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WSOF 34 Smealinho Rama Vs. Kevin Sears

wsof 34 posterWSOF 34 update: Smealinho Rama Vs. Kevin Sears!

The league announced that Josh “Cuddly Bear” Copeland (13-4) has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled heavyweight matchup with former world champion Smealinho “The Prince” Rama (9-2) due to a knee injury. Rama will now face Kevin Sears (4-2).

In the main event of WSOF34, reigning world welterweight (170 pounds) champion Jon Fitch (28-7-1, 1 NC) will collide with number one contender and fellow decorated superstar Jake Shields (31-8-1).

In the welterweight co-main event, Paul Bradley (23-6), will make his promotional debut for World Series of Fighting and take on former top 10 world-ranked Yushin “Thunder” Okami (32-10).

WSOF 34 Fight Card

J. Fitch Vs. J. Shields
Y. Okami Vs. P. Bradley
Smealinho Rama Vs. Kevin Sears
S. Kruchten Vs. J. Mahon
B. Collins Vs. C. Morgan
N. Navarro Vs. A. Gutierrez

Smealinho Rama back to action at WSOF 34!

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After long injury problems Smealinho Rama back to action at WSOF 34! His opponent will be Josh Copeland. Before this Smealinho Rama sign new four fight contract with WSOF! So Smealinho Rama Vs. Josh Copeland at WSOF 34, Nov. 12 at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colo., live on NBCSN at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT. Main event will be welterweight title fight Jon Fitch Vs. Jake Shields.

The 6-foot-1, 33-year-old Copeland is coming off what was perhaps the grittiest performance of his four-year professional career in his bid for the World Series of Fighting heavyweight title against reigning champion Blagoy Ivanov. Copeland stood toe-to-toe and held his own against the Sambo champion, but was left on the losing end of a unanimous decision after five competitive rounds of action.

Copeland, who has notched 7 of his 12 professional victories by way of (T)KO or submission, earned his place in the world title fight by taking a unanimous decision from Mike “300” Hayes at WSOF29 on March 12.

At WSOF Heavyweight Power Ranking Josh Copeland is number 4 contender for the title, Smealinho Rama is 5th.

Exclusive interview with Bas Rutten!

bas rutten and smealinho ramaMMA legend Bas Rutten gives exclusive interview for our site! Read here what Bas told us about Kimbo and Ken fight, favourite MMA fighter, submissions and of course about Smealinho Rama.

Bas Rutten is a Dutch retired mixed martial artist, Karate and Taekwondo blackbelt, and Muay Thai kickboxer. He was a UFC Heavyweight Champion, a three-time King of Pancrase world champion, and finished his career on a 22 fight unbeaten streak (21 wins, 1 draw). Fight Matrix lists Rutten as the third MMA heavyweight lineal champion with the second longest reign in MMA history. FightMextrix also wrote this when Rutten got inducted into the UFC Hall Of Fame: FightMetric, the official statistics provider for the UFC, ran the numbers on Rutten’s career… (Wikipedia)

Questions about MMA

1. How is possible that Kimbo Slice survived that choke against submission master Ken Shamrock few months ago?

Ken didn’t lock the free hand behind the head from his opponent so Kimbo could peel it off

2. What do you think about Fedor Emelianenko’s comeback to the cage?

I am looking forward to it, always been one of my favorites! If he is totally healed up, I expect him to do very well

3. Who’s your favourite MMA fighter today?

Very hard question, I like so many. TJ Dillashaw, McGregor, Aldo, Rousey, Jones, man, I can go on and on

4. For you, what is the most amazing submission you’ve ever seen in the MMA – beside your Body Crunch against Shibuya?

I liked Diaz’s gogoplata against Gomi, Werdum’s triangle on Fedor, Jeff Rexroad did a “rexangle” at Legacy FC, I liked that submission

Questions about Smealinho Rama

5. Did you expect Rama’s loss against Ivanov?


6. In your opinion which are the biggest Rama’s flaws in octagon? Where is the room for improvement?

Maybe a little bit in and out faster? With the focus on OUT. But for the rest I think he’s a really fast heavyweight, great footwork, great speed, won fights by submission and KO.

7. Do you see Rama as a LHW in the future?

That’s up to him, he can do it if he wants but right now does great at HW. At LHW he will even have more speed I think? So wherever he feels good at, that weight he should fight at.

8. Where do you see Rama in 5 years?

He will be big, just keep going and training and he will be considered top 5 from all of MMA in his weight class. I hope he does it, really like him as a fighter and person!