Swede Ilir Latifi (7-3) and Cyrille Diabate (19-9-1) will face off at tonight’s UFC in London.  MMAViking.com is reporting live on the light heavyweight bout from the 02 Arena.  See live play-by-play and results here, and stay tuned for exclusive post-fight photos and video interviews.


Latifi is the first to the cage, and the 30 year old looks calm and confident as he comes out to his usual Rocky music. Hundreds of Swedes here, excited to see Latifi get a full camp. Diabate doesn’t seem to be a crowd favorite, as there is little applause.

Round 1
No punches yet as the two just posture. Both fighters relaxed and no punches. 30 seconds have passed. One minute… nothing. Single leg from Latifi, and the Sledgehammer gets the takedown and on top. Latifi looking for darce choke, but nothing there. “Latifi, Latifi, Latifi” the crowd cheers.


And the crowd cheers again, as Latifi tightens his grip on Diabate’s neck. The Swede submits Diabate with a tap. Latifi celebrates as he puts the fighter into retirement with a loss.

Winner Latifi by 1st round submission.


“This is the best day of my life” – Latifi

MMAViking.com will also be posting post-fight interviews and fight pictures after the event.