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Gustafsson vs. Nogueira Slated For UFC London Headliner

The UFC’s return to London on March 8th will feature top Swede Alexander Gustafsson in a title elimination bout. 

Author: Jay Furness

Dana White made a key announcement for the UFC’s next scheduled card in London at the UFC Fight Night 30 post-fight press conference, revealing that the main event looks set to be Alexander Gustafsson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, ‘Little Nog’.

Gustafsson, who was at the press conference, spoke very highly of his opponent, stating it was a very tough test for him on March 8th, 2013.

He comes in off a very close decision loss to Jon Jones for the UFC light-heavyweight title in a bout that made him an instant star. Prior to that, Gustafsson had a six-fight win streak in  the UFC, including victories over Mauricio Rua and Thiago Silva.

Nogueira hasn’t fought since February, but he defeated Rashad Evans back then, and toppled Tito Ortiz in his fight prior to that. Although not as active as the young Swede, he is considered a legend in the sport.

Dana White also confirmed that victory would put Alex as the number-one contender, stating there would definitely be a rematch if both he and Jones won their next bouts.

With the UFC’s European Fight Night tour, many thought Alex would feature in Sweden, but Garry Cook stated that there is plenty of talent to stack a card there, and him not featuring in Malmo wouldn’t be an issue.

As it stands, UK UFC fans get a potentially great five-rounder to possibly determine a title-contender at 205lbs.

It was take place at Wembley Arena.

What do you think to the matchup? Let us know.

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BAMMA 5 Cancelled; Weather Conditions Cited

This weekend’s BAMMA card at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. 

Author: Jay Furness

BAMMA have been forced to cancel their fifth event which was scheduled to take place this weekend in Newcastle, at the Metro Radio Arena.

Top UK heavyweight Stav Economou was all set to take on former Pride FC and K-1 fighter Bob Sapp, who suffered a TKO loss in Sweden this past weekend. There were many other great bouts on the bill including Sinclair vs. Pastor, Phillips vs. Kuipers and Petrescu vs. Makhonin. It is uncertain whether any of these bouts will be able to be saved on other promotions at the moment, as both OMMAC and Ultimate Challenge have big cards this weekend.

BAMMA are citing the current snowy conditions in the North of England as the factor, and the official line from the company is:

Following an extensive risk assessment, which has highlighted large public safety and logistical risks, we have decided to take heed of the advice that we have been given. After weighing up all of the potential risks, as undesirable as it is, we feel we have no option but to cancel the event,”.

“If we continue with the event as scheduled we will be unable to offer refunds to any of our fans that have purchased tickets and are unable to attend the event due to the extreme weather conditions. In this case, we will be forcing ticket buyers from across the country to make a potentially treacherous journey to Newcastle or forfeit the money that they have spent. After being informed by the Met office that the extreme weather will remain as it is for the foreseeable future, we are simply not prepared to put ticket buyers for BAMMA 5 in this position. Therefore, we are taking the exceptionally hard decision to cancel the event, ensure all fans receive a full refund and look ahead to our next huge event. We hope that we have reduced the negative implications of this decision by making it at an early stage.

Whilst we always attempt to ensure that all we have all bases covered when it comes to a BAMMA event, extreme weather is something that is simply out of our control – something that I have witnessed first hand having been in Newcastle for the weekend. We would like to apologise to all ticket buyers to BAMMA 5 for the inconvenience caused by this decision and hope that they will understand our reasons for cancelling the event and join us for the next epic BAMMA event.”

Stay tuned to Your MMA for more details as they emerge, and for the reactions to the fallout. It hasn’t been note whether some of the bouts will be postponed, but the news will be here as we get it.

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