Hugo Viana hurt, bout with Wilson Reis scrapped from UFC Fight Night 28
TUF Brazil 1 alum Hugo Viana has suffered an injury to his left knee. Subsequently, UFC Fight Night 28 will go on with 11 bouts.
Viana announced his knee injury on his Instagram account on Friday, and MMAFighting.com confirmed with sources close to the situation that Wilson Reis, who replaced Johny Bedford, is also off the card.
"Unfortunately, I won’t be able to fight at UFN 28 because I injured my left knee on my last jiu-jitsu trainings," Viana wrote. "Thanks God that’s not a bad injury and I’ll started the treatment next week. I hope to return to trainings to be able to fight in a next UFC show in Brazil."
UFC Fight Night 28 takes place in Belo Horizonte, Brazil next Wednesday, and is headlined by Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader.
Yan Cabral signs with the UFC, fights David Mitchell in Brazil
Another TUF Brazil 2 contestant has signed with the UFC.
Undefeated welterweight Yan Cabral makes his UFC debut on Oct. 9 against David Mitchell. UFC Fight Night 29 takes place in Barueri, Brazil, and is headlined by the welterweight contest between Demian Maia and Jake Shields. Lance! first reported the bout.
Cabral, 10-0 in MMA with 10 submissions, makes his first Octagon appearance six years after his professional debut. The jiu-jitsu ace made the second season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil two years after submitting Kazushi Sakuraba in Japan. Cabral won two fights inside the show, but was eliminated because of a broken hand...
UFC 164 preview: 50 pre-fight facts for 'Henderson vs. Pettis 2' in Milwauk
The UFC continues its loaded scheduled on Saturday with the second of three events in a seven-day span as "UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2" goes down from Milwaukee's Bradley Center.
It's the first time in the nearly 20-year history of the organization that the octagon will be set up in the state of Wisconsin, and a loaded fight card is on the docket for fans in "The Badger State."
In the night's main event, reigning UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (18-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) attempts to make a fourth title defense in a 386-day span when he takes on hometown hero Anthony Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in a rematch from a December 2010 bout at WEC 53, a contest in which "Showtime" won by decision to win the now-defunct organization's 155-pound title...
Moving forward, all UFC prelims to be on FOX Sports 1
Although a portion of UFC Fight Night 27's preliminary card aired on the new FOX Sports 2, the bulk of future prelims will air on FOX Sports 1.
UFC President Dana White made the announcement immediately following Wednesday's event, which took place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
As before, additional prelim bouts will stream live on Facebook...