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SACRAMENTO -- Its been more than eight years since Urijah Faber held a world title. Adidas Superstar Foundation Sort . And yet, it still kind of feels as if hes going out on top.The California Kid put on one final show for his hometown on Saturday, defeating Brad Pickett via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night inside Golden 1 Center. All three judges scored it a 30-26 blowout for Faber.Faber, 37, announced prior to the fight that it would be the last of his 13-year career. He maintained that stance on Saturday, despite the one-sided victory.This life experience has been amazing. I feel like I got my Ph.D. in real life, Faber said. Im ready to go forward and some big things. Thank you to Brad Pickett who is an absolute warrior.The signature moment of the fight happened in the first round, when Faber dropped Pickett (25-13) with a wicked left hook in the pocket. Pickett fell to his back and looked up blankly. Faber followed him to the ground and followed up the knockdown with big shots, but Pickett survived.Later on in the second frame, Faber looked for one of his signature guillotine chokes in the midst of a scramble. Pickett managed to survive that too and even dropped Faber with a left hand in the final round, but Faber popped back up and smiled.According to Fightmetric, Faber outlanded Pickett in total strikes 89 to 20. He is just six months removed from fighting for the UFCs bantamweight title in June but had also lost three of his last four going into Saturday.Its such a surreal experience, said Faber, on hanging up his gloves. I love doing this. Theres nothing like it in the world. But Im ready to move forward.Faber will be remembered as a pioneer for the lower weight classes. Prior to the UFC adding 125-, 135-, and 145-pound weight classes in 2011, Faber was the face of the WEC promotion, which focused exclusively on those divisions. He won the WEC featherweight title in 2006 and defended it five times.His attempt to win back that WEC title in 2010 against Jose Aldo headlined the only pay-per-view event in WEC history. Between 2008 and 2016, Faber fought in seven world title fights between the WEC and UFC but came up short in each one.He is the founder of Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, which currently houses the likes of Cody Garbrandt and Paige VanZant, among others. He finishes with 19 career wins by submission and seven via knockout.Gall keeps winning, stops Northcutt in Round 2Welterweight Mickey Gall (4-0) dropped Sage Northcutt (8-2) with a right hand in the second round, which he quickly turned into a rear-naked choke finish.Prior to the submission, Gall, of New Jersey, might have accomplished an even bigger feat, as he appeared to anger the notoriously upbeat Northcutt.In the opening round, Northcutt gained top position in a scramble and then stood up over Gall and animatedly gestured for him to get up.In the second round, Northcutt opened a cut over Galls right eye with a left hook. As blood started to run down Galls face, Northcutt pointed toward it, smiled and said something to Gall, who smiled back. Moments later, Gall landed a winging right hand in the pocket that put Northcutt on the floor.Sticking with his tradition of calling out opponents, the 25-year-old Gall revealed he intends to drop to lightweight and would like to welcome back former welterweight Dan Hardy, who hasnt fought since 2012.I think Im gonna drop to 155 [pounds], Gall said. I think I can go down there and be a champion in a couple years. Id like to welcome back Dan Hardy. Hes been saying he wants to come back and wants a marquee fight. I think hes a legend, and Id love to fight him.Gall, who gained notoriety by calling out and then dominating retired WWE star CM Punk earlier this year, is now 3-0 in the UFC with three rear-naked choke finishes. Northcutt, who fights out of Katy, Texas, falls to 3-2 in the UFC.Jouban dominates Perry for UD victoryWelterweight Alan Jouban (15-4) halted the momentum of Mike Perry (9-1), as he handed him his first pro defeat via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).Jouban, out of Lafayette, Louisiana, dropped Perry with a counter left in the opening round and again with a straight left in the second frame. Perry, who had never had a fight go the distance before, wobbled Jouban with a head kick and a left hook early, but his offense stalled as the fight progressed.A big reason for that was Joubans body kicks, which piled up over the 15 minutes. By the third round, Perry looked hesitant and couldnt let his hands go. Jouban utilized his reach and height advantages, scored with more leg kicks and locked up the win.Jouban improves to 6-2 in the UFC. Perry, who fights out of South Florida, drops to 2-1. Adidas X_PLR Sort . Brad Jacobs and his Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., team took control of the game early. Herre Adidas NMD XR1 PK OG Primeknit Silhouette Sko Core Sort/Hvid-Rød Blå BY1909 . Schenn scored the game-winning goal and added two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday. . LOUIS -- Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St.John Tortorellas much-maligned relationship with the media has been a major talking point ever since his hiring in Vancouver. The new Canucks head coach was on TSN Drive with Dave Naylor on TSN Radio 1050 and his rapport with the media was once again the hot topic. "No matter if its in Vancouver or wherever, and Im very fortunate for another stop here, when youre told youre no longer wanted as a coach, you end up reflecting and assessing," said Tortorella. "Ive done some pretty stupid things along the way... Im going to try and get some of the stupid things out of the way." Tortorella is going from one hotbed media market, where his relationship with reporters was always contentious, to perhaps an even bigger hotbed media market. "I know the scrutiny and the pressure and the media and I think I need to do a much better job at cultivating a relationship. There will be mistakes along the way but I certainly need to straighten a few things out as we begin this." Its easy to say the right thing at introductory press conferences, but Tortorella says he really has learned from the past, and will be better with the Vancouver media. "Its not so much saying it, I believe it. Listen, Im not going to go out to dinner and hang with the media but I need a working relationship." As the 12-year veteran coach says, hell work to be more amicable, but hell never be buddy-buddy with reporters covering the team. "Its not going to be a love-fest here. I still have a job to do." Reportts stated Tortorellas relationship with players in New York was at times as difficult as his relationship with the media. Adidas NMD R1 Sko. Asked if he cared what players think about him, Tortorella had a definitive answer. "No. I dont think you can as a coach. In Vancouver, I think its one of my biggest jobs to try and get guys to another level. Theyre a good team. They havent gotten to a level to win the Stanley Cup. Its my job to try and push them there."  "The way I look at it and the way I introduced myself in the interview was, to get to the next level, I just think there has to be a little bit more stiffness. And the mental part of the game, Im anxious to work on with them." While one of his main tasks may be motivating his players to reach the next level, another big one is dealing with Roberto Luongo and the teams goaltending situation. "I watched it last year from afar and I thought those two players (Luongo and recently-traded Cory Schneider) handled themselves tremendously. It was a really precarious situation." "I have talked to Roberto after the Schneider deal was made and I hope what will help him is that you have new guys coming in as far as a coaching staff." "I think Robertos a hell of a goalie. He isnt a backup... Hes going to be the backbone of our team." According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, Tortorella is looking to fill out his coaching staff by adding former Dallas Stars head coach Glen Gulutzan as an assistant. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '