AARON CHALMERS is swapping the Geordie Shore for Coconut Creek with a six-week move to Florida to prepare for his Bellator debut on May 25.
After three first-round wins with British promotion BAMMA, the reality TV star has been granted a one-fight release to fight for their US partner alongside some MMA legends.
Bellator Aaron Chalmers is set to face Ash Griffiths on the main card of Bellator 200 on May 25
Combat icon Mirco Cro Cop stars up against UFC heavyweight hero Roy Nelson – with British karate genius Michael ‘Venom’ Page in support.
And the 30-year-old Toon sensation was almost lost for words when he learned he would be joining that illustrious list.
Chalmers said: “I was sitting round my girlfriend’s house and my agent called and said ‘you are not going to believe it’.
“I knew there were talks going on but I still didn’t expect him to say ‘you are fighting on the Bellator London show’.
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“My heart sank with nerves because it is quite a big show – well it’s actually a f****** huge show.
“I am buzzing. Inside a year everything has just gone from strength to strength. And now I am on one of the biggest shows in the world.
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Complete Bellator 200 Main Card:
Middleweight World Title: Rafael Carvalho (15-1) vs. Gegard Mousasi (43-6-2)
Heavyweight: Mirko Cro Cop (36-11-2, 1 NC) vs. Roy Nelson (23-15)
Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis (18-4) vs. Linton Vassell (18-6)
Welterweight: Michael Page (12-0) vs. David Rickels (19-4, 2 NC)
163-Pound Catchweight: Aaron Chalmers (3-0) vs. Ash Griffiths (4-5)
“If someone said to me a year ago that I would be on the same card as Mirko Cro Cop, Roy Nelson and Michael Venom Page I would have laughed at them and said ‘f*** off’.
“A year later I am on it and it seems surreal. I am going to be sitting in a press conference with Mirko f****** Cro Cop, who I have watched for years.”
Chalmers is swapping the burgeoning Ultimate Training Centre in Birmingham – where he works with Brit sensations Leon and Fabian Edwards – for American Top Team.
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Morocco Bid 16bn For 2026 World Cup Venues Infrastructure
Morocco says it will need to spend almost $16 billion to prepare to host the 2026 World Cup, with every proposed stadium and training ground built from scratch or renovated.
With less than three months until the FIFA vote, the north African nation on Saturday presented details of its proposal to take on the joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The North American bid plans to rely on existing infrastructure, including large NFL stadiums already hosting events.
When FIFA insiders score the bids, infrastructure — of which half relates to stadiums — will account for 70 percent of the panel’s mark. The remaining 30 percent is based on projected costs and revenues. A high-risk bid can be disqualified before the FIFA Congress votes on June 13.
Morocco says for $3 billion it can build nine stadiums, refurbish five others and build or renovate 130 training grounds.
That is part of the $12.6 billion in public investment that also requires hospital services being upgraded in 20 cities and transport networks improved for the first 48-team World Cup.
The bid says another $3.2 billion of private investment is required to build hotels.
Morocco’s bid team told The Associated Press that the projections had been “carefully costed” but could not provide a breakdown on how the figures were reached.
Six Nations 2018 Bonus Points: How Do Rugby Teams Earn An Extra Point?
THE SIX NATIONS is underway as England look to defend their title.
Eddie Jones’ side took their 28th championship with a game to spare, but were denied a Triple Crown and Grand Slam triumph by a determined Ireland.
PA:Press Association England will defend their Six Nations title this year
In a Six Nations first, bonus points were awarded in 2017 in what was designed to be a three-year trial run.
But due to its overwhelming success in encouraging attacking, engaging rugby, that trial has now been scrapped and the system brought in permanently.
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And plenty of teams have already earned bonus points in this year’s competition.
How do you get a bonus point?
THE tournament uses a league system where the six competing nations are ranked in a table.
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They receive four points for a win, two points for a draw and nothing for a defeat.
If a team wins all their games – called a Grand Slam – they are automatically given three extra points to make sure they finish top of the pile.
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As of last year, bonus points are now awarded depending on performance during any given game.
A team will receive ONE extra point if they score four or more tries in a single match, and ONE extra point if they lose by seven or less.
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Despite the 2017 trial being a success, the bonus points collected by the six teams didn’t have a say on the overall standings.
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WALES and France will battle for the chance to finish second in Six Nations Championship, as the tournament draws to a close.
Les Bleus inflicted successive defeats on England, and put themselves in contention to finish runners-up, which would be their highest position since 2011.
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Meanwhile Warren Gatland’s side came back from their Ireland loss with a comfortable victory over Italy, but they and France will need the Irish to win the Grand Slam for either of them to claim second.
What time is kick-off?
THIS Six Nations finale will take place on Saturday, March 17.
The tie will be hosted at the Principality Stadium.
Kick-off is at 5pm.
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