Contender rematch between Sergio and Peter will air in October

Peter “The Pride of Providence” Manfredo Jr. will once again try to defeat Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora when the two enter the ring in October as part of a special ESPN event. That fight will be supported by undercard fights between “other fighters from the first season,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. That seems to contradict an earlier report that Alfonso Gomez would face off against Manfredo, who likely won’t be fighting twice in the same night.

The rematch airs Oct. 15, and will be live, meaning no fun sound effects or slow-motion punches. The series will return in April on ESPN.

ESPN puts ‘Contender’ back in ring [The Hollywood Reporter]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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