MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR WEDNESDAY: ALVEY INJURED, MALDONADO AMONG LATEST UFC CUTS, RIZIN DAY 2 WEIGH-IN RESULTS
Sam Alvey injured and from UFC Fight Night 82 bout against Daniel Sarafian Sam Alvey has suffered a broken jaw and has Pulled from his scheduled Feb. 21 UFC Fight Night 82 with Daniel Sarafian at Pittsburgh.
Alvey (26-7) first broke the news to MMA Newest and this was later confirmed by MMAFighting. Alvey had his three battle winning streak snapped in his last fight because he suffered a first round knockout loss to Derek Brunson in UFC Fight Night 73 in August. The UFC hasn’t named a replacement competitor for Sarafian at this stage. UFC Fight Night 82 takes place Feb. 21 in Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Fabio Maldonado and seven other fighters released from the UFC MMAFighting.com reports the UFC has cut ties with eight fighters including fan favourte Fabio Maldonado. Along with Maldonado, the UFC has also released Chico Camus, Kevin Souza, Ericka Almeida, Bubba Bush, Mickael Lebout, Vernon Ramos and Jumabieke Tuerxun. Maldonado (22-9) has had an up and down career in the UFC. He won his promotional debut over James McSweeney in 2010, then dropped three straight conflicts. He then won three in a row prior to going 1-4 in his last five fights. Souza (15-4) being published was a small head scratcher. The 31-year old was riding a 10-fight winning series (such as three-straight wins in the UFC) before losing to Chas Skelly back in November at UFC Fight Night 77. In addition to this, Souza told MMAFighting that he was not told by the UFC about the release. Camus (14-7) hadn’t won a fight since beating Brad Pickett at 2014. Lebout (14-5-1, 1 NC) is coming off back to back losses to Sergio Moraes and Steven Ray. Meanwhile Ramos (3-1), Bush (8-3, 1 NC), Almeida (7-2) and Tuerxun (15-3) racked up a combined 0-7 record with one NC in the UFC prior to being published. Rizin Fighting Federation, Day 2: Fedor vs. Singh weigh-in movie Miss the weigh-ins for RIZIN Day two? Here’s who weighed and you grab watch the answer below. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Jaideep Singh Kron Gracie vs Asen Yamamoto Baruto Kaido vs. Peter Aerts Yuichiro Nagashima vs. Andy Souwer Bob Sapp vs. Akebono [Shoot Boxing Rules] Gabi Garcia vs. Lei’d Tapa Soo Chul Kim vs. Maike Linhares Takeru vs. Yang Ming [K-1 Rules] Brennan Ward vs. Ken Hasegawa Muhammad Lawal vs. Teodoras Aukstuolis [GP Tournament Semi-Final] Jiri Prochazka vs. Vadim Nemkov [GP Tournament Semi-Final] RENA vs. Jleana Valentino
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