ronny-markes-2.jpgFORTALEZA, Brazil – A last-minute issue has forced the cancellation of a planned UFC on FUEL TV 10 matchup between Derek Brunson (10-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Ronny Markes (14-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC). ( today confirmed with sources close to the fighter that Markes was today ruled out of the matchup. Additional sources said the the 25-year-old Brazilian was on Friday morning involved in an automobile accident. While Markes is said to not have been seriously injured, the incident will prevent the fighter from competing.

According to’s Guilherme Cruz, Markes was a passenger in the vehicle and hurt his “neck, head and ribs” when a car driven by manager and trainer Andre Pederneiras was involved in the crash. Pederneiras also injured his knee in the incident.

UFC officials have yet to make an official announcement. However, UFC President Dana White told that both fighters will be paid their guaranteed purse or “show” money.

UFC on FUEL TV 10 takes place Saturday at Paulo Sarasate Arena in Fortaleza, Brazil. Brunson and Markes were expected to meet on the evening’s Facebook-streamed preliminary card, which precedes the night’s FUEL TV-broadcast main-card bouts.

Brunson recently made his UFC debut and ended a two-fight skid with a unanimous-decision victory over Chris Leben at UFC 155. The former Strikeforce fighter and three-time NCAA Division II All-American wrestler opened his career with a 9-0 mark before losses to Kendall Grove and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.

Markes, who had looked to fights in his home country for the first time in more than two years, had hoped to extend his current win streak to seven fights, which has included UFC wins over Karlos Vemola, Aaron Simpson and Andrew Craig. All of the Nova Uniao fighter’s UFC wins have come via decision, though nine of his 11 other victories have come via stoppage.

With the late change to the card, UFC on FUEL TV 10 now includes:


PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 5:15 p.m. ET)

For the latest on UFC on FUEL TV 10, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Ronny Markes)

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Nina Ansaroff vs. Justine Kish added to UFC 195

  • 21 days ago

January’s UFC 195 lineup continues to take shape with the addition of a women’s strawweight bout.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Neil Magny gets call to face Kelvin Gastelum in UFC Fight Night 78 main event

  • 22 days ago

With Matt Brown forced out of his UFC Fight Night 78 main event against Kelvin Gastelum due to injury, it will be Neil Magny stepping in as a late-notice replacement.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Main-event replacement TBA, but rest of UFC Fight Night 78 lineup finalized

  • 23 days ago

While the main event is still up in the air, the rest of the fight card for this month’s UFC Fight Night 78 event is set.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Matt Brown Withdraws from Fight with Kelvin Gastelum, Future of Bout Uncertain

  • 23 days ago

Matt Brown, citing an injury, has been forced to pull out of his November 21 main event bout with Kelvin Gastelum. The popular welterweight evidently injured his ankle while training, according to a read news >>

'UFC Fight Night 80: VanZant vs. Namajunas' lineup finalized with 12 bouts

  • 25 days ago

The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 80 event, which marks the first headliner for Paige VanZant and a quick turnaround for former title challenger Rose Namajunas.Filed under: Featured read news >>

UFC Fight Night 79 lineup set with 4:45 a.m. ET prelims start time on Fight Pass

  • 26 days ago

The lineup is set for UFC Fight Night 79 a month from today, and for those who get up early in the States, your Saturday will be cleared of MMA by mid-morning.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Bellator 146 gets Houston Alexander vs. Guilherme Viana and five more prelims

  • 26 days ago

The lineup for Bellator 146 is complete with the addition of one main card bout and five preliminary contests.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Joanna Calderwood Reveals Injury That Killed Paige VanZant Fight

  • 27 days ago

Eighth-ranked women's strawweight Joanne Calderwood explains the injury that forced her out of her scheduled UFC Fight Night 80 bout against Paige VanZant. read news >>

Lineup set for Bellator 146 with Derek Campos vs. Brandon Girtz rematch, six prelims

  • 27 days ago

The lineup is set for Bellator’s return to Oklahoma next month with the addition of a lightweight rematch, plus six prelims. Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Khabib Nurmagomedov Injured, Says He Might Not Fight Again

  • 27 days ago

Khabib Nurmagomedov has been forced out of his TUF 22 Finale bout with Tony Ferguson due to injury, and says he might not fight again. read news >>