UFC on Fox 11: Werdum vs. Browne fight card set with 13 bouts
The UFC on Fox 11 fight is set with four main card fights and nine bouts on a deep preliminary card.
Main Card (Fox)
Travis Browne vs. Fabricio Werdum
Liz Carmouche vs. Miesha Tate
Edson Barboza vs. Donald Cerrone
Yoel Romero vs. Brad Tavares
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Thiago Alves vs. Seth Baczynski
Pat Healy vs. Jorge Masvidal
Mike Brown vs. Estevan Payan
Caio Magalhaes vs. Josh Samman
Jordan Mein vs. Hernani Perpetuo
Fight Pass Card
Alexis Dufresne vs. Amanda Nunes
Mirsad Bektic vs. Chas Skelly
Derrick Lewis vs. Jack May
Andrey Koreshkov off Bellator 115 with flu, Kimball-Cramer scrapped
In a major shakeup just prior to Thursday’s officials weigh-ins for Bellator 115, both tournament semifinal fights on the main card have been scrapped.
The welterweight tournament semifinal bout between Andrey Koreshkov (15-1 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) and Sam Oropeza (11-2 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) has been removed from the card due to Koreshkov suffering from the flu.
And Jeremy Kimball (10-4 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) was off weight enough prior to the official weigh-in event that his middleweight tourney semifinal fight with Dan Cramer (10-4 MMA, 7-2 BMMA) was cut from the event, as well.
Bellator officials announced the news Thursday night and said Koreshkov and Oropeza will be rescheduled to another event. No word was given on the status of the Kimball-Cramer fight, however.
With the changes, the new Bellator 115 card includes:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET)
Vitaly Minakov vs. Cheick Kongo – for heavyweight title
Justin Baesman vs. Herman Terrado
Kelly Anundson vs. Volkan Oezdemir
Johnny Cisneros vs. Mikkel Parlo
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 7 p.m. ET)
Rick Reeves vs. James Terry
Josh Appelt vs. Freddie Aquitania
Jason Powell vs. Sinjen Smith
Benito Lopez vs. Oscar Ramirez
Wow, this card got fucked.
Nunes free for Kaufman fight due to Alexis Dufresne injury for UFC on FOX 11
Earlier today, Amanda Nunes was shifted from her fight against Alexis Dufresne at UFC on FOX 11 to instead meet Sarah Kaufman at the TUF Nations Finale three days earlier.
It turns out the reason Nunes was available to be pulled from one card to the other was because of an injury to Dufresne.
The UFC on Thursday announced the switch, with Nunes (9-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) filling in for the injured Shayna Baszler (15-8 MMA, 0-0 UFC) against Kaufman (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC). The promotion did not announce a new opponent for Dufresne at the time.
Amanda Nunes fills in for Baszler, meets Sarah Kaufman at TUF Nations Finale
Less than two weeks before the card, Sarah Kaufman has her new opponent for the TUF Nations Finale.
Amanda Nunes (9-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has answered the call and will fill in for Shayna Baszler (15-8 MMA, 0-0 UFC) against Kaufman (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC). UFC officials announced the change Thursday afternoon.
The TUF Nations Finale takes place April 16 at Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The event serves as the live finale for “The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia” reality competition series. The main card airs on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Alptekin Ozkilic out of UFC Fight Night 39 bout with Dustin Ortiz
An injury has wiped out a flyweight bout at next week’s UFC card in Abu Dhabi and taken the show down to nine fights.
Alptekin Ozkilic (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is out of his fight against Dustin Ortiz (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC). Due to the late nature of the injury, no new opponent will be sought for Ortiz. UFC officials announced the injury on Thursday and said Ortiz will find a home on a new card against a new opponent.
UFC Fight Night 39 takes place April 11 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. It will be the promotion’s first visit to the region since UFC 112 in 2010. The card streams on UFC Fight Pass.