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Holm Benched Until 2019 Following Knee Surgery

With Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes booked to fight reigning 145-pound titleholder Cris Cyborg at UFC 232 in December, there was no really reason for Holly Holm to hang around.

That’s why “The Preacher’s Daughter” opted for knee surgery to repair a wonky meniscus, according to a report from ESPN, which also indicates Holm will set her sights on “Lioness” when she returns in early 2019.

After shocking the world with her UFC 193 knockout win over Ronda Rousey, which won her the 135-pound strap, Holm (12-4) struggled to stay consistent. The former pugilist is just 2-4 over her last six, split between the bantamweight and featherweight divisions.

While her UFC 225 win over Megan Anderson was probably not enough to get her yet another title shot, the women’s 135-pound weight class is starved for contenders, which is why Holm remains ranked No. 1 in the division.

See you in 2019.

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Paige VanZant Cleared to Compete at UFC’s First ESPN Event After Surgery on Broken Arm

Paige VanZant has been cleared to compete and will appear on the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first ESPN card next year.
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Paige VanZant Cleared to Compete at UFC’s First ESPN Event After Surgery on Broken Arm

Paige VanZant has been cleared to compete and will appear on the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first ESPN card next year.
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Paige VanZant Cleared to Compete at UFC’s First ESPN Event After Surgery on Broken Arm

Paige VanZant has been cleared to compete and will appear on the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first ESPN card next year.
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Paige VanZant Cleared to Compete at UFC’s First ESPN Event After Surgery on Broken Arm

Paige VanZant has been cleared to compete and will appear on the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first ESPN card next year.
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Fighter Undergoes Emergency Surgery Following Brutal KO Loss

Professional Fighters League (PFL) wrapped up its inaugural regular season schedule last Thursday night (Aug. 30, 2018) inside Ocean Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the biggest story coming out of its “Garden State” fight card was the finalized playoff brackets.

Until now.

That’s because heavyweight fighter LeRoy Johnson was forced to undergo emergency surgery in the wake of his devastating knockout loss to Muhammed DeReese, one that rendered him unconscious for over seven minutes.

“For those wondering about LeRoy Johnson, here’s the update I have,” manager David Rubinsteain wrote on Twitter. “Had emergency surgery for a vertebrae that slipped out of place and a second surgery for high blood pressure issues. Has feeling in arms and legs. PFL flying his fiancé to Philly to be with him. Thats all I know now.”

The fight-ending finish is available in GIF form by clicking here.

Johnson, who turned 38 back in January, has bounced around the regional circuit for most of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, making pit stops in Bellator MMA and King of the Cage (KOTC), just to name a few.

We’ll keep you updated on his condition just as soon as more information becomes available.

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Busted Beak Sends ‘Marajo’ Into Surgery

Bend it like … Marajo?

Tough night for Iuri Alcantara.

Not only did the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight veteran lose his Corey Sandhagen fight at UFC Lincoln last weekend on FOX Sports 1, he also left the Octagon with a busted beak.

One that required surgery because … well, the pic speaks for itself.

“This was one of the most amazing fights of my career,” Alcantara wrote on Facebook. “Unfortunately the final result was not so expected, but ok, I am an athlete and as such I will encounter the negative result. Now I need to focus on my recovery. I had fractures to my nose, and I’m going through surgery tomorrow morning. According to the doctors, running everything as expected, in a month I’ll be able to go back to practice, which makes me more peaceful.”

Alcantara (35-10, 1 NC) was hoping to build on his technical knockout win over Joe Soto at UFC Belem back in February; however, Sandhagen was able to drop the hammer in the second stanza and put “Marajo” down for the count.

The 38 year-old Brazilian remains unranked at 135 pounds but has been a fixture in the bantamweight division since crossing over from World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) roughly eight years back.

For much more on UFC Lincoln including live results and play-by-play click here.

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Teixeira Eyes Surgery Following UFC Sao Paulo Pullout

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is looking to replace Glover Teixeira in the upcoming UFC Fight Night 137 main event after the Brazilian blew out his shoulder and was forced to withdraw from the Sept. 22 fight card, scheduled for Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

While I’m sure both the promotion and opponent Jimi Manuwa would prefer to postpone the pairing rather than cancel it altogether, it sounds like Teixeira will opt to go under the knife to correct a lingering issue.

“We’ll see if I need surgery or only physical therapy. I think I’ll need surgery because I wanted to have surgery before,” Teixeira told MMA Fighting. ”The doctor had already told me that my rotator cuff was injured and I think it just got worse now.”

This is a considerable setback for the soon to be 39 year-old slugger, especially when factoring in how pedestrian he looked in defeat to Corey Anderson. That loss put him at 2-3 over the last two years in a span that saw him get finished twice.

Teixeira will find out his fate on Thursday as the promotion continues to hunt for a 205-pound replacement. As it stands, Manuwa remains attached to the FOX Sports 1 fight card, which goes live in just over a month.

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UFC 227 Fighter Undergoing Surgery After Multiple Eye Pokes

August 4th was a tough night for new UFC featherweight fighter Matt Sayles. Not only did the Tuesday Night Contender alumn lose his fight against Sheymon Moraes 29-28 on all three judges’ scorecards, he also took four eye pokes during the bout.

Of course, this is MMA, so do you even have to ask whether the referee punished Moraes for those pokes? No you don’t, because of course the ref didn’t. And now Sayles is undergoing laser eye surgery to repair a torn retina. Via ESPN+’s Ariel & The Bad Guy:

Sayles knocked out Yazan Hajeh just 1:57 into their fight on the second season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series and was quickly added to the UFC 227 less than two months later. Now he’ll have to take some time off to let the retina in his right eye heal.

Once again we have to wonder how long it’ll be until something even more serious than a torn retina is suffered by a fighter. As with issues like extreme weight cutting, it seems like a ticking time bomb waiting to go off. And who can we blame? Responsibility falls to the patchwork of state commissions, so getting one to fix things isn’t about to fix it everywhere.

As they say, it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye. Let’s hope it doesn’t take something that severe for eye pokes to finally start being punished.

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Demetrious Johnson Claims He Accepted Fight vs. T.J. Dillashaw Before Shoulder Surgery

Demetrious Johnson apparently accepted a champion vs. champion superfight against T.J. Dillashaw earlier this year before an injury derailed those plans.
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