MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR WEDNESDAY: TONY FERGUSON INJURED, FIGHT WITH KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV SCRAPPED FOR UFC ON FOX 19
Tony Ferguson injured, fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov scrapped for UFC on FOX 19 MMAJunkie reports that Tony Ferguson is out of his struggle with Khabib Nurmagomedov due to trauma and the matchup has been pulled from the card. With the injury news, Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira currently becomes a five-round struggle and is the card new principal event. UFC on FOX 19 occurs April 16 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.. Here’s an updated look at the card MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. TBA Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX, 6 p.m. ET) Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush Hacran Dias vs. Cub Swanson John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET) Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington Randy Brown vs. Michael Graves Cezar Ferreira vs. Caio Magalhaes Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev Omari Akhmedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Quinton Rampage Jackson vs. Satoshi Ishii place for Bellator 157: Dynamite 2 in June Bellator officials confirmed Tuesday evening that the promotion has a date for their next MMA and kickboxing crossover occasion. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto accounts that headlining the card will be the yield of Quinton Jackson as he takes on Satoshi Ishii. Jackson (36-11) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Fabio Maldonado at UFC 186 back in April 2015. He heads into this matchup on a four-fight winning series. Ishii (14-5-1) is 2-2 in his past four fights and is coming off a TKO loss to Ji???? Proch??zka back in the RIZIN occasion in December. Bellator 157: Dynamite two will occur June 24 at Scottrade Center at St. Louis. This is the only matchup announced for the card so far. ‘TUF 24’ tryouts set for April 25; tournament winner earns UFC flyweight title taken According to a UFC press launch, Season 24 of this The Ultimate Fighter will feature flyweights. The interesting caveat is the winner of this championship makes a shot at the winner of the forthcoming Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo championship fight at UFC 197. This is the next time TUF has feature name consequences. Season 4″The Comeback” saw Matt Serra earning a title shot against then champion Georges St-Pierre (who he defeated). Carla Esparza earned the inaugural woman’s strawweight title after winning Season 20’s tournament. Tryouts will take place April 25 at Palace Station in Las Vegas, NV. The reality series will start filming in June along with the show will premiere August 31 on Fox Sports 1. Douglas Lima matches Chidi Njokuani at Bellator 156 in June Bellator officials announced Tuesday that the former welterweight champion Douglas Lima will come back to the cage against Chidi Njokuani. Lima (26-6) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Andrey Koreshkov last July at which he dropped his welterweight strap. The loss snapped his five-fight winning streak. Njokuani (14-4) has won nine of his past ten matchups and is coming off a unanimous decision over Ricky Rainey. Bellator 156 takes place June 17 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.. Champion Miesha Tate earns new UFC contract KHI Managment, which signifies Miesha Tate declared the UFC girl’s bantamweight champion has signed a new deal with the UFC. Terms of the new deal were not released, but MMA Fighting reports that Tate was not a free agent after her championship victory with Holly Holm in UFC 196.
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