Another last-minute shakeup has altered the fight card for Tachi Palace Fights 13, as the promotion will now be without the services of former flyweight champ Ulysses Gomez on May 10.

Gomez was forced to withdraw from the event Friday, less than one week before his scheduled 125-pound bout with fellow Californian Adam Rothweiler at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif. The news comes days after bantamweight Francisco Rivera pulled out of the show’s co-main event to take a May 15 bout in the UFC.

Speaking to Sherdog.com, Gomez explained that what he believed to be a boil on the back of his leg turned out to be a staph infection, which he plans to have removed Saturday. It isn’t the first time staph has derailed the 28-year-old Marc Laimon student, who had to withdraw from the semifinals of a 2010 Bellator bantamweight tournament due to infection.

Stepping up to face Rothweiler on short notice is Hector Sandoval (Pictured), a member of Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, Calif. The 25-year-old wrestler notched three wins in 2011 and has only one loss on his record, a 2008 submission defeat at the hands of Gomez.

The promotion also announced Friday that John Reedy has agreed to fill in for injured welterweight Damion Douglas. Reedy will take on Chidi Njokuani, brother of UFC lightweight Anthony Njokuani.

TPF 13 “Unfinished Business” streams live on Sherdog.com this Thursday, May 10, and features a featherweight main event between former Bellator champion Joe Soto and ex-WEC competitor Chad George.

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

Related News

Paddy Holohan: Saturday’s McGregor fight ‘could be like looking into the future for myself’

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 views

For two of his three UFC fights so far, Paddy Holohan has fought alongside his Irish countryman Conor McGregor. As McGregor gets set to fight in the biggest bout of his career at UFC 189 this Saturda read news >>

UFC 189 Fight Card: PPV Schedule, Odds and Predictions for Mendes vs. McGregor

  • 23 days ago
  • 6 views

One of the most anticipated fights of 2015 has finally arrived as Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes headline UFC 189 on Saturday in their bids to claim the interim UFC featherweight championship. Co-anc read news >>

Watch UFC 189 fights online: Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1 ‘Prelims’ channel finder

  • 23 days ago
  • 13 views

Before the "Mendes vs. McGregor" mixed martial arts (MMA) pay-per-view (PPV) fight card gets underway later this evening (Sat., July 11, 2015) at 10 p.m. ET, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev read news >>

TUF 21 Finale weigh-in video

  • 23 days ago
  • 32 views

At the TUF 21 Finale weigh-ins, all 22 fighters taking part in Sunday night's TUF 21 Finale fights will step on the scale Saturday evening, and we'll have the live video here at MMAFighting.com.In th read news >>

UFC 189 Fight Card: Odds, Projected Winner for Mendes vs. McGregor, Top Fights

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 views

Saturday night in Las Vegas, the hottest fighter in MMA will climb into the cage to face one of the elite fighters in his division as Conor McGregor battles Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight read news >>

UFC 189 weigh-in video

  • 24 days ago
  • 750 views

At the UFC 189 weigh-ins, all 22 fighters taking part in Saturday night's UFC 189 fights will step on the scale Friday evening, and we'll have the live video here at MMAFighting.com.In the main event read news >>

Invicta FC 13 live results

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 views

LAS VEGAS – Invicta FC returns tonight with three title fights at the top of the bill in Las Vegas during “International Fight Week.” Get live results inside. Filed under: News read news >>

Invicta FC 13 Preview

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

Three title fights on a Thursday??? Without a doubt, the luckiest people in Las Vegas this week will be those in attendance for Invicta FC 13’s outrageous card featuring three belts up for grabs. Unl read news >>

UFC 189 Conor McGregor vs. Chad Mendes Matchup Odds and Betting Preview

  • 26 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC 189 features two championship fights on Saturday in Las Vegas, but one of them will be for an interim title, as No. 3 featherweight contender Conor McGregor takes on No. 1 Chad Mendes as a solid read news >>

Invicta FC 13 weigh-in video

  • 26 days ago
  • 57 views

At the Invicta FC 13 weigh-ins, all 18 fighters taking part in Friday night's Invicta FC 13 fights will step on the scale Thursday evening, and we'll have the live video here at MMAFighting.com.In th read news >>