UFC releases Jake Shields
After a little over three years, Jake Shields' UFC run has come to an end.
The former welterweight contender has been released by the promotion, his manager Lex McMahon of Alchemist Management confirmed with MMAFighting.com.
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
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.