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DUBLIN, Ireland -- Irishman Conor McGregor promised his countrymen a first-round finish of fellow featherweight Diego Brandao, and he made good on that commitment. Jaquiski Tartt Super Bowl Jersey . McGregor outclassed the Brazilian slugger and scored a TKO win at the 4:05 mark of the headlining matchup of "UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao" on Saturday. McGregor was the quicker fighter from the start, using flashy kicks to the head and body to stifle his opponents advances, but it was hands that ultimately sealed the deal. After Brandao tried unsuccessfully to bring the action to the canvas, McGregor unleashed a left hand that sent his opponent to the floor, and he followed to the ground with more strikes with 55 seconds left in the first round. Afterward, McGregor said he would sip fine whiskey with UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta and convince him to return to Dublin with a soccer stadium as the venue. "I said I was going to put him away in the first round, and I put him away in the first round," McGregor said. "Theres not a man alive who can come on this soil and beat me. "Im going to go backstage with Mr. Lorenzo Fertitta, have a little whiskey, and talk about being in a stadium." In the nights co-feature, Icelandic welterweight Gunnar Nelson (13-0-1) kept his undefeated professional record intact with an impressive second-round finish of Zak Cummings (17-4). A crisp right hand landed flush several times on the feet before he grabbed Cummings head and drug him to the floor in the second round. Once there, Nelson showed off his vaunted grappling skills, spinning perfectly to his opponents back and using punches to soften up Cummings defence before locking in a rear-naked choke. Nelson didnt take long once he got the hold, and Cummings was forced to tap with 12 seconds left in the round. "This was a tough fight," Nelson admitted after the win. "Zak is a very tough opponent. He is strong everywhere and he knows what he is doing. The atmosphere out there was something else. "I have never felt like that in the octagon. The crowd was so loud and so intense." McGregor and Nelson were awarded $50,000 each for the evenings two "Performance of the. Night" bonuses. In a key flyweight matchup, Ian McCalls speed and game-planning proved superior to Brad Pickett, as "Uncle Creepy" picked up a clearcut decision win over "One Punch." McCall was the quicker fighter from the start, and he darted in and out of range to avoid Picketts preferred brawling style. While Pickett did land the occasional big right hand, it was McCall who was generally quicker on the trigger, using a pinpoint jab and quick kicks to the body to rack up points. At the end of 15 minutes, McCall was awarded a decision win with scores of 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28. McCall admitted he was a little disappointed in his performance but happy with the result and now hopes for a third fight with current UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. "I was a little off -- I wasnt aggressive enough," McCall said. "But it was an intelligent fight, I think. I know Brad thinks I dont respect him as a fighter, but I really do. Hes a strong guy -- hes fought a lot of people. Now, there is unfinished business with Demetrious Johnson. He has something that is mine." In the nights first main-card matchup, Northern Irelands Norman Parke (20-2-1) earned a one-sided TKO victory over Japanese lightweight Naoyuki Kotani (33-11-7). Parke shut down his opponents takedown attempts and punished him with strikes on the feet from the start. In the second, Parke threw his opponent to the floor and looked to take the back and lock in a rear-naked choke. When Kotani defended the move, Parke simply settled for blasting away with big punches and elbows until referee Marc Goddard put a stop to the drubbing at the 3:41 mark of the frame. "I feel great," Parke said after the win. "Fighting in front of a home crowd is so special. It was just unbelievable. Even the weigh-ins last night were unbelievable with thousands of people making so much noise. It was great for me to be a part of it." Frank Gore Super Bowl Jersey .C. -- Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith has been ruled out for Sundays game against the Atlanta Falcons. Tarvarius Moore Super Bowl Jersey . 8 Sergio Parisse for its penultimate Six Nations match against Ireland at Lansdowne Road. http://www.49ersofficialfanshop.com/mitch-wishnowsky-jersey.html . Wayne and Cindy Tuck of Ilderton, Ont., closed out round-robin play earlier in the day with a 7-3 win over Finland but needed a win over Austria to reach the final eight.REGINA - The identity of the Saskatchewan Roughriders offence will not change, regardless who starts at quarterback.The main ingredient in our offence is the same as it always has been running the ball, said running back Anthony Allen. Thats what gets everything going. It opens up everything else in our offence, so we have to stick to that moving forward.The Riders will have Kerry Joseph under centre for the fourth consecutive game Sunday when they take on the Edmonton Eskimos in the West semifinal at Commonwealth Stadium.Saskatchewan has used three different starters at quarterback since incumbent Darian Durant was lost to a torn tendon in his right elbow on Sept. 7. But no matter who has replaced him, the teams rushing game has been strong.The Riders posted the third-best rushing offence in the CFL this season and averaged 132 yards per game. Allen led the club with 930 yards on the ground, second to league leader Jon Cornish of Calgary (1,082 yards).The first-year tailback likely would have eclipsed the 1,000-yard milestone had he not missed two of the Riders final three regular-season games.With a healthy Allen running behind a solid offensive line, the Riders are poised to keep the pressure on against the host Eskimos. Saskatchewan tallied 194 rushing yards when these teams met a week ago in the regular-season finale at Mosaic Stadium, a game the Riders won 24-17.Allen led the way with a game-high 81 yards on 13 carries and newcomer Steven Miller provided a boost with 71 yards on 11 rushes.I go in there and I wear them down, I break them down and make guys tired, Allen explained in a recent interview. And then Steve can come in and slash through them and take off for 30 or 40 yards, maybe farther than that. Its definitely good for both of us having some fresh legs in there to change it up a bit.However, the Riders strength in running the ball could play into the hands of the two remaining teams in the West. Tom Rathman Super Bowl Jersey. The Eskimos and the Calgary Stampeders were among the top three run defences in the CFL, with the Eskimos ranked second with 96 yards allowed per contest.Calgary was nearly as stingy with 99 rushing yards allowed.(Edmonton) has a great defence and because itll be the fourth time playing them this year, both coaches are very defensive-minded guys, were both very familiar with each other its going to be like fighting your brother, Allen said. Its going to be a war out there.The Eskimos are no slouches when it comes to pounding the ball on the ground. Just ask Riders linebacker Brian Peters, who had a first-hand look at Edmontons running attack.The last time the Riders visited Commonwealth (Sept. 26), the home team rushed for 300 yards, led by John Whites 192-yard effort. Quarterback Mike Reilly also broke the 100-yard mark in that game.Thats a shot to your pride, Peters said. When you dont play to your expectation and your pride kicks in and that game left a sour taste in our mouths. Were more than ready to get rid of it and put in a better effort.Edmonton ranked second overall in the league in rushing yards per game (137) and third overall in passing yards (246). Though Matt Nichols is expected to start at quarterback in place of a limping Reilly, Peters doesnt see a change at quarterback making much of a difference.Reilly might be a little more mobile back there than what Nichols has shown us, but they dont really change much when it comes to schemes, he said. Obviously, the weather is a lot colder now and when that happens you can probably expect to see both teams run the ball a little more.But that all depends on the flow of the game and how the defences respond to the run. ' ' '

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