Ex-UFC champ Ronda Rousey poised to join the WWE at ‘Wrestlemania 34’ —report

first_imgRousey will reportedly team up with her “Four Horsewomen” comrades, composed of former mixed martial artists Shayna Baszler,  Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir.The group has reportedly started training for wrestling at a school in California, run by WWE superstar Brian Kendrick.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSeveral big-name personalities have been known to dabble in both the UFC and the WWE—perhaps none bigger than former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, who has gone back and forth to both companies on two separate occasions.Phil Brooks (known as CM Punk) also made his octagon debut at UFC 203 last year. MOST READ Ronda Rousey celebrates her victory over Cat Zingano in their UFC women’s bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 184 event at Staples Center on February 28, 2015, in Los Angeles, California.  Harry How/Getty Images/AFPAfter multiple reports that Ronda Rousey was seen training in the WWE Performance Center circulated earlier this week, it appears that the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion is indeed making a shift to professional wrestling.A longtime wrestling fan, the 30-year-old former Olympian will reportedly be pitted in a 4-on-4 women’s tag team match at WrestleMania 34 next April in New Orleans, according to  the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson #KicksStalker: Bryant announces new signature sneaker ‘Kobe 360’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Meanwhile, UFC President Dana White expressed his belief that Rousey’s career as a professional mixed martial artist is over.As of this writing, the WWE has yet to confirm the match-up.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORIES:UFC president believes Ronda Rousey will announce retirement soonLOOK: UFC fighters Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne share photos from their weddingADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Independiente face new Brazil test in Libertadores draw

first_imgThe match however was overshadowed by violence before, during and after the game, when Brazilian fans used fireworks to attack the team hotel where Independiente were staying.Further violence flared during the second leg at the Maracana Stadium, with fighting inside and outside of the iconic venue.Independiente are the most successful side in Libertadores history, with seven titles, although they have not lifted the prestigious club competition since 1984.Another eye-catching Brazil-Argentina clash in the group stage will see Buenos Aires side River Plate, the three-time champions who won the tournament in 2015 face Flamengo in Group Four.Argentina’s Independiente players celebrate with the 2017 Sudamericana Cup trophy, at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, on December 13, 2017 © AFP/File / Carl DE SOUZAGroup Five meanwhile will see Brazil’s Cruzeiro take on Argentina’s Racing Club.Three-time Brazilian winners Santos also face Argentinian opposition in Group, where their opponents include four-time Libertadores champions Estudiantes.Group Eight promises another clash of heavyweights with Argentina’s six-time winners Boca Juniors facing 1999 Libertadores champions Palmeiras.Defending champions Gremio of Brazil meanwhile will be favourites to progress from Group One, where their opponents include Paraguay’s Cerro Porteño, Defensor Sporting of Uruguay and Venezuela’s Monagas.The opening preliminary round matches take place on January 22 with the final to be played over two legs on November 7 and 28.Draw:First roundMatch 1 – Montevideo Wanderers (URU) v Olimpia (PAR)Match 2 – Deportivo Macará (ECU) v Deportivo Táchica VEN)Match 3 – Oriente Petrolero (BOL) v Universitario (PER)Second roundC1 – Winner match 2 v Independiente Santa Fe (COL) C2 – Chapecoense (BRA) v Nacional (URU)C3 – Winner match 3 v Jorge Wilstermann (BOL)C4 – Carabobo (VEN) v Guaraní (PAR)C5 – Winner match 1 v Junior (COL)C6 – Chile qualifier (tbc) v Vasco Da Gama (BRA)C7 – Banfield (ARG) v Independiente del Valle (ECU)C8 – Santiago Wanderers (CHI) v Melgar (PER)Third roundMatch 1 – C1 v C8Match 2 – C2 v C7Match 3 – C3 v C6Match 4 – C4 v C5Group phaseGroup 1Gremio (BRA)Cerro Porteño (PAR)Defensor Sporting (URU)Monagas (VEN)Group 2Atlético Nacional (COL)Bolívar (BOL)Colo Colo (CHI)Delfín Sporting (ECU)Group 3Peñarol (URU)Libertad (PAR)The Strongest (BOL)Atlético Tucumán (ARG)Group 4River Plate (ARG)Emelec (ECU)Flamengo (BRA)(Winner Match 1 C1 v C8)Group 5Cruzeiro (BRA)Universidad de Chile (CHI)Racing Club (ARG)(Winner Match 3 C3 v C6)Group 6Santos (BRA)Estudiantes (ARG)Real Garcilaso (PER)(Winner Match 2 C2 v C7)Group 7Corinthians (BRA)Independiente (ARG)Millonarios (COL)Deportivo Lara (VEN)Group 8Boca Juniors (ARG)Palmeiras (BRA)Alianza Lima (PER)(Winner Match 4 C4 v C5)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Conmebol competitions director Hugo Figueredo (C) holds a paper with the name of Ecuador’s club Independiente del Valle during the Copa Libertadores 2018 draw, at the Conmebol headquarters in Luque, Paraguay, on December 20, 2017 © AFP / NORBERTO DUARTELUQUE, Paraguay, Dec 21 – Argentinian giants Independiente will face another test against Brazilian opposition after being drawn against Sao Paulo side Corinthians in the group stage of the 2018 Copa Libertadores here Wednesday.Independiente sealed their place in the Libertadores draw last week after lifting the Copa Sudamericana following a 3-2 aggregate victory over Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro.last_img read more