Two of the UFC’s potential-laden prospects have agreed to join the organization’s October 29 offering in the form of a fight between Roufusport product Danny Downes and Ultimate Fighter 13 finalist Ramsey Nijem. Known for both their colorful personalities and equally radiant abilities, the two lightweights share a combined record of 12-4 with Downes being the elder at age 25.
Their UFC 137 match-up was announced earlier today through the promotion’s website.
The move marks Nijem’s 155-pound debut in the Octagon after competing at 170 on TUF 13. A grappler out of Utah, he is 4-2 in his career with three finishes plus a solid showing on the popular reality show featuring stoppages of Charlie Rader, Clay Harvison, and Chris Cope.
“Danny Boy” Downes was last seen gutting out an extremely deep Kimura from Jeremy Stephens in June after winning back-to-back fights including a victory over Tiequan Zhang at WEC 53. Five of Downes’ eight wins have come by way of TKO.
Other prelims scheduled for UFC 137 include Tyson Griffin tangling with former WEC lightweight Bart Palaszewski, lanky kickboxer Brandon Vera against affable Eliot Marshall, and a brawl between hard-hitting Sam Stout and powerful German finisher Dennis Siver.
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