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 scrapped for UFC on FOX 19 MMAJunkie reports that Tony Ferguson is out of his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov due to trauma and the matchup was pulled from the card. With the injury information, Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira currently becomes a five-round struggle and is the card new principal event. UFC on FOX 19 takes place 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 advertising has a date for their next MMA and kickboxing crossover event. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that headlining the card will be the return of Quinton Jackson because 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 onto a four-fight winning series. Ishii (14-5-1) is 2-2 in his last four fights and is coming off a TKO loss to Ji???? Proch??zka back in the RIZIN occasion in December. Bellator 157: Dynamite 2 will occur June 24 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. This is the only matchup announced for the card so far. ‘TUF 24’ tryouts set for April 25; championship winner earns UFC flyweight title shot According to a UFC press release, Season 24 of the The Ultimate Fighter will feature flyweights. The fascinating thing is that the winner of the tournament makes a shot at the winner of the forthcoming Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo championship fight at UFC 197. This is the third time TUF has feature name consequences. Season 4″The Comeback” watched Matt Serra earning a title shot against afterward champion Georges St-Pierre (who he defeated). Carla Esparza got the inaugural girl’s strawweight title after winning Season 20’s tournament. Tryouts will take place April 25 at Palace Station in Las Vegas, NV. The reality show will begin filming in June and the series will premiere August 31 on Fox Sports 1. Douglas Lima meets Chidi Njokuani at Bellator 156 in June Bellator officials declared 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 where he lost his welterweight strap. The loss snapped his five-fight winning series. Njokuani (14-4) has won eight of the last ten matchups and will be coming off a unanimous decision over Ricky Rainey. Bellator 156 occurs June 17 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.. Champion Miesha Tate brings new UFC contract KHI Managment, which signifies Miesha Tate announced that the UFC girl’s bantamweight champion has signed a new deal with the UFC. Terms of the new deal weren’t released, but MMA Fighting reports that Tate wasn’t a free agent after her championship success with Holly Holm in UFC 196.

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