With Ryan Bader removed, Dan Henderson vs. Tim Boetsch headlines UFC Fight Night 68
Ryan Bader has officially been removed from UFC Fight Night 68 on June 6 and originally scheduled co-main event between Dan Henderson and Tim Boetsch has been promoted to the top of the card.
Bader vs. Daniel Cormier was the original main event, but when Jon Jones was stripped of his light heavyweight title, “DC” was moved to a vacant title bout against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 later this month.
The latest UFC Fight Night 68 lineup now includes:
Tim Boetsch vs. Dan Henderson
Matt Mitrione vs. Ben Rothwell
Derrick Lewis vs. Shawn Jordan
Yancy Medeiros vs. Dustin Poirier
Francisco Rivera vs. Alex Caceres
Justin Edwards vs. Joe Proctor
Ricardo Abreu vs. Daniel Sarafian
Anthony Birchak vs. Joe Soto
Omari Akhmedov vs. Brian Ebersole
Leonardo Morales vs. Jose Quinonez
Manager Says Jon Jones May Never Return to the UFC
“He’s focusing on himself right now. It could very well be the last time we’ve seen Jon Jones in the Octagon,” Kawa said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “I think Jon Jones is gonna focus on Jon Jones. I think he’s gonna take the time to do whatever he’s gotta do. And if it’s the last time we’ve seen him fight, it’s the last time we’ve seen him fight. I’m okay with that.
Bellator signs former K-1 Champion Ewerton Teixiera
Bellator has added a Brazilian heavyweight to its roster.
Ewerton Teixeira, Winner of the K-1 World GP in 2008 and world champion in kyokushin, has signed a deal with Bellator, sources close to the situation told MMAFighting.com. Combate first reported the news.
I always liked Teixiera, he's a better kickboxer than Mighty Mo and Peter Graham and they did ok in Bellator. This should be fun.
Khabib Nurmagomedov Out 4-6 Months After Suffering Torn Meniscus in Training
The extended layoff for one of the lightweight division’s top contenders will continue at least until the fall.
According to a report on Thursday’s edition of UFC Tonight, a torn meniscus suffered in sparring forced Khabib Nurmagomedov to withdraw from his proposed 155-pound clash with Donald Cerrone at UFC 187. The American Kickboxing Academy product will undergo surgery in Los Angeles on Friday and is expected to be sidelined for four to six months.