UFC: This past weekend UFC 259 took place with three title fights. The main event was for the light heavyweight championship between Jan Blachowicz vs Israel Adesanya. Blachowicz was the light heavyweight champion while Adesanya is the middleweight champion but would be moving up to challenge Blachowicz for the title. This was a really good fight that Blachowicz ended up winning via decision. Another fight that happened was for the women’s featherweight championship, it would be between the champion in Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson. This was a quick fight Nunes dominated this fight and was able to get Anderson to tap in the first round. The next fight would be for the bantamweight championship, between the champion Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling. This was a really good fight, Aljamain Sterling came out on top via DQ. Sterling won this fight by Yan kneeing Sterling in the face when he was on the ground and while Yan was standing up, which is illegal to do in a MMA fight. Lastly, Islam Makhachev and Drew Dober fought in the lightweight division. Makhachev is from Dagestan and trains with no one other than Khabib Nurmagomedov and Khabib was actually in his corner coaching him during this fight as well. Makhachev dominated this fight and he ended up winning this fight via submission. Makhachev was the 14 ranked lightweight but after this fight he is now ranked number 11.
NFL: Earlier this week the Dallas Cowboys finally signed Dak Prescott to a long term extension. They signed him to a four year $160 million dollar contract, he would be making $40 million a year. This would make him the second highest paid quarterback in the NFL right behind no one other than Patrick Mahomes. The Tennessee Titans released starting cornerback Malcolm Butler, the Minnesota Vikings released starting tight end Kyle Rudolph and New Orleans Saints released Emmanuel Sanders and Kwon Alexander.
NBA: The day of the all star game Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid couldn’t play in the game because they went to get a haircut from a barber who had COVID so they had to sit out of games until Friday. Also, Devin Booker had a strained right knee a couple days before the all star game so he was replaced by Mike Conley. The all star game wasn’t a close game, team Lebron beat team Durant 170-150. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points and shot 16-16 from the field and was named MVP of the all star game. The Detroit Pistons were able to buy out the contract of Blake Griffin and he made the decision to sign with the Brooklyn Nets.