Ramsey Nijem Returns Against Danny Downes at UFC 137, 10 Fights Confirmed

Written by Tom Ngo
July 21st, 2011

UFC Welterweight Ramsey Nijem

Although his Octagon debut lasted less than four forgettable minutes, Ramsey Nijem will be granted another go with the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotions. Thursday afternoon, it was announced “The Ultimate Fighter 13” runner-up will meet Danny Downs at “UFC 137: St-Pierre vs. Diaz.”

Prior to getting put to sleep last month by Tony Figueroa, which cost Nijem a six-figure UFC contract, the welterweight had rattled off three consecutive victories. Although he was one of the most memorable characters on ‘TUF 13’, another loss could mark the end of his tenure in the major leagues.

Downs dropped a unanimous decision to Jeremy Stephens the same evening Nijem’s night was ended early. That too was his UFC debut, and it’s likely the same unemployment rules will apply to “Danny Boy.”

UFC 137 takes place inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Georges St-Pierre puts his 170-pound crown on the line against former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz in the pay-per-view’s featured attraction.

Here is the card’s updated roster:

Bart Palaszewski vs. Tyson Griffin

Danny Downes vs. Ramsey Nijem

Hatsu Hioki vs. George Roop

Tim Credeur vs. Brad Tavares

Eliot Marshall vs. Brandon Vera

Roy Nelson vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic

Dennis Siver vs. Sam Stout

Matt Mitrione vs. Cheick Kongo

Carlos Condit vs. BJ Penn

Nick Diaz vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC Welterweight Champion)

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