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Jon Olav Einemo Inks his First UFC Contract

Written on March 09, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Jon Olav Einemo is surely a fighter to watch out for.

Pride of Abu Dhabi Combat Club’s Jon Olav Einemo is now a resident of the UFC cage. The two-time division champ signed a UFC contract. The news was shared by Einemo’s fight team, Golden Glory.

The Norwegian has not competed on the professional scene since November 2006 due to unfortunate leg infection. However, his last fight went victorious. It garnered a submission win over James Thompson during the “Too Hot To Handle: Pride and Honor.”

Einemo was the first man to defeat ADCC absolute champion, Roger Gracie. In the MMA scene, five out of Einemo’s six professional wins were via first round submission.

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Rashad Evans vs Shogun Rua Confirmed for March 2011 Fight

Written on December 19, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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"I'm definitely excited, I'm more excited to hear he's healthy and in shape and ready to fight in March." ---Rashad Evans

Another fight is set for 2011 for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. UFC’s lightweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will defend his title belt against Rashad Evans at a UFC event in Newark, New Jersey on March 19, 2011.

Evans confirmed the news last Thursday during the night show of MMA Live on ESPN2.

Meanwhile, last Wednesday FightingInsider confirmed in post that the expected Abu Dhabi card that would have hosted the event is canceled. The fight will now take place in Newark.

“I’m definitely excited,” Evans said. “I’m more excited to hear he’s healthy and in shape and ready to fight in March.”

Ru, as of the moment, is on the recovery phase from a surgery to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament. This is the cause of the delay in booking for the fight. Rua dethrone Lyoto Machida via first round knock-out last UFC 113.

Evans competed last May defeating Rampage Jackson via unanimous decision at UFC 114. The challenger Evans has a record of 15-1-1, while the champ Rua is 19-4.

Check out FightingInsider for more updates on UFC events.

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Fourteen Fighters of UFC 117 Under Medical Suspension

Written on August 17, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Fighters from the UFC 117 are undergoing medical suspension due to their brawl injuries.

Anderson Silva together with fellow UFC 117 fighters were suffering from injuries after months of training.

Silva was among the 17 fighters who were suspended after UFC 117. We’ve seen the medical list of suspensions from the California State Athletic Commission.

CSAC doctors suspended Silva for six months or until a proven X-ray that says the ribs are healed. Silva is suspended 45 days with no contact during training for 30 days for precautionary reasons. He also has to go on a CT scan and a neurological clearance before fighting again.

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