Ltd no longer allows VAR officials to play two games in one day.
VAR did its job well by awarding Burnley a penalty while Bournemouth celebrated scoring on the other side. This was always going to happen, but VAR was right. Adam Smith misjudged a cross and used the ball in the penalty area of Bournemouth.
His team then broke and scored, but VAR Chris Kavanagh did an excellent job of notifying referee Mike Dean of the handball and a penalty was correctly awarded to Burnley.
Neymar escapes red card despite appearing in the face of ELBOW Axel Witsel during PSG & Champions League defeat by Borussia Dortmund
- Neymar was lucky enough to escape a red card in PSG's 2-1 defeat by Dortmund
- The Brazilian seemed to face Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel in the elbow
- He somehow got away with a yellow card before continuing to score an away game
- Erling Haaland scored astonishing support to give the German giants an advantage
The Brazilian was closely followed by the midfielder of Dortmund for large parts of the opening game of their final-16 draw and his frustration boiled over at the start of the second half.
It was 58 minutes when Witsel fell to the ground as he tried to screen the ball with Neymar behind him.
Witsel writhed on the floor in pain when Neymar stood up to plead his innocence before Spanish referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz showed the Brazilian a yellow card.
Former midfielder of Liverpool and Emre Can, the new boy of Dortmund, ran to the fourth official to suggest that Neymar had thrown an elbow, but his protests were in the direction of Neymar.
To make matters worse, the former Barcelona striker scored a potentially vital out-goal for the Ligue 1 side, despite Dortmund claiming a 2-1 win thanks to a brace of sensation Erling Haaland.
Haaland stabbed in the 69th minute to give Dort the lead before Neymar equalized moments later when he tapped Kylian Mbappé's cross.
But Haaland neatly returned just two minutes later when American teenager Gio Reyna fed him the ball on a quick counter and the striker hit a powerful shot
PSG now needs a win in the second stage on March 11 to prevent him from being eliminated four consecutive seasons in the final-16.
For Dortmund that will be a difficult game, but we are a good team and we just have to continue & # 39 ;, Haaland said.
Harry Maguire ESCAPES red card for kicking at Michy Batshuayi despite VAR assessment, former Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas and angry fans calling for Manchester United man to be sent
- Harry Maguire caught Michy Batshuayi in the groin as he tumbled to the floor
- Chelsea staff on the sidelines felt that Maguire had deliberately taken out
- the contact was accidental and he was not warned
- Former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas thought that Maguire should have been sent
Maguire was bundled on the ground in front of the Chugea dugout in the first half, his legs and inverted studs scraping the groin of Batshuayi before his dugout.
Batshuayi subsequently fell to the ground in pain, which led to angry protests from the Chelsea bank, while Maguire claimed that the contact was accidental.
Referee Anthony Taylor referred the incident to VAR, which was quickly rejected, but the debate raged on Twitter about the intentions of the centerback.
Former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas felt Maguire was lucky on the field and tweeted: & # 39; Red & # 39 ;.
Countless fans also went to social media to poet Maguire. A user with the Twitter account @ 360 Sources, tweeted: & # 39; Harry Maguire with the stupidest mistake of the season, he could easily have been dismissed. VAR with another shocking decision. & # 39;
Another fan, David Paztor, was equally destructive to Maguire: & # 39; How is the Maguire kick NOT intentional? VAR has another one. & # 39;
Understandably, Chelsea fans were adamant of Maguire's fault. Twitter user @UptheChels tweeted: & # 39; How the hell was Harry Maguire sent away there? I give up on VAR. It must go. & # 39;
Minutes after the incident, United took the lead in the first half of injury time when Anthony Martial left Aaron Wan-Bissaka to the right.
Joey Barton struck with an FA charge after the Fleetwood manager was sent for the SECOND time this season
- Joey Barton was sent to Wycombe in Fleetwood & # 39; s victory Tuesday night.
- He has been accused of comments allegedly made against competition officials
- Barton was sent to the stands in a tie on December 29 with Bristol Rovers
Fleetwood boss Joey Barton has been accused of football Association after being sent off the touchline for the second time this season.
Barton received a red card from referee Kevin Johnson late in the nightly 1-0 League One victory at Wycombe late Tuesday and is now in charge of allegedly made remarks against match officials.
An FA statement said: & # 39; Joey Barton has been accused of a violation of FA Rule E3.
& # 39; It is claimed that the language of the Fleetwood Town FC manager for a match official in the 94th minute of an EFL League One match against Wycombe Wanderers FC on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 was offensive and / or offensive and / or inappropriate and / or their integrity was questioned.
& # 39; He has an answer until Monday, February 17, 2020. & # 39;
Former Manchester City, Newcastle, QPR and Burnley midfielder Barton was not the only member of the Fleetwood party to see red in Adams Park – striker Ched Evans had previously been missed for a challenge on Jason McCarthy .
It is the second time this campaign has sent the 37-year-old Fleetwood manager off the sidelines.
He was banished to the stands during his side & # 39; s 0-0 draw with Bristol Rovers on December 29 about his protests after seeing an Evans strike barred from offside.