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More changes made to UFC 149 fight card

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

By Kat

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The game of musical chairs continues on the UFC 149 fight card in Calgary this summer. Tickets for UFC 149 have long been sold out, but there is still uncertainty about who 18-odd thousand fans will actually see inside the Octagon come July 21st.

So here is the latest update on the UFC 149 fight card, straight from UFC.com:

UFC 149 and UFC on FOX 4 have swapped stars after another pair of injuries shook up the summer fight scene today.

British middleweight Michael Bisping has been injured and is out of his UFC 149 bout against rising force Tim Boetsch. Stepping in to meet “The Barbarian” will be Hector Lombard, a former Cuban Olympian who rides a 25-fight unbeaten streak into his Octagon debut.

Lombard had been slated to fight Brian Stann in the main event of UFC on FOX 4 in August, but was left opponentless earlier today after Stann was forced to withdraw due to injury. That event got a new headliner in the form of Shogun Rua, who’d been left orphaned on the UFC 149 fight card after planned opponent Thiago Silva was hurt.

Two Thiagos Injured, Off Canada Card updated June 4
Two of the UFC’s top Thiagos have suffered injuries forcing them off the UFC 149 fight card, as Thiago Alves is out of his bout against Siyar Bahadurzada, while Thiago Silva has had to withdraw from his co-main bout against former light heavyweight champion Shogun Rua.

Stepping in to the welterweight bout in Alves’ place is Chris Clements, a striker from London, Ontario, Canada, who won his UFC debut at UFC 145 in April. (more…)

Injuries force Silva and Alves out of UFC 149

Friday, June 1st, 2012

By Kat

Injury forced Thiago Silva from UFC 149

Tickets to UFC 149 sold out within minutes of their release, but the fight card continued its changing ways as injuries forced both light-heavyweight Thiago Silva and welterweight Thiago Alves to withdraw from UFC 149. Silva was originally set to fact Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, while Alves was supposed to fight Siyar Bahadurzada.

Replacements haven’t yet been named, but Glover Teixeira is reportedly favored by UFC President Dana White to replace Thiago Silva against Mauricio Rua.

Who would you like to see replace Silva and Alves for UFC 149?

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Claude Patrick vs. James Head bout added to sold-out UFC 149

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

By Kat

Claude Patrick
(Image: MMAJunkie.com)

Got your tickets to UFC 149 in Calgary yet? Well, your fight card just added a little more Canadiana with reports surfacing that Toronto’s Claude Patrick will fight James Head in the welterweight division. The number of Canadian fighters on the card now totals at six, including:

  • Mitch Clarke
  • Nick Ring
  • Mitch Gagnon
  • Antonio Carvalho
  • Ryan Jimmo
  • Claude Patrick (added today)

Sportsnet.ca: Patrick to fight Head at UFC 149 in Calgary

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