"Som barn fick man lära sig att hata IFK"

KIRUNA. 540 meter under jord har någon målat bokstäverna “AIF” på en vägg i en gruvgång.

De står där som en påminnelse om en annan tid. Tiden när Kiruna var svensk hockeys talangfabrik, när klasskampen rasade och rivaliteten mellan två klubbar rev upp ett sår som delade en hel stad.

Ett halvt sekel senare blöder det igen.

Kiruna AIF har återuppstått och fyller än en gång Matojärvi ishall precis som på Börje Salmings tid.

Men nej.

Långt i från alla jublar.

Source: HockeyEXP

Lineker and Dodson deliver the goods in main event

LINEKER vs DODSONFew expected Saturday’s UFC Fight Night main event between bantamweight power hitters John Lineker and John Dodson to go the distance, but that’s precisely what happened at Moda Center in Portland, with Lineker pulling out a razor-thin split decision victory.“I trained very hard for this fight, I came here for five rounds, I got one round after the other, that’s the way I like to fight,” Lineker said.Scores were 48-47 twice and 47-48 for the No. 3-ranked Lineker, now 29-7. The No. 10-ranked Dodson falls to 19-8. And despite missing weight by a h … Read the Full Article Here
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Da Silva gets another finish, Fili back in win column

DaSILVA vs CHRISTENSENBrazilian knockout artist Henrique da Silva showed off some new wrinkles to his game in his Saturday bout against Octagon newcomer Joachim Christensen, as he survived a second-round knockdown to submit the Danish light heavyweight later in the same frame at Moda Center in Portland.
Christensen acquitted himself well in the opening round, but it was still da Silva’s frame, as he stalked and landed several hard shots, most notably a right hand the floored Christensen in the third minute. But after more punishing back and forth action in the second that marked up both … Read the Full Article Here
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Marquardt, Blaydes deliver big finishes in Portland

MARQUARDT vs McCRORYMiddleweight veteran Nate Marquardt is not done yet. That was made evident in the Coloradan’s 56th pro fight Saturday night at Portland’s Moda Center, as he knocked out Tamdan McCrory in UFC Fight Night action.The fighters primarily traded kicks in the opening two minutes before Marquardt shot in and got a takedown. McCrory looked for submissions off his back, but Marquardt’s defense was airtight.McCrory began to land more shots in round two, but when “The Barn Cat” got too aggressive, Marquardt took his foe back to the mat, showing off his v … Read the Full Article Here
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Moreno stuns Smolka on main card

OLIVEIRA vs BROOKSBrazil’s Alex Oliveira didn’t make weight for his lightweight bout against Will Brooks on Saturday, but in the UFC Fight Night co-main event at Moda Center in Portland, but he did pick up an important victory, taking advantage of a Brooks rib injury to punish his foe and score a third round TKO victory.Much of the first three minutes of the fight were fought to a deadlock against the fence, with Brooks breaking that tie with a takedown. Oliveira got up quickly and the two resumed their clinch battle, much to the dismay of the crowd. Oliveira did get on the board … Read the Full Article Here
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Fight Night Portland final results and news

Who were the winners at UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs Dodson? Click below to get the results for all the fights at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, October 1, 2016.
Lineker vs Dodson | Brooks vs Oliveira | Burkman vs Ottow | Smolka vs Moreno | da Silva vs Christensen | Dias vs Fili | Abdurakhimov vs Harris | Nakamura vs dos Santos | Marquardt vs McCrory | Wilson vs Cutelaba | East vs Blaydes | Faszholz vs Vieira
UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs Dodson main card
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Main event: John Lineker vs John DodsonJohn Linek … Read the Full Article Here
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Bader Replaces Gustafsson in Sao Paulo Main Event

With Alexander Gustafsson forced to withdraw from his UFC Fight Night main event against Rogerio Nogueira due to injury, No. 4-ranked contender Ryan Bader has stepped up to face “Lil’ Nog” in a rematch of their 2010 bout on November 19 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.The five-round main event, which takes place at Ginásio do Ibirapuera, will air live on FS1.A former Ultimate Fighter winner who has emerged victorious in six of his last seven bouts, Arizona’s Bader earned his first Performance of the Night bonus in his most recent bout, as he knocked out Ilir Latifi in the second round on September … Read the Full Article Here
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The 10: Big name fights coming in October

Raise your hand if you’re surprised there are only three months left in 2016? Doesn’t it feel like UFC 200 wasn’t that long ago?It was 13 weeks ago; that’s crazy.With autumn now in full swing and the UFC at the top of the home stretch for this year, it’s time to scan the calendar for the most intriguing and compelling contests set to hit the Octagon in the month of October.This is The 10.UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson (Saturday, October 1 – Portland, Oregon)Will Brooks vs. Alex Oliveira“Ill Will” picked up a workmanlike win over Ross Pearson … Read the Full Article Here
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