Completed MMA Bout

Ramsey Nijem vs. Danny Downes

Preliminary Card | Lightweight · 155 lbs | MMA

Ramsey Nijem defeats Danny Downes via 3 Round Decision

Ramsey Nijem
Danny "Boy" Downes

Round 3

4-2-0   Pro Record At Fight   8-2-0
Climbed to 5-2   Record After Fight   Fell to 8-3
-205 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +175 (Slight Underdog)
United States   Nationality   United States
Orem, Utah   Fighting out of   Milwaukee, Wisconsin
23 years, 6 months, 4 weeks   Age at Fight   25 years, 6 months, 3 weeks
155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)
6'1" (185cm)   Height   6'0" (183cm)
74.0" (188cm)   Reach   72.0" (183cm)
The Pit Elevated Fight Team   Gym   Roufusport MMA Academy
UFC 137
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz
  • Date: Saturday 10.29.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Josh Rosenthal
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 3 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Nijem Total Disclosed Pay: $20,000
  • Downes Total Disclosed Pay: $4,000
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Nijem vs. Downes Wiki Update Wiki

The third bout of UFC 137 featured Ramsey Nijem taking on Danny "Boy" Downes in a lightweight fight.

Nijem immediately came out and landed a good combination on Downes. Downes defended a takedown attempt momentarily before being put on his back. Downes escaped the position but was again tagged on his feet. Nijem landed another takedown and delivered elbows to the sides of the body. Nijem took the back and sunk in a rear naked choke on the overwhelmed-looking Downes. Downes defended several rear naked choke attempts and got back to his feet. Nijem shot in for another takedown, soon had Downes on the ground again, and closed out the round in back control in dominating fashion.

Nijem nailed Downes with a punch to begin the second and pressed into a takedown. Downes nearly secured an inverted triangle but lost the position. Nijem took full mount and then the back, again almost finishing with a rear naked choke. Downes showed amazing heart but was constantly on the defensive and getting out-grappled. Downes again survived the round, this time with Nijem on the back with a body lock.

Downes was outstruck and placed on his back to begin the third. The remainder of the round saw Nijem control through grappling, giving Downes little room to work though not able to secure a finishing submission. Impressive performance by Ramsey Nijem.

The judges scored the bout 30-25, 30-26, and 30-27 all in favor of the winner, Ramsay Nijem.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:17 PM ET
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Nijem vs. Downes Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

OK, now THIS is awesome! Maybe they'll make me a @dethrone foam stripper bow tie now too!
5 days, 1 hour, and 54 minutes
Watching my alumni wrestling program at their wrestle offs #lovewrestling
4 days, 6 hours, and 31 minutes
@lastcall155 don't you get a serving of vegetables from Funyons?
4 days, 3 hours, and 13 minutes
Just got down training with @prospex1 back to work
4 days, 1 hour, and 45 minutes
3 hour nap.... Hell yeah
3 days, 7 hours, and 9 minutes
Oh yeah got myself a @mtnwestburrito .... Soooo good
3 days and 19 minutes
Thank again @dethrone @mtnwestburrito @gunstore @SolarDD @revwheels @revgear @trainingmask @efxusa, & Flagship Financial for your support.
2 days, 2 hours, and 15 minutes
Good thing I didn't get to talk to @joerogan after my fight, I was going to call out @MattMitrione since he called me out, let's do this!
1 day, 22 hours, and 38 minutes
Back in Utah on my way home. Thanks for the fight @ufc and hopefully its not too long before I'm back
1 day, 1 hour, and 54 minutes
Oh yeah i get a week of this kind of crap
22 hours and 53 minutes
Loved rockin my @dethrone gear this week, but of course I F'd up and didn't wear it for my interview with @arielhelwani
11 hours and 59 minutes
Oh no stripper Ramsey is out
9 hours and 48 minutes
@Bartimus7 where are you partying tonight?
8 hours and 57 minutes
Thanks to my team @PitElevated ny coaches @CoachMertlich @Pit_Master and all my fans. I had a lot of fun tonight and loved what I do
6 hours and 40 minutes
@junior_cigano thanks coach ill be there to watch yours Nov. 12 #newchamp
5 hours and 45 minutes
Victory!!! Thank you to @Pit_Master @CoachMertlich and my sponsors @dethrone @mtnwestburrito @revgear @RevWheels @trainingmask & @solardd.
4 hours and 8 minutes
Stripper Ramsey, powered by @mtnwestburrito! First thing I'm doing when I get home with @BrockJardine and @Court_McGee.
2 hours and 12 minutes
Shooting craps with the family before I go fight someone in a cage for money. Didn't Norman Rockwell do a painting about this?
8 minutes
Check out the online fight party at during the fights for discounts and free gear!" Thanks everyone. #dethronefp
22 minutes
Thanks to @dethrone for their support, I'll be tweeting pics and vids from the locker room tonight so stay tuned! #dethronefp
3 hours and 1 minute
@JoeB135 @ufc I don't know if that's a bad thing. If a girl has low expectations you'll be more impressive
14 hours and 55 minutes
Finished all my books and still not sleepy. Anyone know if there's a late night Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas?
15 hours and 24 minutes
@ChrisCamozzi Haha yes I'm so hard and loss right now
16 hours and 27 minutes
Just got carded again. Should go to another part of the casino and try for the trifecta
18 hours and 29 minutes
Those of you still wondering what what I gave Ramsey it was a pack of Ramen noodles and an FAQ on collecting unemployment insurance.
19 hours and 8 minutes
Damn you @ufc using my fat kid picture in the program! My mom says I owe her $20 bucks now
20 hours and 2 minutes
Burt looks scared RT @JiuJitsuTees: @dannyboydownes going to have his hand full with the Chippendales jr. Poster boy.
20 hours and 40 minutes
For those of you interested in what I gave Ramsey at weigh ins today, it was an FAQ on collecting unemployment insurance and Ramen noodles
20 hours and 46 minutes
Downes family Thanksgiving has nothing on a room filled with @ufc fighters cutting weight in terms of the amount tension in the air.
21 hours and 51 minutes
Weight is on point! Be sure to watch weigh ins at 7pm Eastern. I have a gift for Ramsey
22 hours and 56 minutes
I just got carded inside the sportsbook at Mandalay Bay.
1 day, 1 hour, and 35 minutes
I thought cherubs were fat? RT @mmajunkie Cherubic Danny Downes seeking more than moral victory at UFC 137
1 day, 3 hours, and 39 minutes
@mayhemmiller with the amount of blackface people have been using the last couple years, you should be fine
1 day, 13 hours, and 36 minutes
Night before weigh-ins, so we all know what that means...... Food Porn time
1 day, 16 hours, and 52 minutes
Bought more socks from the crazy sock place and once again lost in the hotel. Why the hell is it so hard to find my room?
1 day, 22 hours, and 39 minutes
If you haven't done so already, here's another edition of "Getting to know Danny Boy" fightcamp edition."
1 day, 23 hours, and 11 minutes
@thugjitsumaster I'm a polyburgerist. I enjoy going In-N-Out of the temple of 5 guys or attending the White Castle
2 days, 15 hours, and 10 minutes
Check out my fighter diary on @ufc
2 days, 15 hours, and 57 minutes
@thugjitsumaster I know that evangelical burgerists don't care for the fried egg or the pretzel bun, but I'm more progressive
2 days, 16 hours, and 18 minutes
"@Danny_Gunnz: Had @prospex1 training today and now @mtnwestburrito .... Trying to be like @BrockJardine" better put on 50lbs of fat
2 days, 16 hours, and 46 minutes
@thugjitsumaster I always pictured my hamburger god having a fried egg on top
2 days, 18 hours, and 44 minutes
Nice to know the @ufc is concerned about hygiene on the training rooms
2 days, 19 hours, and 54 minutes
All the cowboys here for the PBR event makes me realize I have a distinct lack of large belt buckles in my wardrobe.
2 days, 21 hours, and 4 minutes
"@BrockJardine: Just finished training. Now for @mtnwestburrito" next week I'm gettin a huge one
2 days, 22 hours, and 13 minutes
@Benaskren I still have a lot to learn, but I'm a willing student
3 days and 32 minutes
The set up and spa @mandalaybaylv is incredible! I feel like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman with slightly less prostitution.
3 days, 2 hours, and 17 minutes
@NEWBREED04 awesome, there's even an Irish pub and a guinness store in the hotel!
3 days, 4 hours, and 4 minutes
@NEWBREED04 blue's egg is a great place. They also have some tasty cocktails too
3 days, 5 hours, and 26 minutes
Fight Week!!! Thanks to @dethrone @efxusa @revgear @RevWheels @mtnwestburrito @TrainingMask @SolarDD @Gunstore and Flagship Financial.
3 days, 15 hours, and 29 minutes
My new calendar a present from @Pit_Master and @CoachMertlich
3 days, 16 hours, and 13 minutes
3 days, 17 hours, and 29 minutes
In Vegas!!!! Fight time is growing near
3 days, 20 hours, and 5 minutes
Really enjoying this massage chair in the waiting room while I get my oil changed #finerthings
4 days, 3 hours, and 5 minutes
Had a hard time getting an apple (the fruit) through airport security. Must have been the Snow White shirt I was wearing
4 days, 3 hours, and 11 minutes
Lots of anxious energy since it's fight week so I did what any @ufc fighter would do -- put together a LEGO set.
4 days, 19 hours, and 8 minutes
Thanks Sponsors! @dethrone @efxusa @mtnwestburrito @revgear @RevWheels @TrainingMask @SweetSweatUSA @Gunstore @PlatinumAssoc and @SolarDD.
6 days, 16 hours, and 1 minute
Just got down with my last hard training before my fight @ufc 137 weights on point and I'm feeling like a beast.
6 days, 23 hours, and 12 minutes
@mayhemmiller I always pictured you as the "capture and send him to the International Criminal Court" type.
1 week, 18 hours, and 24 minutes
Let me take you to the movies shorty.... Best song ever
1 week, 18 hours, and 38 minutes
@lastcall155 Brazilian, Honduran, Rwandan, Costa Rican, Guatemalan I don't discriminate when it comes to coffee!
1 week, 21 hours, and 20 minutes
Well played RT @gkfflgsoat: @dannyboydownes has lots of things in his wallet, too bad money isn't one of them.
1 week, 21 hours, and 23 minutes
Check out the latest installment of "Getting to know Danny Boy"
1 week, 22 hours, and 36 minutes
Just signed 500 autographs for Topps trading cards. I really hope they don't use my old WEC picture.
1 week, 1 day, 2 hours, and 46 minutes
@HypeOrDie make sure that you buy shoes that you'll wear more than once!
1 week, 1 day, 6 hours, and 32 minutes
Why do servers look at me so weird when I order a salad with no croutons, dressing on the side and no cheese. I'm on a diet.
1 week, 1 day, 21 hours, and 33 minutes
@JoeB135 I have a similar addiction to BeJeweled
1 week, 2 days, 16 hours, and 59 minutes
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