straight fight


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straight fight

n
a contest between two candidates only
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And yet Catalan still celebrated like a little kid when he won his fourth straight fight at ONE Championship after he knocked out Chinese Xuewen Peng in ONE: Kings of Courage at Jakarta Convention Center Saturday.
De Bruyne title scrap with Jose BY DAVID MCDONNELL KEVIN DE BRUYNE reckons the title race is likely to come down to a straight fight between Manchester's rival clubs.
Summary: Kovind secured a massive margin over his United Progressive Alliance rival Meira Kumar in a straight fight
VVUTTOXETER's Summer Cup ended up being a straight fight between Ballynagour and Drop Out Joe.
Fon Williams and recovering former first choice Dean Brill face a straight fight to win a new deal as the club can only afford two goalkeepers and player-coach Ryan Esson's deal is until 2018.
It was a straight fight for the last semi-final spot and it is Wawrinka who will play compatriot Roger Federer after a 7-6 (7/4) 6-4 victory.
Morgan and Hook face a straight fight to see who will start at outside centre and partner Jamie Roberts in midfield after Rob Howley confirmed North and Cuthbert will begin on the wings.
UNIQUELY, the Ceredigion seat is a straight fight between Plaid and the Lib Dems.
Ian "About Dat" Green won his second straight fight since turning Pro with a 1st round knockout this past Saturday 12/20 at the Wheeling, WV Casino and Racetrack against the veteran Nathan Petty.
With Fernando Alonso due to be confirmed next week as a McLaren driver on a two-year deal, with the option of a third, the battle for the second seat comes down to a straight fight between the experience of Button or the youth of team-mate Kevin Magnussen.
The world title now appears to be a straight fight between Jonathan and Spain's Gomez at the season-ending Edmonton Grand Final in Canada on September 1.
The world title now appears to be a straight fight between Jonathan and Spaniard Gomez at the season-ending Edmonton Grand Final in Canada on September 1.