In the past few weeks Shinya Aoki has had possibly the most opponent changes in fight history.

And now it’s happened again.

Literally hours after former UFC fighter Shane Nelson was rumored to step in and face Shinya Aoki at Dream’s ‘Fight for Japan’ show, he’s been pulled and instead Rich Clementi will claim the spot.

Dream representative Mike Kogan first announced the switch on Twitter.

The revolving door of opponents has now swung from Willamy Freire, who was pulled when he couldn’t secure a visa, to Antonio McKee then to Jamier Varner and back to McKee.

McKee was then forced out of the fight due to his own visa issues. Then Shane Nelson got an offer and accepted the fight before Clementi became the latest choice.

Obviously with the amount of bout agreements that have been issued so far in this fight, until someone arrives in Japan and is announced at the show, there are no guarantees that Rich Clementi will be the final choice.

Right now, however, he is the current choice to face Aoki.


Damon Martin is the lead staff writer and radio host for MMAWeekly.com.
Follow
@DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon a question or comment.


Follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.


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

Related News

After a year at the helm, Scott Coker reflects on Bellator's past and future

  • 12 days ago
  • 5 views

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Bellator CEO Scott Coker spoke to MMA Fighting on Thursday ahead of Bellator 138 event between Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock. Coker reflects on his first year at the helm of the busi read news >>

Audio: Mark Hunt insists he's seen a 20-foot demon -- possibly the grim reaper -- about three or four times

  • 15 days ago
  • 29 views

Audio: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender Mark Hunt has seen a 20-foot demon, which may have been the grim reaper or maybe even the devil, at least three or four times in his read news >>

UFC 188 results: One-eyed Eddie Alvarez wrestles his way past Gilbert Melendez

  • 16 days ago
  • 7 views

Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez finally hooked 'em up tonight (Sat., June 13, 2015) after years of back-and-forth jabbing as champions of other mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions in the co-main e read news >>

UFC 188 results: Tecia Torres remains unbeaten, gets past Angela Hill

  • 16 days ago
  • 8 views

MEXICO CITY -- It won’t go into the books as her most exciting victory, but it was a win nonetheless.The American Top Team’s Tecia Torres improved to 6-0 on Saturday night with a one-sided victory ov read news >>

UFC 188 results: Cejudo gets past tough Camus, Williams submits Perez in 23 seconds

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 views

Check out the results of the four televised preliminary card bouts on FX, including the flyweight clash between Henry Cejudo and Chico Camus. UFC 188 came up empty on finishes in the opening three fi read news >>

Anderson Silva’s NSAC hearing postponed a third time

  • 21 days ago
  • 7 views

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva this past week received a third continuance on his response to the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s complaint against him.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Brian Ebersole wanted 'fairy tale ending' to career but ‘it just didn’t quite happen’

  • 21 days ago
  • 4 views

Brian Ebersole didn't intend for this past Saturday to be his farewell fight, but no one has ever accused the fight game of being fair to its senior class. Ebersole, the 34-year-old veteran of the ea read news >>

Tim Kennedy Wants to Fight Dan Henderson on a 'Fight for the Troops' Card

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

44-year-old Dan Henderson fought off Father Time this past weekend with a 28-second knockout finish of Tim Boetsch at UFC Fight Night 68. Having lost five of his previous six fights, Henderson, who t read news >>

UFC Fight Night 68 Instagram roundup: Old man Hendo, Jordan's kick, Tavares' cut

  • 22 days ago
  • 17 views

Take a look back at this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 68 event in New Orleans with an Instagram compilation of the show’s top sights and sounds.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC Fight Night 68 results: Superior wrestling leads Chris Wade past Christos Giagos

  • 23 days ago
  • 4 views

NEW ORLEANS – Chris Wade’s superior wrestling game – and some solid striking, as well – was too much for Christos Giagos.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>