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Rave News Digest: Usman Kamaru Named ESPN Fighter Of The Year, KJ Smith And Sky’s Alexander Black Engaged, Torres + More

Rave News Digest: Usman Kamaru Named ESPN Fighter Of The Year, KJ Smith And Sky’s Alexander Black Engaged, Torres + More


Usman Kamaru named ESPN Fighter of the Year, KJ Smith and Skyhawks’ Alexander Black are engaged, Torres moves to Barcelona FC. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.

Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news stories…

1. Usman Kamaru named ESPN Fighter of the Year

Nigerian-American UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, has been named the Fighter of the Year by ESPN and the respected Mixed Martial Arts website, MMAfighting, beating Charles Oliveira, Ciryl Gane, Julianna Pena, Rose Namajunas and Kayla Harrison to the award.

According to MMAfighting the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ polled a total of 107 points to win the award, while Oliveira finished second with 87 points, and Gane garnered 53 points coming third. The Nigerian has also been ranked the best pound-for-pound fighter in the franchise after earning knockout (punches) victory in three of his last five fights. He beat Alexander Volkanovski and Israel Adesanya to the accolade.

2. KJ Smith and Skyh Alvester Black are engaged

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Wedding bells are in the future for ”Sistas” co-stars KJ Smith and Skyh Alvester Black. The couple got engaged during the Christmas holiday. A video captured the moment when Black got down on one knee and popped the question to a pleasantly surprised Smith.

According to reports, the couple celebrated Christmas in Miami and got engaged in front of family and friends. They first announced their relationship in September.

Congratulations to the couple.

3. South Africa: Babes Wodumo accuses Makhadzi of sleeping with her husband, Mampintsha

While the country was celebrating the Boxing Day public holiday, Babes Wodumo took to her Instagram Live to level a blistering attack at singer-songwriter Ndivhudzannyi Ralivhona, better known by her stage name, Makhadzi. During the live, Babes claimed that Makhadzi had been sleeping with her husband, entrepreneur and musician Mampintsha Shimora.

Babes went on to say that Makhadzi had disrespected her by coming to her home and acting respectfully, yet she was having sex with her husband behind her back. Babes went on to repeatedly threaten to beat her up when she next sees her and advised Makhadzi to get a protection order against her soon.

4. Beenie Man allegedly arrested for COVID breach in Ghana

According to a report, dancehall singer Beenie Man, whose real name is Anthony Moses Davis, was allegedly arrested in Ghana recently for breach of COVID-19 protocols there. The “De Girls Dem Sugar” allegedly tested positive for COVID-19, breached quarantine rules, and presented a false COVID-19 clearance document.

Based on reports, Ghanaian security officials are said to be investigating the alleged incident. According to the Ghana Immigration Service, he has currently been released to the Ghana Health Service officials and his lawyers.

5. Ferran Torres: Barcelona confirm Manchester City forward has joined

Spain forward Ferran Torres has joined Barcelona from Manchester City, signing a contract until June 2027 with a 1bn euro (£842m) buyout clause. The 21-year-old forward returns to Spain in a £46.3m deal just 18 months after leaving Valencia to join City. Barcelona will pay £8.4m in add-ons and must sell some players to comply with La Liga financial regulations.

The club is able to fund the deal despite its current financial troubles thanks to a recent bank loan. City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed the move was imminent on Thursday and said he is happy for Torres.

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Our Week Day News Digest brings you a summary of five of the hottest news topics across the world––including celebrity news from Nollywood to Hollywood, the latest trending global headlines from American reports to top African news today, and the best sports stories in 2021. 


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