Hangover Sports Roundup: Rashad Evans’ Title Shot, Lakers Vs. Celtics

Justin Goodrum
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UFC 114 finally saw the long-awaited showdown between Rampage Jackson and Rashad Evans. Many fans hoped this fight would live up to the hype after it was delayed because Jackson was filming the new A-Team movie. To causal fans the bout might have been boring, but for the hardcore MMA loyalists, it was three rounds of compelling action. Evans won the decision despite almost being finished in the third round. Now he gets a title shot against UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Shogun Rua.

Despite fans caring only for the main event, the undercard delivered upsets and surprises. Last-minute replacement
Jason Brilz almost submitted contender Antonio Rogerio Nogueria, and Mike Russow knocked out Tood Duffee in one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the UFC. Also Albuquerque native Diego Sanchez was defeated by the promising John Hathaway by decision victory. UFC President Dana White delivered many newsworthy items and discussed the success of the UFC Fan Expo that took place over the weekend.


The NBA Finals rematch the world has been waiting for will happen. The L.A Lakers and the Boston Celtics took a little longer than expected to send their conference foes on a long fishing trip. The Boston Celtics were supposed to sweep the Orlando Magic after leading 3-0 ,but the Dwight Howard finally woke up and led the Magic to two straight wins. Sadly for Orlando the wins were an optical illusion, as the Celtics sealed the deal in
game six.

Meanwhile the Lakers were in big trouble during game five after the Phoenix Suns’ comeback in the fourth quarter. But bad luck continued to haunt the Suns, and
Ron Artest hit the game-winning shot. From that moment, the Suns were doomed and the Lakers were able to finish them off 111-103. Hopefully the Lakers and Celtics provide more drama than their encounter in the 2008 NBA Finals.
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