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Following a sensational KO win over Felix Caraballo in June, Shakur Stevenson will return to the ring against Toka Kahn Clary at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas on December 13.

The unbeaten featherweight will appear in a 10-round main-event fight, which Nigerians can watch live from 4 a.m. on StarTimes’ Sports Arena Channel on Sunday morning. Sports Arena channel is dedicated to combat sports. 

Being two of the prime featherweights- Stevenson and Kahn Clary’s fight will determine the possible future of the division. On the football scene, the headline match this weekend in La Liga is the Madrid derby. The match will kick-off at 9.00 p.m. this evening. All La Liga matches air live on StarTimes in French commentary.

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Going into today’s match in the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium, where Real are currently playing their home games instead of the Santiago Bernabéu, Diego Simeone’s Atlético are currently topping the table.

Much of Atlético’s success this season is built around the impressive form of two of Simeone’s recent signings. The former Argentine international brought French international Thomas Lemar to the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium during summer 2018, paying Monaco a club record 70 million Euro.

A year later the club nearly doubled that figure – paying Benfica 126 million Euro for Portuguese forward João Félix.
These two players – who together cost close to 200 million Euros – have formed an ideal attacking partnership with Uruguay international Luiz Suarez, who joined Atlético on a free transfer from Barcelona.

Together, the trio have scored 11 of the 21 goals the club has scored in the league this season, with Félix and Suarez both having scored five.
But even if Atlético Madrid are clearly the in-form team in Spain at the moment, history is on the side of their rivals. Of the 158 games played, Real Madrid have won 85, while 34 were drawn. Real Madrid have scored 281 goals. Atlético, meanwhile, have won 39 matches and scored 213 goals. 

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