Add Siyar Bahadurzada to the long list of UFC 149 casualties.

The promotion announced Saturday evening that Bahadurzada has withdrawn from his July 21 bout against Chris Clements due to an injury; “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 7 cast member Matt Riddle (Pictured) will replace him in the welterweight tilt. The matchup was originally expected to pit Thiago Alves against Yoshihiro Akiyama, but both men were eventually forced to pull out of the fight, with Clements and Bahadurzada taking their places.

UFC 149 takes place at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, and is headlined by an interim welterweight title clash between Urijah Faber and Renan “Barao” Pegado. It is the Las Vegas-based organization’s first visit to the Canadian city.

Riddle last appeared at UFC 143, where he defeated Octagon newcomer Henry Martinez via split decision. That stopped a two-fight losing streak for the Throwdown representative, who had dropped decisions to Lance Benoist and Sean Pierson in his previous two outings. All nine of the 26-year-old Pennsylvania native’s professional fights have come under the UFC banner, with Riddle emerging victorious in six of those contests.

Bahadurzada had an explosive Octagon debut, knocking out Paulo Thiago in 42 seconds at UFC on Fuel TV 2. The newest member of Florida’s Blackzilians team has won his last seven fights -- six by way of knockout or technical knockout.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Means Steps in for Robertson, Faces Sullivan in Newark

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

Currently riding a three-fight winning streak that includes a UFC 184 stoppage of Dhiego Lima, Albuquerque's Tim Means will make a quick return to the Octagon on Saturday, April 18... read news >>

Kelvin Gastelum moves up to middleweight, faces Nate Marquardt at UFC 188

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

The UFC is making good on its promise to make Kelvin Gastelum move up to middleweight. The top prospect will go back to his former division and meet Nate Marquardt at UFC 188 on June 13 in Mexico Cit read news >>

Kelvin Gastelum Faces Nate Marquardt at UFC 188 in Mexico City

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

For the first time since winning The Ultimate Fighter 17, Kelvin Gastelum will return to the middleweight division to take on Nate Marquardt at UFC 188 in Mexico City. read news >>

Add ‘NFL Cheerleader’ to the List of People Who Say They Can Beat Ronda Rousey

  • 26 days ago
  • 31 views

Watch this video of an NFL cheerleader who's joining the I-can-beat-Ronda-Rousey movement. read news >>

UFC champ Ronda Rousey lands at No. 2 on AskMen list of 'Top 99 Outstanding Women' for 2015

  • 25 days ago
  • 11 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight titleholder and budding movie star Ronda Rousey didn't just beat longtime UFC Octagon girl Arianny Celeste, as well as up-and-coming strawwei read news >>

UFC 189 tickets: 'Aldo vs. McGregor' seats for sale online at MGM Grand event on July 11

  • 25 days ago
  • 8 views

Tickets for the upcoming UFC 189 pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza, which takes place on July 11, 2015, inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, will go on sale to t read news >>

UFC 189 videos

  • 24 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC 189 videos are for the upcoming showdown on July 11 between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor. In the first episode of UFC 189 World Tour Embedded, featherweight contender C read news >>

Dariush Faces Miller after Injury Fells Felder

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

A knee injury has forced Paul Felder from his UFC on FOX bout against Jim Miller on April 18 in Newark, but stepping in for "The Irish Dragon" at Prudential Center to face the home state favorite wil read news >>

Tweets of the Week - 3/27

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

A look at the best tweets from the world of UFC. Follow @ufc, the list of official UFC accounts, and the list of UFC fighters to keep up with these guys and gals. read news >>