TORONTO. - Aaron Pico kicked off Bellator’s return to action on Friday night in dominant fashion. The 23-year old made quick work of Solo Hatley Jr. from the opening bell; he managed to take him down and maintained ground control with punches, before submitting him with a rear-naked choke at 2:10 of the first round.
TORONTO. - Former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker earned a hard fought unanimous decision victory over Darren Till in the UFC headline event at Fight Island on Saturday night. In a highly technical, strategic fight, Whittaker held a significant advantage in total strikes, an edge which tilted the decision in his favour.
In celebration of Black History Month, we are continuing our acknowledgment of pioneers in their sport. Last week we highlighted some of the African-American Jockeys that dominated the Kentucky Derby.
Women's tennis was similar to most other sports in the 1940s, and the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA) did not allow African-American's to participate. Instead, the American Tennis Association (ATA) is where Althea Gibson received her start in tennis.