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 Nedkov, Rob Broughton and Siyar Bahadurzada have all been pulled from the card due to injury. Replacements have yet to be determined.

UFC 142 goes down Jan. 14 from HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Headlined by a featherweight title scrap between Jose Aldo and Chad 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 UFC 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 to Travis 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 Jorge Santiago heel hook in 2008. Since that defeat, Bahadurzada has rattled off six straight wins, most recently knocking out Tommy Depret on May 28.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Statement on Islam Makhachev

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 views

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has lifted Islam Makhachev’s provisional suspension due to recent WADA statements regarding the handling of Meldonium cases. read news >>

Will International Fight Week Settle Debate over UFC’s Best Fighter?

  • 22 days ago
  • 3 views

Who is the best fighter in the UFC? With so many elite competitors set to hit the cage by the time the Sunday morning rolls around, could this stretch of outstanding action help settle the debate ove read news >>

Injury to Linton Vassell Causes Bellator 158 Main Card Shift

  • 22 days ago
  • 11 views

An injury to Linton Vassell has derailed his summer plans of competing in front of his fellow Englishmen against Francis Carmont at Bellator 158: London. read news >>

Cain Velasquez Talks Training Differently to Avoid Injury (UFC 200 Video)

  • 20 days ago
  • 5 views

Cain Velasquez fields questions from the press before his upcoming UFC 200 fight against Travis Browne at Wednesday's pre-fight press conference. read news >>

Jon Jones Pulled from UFC 200 Main Event Due to Possible Anti-Doping Violation

  • 20 days ago
  • 107 views

UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been removed from the UFC 200 fight card due to a potential anti-doping policy violation. read news >>

Demetrious Johnson Withdraws from Fight with Wilson Reis at UFC 201 with Injury

  • 19 days ago
  • 10 views

Demetrious Johnson has reportedly been forced to withdraw from his title fight against Wilson Reis at UFC 201 due to an injury, according to MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. The two were scheduled to co read news >>

Injury Removes Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis from UFC 201

  • 19 days ago
  • 10 views

An undisclosed injury to Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson has forced his next title defense off of the UFC 201 fight card. read news >>

Velasquez drops Browne in 1st Round

  • 18 days ago
  • 4 views

After dealing with injuries that limited him to just five fights since 2012, the old Cain Velasquez showed up at UFC 200, as the former two-time heavyweight champion blasted through Travis Browne in read news >>

Cyborg Santos Injury: Updates on MMA Fighter's Head and Recovery

  • 10 days ago
  • 466 views

Cristiane Justino, ex-wife of Evangelista Santos, revealed the 38-year-old mixed martial arts fighter suffered a gruesome head injury in his defeat Saturday to Michael Page at Bellator 158. Justino p read news >>

Cast of Champions Revealed for The Ultimate Fighter 24

  • 7 days ago
  • 416 views

16 seeded competitors, all champions in their current promotion, from around the world will descend upon Las Vegas for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter. read news >>