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The UFC kicks off its 2015 calendar with one of the biggest events of the year as Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier finally lock horns for the light heavyweight title at UFC 182 on Saturday. TSNs coverage begins with COUNTDOWN TO UFC 182: JONES VS. CORMIER at 7pm et/4pm pt on TSN4 and TSN5. The countdown show leads into two hours of UFC 182 preliminary fight coverage at 8pm et/5pm pt. Until then, here are TSN.cas picks for the event that appropriately sets the tone for one of the most anticipated years in the organizations history. -- MAIN CARD: Jon Jones (20-1) vs. Daniel Cormier (15-0) – Light-Heavyweight Championship Andrew Robichaud, Jones - The reigning light-heavyweight champ and No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world has beaten everyone and anything in his path en route to the belt and beyond. Until someone can prove otherwise, he is the best of the best. Cormier - If anyone can knock Jones off his perch it is the undefeated Cormier. The former Olympic wrestler has manhandled his competition in two divisions and has barely scratched the surface of his light-heavyweight career. PICK: Jones via unanimous decision Ken Rodney, Jones - The light-heavyweight champion creates such a length and height mismatch with almost everyone he gets into the Octagon with, that before you even start talking about his incredible fight skills, it already seems like too much to overcome. He also, for the record, has those incredible skills and has proven it by becoming one of the most dominant champions in UFC history. Cormier – Undefeated and tough as nails, Cormier has an Olympic level wrestling background and being a former heavyweight has faced bigger guys before. Very simply, the closer Cormier can get to Jones, the closer this fight will be in the end. PICK: Jones via unanimous decision -- Robichaud Donald Cerrone (25-6, 1NC) vs. Myles Jury (15-0) Cerrone - The resurgent Cowboy is on a five-fight win streak and was easily one of the most successful and exciting competitors in 2014. Despite already proving he deserves a shot at the lightweight crown, a win over Jury could seal his fate. Jury - The unbeaten 26-year-old is way past matchups against the lower half of the lightweight division but has yet to defeat top-tier talent at 155 pounds. The title conversation is a crowded one, but Jurys record cant be ignored much longer. PICK: Cerrone via unanimous decision Rodney Cerrone – The Cowboy has looked better than ever putting together his winning streak and his last victory over Eddie Alvarez put all of his weapons on display as he kneed, kicked and brawled his way to victory. Jury – Under the radar no more, Jury looked impressive earning a quick knockout in his last fight to keep his record unblemished. If he can continue to put pressure on his opponent and score takedowns he could see his arm raised in victory. PICK: Jury via unanimous decision — Brad Tavares (12-3) vs. Nate Marquardt (33-13-2) Robichaud Tavares - The shine has temporarily faded from the promising middleweight after consecutive losses. Its not necessarily make-or-break time for Tavares, but its getting pretty close if he wants to be taken seriously as a title contender. Marquardt - Its been a rough road for the former Strikeforce welterweight champion. After three straight losses in 2013, Marquardt rebounded - slightly - for a win in his only bout in 2014. This is make-or-break time for the veteran. PICK: Tavares via TKO Rodney Tavares - The 27-year-old hasnt tasted victory in almost a year, dropping two fights, including being stopped for the first time in his MMA career. Hell need an impressive victory to start rebuilding his case towards being a top middleweight. Marquardt – Back in the middleweight division, a victory over James Te Huna snapped a three fight losing streak of his own. PICK: Tavares via unanimous decision — Kyoji Horiguchi (14-1) vs. Louis Gaudinot (6-3, 1NC) Robichaud Horiguchi - Three wins in three UFC fights has vaulted Horiguchi into the No. 11 slot in the flyweight rankings. This isnt his toughest bout on paper, but it could go a long way for an ever-growing reputation. Gaudinot - The Ultimate Fighter competitor has been nothing short of disappointing since his UFC debut. Two losses and a failed drug test in four bouts means the leash is short for the New York native. PICK: Horiguchi via TKO Rodney Horiguchi - A fighter on the way up, three fights since joining the UFC all fairly impressive victories. Horiguchi has the power to bring this fight to a sudden finish. Gaudinot – The 30-year-old needs to stop the negative momentum of his career after failing a drug test and failing to win his prior fight. In tough, but needs a victory in this bout. PICK: Horiguchi via TKO — Hector Lombard (34-3-1, 1NC) vs. Josh Burkman (27-10) Robichaud Lombard - The UFC has proved a different challenge for the former Bellator star. However, when Lombard wins he does so quite convincingly. The welterweight division will be on high alert if he can find a little consistency. Burkman - The veteran hasnt seen the inside of the UFC Octagon since 2008 and he may have picked a terrible time to return - based on the guy who will be standing opposite him. But who knows, miracles do happen. PICK: Lombard via unanimous decision Rodney Lombard – Looking for this third straight victory at welterweight, Lombard has been good for a very long time with only impressive wins and split decision losses on his recent ledger. The knockout blow is always in play. Burkman – Fighting in the UFC for the first time since UFC 90, Burkman is going to be in tough in this bout. Did find a measure of success in World Series of Fighting and hopefully that will translate in this fight. PICK: Lombard via TKO — PRELIMINARY CARD: Danny Castillo (17-7) vs. Paul Felder (9-0) Robichaud: Felder via unanimous decision Rodney: Castillo via decision Marcus Brimage (7-3) vs. Cody Garbrandt (5-0) Robichaud: Garbrandt via TKO Rodney: Brimage via decision Shawn Jordan (16-6) vs. Jared Cannonier (7-0) Robichaud: Cannonier via TKO Rodney: Jordan via TKO Evan Dunham (14-6) vs. Rodrigo Damm (12-8) Robichaud: Dunham via split decision Rodney: Dunham via decision EARLY PRELIMINARIES: Omari Akhmedov (13-2) vs. Mats Nilsson (11-3-1) Robichaud: Akhmedov via submission Rodney: Akhmedov via decision Alexis Dufresne (5-1) vs. Marion Reneau (4-1) Robichaud: Reneau via unanimous decision Rodney: Reneau via decision Karl Joseph Raiders Jersey. With Bernard hurt, the second-round pick has emerged.Hill ran for 152 yards during a 27-10 win at New Orleans on Sunday, his second big game. 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TORONTO -- Canada may have been within a couple of points of knocking off a Tier 1 rugby team Saturday, but there was no celebrating in the Canadian locker-room after the game. A controversial penalty in the dying minutes made sure of that. The Canadians dropped a 19-17 decision to Scotland in an international Test match at BMO Field -- a country that sits a full eight positions higher than them on the world rankings. But Canada was in position to win with five minutes to go when the referee reversed his decision on a call, after originally awarding Canada a penalty kick. "Im gutted actually for the guys, they really put it all in," said Canadian coach Kieran Crowley. "Positives are . . . we ran a Tier 1 country to two points, thats a pretty good effort." On the controversial play in the 75th minute, Canadian flanker Jebb Sinclair had the ball, his forearm made contact with Ruaridh Jackson, and the Scottish player was knocked out cold. The referee initially awarded a penalty kick to Canada, but reversed the call after reviewing video. "I dont know what you mean to do with your elbow in that situation when a guy gets his head on the wrong side," Crowley said "He refereed it how he saw it, and I thought it was the wrong decision. But thats the way he sees it." Jeff Hassler scored Canadas lone try while James Pritchard booted for 12 Canadian points. Grant Gilchrist scored the single try for Scotland, while Greig Laidlaw kicked four penalties and a conversion. Hassler scored in the 23rd minute, after Ciaran Hearn broke through the Scottish midfield and sprinted 30 metres down the sideline in front of a red-and-clad crowd of 18,788 fans -- plus the odd Scottish fan dressed in a kilt -- at BMO Field. "Its always good to get one on the board early in front of the home fans, it was a bit of a spark for us, just good team play and a good finish," Hassler said. The Canadians were looking to bounce back from a 34-25 loss to Japan in a Pacific Nations Cup game a week earlier in Burnaby, B.C. -- an ugly affair that saw the Canadians give up 25 unanswered points in the second half. While it was expected the No. 16-ranked Canadians would be in for a much tougher afternoon against the eighth-ranked Scots, they made Scotland work for the win -- the first Scottish victory on Canadian soil. "Its pretty gutting," Hassler said of the close loss. "Its not the first time weve been in that position and its something that we as a Canadian team need to improve on and start knocking off some of these teams in the last couple of minutes of the game. Locker-room is pretty disappointed, but we know were right there." Gilchrist scored in the 27th minute, muscling his way across the try line after some strong work from the Scottish forwards. Scotland took a 13-8 lead into the dressing room at halftime. Pritchard booted four penalty kicks, plus a conversion. He had a chance to give Canada the lead with 15 minutes to play, but his kick banged off the post. He made good on his next attempt to put the Canadians up 17-16. But Laidlaw booted his fourth of the day to put the Scots back on top with eigght minutes to play.dddddddddddd Stuart Hogg also had a penalty kick for the Scots, who were coming off a 24-6 victory over the United States a week earlier in Houston. "Not happy at all with the outcome," said Canadian captain Tyler Ardron. "Im sure that call (on Sinclair) is whats going to be talked a lot about this week, but in all honesty I dont think it should have come down to that. I think we should have closed it out before that and its shouldnt have made a difference." Despite the close loss, Ardron said this game didnt sit with him any better than last weeks defeat at the hands of Japan. "Its the same feeling, I think we should have won both those games, but its not good enough to sit back and say we should have won those games," he said. "We have to win them. If we want to get to where we feel we should be, thats got to be our attitude." Scotlands coach Vern Cotter admitted the call on Sinclair that reduced Canada to 14 men "changed momentum" of the game. "(The Canadians) were attacking at that stage," said Cotter, after his second game with Scotland. "Always in these games, little things make the difference. A little thing turned out to be a big thing and had a reasonably big consequence on the result." Cotter praised the Canadian side that is "developing rapidly." He added the Canadians clearly came out at the opening whistle bent on making up for last weekends disappointing result against Japan. "They were very angry, you could see in the first couple of rucks, there was a couple of exchanges, they obviously wanted to impose physically," Cotter said. "I think thats part of their team psyche, they enjoy that type of thing. "I think they played particularly well. . . theyre doing some good things." The BMO Field crowd was positive on the afternoon -- another strong rugby turnout at the lakeside venue that Canadian players have dubbed their unofficial home. Some 22,566 fans squeezed into BMO Field to watch the Maori All Blacks beat the Canadians 40-15 there last November -- a North American record crowd for the sport. Canadas loss to Ireland a few months earlier drew 20,396 fans to the stadium that is normally home to Major League Soccers Toronto FC. "It felt awesome," said Ardron, who grew up in Lakefield, Ont., just north of Peterborough. "Its so hard to comment on how good it felt now after such a devastating loss, a close game like that. But having the support behind us the whole game felt great." The game was Scotlands first victory over Canada on Canadian soil. Canada had beaten Scotland twice at home -- 24-19 in 1991 in Saint John, N.B., and 26-23 in Vancouver in 2002. Theyve met two times in Scotland, both Scottish victories -- 22-2 in Edinburgh in 1995 and 41-0 in Aberdeen in 2008. The game was halted for about 10 minutes midway through the first half while medical staff attended to Scotlands Alasdair Strokosch. Strokosch was eventually wheeled off the pitch on a stretcher. The Canadians face the United States next Saturday in a Pacific Nations Cup game in Sacramento, Calif. Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '


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