MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR WEDNESDAY: TONY FERGUSON INJURED, FIGHT WITH KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV SCRAPPED FOR UFC ON FOX 19


Tony Ferguson hurt, struggle with Khabib Nurmagomedov fought for UFC on FOX 19 MMAJunkie reports that Tony Ferguson is from his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov due to injury and the matchup has been pulled in the card. With the injury news, Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira now becomes a five-round fight and is the card new main event. UFC on FOX 19 occurs April 16 in 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 set 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 event. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto accounts that headlining the card will be the yield of Quinton Jackson because he takes on Satoshi Ishii. Jackson (36-11) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Fabio Maldonado in UFC 186 back in April 2015. He heads into this matchup onto a four-fight winning streak. Ishii (14-5-1) is 2-2 in his past four fights and is coming off a TKO loss to Ji???? Proch??zka back at the RIZIN occasion in December. Bellator 157: Dynamite 2 will occur June 24 at Scottrade Center at St. Louis. This really is the only matchup announced for the card so far. ‘TUF 24’ tryouts set for April 25; championship winner earns UFC flyweight title taken According to a UFC press launch, Season 24 of the Ultimate Fighter will comprise flyweights. The interesting caveat is the winner of the championship makes a shot at the winner of the upcoming Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo championship fight at UFC 197. This is the third time TUF has feature title implications. Season 4″The Comeback” saw Matt Serra making a title shot against afterward winner Georges St-Pierre (who he defeated). Carla Esparza earned the inaugural girl’s strawweight title after winning Season 20’s championship. Tryouts will take place April 25 in Palace Station in Las Vegas, NV. The reality series will begin filming in June and the series will premiere August 31 on Fox Sports 1. Douglas Lima matches Chidi Njokuani at Bellator 156 at June Bellator officials declared Tuesday that the former welterweight champion Douglas Lima will return 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 announced that the UFC woman’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 wasn’t a free agent after her tournament victory with Holly Holm at UFC 196.

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