Siyar Bahadurzada Replaces Tarec Saffiedine, Faces Robbie Lawler at UFC on Fox 8
will replace an injured Tarec
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
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,
Manhoef and Matt
Lindland and previously held both the EliteXC and Icon Sport
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