Siyar Bahadurzada will replace an injured Tarec Saffiedine against Robbie Lawler at UFC on Fox 8.

UFC officials announced the change Tuesday afternoon, though the nature of Saffiedine’s injury was not disclosed. UFC on Fox 8 takes place July 27 at KeyArena in Seattle and is headlined by a flyweight title showdown pitting champion Demetrious Johnson against challenger John Moraga.

Bahadurzada, 29, saw a seven-fight winning streak snapped in his most recent outing, when he was out-grappled by the larger Dong Hyun Kim on March 3. Bahadurzada made his Octagon just over one year ago at UFC on Fuel TV 2, knocking out Brazilian talent Paulo Thiago with a vicious right hand in just 42 seconds. Known for his finishing ability, “The Great” owns 11 of his 21 career victories by knockout and an additional six via submission.

Lawler is another welterweight who possesses superior punching power, as exhibited in his UFC return on Feb. 23 against Josh Koscheck. The victory marked the 31-year-old’s first fight at 170 pounds since 2004 and resulted in his first UFC victory in more than nine years. “Ruthless” owns notable victories over Frank Trigg, Melvin Manhoef and Matt Lindland and previously held both the EliteXC and Icon Sport middleweight titles.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Light Heavyweights Anthony Johnson and Ryan Bader Headline UFC on Fox 18 on Jan. 30

  • 24 days ago

Top-ranked light heavyweight Anthony Johnson (20-5) faces third ranked Ryan Bader (20-4) in the the UFC on Fox 18 main event in New Jersey on Jan. 30. read news >>

UFC Still Faces Stigma of Human Cockfighting in Australia

  • 17 days ago

While the sport of mixed martial arts has gained public acceptance around the world, it still hasn't shed some of its old stigmas in Australia. read news >>

Alex Caceres vs. Masio Fullen joins January's UFC on FOX 18 lineup

  • 17 days ago

A bout between Alex Caceres and Masio Fullen is the latest addition to January’s UFC on FOX 18 lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Valerie Letourneau: The Midnight Call & Disgusting Hector Lombard Ban (UFC 193 Scrum Video)

  • 17 days ago

Valerie Letourneau faces the biggest fight of her career when she challenges Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the strawweight championship in the UFC 193 co-main event. read news >>

Donald Cerrone Gets First Whereabouts Failure Prior to UFC on Fox 17 Title Bid

  • 19 days ago

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has one strike against him per USADA code. The UFC lightweight title contender picked up his first of three allotted whereabouts failures recently. Cerrone told Tait Fletcher read news >>

As another injured MMA icon calls it quits, a reminder of 'the price that must be paid'

  • 19 days ago

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic became the latest MMA icon to retire citing a plague of injuries. He wrote it off as the price that must be paid in private for the glory he shared with us in public, but th read news >>

Jimmie Rivera hoping for spot on UFC on FOX 18 card in New Jersey after Brazil win

  • 19 days ago

SAO PAULO – After his upset of Pedro Munhoz on Saturday in enemy territory, Jimmie Rivera still isn’t ready to start calling out opponents. Sort of. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader Fight Announced for UFC on Fox Newark Card

  • 24 days ago

Anthony Johnson will fight fellow light heavyweight contender Ryan Bader in the headline clash in the first UFC on Fox event of 2016 on Jan. 30. The five-round fight will take place at the Prudential read news >>

Anthony Johnson gets wish, meets Ryan Bader in UFC on FOX 18 headliner on Jan. 30

  • 25 days ago

Anthony Johnson campaigned hard for a matchup with fellow UFC light heavyweight contender Ryan Bader. His desire has come to fruition in the form of a five-round main event at UFC on FOX 18. Filed un read news >>

Matt Brown Injured, Out of UFC Fight Night 78 Headliner

  • 26 days ago

The UFC Fight Night 78 card received a major blow on Monday, as main eventer Matt Brown had to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury. read news >>