MENU
#UFC Fight Night 117 #UFC Fight Night 52 #Bellator 183 #Claudia Gadelha #Jessica Andrade #Bellator MMA #Fight Night Pittsburgh #Conor McGregor #Ovince St. Preux #Paul Daley


kenny-robertson-3.jpgWith T.J. Waldburger (16-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC) forced off the card, Sean Pierson (13-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) now will face Kenny Robertson (12-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at next month’s UFC 161 event in Canada.

UFC officials on Thursday revealed the new welterweight fight booking. The nature of Waldburger’s removal from the card was not announced.

Featuring a headliner between UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao and former WEC title holder Eddie Wineland, UFC 161 takes place June 15 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg and is the promotion’s first visit to the Manitoba province.

Pierson-Robertson will be part of the preliminary card on Facebook ahead of additional prelims on FX and a main card on pay-per-view.

Robertson in February picked up the first win of his UFC career with a “Submission of the Night” kneebar victory over Brock Jardine at UFC 157. Prior to that, Robertson had a pair of UFC losses in two separate stints – a 2011 loss to Mike Pierce at UFC 126 and a 2012 loss to Aaron Simpson.

After starting his UFC career 1-2, Pierson has rebounded with back-to-back wins over Lance Benoist and Jake Hecht. Pierson was originally expected to fight at UFC 158 in March, but an injury forced him to withdraw from a planned matchup with Rick Story. He’ll be fighting for the first time since September 2012.

Waldburger was looking for his fourth win in five fights, a run that included a pair of “Submission of the Night” bonuses.

With the change to the card, UFC 161 now includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6 p.m. ET)

For the latest on UFC 161, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Kenny Robertson)

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

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Report: 'TUF 23' winner Tatiana Suarez meets Viviane Pereira at UFC Fight Night 120 in Norfolk

  • 26 days ago
  • 8 views

At long last, the Season 23 winner of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Tatiana Suarez, will return to the octagon this fall. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Write the bonus check now: Joe Lauzon meets Clay Guida at UFC Fight Night 120

  • 28 days ago
  • 9 views

A lightweight showdown between a pair of veterans with 24 UFC bonuses between them has been queued up UFC Fight Night 120 in Virginia.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Thiago 'Marreta' Santos meets Polish veteran Michal Materla at UFC Gdansk

  • 27 days ago
  • 9 views

Michal Materla, a veteran Polish fighter, makes his UFC debut in front of his home-country fans this fall against Thiago “Marreta” Santos.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Karolina Kowalkiewicz meets 6-time Invicta FC vet Jodie Esquibel at UFC Fight Night 118 in Poland

  • 20 days ago
  • 12 views

Polish strawweight contender Karolina Kowalkiewicz returns home for next month’s UFC Fight Night 118 event, where she’ll take on six-time Invicta FC veteran Jodie Esquibel.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Valentino Shevchenko Believes Blown Weight Cut Forced Amanda Nunes' Withdrawal at UFC 213 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago
  • 10 views

In her comments to MMAWeekly.com leading up to UFC 215, Valentina Shevchenko cast a long shadow of doubt over Amanda Nunes' excuse for withdrawing from UFC 213. read news >>

Jesse Taylor out of UFC Fight Night 121 due to potential USADA violation

  • 12 days ago
  • 5 views

A potential U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) violation has forced Jesse Taylor out of this fall’s UFC Fight Night 121 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

John Lineker meets Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo

  • 6 days ago
  • 7 views

Brazilian heavy hitter John Lineker meets Ecuadorian up-and-comer Marlon Vera in a bantamweight encounter.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC issues statement on 'viral illness' that forced Ray Borg out of UFC 215; refunds available

  • 18 days ago
  • 317 views

The UFC has officially ruled Ray Borg out Saturday’s UFC 215 main event vs. Demetrious Johnson, citing a “viral illness.” Refunds are available to ticket-buyers.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan loses bout due to injury

  • 13 days ago
  • 8 views

An injury has forced a change to next week’s UFC Fight Night 117 event in Japan.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Joseph Duffy meets James Vick at UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden in New York

  • a day ago
  • 9 views

The UFC’s return to Madison Square Garden continues to grow with a lightweight bout between Joseph Duffy and James Vick.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>