Monday, February 20, 2017

UFC Halifax video recap: Johny Hendricks gets back on track with win over Hector Lombard

It took a move in weight for former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks to get back on track following a three-fight skid. But he managed to do it.

“Bigg Rigg” made his middleweight debut against Hector Lombard, a fellow ex-welterweight, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 105, which took place live from Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Sunday evening.

Hendricks vs. Lombard was overall a very close contest; Lombard appeared to have a slight power advantage and landed some heavy shots throughout the bout, but Hendricks was more consistent. Lombard, to no one’s surprise, slowed down as time went on. That said, his cardio held up fairly well, better than other times, but not just as well as Hendricks’. The ex-titleholder also was light on his feet and used lots of movement, which gave him an advantage. He was able to avoid much of Lombard’s offense because of this. His knees were especially crisp, and he looked closer to the Hendricks who won the 170-pound title in 2014 — he’s still pretty far away from full form, but he’s definitely made a step forward even since his last fight (most likely because he’s not cutting an extra 15 pounds!).

What was the highlight of the fight?
Hendricks vs. Lombard was completely contested on the feet, and there wasn’t a knockout, so the highlight of the fight has to go to the most significant strike(s). And that would be Lombard’s round-one low blow ... just kidding. In all seriousness, Hendricks’ knees in the second round were pretty devastating. He actually scored quite a bit of solid clinch work, including some dirty boxing, so that was interesting to see. I’ll say Hendricks’ knees were the highlight of the fight, though I wouldn’t argue if someone had a different choice.

Where do these two go from here?
Hendricks has recently talked about retirement, most notably before his fight with Neil Magny, which he would lose by decision in December. But it doesn’t look like that’s the plan anymore, now that he’s back into the winning column in a different weight class, one he seems to be a lot happier in. I don’t think Hendricks can hang with the best fighters 185 pounds has to offer, but he’ll just go up from here. I wouldn’t mind seeing him against a top 10 opponent next.

Lombard has now lost three straight and is probably headed back to Bellator MMA. If this was the last fight on his contract it’s probably a given, and if it wasn’t, he’ll still probably find a pink slip headed his way in the near future. I guess I won’t be shocked if the UFC keeps him around for one more fight, considering he’s fought top competition — the aforementioned Magny, Dan Henderson and Hendricks — but if I had to put money on it, I’d say we’ll see him in a different organization next time out.

Watch now, later, or never?
Hendricks vs. Lombard was slow at the beginning, but its pace picked up as time went on. I’d check this fight out sooner than later.

Indian Premier League 2017: Afghanistan players Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan create history

Mohammad Nabi became the first Afghanistan player to be bought in an Indian Premier League auction. He was sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 30 lakh. Nabi's countryman Rashid Khan fetched Rs 4 crore from SRH.

Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi will become the first Afghan cricketer to feature in the Indian Premier League after he was sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for his base price of Rs 30 lakh.
Five out of the 352 players listed for the auction in Bangalore were from Afghanistan, who have made a rapid progress in international cricket.

Their players had won hearts in the 2015 World Cup and in the qualifying matches of the World T20 held in India last year.

Nabi's family had moved to Pakistan's Peshawar from Afghanistan during the peak of the Soviet War. It is there that a 10-year-old Nabi took up cricket and honed his skills to become one of Afghanistan's most reverred cricketers over the years.

Having made his ODI debut in 2009, Nabi quickly made a name for himself. He has so far played 72 one-day internationals and 52 T20Is.

In T20 Internationals, Nabi is a name to be reckoned with. His accurate off-spinners have so far fetched him 56 wickets and he boasts of a decent economy rate of 6.96.
And do not forget, Nabi ranks fourth in the ICC's all-rounders list for T20 Internationals.
Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad also gunned for Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan and shelled out Rs 4 crore for him.

The 18-year-old has played 21 T20 Internationals already and has snared 31 wickets. The leggie has an impressive economy rate of 6.14 which shows that he is extremely difficult to get away. David Warner, his skipper at SRH, should be thrilled with these two latest acquisitions.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Kim Kardashian goes back to platinum blonde hair

Kim Kardashian has gone through another hair transformation.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has chopped off her locks and returned to platinum blonde hair.

After sporting long straight black hair at her husband Kanye West's Yeezy show in New York, Kim has decided to mix it up once again.

Sharing photos and videos on her Snapchat, Kim revealed much shorter, blonder hair.

But is it all because of Paris Hilton?

The reality star shared a black and white photo on her Twitter of her new look - saying she was inspired by her old friend.

"Today's vibes channeling Paris! Happy Birthday @ParisHilton Can't wait to celebrate with you soon," she wrote.

Doctor called 'vagina whisperer' holds 'designer vagina conclave' in NY

Amir Marashi has performed 400 vaginoplasties on women with clients including basketball wives.

New York: Women across the world are becoming increasingly aware of their sexuality and are paying more attention to their body as they put their sexual pleasure first. More women going for hymen reconstruction, vaginal tightening and labiaplasty in India as well, signalling a change in the mindset.

In another part of the world, a doctor who is now popularly known as the ‘vagina whisperer’ is holding a ‘designer vagina showcase’ for women who might be looking for ways to enhance their vagina for a better sexual experience. Amir Marashi from New York has performed 400 vaginoplasties on women, with clients including singers and basketball wives.

He has been doing this for a while and says that he makes lives of women more comfortable by giving them confidence which can lead to the best sex they ever had and more orgasms than they dreamed of. The showcase is being held in New York and coincides with the NY Fashion Week.

While the surgeries are meant to increase confidence in women and make them feel sexier, there are also other reasons like some women wanting their labia shortened for making bicycle riding hassle free.

Zoe Saldana welcomes third child, names him Zen!

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' star Zoe Saldana is now a mom of three! The 38-year-old took to social media to reveal she and husband Marco Perego, 37, have welcomed their third child, a boy named Zen.
"Marco and I are elated to share the news of the birth of our son Zen," Saldana wrote on Instagram. "We couldn't feel more blessed with the new addition to our family. #threeboys. oh boy!"

The couple is already parents to two-year-old twin boys Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio.

Accompanying the message was a photo of Saldana's twins sitting with their newborn brother on a play mat.

Janatha Garage: Kajal\'s Good Luck, Samantha’s Bad Luck

Young Tiger Jr. NTR’s starrer much awaited flick ‘Janatha Garage’ is all set to release on 1st September.  The movie has completed the censor formalities and the run time of the movie has been locked 2 hours and 40 minutes. It is heard that the makers are planning to trim the run time.  It is directed by Koratala Siva. Two actress Nithya Menen and Samantha are playing the female lead role whereas Kajal Aggarwal is shaking legs on item number.

Nithya Menen is considered as lucky actress by number of film makers and it is the first time when she is sharing the screen pace with Jr.NTR whereas gorgeous actress Samantha has  acted with Tarak for 'Brindavanam', 'Ramayya Vastavayya' and 'Rabhasa'. It is the fourth time when she teamed up with Tarak. Except Brindavanam, remaining both were bombed at the box office. Now NTR’s fans are worried about it.
On the other side, Kajal Aggrawal who has delivered two commercially flop movies, Power Star Pawan Kalyan starrer ‘Sardaar Gabbar Singh’ and Superstar Mahesh Babu starrer ‘Brahmotsavam’, is considered as lucky for this upcoming drama. Earlier she has delivered superhit movies like 'Brindavanam', 'Baadshah ' and  'Temper' with Jr.NTR.  Now movie lovers are confident  that Kajal will bring the success for Janatha Garage.

Saif Ali Khan's daughter ousts Disha Patani from Student of The Year 2

 Actress Disha Patani has once again lost out on a role opposite rumoured beau Tiger Shroff in Karan Johar's Student of The Year 2 (SOTY 2). And guess who has bagged the role? It's another star kid, Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh's daughter - Sara Ali Khan.

So, it is now confirmed that Sara is all set to make her Bollywood debut through Dharma Productions and will be playing the role of Tiger Shroff's love interest.

"I think she is going to debut with Karan. I am very happy she is working with Karan Johar because I think he is brilliant with newcomers and he will launch her correctly. He is a very intelligent and a passionate filmmaker and he understands films. I am very pleased that she is with him," said Saif to Pinkvilla on daughter's debut.

sara ali khan Saif Ali Khan is very pleased that Sara will be launched by Karan Johar. (PC-Instagram/ Sandeep Khosla)

A source told DNA, “Disha was finalised as Tiger was keen to have her in the film. It would mean that this off-screeen pair would finally woo each other on-screen and that’s also interesting for the audience. Producer Karan Johar and director Punit agreed to Disha, as she has a pleasing personality and is confident on screen, as seen in her last release MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and Kung Fu Yoga with Jackie Chan. But for reasons best known to the makers, Disha has made way for Sara."

disha patani Before this, Disha was ousted from 'Baaghi' and Shraddha Kapoor was roped in opposite Tiger Shroff. (PC-Instagram/ Disha Patani)

This is not the first time that MS Dhoni: The Untold Story actress lost the opportunity to romance her 'lover' on-screen. Even before this, Disha was ousted from 'Baaghi' and Shraddha Kapoor was roped in.

It is interesting to note that Sara's mother Amrita Singh and Tiger's father Jackie Shroff have worked together in four films and now their kids will be seen opposite each other. First instalment of 'Student of The Year' released in 2012 had Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan.