Drew Dober replaces injured Sergio Moraes – draws Sean Spencer for UFC debut at TUF 18 Finale
The injury bug has hit the TUF 18 Finale card – although a ready-made replacement was waiting in the wings.
Drew Dober (14-4) will replace the injured Sergio Moraes and will now meet Sean Spencer (10-2) on the TUF 18 Finale card. Sources close to the event today told MMAOpinion.co.uk of the news, although the UFC have yet to officially confirm the fight at this point. MMAJunkie.com originally reported news of Moraes’ injury earlier this week. Moraes was initially scheduled to fight Zak Cummings before an injury put a spanner in the works. Spencer stepped up to take the fight but it now seems that an injury will stop the TUF Brazil competitor from competing on American soil for only the second time in his career.
Kyoji Horiguchi drops to flyweight, meets Chris Cariaso at UFC 169
Top Japanese import Kyoji Horiguchi is dropping to the flyweight division and will meet Chris Cariaso at February’s UFC 169 event.
With the addition to the card, UFC 169 now includes:
Champ Dominick Cruz vs. Champ Renan Barao – bantamweight title unification bout
Champ Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas – for featherweight title
Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem
Chris Cariaso vs. Kyoji Horiguchi
Bisping - Hendricks will put him to sleep in one round with a left hook
Michael Bisping (No.4 ranked middleweight contender) - “I’m going with Hendricks to put him to sleep in one round with a left hook. Hendricks has the capabilities of stopping GSP’s takedowns and, quite honestly, it is going to be a murder on the feet. Hendricks hits too hard and he can take a hell of a shot himself. Hendricks’ left hook is the most dangerous weapon in the entire welterweight division, and it will win him the UFC championship on November 16. Also, I’m just not sure if GSP really wants to do this anymore. He is the best welterweight of all time, perhaps the best UFC fighter of all time, period.”