The UFC offices have been very busy as of late, adding multiple bouts to a variety of cards and finding late replacement fights on short notice. Take a look below to see the latest in our Fight Announcement Round-up.
TUF Nations Finale – April 16th, 2014
According to UFC.com, Shayna Baszler was forced out of her bout against Sarah Kaufman and replaced by Amanda Nunes. Unfortunately for Kaufman, Nunes has also been injured leaving her without an opponent for next week’s fight card.
UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne – April 19th, 2014
UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne has had a featherweight clash altered less than two weeks away from the event. Former WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Brown has been forced to withdraw from his bout with Estevan Payan. According to the promotion, Brown will be replaced by UFC newcomer Alex White. White is 9-0 and has finished 8 of his 9 fights. Payan will be looking to pick up the first win of his UFC career after coming up short against Robbie Peralta and Jeremy Stephens.
UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov – June 7th, 2014
UFC Fight Night Henderson vs. Khabilov has added a bantamweight bout between Erik Perez and Bryan Caraway. Both men are coming off wins in their last bouts as Perez dominated Edwin Figueroa en-route to a unanimous decision and Caraway submitted Johny Bedford at UFC 159. ABQJournal.com was first to report the match-up.
UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt – June 28th, 2014
The UFC has announced that it will be holding a card in New Zealand on June 28th. The card will be headlined by New Zealand’s own James Te Huna who will me taking on veteran Nate Marquardt. Te Huna and Marquardt are both coming a string of losses and will be looking to find success by moving weight classes. Te Huna is dropping down from light heavyweight after consecutive losses to Mauricio Rua and Glover Texeira. Marquardt will be returning to the middleweight division after a four fight stint at welterweight, where he has lost his last three fights to Hector Lombard, Jake Ellenberger, and Tarec Saffiedine. The event will take place on the same day as UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens.
UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida – July 5th, 2014
The UFC’s Fourth of July weekend card has received an additional middleweight bout as TUF 17 finalist Uriah Hall will take on Thiago “Marreta” Santos. Hall is 1-2 in his UFC career, but put on his best performance inside the Octagon in his last bout versus Chris Leben. Hall was too fast for his much older foe and defeated him by first round TKO. Santos was thought of as not much more than a sacrificial lamb for Ronny Markes in his last bout. In a strange turn of events, Santos defeated the heavily favord Markes by first round TKO. UFC.com announced the news.
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