Nick Penner Injured, Light Heavyweight Bout with Tom DeBlass Nixed from UFC on Fuel TV 4



A planned light heavyweight contest between Nick Penner and Tom DeBlass has been scratched from the UFC on Fuel TV 4 fight bill.

Penner recently suffered an undisclosed injury and will be unable to compete at the July 11 event. As a result, the Las Vegas-based promotion has elected to scrap the contest altogether. The news was announced during Tuesday night’s episode of “UFC Tonight” on Fuel TV.

DeBlass (Pictured) will be booked to compete at a future event, and UFC on Fuel TV 4 will move forward with 11 bouts, according to promotion officials. The show takes place at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., and is headlined by a middleweight tilt between former NCAA All-American wrestlers Chris Weidman and Mark Munoz.

Penner, 32, recently saw an eight-fight winning streak snapped by Australian grappling specialist Anthony Perosh, who pounded out the Canadian with just one second remaining in the first round of their March 3 confrontation. Penner has finished nine of his 11 career victims inside the distance, stopping five of them by submission.

DeBlass, 30, suffered his first pro defeat when he stepped up on two weeks’ notice to face Cyrille Diabate at UFC on Fuel TV 2 in Stockholm. Though the Ricardo Almeida Jiu-Jitsu representative started the contest with a takedown, he fatigued noticeably as the bout wore on, eventually dropping a majority decision to “The Snake.” Prior to his UFC stint, DeBlass fought his entire pro career in Ring of Combat, recording five finishes in seven wins en route to capturing the promotion’s light heavyweight title.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 views

Looking to get his first win inside the Octagon, T.J. Dillashaw shows off his relentless ground game against Walel Watson at UFC on Fuel TV 1 in February 2012. read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 2 views

A light heavyweight contest between Brazilian slugger Fabio Maldonado and Dutch prospect Hans Stringer is the latest addition to UFC 179.Filed under: News read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 views

"The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung is injured again. The fan-favorite featherweight has not fought since an August 2013 bid at Jose Aldo's 145-pound strap, a fight in which he injured his shoulder an read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 5 views

In several recent interviews, UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson expressed no preference for his next opponent. But now he knows who he wants: Alexander Gustafsson.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC’s return to Australia is not official yet, but it has its first bout already. Sydney’s own Anthony Perosh will be making his return to the Octagon against Brazilian striker Guto Inocente, who ret read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 22 views

The UFC top Light Heavyweight contender says that he will wait for his shot at Jon Jones' title and that fellow LHW contender Anthony "Rumble" Johnson needs a few more wins before he's ready. Swedish read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 466 views

UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson has some harsh words about his former teammate in Alistair Overeem. Things between former teammates in Anthony Johnson and Alistair Overeem are startin read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 134 views

UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson has heard Anthony Johnson’s request to fight, and for now, the answer is no. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 0 views

A light heavyweight match-up between former division champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Jimi Manuwa is being targeted for the Nov. 8 UFC card in Brazil, according to a report on Wednesday. read news >>