Statement regarding Stefan Struve's heart condition
On Tuesday's episode of UFC Tonight, it was reported that Stefan Struve has been diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve, as well an enlarged heart. Struve is currently in good spirits but is still waiting to see if he will be able to resume his promising MMA career.
Below is a detailed statement from Struve's manager Lex McMahon about Struve's condition and his future
Mike Pierce vs. Rousimar Palhares added to UFN 29
It’s a wrestilng vs. jiu-jitsu match in Barueri, Brazil.
Mike Pierce looks to extend his winning streak to five when he faces dangerous grappler Rousimar Palhares at UFC Fight Night 29 on Oct. 9. Sources close to the situation confirmed the match-up to MMAFighting.com. Lance! first reported the bout.
With Johnny Bedford out at UFC Fight Night 28, Hugo Viana awaits new opponent
Bantamweight Johnny Bedford (19-10 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has withdrawn from a planned UFC Fight Night 28 appearance, and opponent Hugo Viana (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) now awaits a new foe.
Bedford suffered a shoulder injury in training and was forced to withdraw from the bout. A timetable for his return wasn't immediately established.
Featuring a light-heavyweight headliner between Glover Teixeira and Ryan Bader, UFC Fight Night 28 takes place Sept. 4 at Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The evening's main card airs on FOX Sports 1 following preliminary bouts that stream on Facebook.