MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR WEDNESDAY: ALVEY INJURED, MALDONADO AMONG LATEST UFC CUTS, RIZIN DAY 2 WEIGH-IN RESULTS
Sam Alvey Wounded and out of UFC Fight Night 82 bout against Daniel Sarafian Sam Alvey has suffered a broken jaw and has withdrawn from his scheduled Feb. 21 UFC Fight Night 82 with Daniel Sarafian at Pittsburgh.
Alvey (26-7) first broke the news to MMA Latest and this was later confirmed by MMAFighting. Alvey had his three battle winning streak snapped in his final fight as he suffered a first round knockout loss to Derek Brunson at 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 at Pittsburgh. Fabio Maldonado and seven additional fighters released from the UFC MMAFighting.com reports the UFC has cut ties with eight fighters such as 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 finished James McSweeney in 2010, then dropped three straight conflicts. Then he won three in a row prior to going 1-4 in his last five fights. Souza (15-4) being released was a small head scratcher. The 31-year older was riding a 10-fight winning streak (including three-straight wins in the UFC) before losing to Chas Skelly back in November at UFC Fight Night 77. Along with that, Souza told MMAFighting he wasn’t told from the UFC in regards to the launch. 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 a single NC in the UFC before being released. Rizin Struggling Federation, Day two: Fedor vs. Singh weigh-in movie Miss the weigh-ins for RIZIN Day two? Here’s who weighed in and you grab watch the reply 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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