Johnny Eduardo vs. Lucas Martins scratched from UFC Fight Night 32
A bantamweight matchup between Johnny Eduardo (26-9 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Lucas Martins (14-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been scratched from next week's UFC Fight Night 32 event.
FOX Sports first reported that both fighters are injured and have been forced to withdraw from the card. MMAjunkie.com subsequently confirmed the change with sources close to the event.
Zak Cummings Injured, Sergio Moraes Now Faces Sean Spencer at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale
An injury has force welterweight Zak Cummings out of his scheduled fight with Sergio Moraes at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. Sean Spencer will now face Moraes on the Nov. 30 fight card.
UFC officials announced the injury and opponent change on Wednesday.
Moraes (8-2) appeared on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. He lost his official promotional debut at UFC 147 to Cezar Ferreira by decision, but has strung together back-to-back submission wins over Renee Forte and Neil Magny in his last two outings. He earned Submission of the Night for his mounted triangle submission over Magny.
UFC 167's Robert Drysdale denied fight license by NSAC for elevated testosterone
For the second time this year, BJJ ace Light Heavyweight Robert Drysdale was set to make his UFC debut at UFC 167. He was originally slated to face Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 163 in August after going 6-0 in his career on the regional circuit. Unfortunately, a staph infection prevented him from fighting and he was rescheduled to face Cody Donovan at the November 16 event.
However, once again, Drysdale is being forced out of the fight. As originally reported by MMA Junkie, Drysdale failed a pre-licensure drug test and has been denied his license by the NSAC. His results showed an elevated Testosterone/Epitestosteron ratio of 19.4:1 which comes in well over 3 times the state's limit of 6:1.
MMA Junkie also reported that Drysdale had filed a request for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) prior to his originally scheduled fight at UFC 163:
Lyoto Machida Would Fight Anderson Silva for the Title
Just hours after brutally knocking out Mark Munoz in the first round at ‘UFC Fight Night 30', Lyoto Machida took place in an interview with the Fox Sports crew. When asked if he would be willing to face Chris Weidman or Anderson Silva if presented the opportunity, he smiled and answered “Yeah, for sure.” Machida continued, “If I want the belt… I have to chase the belt.”