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UFC Berlin: Francis Carmont vs. C.B. Dollaway Fight Recap

Excellent first round by both men as Carmont landed some big kicks to Dollaway, opting against his bread and butter wrestling offence. Dollaway then landed a big left, dropping the Frenchman. Dollaway went in for the finish but Carmont recovered before getting a takedown later in the round. Dollaway reversed the position and saw out the round on top. 10-9 Dollaway. The second was similar to the first with both men exchanging big kicks, with Dollaway now cut and looking very red on his torso. Dollaway then got a huge takedown and eventually took Carmont’s back. Carmont defended well, trying […]

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UFN 41 & TUF 3 Brazil Finale – What’s On the Line?

Back on the 15th of December 2012, the Ultimate Fighting Championship held two events on that same day, the TUF Smashes Finale & the TUF 16 Finale. In reality due to significant time zone differences, those two cards were about 24 hours apart. This Saturday the 31st of May 2014, Zuffa LLC promotes another two events on the same day, UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin, Germany & pretty much straight after that The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale in São Paulo, Brazil. Despite the chatter about over saturation rearing it’s ugly head once again, Dana White & co are […]

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Undefeated Swede Niklas Backstrom to Face Tom Niinimaki in Berlin

The UFC has confirmed that Niklas Backstrom will make his promotional debut against Finland’s Tom Niinimaki at UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin. The Swede, who holds a perfect 7-0 record, replaces Thiago Tavares who pulled out of the bout due to injury. 24 year old Backstrom has been pegged as a hot prospect in the sport by some of the MMA cognoscenti, including fellow countryman and training partner Alex Gustafsson. The former national grappling champion is coming into the fight off a spectacular 15 second TKO win over Max Coga at the inaugural Europa MMA Fighting championships (video below). […]