HALIFAX - Chances are Matt Dwyers UFC debut Saturday night will go smoother than his last fight. Josh Rosen Cardinals Jersey .In May, the six-foot-four welterweight from Kelowna, B.C., stopped former UFC fighter DaMarques Johnson in the second round of a bloody Battlefield Fight League main event in Richmond, B.C.Johnsons camp warned Dwyer six weeks out that their fighter wouldnt make 170 pounds. So could they meet at a 175-pound catchweight, without Dwyers BFL title on the line?I thought that was kind of weird, being so far out from the fight, that he couldnt make the extra five pounds but whatever, Dwyer recalled thinking.The week of the fight, Dwyers manager was told Johnson wouldnt be able to make 175 and would pay a penalty for every pound over. Come weigh-in day, Dwyer tipped the scales at 173.9 and Johnson was around 185. He looked pretty drained too so he cut weight to make where he was at, said Dwyer.Dwyer (7-1) was still willing. But the local athletic commission, wary of the weight discrepancy, said it wouldnt allow the fight until he weighed 180.Rather than hit the fridge, he improvised.I threw my jeans on, stuffed my pockets full of cellphones and car keys, just to get the weigh-in over, he said with a laugh. I made the weight.The lanky Dwyer, who usually walks around at 195 pounds, was a little over 180 after rehydrating. Johnson was even bigger and packed a punch, but the fight turned after he was cut by an elbow.It must have hit like a vein or an artery or something because it was leaking pretty good, said Dwyer, a little fuzzy on his physiology.Dwyer kept going, took him down and eventually stopped him. It was his second straight win over a UFC veteran, following a January TKO over Shonie Carter.On Saturday, the 24-year-old Dwyer takes on Albert (Einstein) Tumenov, a New Jersey-based Russian with a 13-2 record (including 1-1 in the UFC) on a UFC televised card in Halifax.A tough Russian guy, said Dwyer. A bit of a brawler. He likes to throw punches as hard as he can.Dwyer will have a five-inch height advantage on the 22-year-old Einstein, as well as a 3.5-inch edge in reach.Dwyer will become the third fighter from David Leas Toshido MMA in Kelowna to make the UFC, joining Sarah Moras and Rory (Ares) MacDonald.They definitely helped pave the road for me to get here, Dwyer said. They put Kelowna on the map. Its definitely easier to get in when the UFC already know about our gym.MacDonald, who now trains in Montreal, takes on American-based Belgian Tarec (Sponge) Saffiedine in Saturdays main event.Dwyer was supposed to fight Alex Garcia at UFC 176 on Aug. 2 in Los Angeles but the card was cancelled after featherweight champion Jose Aldo pulled out through injury. To help pay for his training, Dwyer headed north to make some money working on the oil rigs.Born in New Westminster, B.C., Dwyer has lived in Kelowna since he was two. He was 17 when he started training in 2007 thanks to his high school rugby coach and vice-principal Mark Steen, who started an MMA program.It was a natural for Dwyer, an avid MMA fan.I pretty much knew how to do an armbar before I was ever in a jiu-jitsu class. Watching it and trying it on your friends.Dwyer, who watched UFC 174 in Vancouver from the stands with Moras, has won five straight while Tumenov has won nine of his last 10.---Follow @NeilMDavidson on Twitter Brice Butler Jersey . The Sioux Falls Canaries scored two in the seventh and three more in the eighth to come back from a 3-0 deficit and defeat the Winnipeg Goldeyes 5-3 in front of 6,769 at Shaw Park on Sunday afternoon. Christian Kirk Jersey . Nikolaos Kounenakis has been hired as an assistant coach, the team announced on Monday. http://www.nflcardinalsrookiestore.com/Cardinals-Josh-Bynes-Jersey/ . In a pregame tribute commemorating his final contest at Coors Field on Wednesday night, Helton caught the ceremonial first pitch from his daughter with his wife, younger daughter and good friend Peyton Manning watching from the field.Ames, IA (SportsNetwork.com) - Ames, IA (SportsNetwork.com) - Georges Niang scored 19 points and No. 15 Iowa State held off a furious rally from 19th- ranked Texas for an 89-86 victory in a Big 12 battle. Bryce Dejean-Jones scored 18 points while Jameel McKay gave 14 off the bench for the Cyclones (15-4, 5-2 Big 12), who were coming off a loss to Texas Tech on Saturday. Javan Felix had 20 points and eight assists, while Jonathan Holmes added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Longhorns (14-6, 3-4), who have lost their past two games. Isaiah Taylor finished with 17 points with eight assists. After Iowa State built an 11-point halftime lead, Niang hit a 3-pointer to start the scoring in the second half, and a pair of free throws from Dustin Hogue gave Iowa State a 41-25 advantage. After Kendal Yancy put in a layup for Texas to make it a 62-48 game with just over nine minutes to play, the Cyclones scored the next seven points to open up a larger lead. Niangs 3-ball made it a 69-48 game with eight minutes left. Texas didnt roll over and play dead, though, as the Longhorns slowly chipped at the deficit and put together a 10-2 run to pull within 79-73 when Yancy gave a layup with just over two minutes to go. The Cyclones Monte Morris countered with a pair of free throws and McKay made 1-of-2 for Iowa State after Demarcus Holland missed a jumper at the other end. Holmes then made a 3-ball with 1 1/2 minutes to play, but Dejean-Jones ansswered with two from the line for an 84-76 lead. Sam Bradford Cardinals Jersey. Texas kept fouling and was able to make it a three-point game after Holmes put in another trey to cut the lead to 87-84, and Niang only connected on one of his two foul shots at the other end. Holmes, missed a jumper, though, and McKays free throw at the other end with just a few seconds remaining sealed the win for Iowa State. A pair of jumpers from Niang helped Iowa State jump out to a 10-2 lead three minutes in, but six straight points from Myles Turner helped Texas tie the game at 14-14 with eight minutes elapsed. The Cyclones went back on top and were holding a six-point lead when Niang hit a 3-ball to extend the margin to 30-21 with 4 1/2 minutes left in the half. A 6-0 run from Iowa State gave the team its largest margin of the period at 36-23, but Turner nailed a late jumper for Texas just before the break. Game Notes Texas plays at Baylor on Saturday ... Iowa State hosts TCU on Saturday ... 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