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The promotion announced Saturday evening that Bahadurzada has withdrawn from his July 21 bout against Chris Clements due to an injury; “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 7 cast member Matt Riddle (Pictured) will replace him in the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

UFC champion Ronda Rousey to star alongside Iko Uwais in upcoming action film 'Mile 22'

  • 29 days ago
  • 17 views

Add another one to the already-impressive resume. We now know the reason Ronda Rousey was in such a big hurry to get through Cat Zingano this past weekend (Sat., Feb. 28, 2015) at UFC 184. It seems " read news >>

Brian Bowles among eight fighters released from the UFC

  • 28 days ago
  • 189 views

Former WEC bantamweight champion Brian Bowles highlights the list of recent UFC cuts. Sources close to the situation told MMAFighting.com that the UFC has released Bowles, Stanislav Nedkov, Andy Ogle read news >>

Kyle Noke faces Andreas Stahl at UFC Fight Night 65

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 views

Kyle Noke is the latest Aussie slated to fight on the UFC Fight Night 65 fight card on May 10 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Hindmarsh, Australia.Noke (20-7-1), who has won two of his past f read news >>

UFC middleweight Josh Samman joins Bloody Elbow as feature writer

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

Welcome UFC middleweight Josh Samman as BloodyElbow.com's latest feature writer. BloodyElbow.com is pleased to announce that UFC middleweight Josh Samman is now officially a part of the staff and wil read news >>

CM Punk eyes welterweight debut, expected to meet with UFC officials in July

  • 22 days ago
  • 15 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) could have a new face in the crowded welterweight division by the end of the year, as WWE import CM Punk -- who was also considering a debut at middleweight -- is read news >>

Vitor Belfort talks drug testing and the pros and cons of UFC-Reebok sponsorship

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 views

Last July, the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) granted longtime contender Vitor Belfort a license to challenge for Chris Weidman's UFC middleweight title. The decision was not without controversy, g read news >>

Patience is Key for Sergio Pettis

  • 21 days ago
  • 6 views

Sergio Pettis faces Ryan Benoit at UFC 185 in Dallas’ American Airlines Center on Saturday, and for the second time he will be on a UFC card that his older brother Anthony is headlining. read news >>

The Cut List: UFC 185 - Pettis vs. Dos Anjos

  • 20 days ago
  • 3 views

Your regular look at who's fighting on the edge of their UFC contracts this weekend. UFC 185 out of Dallas, Texas makes for some exceptional MMA viewing this Saturday with a pair of title fights and read news >>

The Question: Does Anthony Pettis Belong on Top of UFC's Pound-for-Pound List?

  • 19 days ago
  • 2 views

If you ask the casual UFC fan about the sport's top fighters, you'll typically get a pretty standard list in return. Jon Jones will be somewhere near the top. So will middleweight kingpin Chris Weidm read news >>