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Jimi Manuwa Injured, Out Of Cursed UFC Sao Paulo Main Event

With both original headliners out, Thiago Santos will now face Eryk Anders on September 22nd in Brazil.

UFC Fight Night 137 has seen a lot of changes over the months, but none quite as unfortunate as this latest switch up just a week before the event: headliner Jimi Manuwa is out of his fight with Thiago Santos for as of yet undisclosed reasons. According to MMA Junkie, Eryk Anders has been tapped as a late replacement.

Set to go down September 22nd from the Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the card was originally headlined by Jimi Manuwa vs. Glover Teixeira. But because the MMA Gods enjoy our pain, Teixeira pulled out in August with an injury, replaced by Santos. And now the other half of the original matchup is out as well.

Other scratches for the card include Neil Magny, Elias Theodorou, Antonio Carlos Junior, Mark Godbeer, Tonya Evinger, and Ketlen Vieira.

Anders is currently 11-1 and coming off a third round headkick knockout of Tim Williams in August. This will actually be the second time he’s headlined in Brazil. He faced Lyoto Machida earlier this year, losing a controversial split decision that many felt should have gone his way. The possibility of more hometown cooking wasn’t enough to stop the former Alabama Crimson Tide player from jumping at the opportunity to step in, though.

Even with all the changes, UFC Sao Paulo is still looking pretty good. Here’s the lineup as it stands now, before weigh-in debacles inevitably kill another match or two.

FOX Sports 1 Main Card – 10:30 PM EST

  • Thiago Santos vs. Eryk Anders
  • Alex Oliveira vs. Carlo Pedersoli
  • Sam Alvey vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
  • Renan Barao vs. Andre Ewell
  • Randa Markos vs. Marina Rodriguez

FOX Sports 2 Prelims – 8:00 PM EST

  • Christos Giagos vs. Charles Oliveira
  • Evan Dunham vs. Francisco Trinaldo
  • Luis Henrique vs. Ryan Spann
  • Augusto Sakai vs. Chase Sherman

UFC Fight Pass Prelims – 6:45 p.m. ET

  • Sergio Moraes vs. Ben Saunders
  • Marya Bueno Silva vs. Gillian Robertson
  • Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard
  • Belal Muhammad vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
  • Alex Chambers vs. Livia Renata Souza

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Jimi Manuwa Injured, Out Of Cursed UFC Sao Paulo Main Event

With both original headliners out, Thiago Santos will now face Eryk Anders on September 22nd in Brazil.

UFC Fight Night 137 has seen a lot of changes over the months, but none quite as unfortunate as this latest switch up just a week before the event: headliner Jimi Manuwa is out of his fight with Thiago Santos for as of yet undisclosed reasons. According to MMA Junkie, Eryk Anders has been tapped as a late replacement.

Set to go down September 22nd from the Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the card was originally headlined by Jimi Manuwa vs. Glover Teixeira. But because the MMA Gods enjoy our pain, Teixeira pulled out in August with an injury, replaced by Santos. And now the other half of the original matchup is out as well.

Other scratches for the card include Neil Magny, Elias Theodorou, Antonio Carlos Junior, Mark Godbeer, Tonya Evinger, and Ketlen Vieira.

Anders is currently 11-1 and coming off a third round headkick knockout of Tim Williams in August. This will actually be the second time he’s headlined in Brazil. He faced Lyoto Machida earlier this year, losing a controversial split decision that many felt should have gone his way. The possibility of more hometown cooking wasn’t enough to stop the former Alabama Crimson Tide player from jumping at the opportunity to step in, though.

Even with all the changes, UFC Sao Paulo is still looking pretty good. Here’s the lineup as it stands now, before weigh-in debacles inevitably kill another match or two.

FOX Sports 1 Main Card – 10:30 PM EST

  • Thiago Santos vs. Eryk Anders
  • Alex Oliveira vs. Carlo Pedersoli
  • Sam Alvey vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
  • Renan Barao vs. Andre Ewell
  • Randa Markos vs. Marina Rodriguez

FOX Sports 2 Prelims – 8:00 PM EST

  • Christos Giagos vs. Charles Oliveira
  • Evan Dunham vs. Francisco Trinaldo
  • Luis Henrique vs. Ryan Spann
  • Augusto Sakai vs. Chase Sherman

UFC Fight Pass Prelims – 6:45 p.m. ET

  • Sergio Moraes vs. Ben Saunders
  • Marya Bueno Silva vs. Gillian Robertson
  • Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard
  • Belal Muhammad vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
  • Alex Chambers vs. Livia Renata Souza

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Injured Johnson Provides Knee, Foot Update

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, finally got some good news after a disappointing weekend in Los Angeles, one that saw “Mighty Mouse” get trapped by division rival Henry Cejudo.

And cough up his crown in the process.

Johnson believed he suffered a broken foot while chasing “The Messenger” but X-rays show the bones are still intact. As far as the possible tear in his knee, the 125-pound dynamo says those results are still pending.

“I got X-rays on my foot, everything seems to be fine,” Johnson told his Instagram followers. “If the pain is still there, if the swelling is still there after 10 days, I’ll have another MRI to make sure nothing’s wrong with it. I got an MRI on my knee, no results yet, takes about two days.”

Either way, I would not expect Johnson back in action before 2019.

When he does return, it would not surprise me to hear UFC has ordered an immediate rematch. While Cejudo has been chirping about super fights opposite bantamweight kingpin TJ Dillashaw, “The Messenger” won a five-round split decision (recap) and hasn’t made a single title defense.

I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

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Report: Cortney Casey-Sanchez to Replace Injured Alexa Grasso Against Angela Hill

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has found a replacement for Alexa Grasso on the same day she pulled out of her UFC Fight Night 135 bout against Angela Hill on Aug. 25, ESPN reported on Thursday afternoon.
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Greg Hardy Injured in Football Game, UFC Career on Hold

NFL player and accused domestic abuser Greg Hardy made a splash in the Octagon recently when he scored a knockout on “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series”. He earned a UFC contract, but also earned a good bit of uproar because he once wound up in cuffs for beating his woman, and why would the UFC even hire this guy?

Well, karma stepped in and meted out some justice.

Despite being the proud owner of a UFC contract, Hardy still plays football, albeit arena football. And young homie injured his knee.

Here’s ESPN:

Former NFL player turned MMA fighter Greg Hardy suffered a knee injury in an arena football game Saturday night.

Hardy, who also currently stars for the Richmond Roughriders of the American Arena League, was hurt in the first quarter of the Roughriders’ 57-43 win over the Carolina Energy. Hardy is expected to get the knee examined by doctors in the coming days, sources told ESPN. The severity of the injury is unclear at this time.

The timing is unfortunate for Hardy, who won his professional mixed martial arts debut four days prior to the football game and was subsequently signed by the UFC. According to sources, Hardy isn’t sure if the knee injury will delay his next fight, which hasn’t been signed yet.

*Cue sad trombone music*

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Brad Tavares Injured, Out Of TUF 27 Finale Main Event

Less than one month away from the scheduled Finale to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Season 27, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Brad Tavares has suffered a broken foot and will not be able to compete against the up-and-coming Israel Adesanya. Per UFC honcho Dana White’s conversation with TMZ Sports, Brazilian Thiago Santos has verbally agreed to take the fight, but the company is still unsure about who the opponent should be for the 13-0 hot prospect.

Brad Tavares – I don’t think anybody knows this yet – but Brad Tavares just this morning broke his foot. He’s outta that fight right now with Israel, so we’re looking to put somebody new in with this kid. And, uh… I’m excited about him.

I don’t know. Thiago Santos said he will accept the fight. But, uh, I’m looking. I’m still looking and trying to figure this thing out. Injuries are killing me, man!

Santos would be a lower-ranked opponent than Tavares (8 versus 12) and would, in theory, be an easier fight for the highly touted New Zealander. Tavares is riding a four-fight win streak, while Santos had his own four-fight win streak stopped by the growing striking prowess of David Branch six weeks ago as he fell victim to a massive overhand right.

It remains to be seen who the UFC will put in to attempt to derail the Adesanya hype train, but with the fight a mere 29 days away, expect an announcement soon.

This leaves the card with only four official fights still on it. We know the winners of the reality shows will face off, but that still only makes five bouts: Alessio Di Chirico vs. Julian Marquez, Roxanne Modafferi vs. Barb Honchak, Montana De La Rosa vs. Rachael Ostovich and Matt Bessette vs. Steven Peterson.

Tune into MMA Mania for all the updates on this season of The Ultimate Fighter, Miocic vs Cormier.

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Craig White Replaces Injured Gunnar Nelson, Meets Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night Liverpool

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship veteran Craig White will step in for the injured Gunnar Nelson and face Neil Magny on short notice at UFC Fight Night 130.
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Tony Ferguson Injured, Max Holloway In Versus Khabib Nurmagomedov

Yet again, the match-up between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov is off.

Replacing Ferguson in the main event of UFC 223 will be featherweight champ Max Holloway. The winner of the Holloway versus Nurmagomedov bout will be the undisputed lightweight king.

I wish this were an April Fools joke, but it’s not. Apparently, Ferguson injured his knee in training. Also apparent is that Conor McGregor will finally be stripped of his title…

…And you can bet that if Holloway becomes the two-division featherweight/lightweight champ, a rematch with McGregor will soon follow.

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Sean O’Malley to Undergo Surgery on Injured Foot Sustained at UFC 222

Undefeated prospect Sean O’Malley, who was first noticed on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, is scheduled for surgery to repair the injury he suffered to his foot in his last fight against Andre Soukhamthath earlier this month at UFC 222.
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Brent Primus Injured; Michael Chandler Now Meets Brandon Girtz in Bellator 197 Headliner

Michael Chandler won’t get his chance to avenge a previous loss to Brent Primus at Bellator 197 as originally expected.
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