Travis Wiuff at Pride 33Valentijn Overeem is injured and out of his scheduled CFA 11 main event bout with UFC and Strikeforce veteran Mike Kyle.

Jorge de la Noval, CEO and founder of Championship Fighting Alliance on Friday confirmed that Overeem injured his rib during training this week and has been pulled from the May 24 fight card.

Overeem will require at least six weeks to recover.

Travis Wiuff, who previously battled Mike Kyle to a no-contest in 2010, will replace Overeem and rematch with Kyle as the new CFA 11 main event.

“Everyone at CFA wishes Valentijn Overeem a fast recovery from the rib injury he incurred this week,” said de la Noval. “He had to pull out of this fight, but fortunately we have found a replacement.

“I’m pleased to announce that Travis Wiuff has agreed to fight Mike Kyle and that the main event of CFA 11 is a now a rematch that both of these fighters have wanted for years. Their first fight in 2010 was ruled a no-contest and now, three years later, they finally have a chance to settle the score and to do it for all their fans live on AXS TV.”

Kyle initially defeated Wiuff by TKO stoppage following the end of the second round at a King of the Cage event in February of 2010. The fight was later ruled a no-contest when it was determined that Kyle’s final punch landed after the bell to end the round.

Both fighters have wanted a rematch ever since, and now Kyle vs. Wiuff 2 will take place as the main event of CFA 11, which will air live on May 24 on AXS TV.

In the CFA 11 co-main event, controversial transgender fighter Fallon Fox will take on Allanna Jones in the CFA 145-pound women’s tournament semifinals.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Derek Anderson injured, Patricky 'Pitbull' Freire meets Ryan Couture at Bellator 148

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

An injury to Derek Anderson has forced him off Bellator 148’s main card and Patricky Freire will step in to face Ryan Couture at the Jan. 29 event.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Mickey Gall faces Michael Jackson at UFC 196, will receive fight with CM Punk with win

  • 27 days ago
  • 316 views

Mickey Gall’s callout of Phil “CM Punk” Brooks has landed him in the UFC, and put him in position to earn the fight he wants.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81: Warrior Code Video – T.J. Dillashaw

  • 25 days ago
  • 9 views

Get to know more about the bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw before he faces former champion Dominick Cruz at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston on Jan. 17. read news >>

Vinicius Queiroz in for injured Augusto Sakai against Cheick Kongo at Bellator 150

  • 24 days ago
  • 4 views

Cheick Kongo has a new heavyweight opponent at Bellator 150 as Augusto Sakai after an injury forced him from the card.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz Full Results and Live Fight Analytics

  • 23 days ago
  • 131 views

UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz full results and live fight analytics. First fight is scheduled for Sunday at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT. read news >>

Still nursing injured hand, Joe Lauzon calls for return fight against Diego Sanchez

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 views

BOSTON – UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon still doesn’t know when he’ll be healthy enough to return to the octagon, but wants a fight with Diego Sanchez when he’s ready.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, read news >>

Back at 155, Sanchez Faces Miller at UFC 197

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 views

After a one-fight experiment in the featherweight division, Diego Sanchez will move back to 155 pounds on Saturday, March 5 when he faces Jim Miller in a UFC FIGHT PASS featured bout on the UFC 197 c read news >>

Kevin Belingon Looking to Defy the Odds at ONE: Dynasty of Champions

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 views

Kevin Belingon knows he faces a tough task in taking the belt from Bibiano Fernandes at Saturday's ONE: Dynasty of Champions, but he's looking to defy the odds. read news >>

California State Athletic Commission won’t pursue Alexander Shlemenko for Russia fight

  • 18 days ago
  • 25 views

Former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko is scheduled to fight in Russia despite a three-year suspension for alleged steroid use.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

UFC Road to the Octagon: Iuri Alcantara vs. Jimmie Rivera

  • 16 days ago
  • 113 views

No. 14-ranked bantamweight Iuri Alcantara faces unranked rising prospect Jimmie Rivera on the main card of UFC Fight Night Newark. read news >>