Siyar Bahadurzada has been pulled from UFC 142 due to injury. |
Photo: Stephen Martinez
Three competitors have been scratched from the UFC's return to
Brazil in 2012, promotion officials announced Friday.
According to the UFC's announcement, Stanislav
Broughton and Siyar
Bahadurzada have all been pulled from the card due to injury.
Replacements have yet to be determined.
142 goes down Jan. 14 from HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
Headlined by a featherweight title scrap between Jose Aldo and
Mendes, the evening's main draw airs live on pay-per-view in
the United States.
Nedkov, 30, was supposed to square off with Fabiano Maldonado at
the event. The 12-fight pro made his Octagon debut during the UFC's
last trip to Rio de Janeiro, knocking out Luiz Cane at
134 in August. The Bulgarian is also a two-time Sengoku
veteran, earning victories over Kevin
Randleman and Travis Wiuff
during his time with the Japanese organization.
Broughton has stumbled in his last two outings, dropping decisions
Browne and Philip De
Fries in 2011. Widely regarded as one of England's best
heavyweights, “The Bear” has finished 12 of his 15 career victims
by knockout or submission. Broughton was scheduled to face
Brazilian prospect Edinaldo
Oliveira at UFC 142 before injury struck.
One of the most aggressive fighters in the sport, Bahadurzada would
have made his
UFC debut against Erick Silva
at the Jan. 14 event. The 27-year-old
Golden Glory representative has not lost since submitting to a
Santiago heel hook in 2008. Since that defeat, Bahadurzada has
rattled off six straight wins, most recently knocking out Tommy
Depret on May 28.