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14-11-2022 Breakfast Bites Podcast S03E45 #TeivovoSports #TeivovoDigital #TeivovoRugby #TeivovoLeague

Malo and welcome to Season 3 Episode 45 of Breakfast Bites, by TeivovoSports.com – a wrap of Pasifika Peoples sports on this bright but slightly overcast Monday morning 14 November 2022, coming to you from paradise on the 180th meridian in the middle of the Pacific Ocean!

We start with boxing – in only his 8th UFC fight, Brazilian Knockout King Alex Pereira claimed the UFC Middleweight title with a fifth-round TKO win over Kiwi-Nigerian superstar, Israel Adesanya.

In the co-headliner at the Garden, New York city on Sunday, Zhang Weili begin her second reign as Women’s UFC Strawweight Champion when she submitted Carla Esparza with a choke in the 2nd round.

Pereira, Weili, Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler each earned US$50,000 bonuses on the night.

UFC281 drew 20,845 fans for a live gate of US$11.6Million at Madison Square Garden, New York city.

In rugby union – Scotland scored 23 unanswered points having trailed 14-0, but the All Blacks scored two late tries against 14 men for a 31-23 win at Murrayfield overnight. “We’re disappointed we didn’t see it through. That’s the best opportunity we’ve had to beat them,” Scotland Coach Gregor Townsend said.

In football – PSG superstars, Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe came through their final game before the FIFA World Cup unscathed, with Mbappe scoring in their 5-0 trashing of Auxerre at home yesterday. Messi and Neymar came off with about 15 minutes left but Mbappe played the full game.

In rugby league – Stephen Crichton’s match-winning drop goal in Golden Point extra-time for Toa Samoa to eliminate England from the RLWC final was a career first – as he is banned from even attempting them with Penrith. “I was zero from four in the NRL! Hopefully I get my licence back!”

“I’ve never hit one before. I thought I hit it short,” Stephen Crichton said of his match-winning 84th-minute drop goal. This certainly won’t be his last.

Go Samoa Go!

Only in the USA – the Mother of all cryptocurrency platforms – FTX, valued at US$32Billion in January, has gone bankrupt in a puff of bulldust – with serious impact on its sports sponsorships including: theMercedes F1 racing teamMLB, the Golden State Warriors, Tom Brady and Steph Curry.

For TeivovoSports.com I’m Culden Kamea – Mahalo, vina’a and thank you – please hit the subscribe button below if you would like to receive more Pasifika sports highlights on Breakfast Bites. And tank you all too mas for all your love and support.

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