MENU
#UFC 217 #Michael Bisping #UFC Fight Night 55 #GSP #Conor McGregor


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.

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Al Iaquinta out, Charles Oliveira in against Paul Felder at UFC 218

  • 22 days ago
  • 9 views

An injury has scratched Al Iaquinta from UFC 218, and Charles Oliveira is in to face Paul Felder at UFC 218.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

UFC champ Georges St-Pierre injured but won't 'freeze' division

  • 13 days ago
  • 147 views

UFC middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre revealed a neck injury but said he still plans to fight interim titleholder Robert Whittaker.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Reports: Frankie Edgar injured, off UFC 218 title fight vs. Max Holloway

  • 14 days ago
  • 34 views

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has suffered an injury and will not be able to compete against Max Holloway at UFC 218.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Dominick Cruz Out; John Lineker Now Faces Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219 | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago
  • 9 views

Following an injury to former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, John Lineker has stepped up to face Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219 in Las Vegas on Dec. 30. UFC officials announced the matchup on Tuesday read news >>

Rawlings announces Calderwood out, newcomer Jessica-Rose Clark in at UFC-Sydney

  • 14 days ago
  • 10 views

Injury has forced Joanna Calderwood out of next week’s UFC Fight Night 121 event, according to her intended opponent, Bec Rawlings.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Bryan Caraway out at UFC-Fresno, Luke Sanders needs new opponent

  • 2 days ago
  • 9 views

Injury has forced Bryan Caraway out of a planned contest with Luke Sanders, leaving UFC officials on the search for a bantamweight foe.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Dominick Cruz Suffers Injury, Out of Fight with Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 13 days ago
  • 18 views

Former champion Dominick Cruz will have to wait until 2018 to return to action read news >>

Georges St-Pierre Says He Suffered Neck Injury vs. Michael Bisping

  • 13 days ago
  • 17 views

UFC middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre has divulged why he skipped the post-fight media press conference after his win over Michael Bisping at UFC 217, as he suffered a neck injury that required read news >>

Young to make UFC debut against Volkanovski in Sydney

  • 8 days ago
  • 0 views

Despite losing opponents Jeremy Kennedy and Humberto Bandenay due to injury, Australian prospect Alexander Volkanovski will be in action this weekend in Sydney, as New Zealander Shane Young has read news >>

UFC 217 pre-event facts: All 6 title-fight competitors sport astoundingly deep resumes

  • 21 days ago
  • 13 views

Check out 65 facts, figures and footnotes about UFC 217, which features three championship fights atop the main card.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>