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  • UFC Fight Night in Singapore almost sold out: UFC Asia chief

    Mark Fischer, managing director of UFC Asia, attends the UFC Fight Night Singapore Ultimate Media Day at the Skating Rink at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sand on January 2, 2014 (Getty Images)Mark Fischer, managing director of UFC Asia, attends the UFC Fight Night Singapore Ultimate Media Day at the Skating Rink at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sand on January 2, 2014 (Getty Images)

    If you haven’t booked your tickets for the first-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship event to be held in Singapore on Saturday, time is quickly running out.

    According to UFC Asia managing director Mark Fischer, the 6,000-capacity arena at the Marina Bay Sands Expo venue for UFC Fight Night Singapore on January 4th is “almost sold out”.

    “There are tens of tickets left and it’ll almost certainly be a full house on Saturday,” he said during media day at Marina Bay Sands, two days ahead of the big Saturday fight.

    Tickets for the 10-bout show– whose main highlight will see Belgian welterweight Tarec Saffiedine (14-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Korea’s Hyun Gyu Lim (12-3-1, 2-0) – cost between S$88 to S$488. VIP tickets cost a whopping S$688.

    Six continents will be represented in the fight, and of particular interest to Singapore fans will be local favourite Royston Wee, who will take on Filipino David Galera in his first-ever UFC fight.

    Royston Wee of Singapore during the UFC Fight Night Singapore Open Workouts at the Skating Rink at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sand on January 1, 2014. (Yahoo Photo / Cheryl Tay)Royston Wee of Singapore during the UFC Fight Night Singapore Open Workouts at the Skating Rink at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sand on January 1, 2014. (Yahoo Photo / Cheryl Tay)

    [See more pics of pre-UFC Singapore events here]

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  • 19-year-old Red scores stunning ‘Beckham-esque goal’



    Original post on Yahoo! UK Eurosport blog, Early Doors

    Watch the goal above. Then, remember the name: Adam Morgan.

    He's the 19-year-old striker who has been lighting up the Reds' youth system for the last few years, scoring 18 goals in 16 games in the 2010-11 season, and while he's made a couple of appearances in Europa League group games, he's yet to make his league debut for the Reds.

    If he keeps on scoring goals like this one in a U21 match against Manchester City, however, it won't be long before he's given a chance to prove himself - even if a certain Uruguayan is about to return after a lengthy ban for trying to eat an opponent.

    No less an authority than Robbie Fowler has praised the England U19 star in glowing terms: "As a finisher he is probably one of the best I’ve seen for a long, long time," Fowler said.

    "He is composed in front of goal and Ian Rush would tell you as well, if you are composed and patient in front of goal then you will have a chance.

    “He never looks ruffled and

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