MMA Odds and Ends for Monday: Josh Thomson off Bellator 154 due to injury, Bellator prospect Jordan Parsons in a comaUndisclosed injury forces Josh Thomson off Bellator 154 fight with Michael Chandler Lightweight Josh Thomson has pulled out of his fight with Michael Chandler due to an undisclosed injury according to FloCombat.com. Both Thomson’s (22-8 ) and Chandler (14-3) are both coming off back-to-back wins. There is no word on what type of injury Thomson had sustained. A replacement opponent for Chandler has not yet been announced. Bellator 154 takes place May 14 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. Roy Nelson vs., Derrick Lewis, Anthony Birchak vs. Dileno Lopes added to UFC Fight Night 90 The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported that heavyweights Roy Nelson will square off against Derrick Lewis in the UFC Fight Night 90 Nelson (21-12) is coming off a decision victory over Jared Rosholt at UFC Fight Night 82 back in February. He's currently 2-5 in his last seven fights. Lewis (15-4) heads into this matchup off a knockout victory over Gabriel Gonzaga back at UFC Fight Night 86 last month. In addition bantamweights Anthony Birchak and Dileno Lopes will clash in a bantamweight affair. UFC officials confirmed the news Friday evening. Birchak (12-3) is the former MFC bantamweight champion and has gone 1-2 in the UFC. He heads into this matchup off the first knockout loss of his career, when he suffered a setback against Thomas Almeida. His lone UFC victory came against Joe Soto, where he knocked out the former Bellator champion in the first round at UFC Fight Night 68. Lopes (18-2) was a The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 finalist and competes for the first time since his loss to Reginaldo Vieira. UFC Fight Night 90 emanates from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 7th. Here's an updated look at the card. Rafael dos Anjos (24-7) vs. Eddie Alvarez (27-4) Roy Nelson (21-12) vs. Derrick Lewis (15-4, 1NC) Joe Duffy (14-2) vs. Mitch Clarke (11-3) Anthony Birchak (12-3) vs. Dileno Lopes (18-2) James Vick replaces Leo Santos and steps in to face Evan Dunham at UFC 199 Lightweight James Vick looks to keep his momentum going as he takes on Evan Dunham at UFC 199. Vick (9-0) heads into this matchup off a decision win over Glaico Franca on April 23 in Las Vegas. He's currently 5-0 in the UFC since losing to Michael Chiesa in the semifinals of TUF 15. Dunham (17-6) is coming off three-straight victories over Rodrigo Damm, Ross Pearson and Joe Lauzon. UFC 199 takes place at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Here's an updated look at the card. Luke Rockhold (c) (15-2) vs. Chris Weidman (13-1) - middleweight title Dominick Cruz (c) (21-1) vs. Urijah Faber (33-8) - bantamweight title Max Holloway (15-3) vs. Ricardo Lamas (16-4) Dan Henderson (31-14) vs. Hector Lombard (34-5-1, 2NC) Dustin Poirier (19-4) vs. Bobby Green (23-6) B.J. Penn (16-10-2) vs. Dennis Siver (22-11, 1NC) Brian Ortega (10-0, 1NC) vs. Clay Guida (32-16) Evan Dunham (17-6) vs. James Vick Jessica Penne (12-3) vs. Jessica Andrade (13-5) Sean Strickland (17-1) vs. Tom Breese (10-0) Jonathan Wilson (7-0) vs. Luiz Henrique da Silva (10-0) Kevin Casey (9-4, 2NC) vs. Elvis Mutapcic (15-4) Dong Hyun Kim (13-7-3) vs. Marco Polo Reyes (5-2) Bellator's Jordan Parsons in a coma, has part of leg amputated after apparent hit-and-run accident Heartbreaking news shook the MMA world on Sunday, as MMAFighting.com's Dave Doyle reported that 12-2 Bellator prospect Jordan Parsons was involved in an alleged hit-and-run-accident. The 25-year old was hit by a motor vehicle in Delray Beach, Florida on Sunday morning and had to have the bottom half of his right leg amputated. He's currently listed in critical condition at Delray Medical Center according to Blackzillians teammate Rashad Evans.
Bellator released a statement indicating Delray Beach police are seeking info from anyone who may have witnessed the accident. "Bellator has been informed of a terrible accident that occurred last night involving featherweight fighter Jordan Parsons, who was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run incident," the statement read. "We are still in the process of uncovering details and with his family’s consent, hope to have an update on his medical condition soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jordan and his family as he recovers. The hit-and-run occurred on Lindell Blvd. and South Federal Highway in Delray Beach, Florida. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Delray Beach Police Department at (561) 243-7800." Parsons (12-2) was scheduled to fight Adam Piccolotti at Bellator 154 in San Jose on May 14. It's likely Piccolotti will not have a replacement opponent and the bout will be scrapped. I interviewed Parsons last week ahead of his Bellator 154 matchup and he was excited about the move back up to lightweight. On behalf of myself and the rest of the MMAOddsBreaker.com team, I'd like to send my well wishes to Jordan, his family and his teammates through this difficult time.
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