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The Legend 10-07-2008 10:28 PM

UFC signs U.K. fighter Abdul Mohamed for UFC 93
 
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Originally Posted by MMAJUNKIE
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has further added to its growing roster of European talent by inking a deal with top U.K. lightweight Abdul Mohamed (16-6-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

Sources close to Mohamed told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of the signing on Monday, though terms of the contract were not undisclosed.

Mohamed is expected to make his debut at UFC 93, which takes place Jan. 17 in Dublin, Ireland.

No opponent has been determined.

Mohamed, a five year-veteran of the sport, has fought the entirety of his career in the U.K. A member of the expanding Wolfslair gym, he will join stablemates Michael Bisping, Paul Kelly, Quinton Jackson and Cheick Kongo on the UFC roster.

Mohamed has been a longtime target of the UFC, and he had been a rumored participant during past UFC shows in the U.K.

Mohamed is a powerhouse grappler known for overwhelming his opponents with wrestling and dominant top position control. He picked up a unanimous-decision victory over Ross Pearson at Cage Gladiators 9 this past weekend. The victory is believed to have secured the UFC deal, sources close to the fighter said.

During his career, Mohamed has competed against the likes of former Cage Rage champion and EliteXC fighter Paul Daley, whom he fought to a draw, and grappling sensation Vitor Ribeiro, to whom he lost via submission. He holds victories over the likes of Jean Silva, Ross Pointon and Robbie Olivier.

Source: http://mmajunkie.com/news/12958/sour...for-ufc-93.mma

Isn't this the guy that cut Ross Pointon the same way Belfort did to Eastman?

jasonc84 10-07-2008 11:42 PM

how did he fight Ross Pointon if he's a lightweight? is that supposed to say light heavyweight?

LjStronge 10-08-2008 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by jasonc84 (Post 678931)
how did he fight Ross Pointon if he's a lightweight? is that supposed to say light heavyweight?

They both weighed in at 170

Ross Pointon 170.0 vs. Abdul Mohammed 170.0

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/...3812&zoneid=13

XitUp 10-08-2008 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by The Legend (Post 678888)
Source: http://mmajunkie.com/news/12958/sour...for-ufc-93.mma

Isn't this the guy that cut Ross Pointon the same way Belfort did to Eastman?

That was Marius Zaromskis I think.

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Originally Posted by _Destruction_ (Post 678917)
Why does it say muhammed is from the UK? He's from pakistan I thought.

Pretty sure he's British.

LjStronge 10-08-2008 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by XitUp (Post 679074)
Pretty sure he's British.

He is british now but is from Afganistan originally. Came over to England 7 years ago apparently.

This is acording to the following article anyway, also states he is due to train with Couture etc, but this article is old (December '07)

http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/north-e...4229-20241199/

wozza 10-08-2008 09:18 AM

He's has got pretty decent wrestling skills. A good 'middle of the road' acquisition for the UFC.

BazDaManUk 10-08-2008 10:31 AM

He's from my town, Middlesbrough, I know his brother, and a few of my friends know him, seen him in the gym at times and he's a decent guy, if he trains full time he can be a handfull, I would liken him to Manny Gamburyan in a way, hes short stocky, really strong, hopefully he will do well and put Middlesbrough on the map :p

BertnErnie 10-08-2008 11:25 AM

I dont know how well a man with the name Abdul "The Butcher" Mohammed will go over with American fans in these times of war on terror.

Aaronyman 10-08-2008 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by BertnErnie (Post 679126)
I dont know how well a man with the name Abdul "The Butcher" Mohammed will go over with American fans in these times of war on terror.

he'll get boo'd badly if he's fighting any american

Dark_Destroyer 10-08-2008 11:29 AM

^^^ yes. lol

he has trained at my brothers gym for a while, doing stand up and focusing on his boxing, before he went to wolfslair etc etc. this was mainly 2-3 years ago.

but i look forward to seeing him in the UFC. exciting times.

baz and dark to ireland? ... lol


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