MMA Odds and Ends for Tuesday: Justin Scoggins off UFC on FOX 26 due to injury
Justin Scoggins announced on Twitter that he's out of his matchup against Tim Elliott at UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg.
Unfortunately I will not be able to compete on December 16th in Winnipeg due to a spinal process fracture. Thank you for the support, I can't wait to put on a show for you next year.— Tank Scoggins (@ScogginsFlow) December 3, 2017
UFC officials haven't mentioned the injury, but MMA DNA is reporting that Pietro Menga will replace Scoggins against Elliott on the 16th. Menga (13-0-0) hasn't competed since July 2016 and will be making his promotional debut. The 29-year-old last saw action in Bellator, where he defeated Spencer Hewitt by knockout at Bellator 158. Here's an updated look at the card.
Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Josh Emmett vs. Ricardo Lamas
Mike Perry vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Misha Cirkunov vs. Glover Teixeira
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 5 p.m. ET)
Jan Blachowicz vs. Jared Cannonier
Julian Marquez vs. Vitor Miranda
Galore Bofando vs. Chad Laprise
Tim Elliott vs. Justin Scoggins
John Makdessi vs. Abel Trujillo
Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Alessio Di Chirico
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 3:30 p.m. ET)
Jordan Mein vs. Erick Silva
Sultan Aliev vs. Nordine Taleb
Danny Roberts vs. Sheldon Westcott
Luis Henrique vs. Timothy Johnson set for UFC Fight Night 125
UFC officials recently announced that Luis Henrique will face Timothy Johnson at UFC Fight Night 125 on Feb. 3 at Manguerinho Gymnasium in Belem, Brazil.
Henrique (10-4) heads into this matchup on a two-fight skid, including a decision loss to Arjan Bhullar at UFC 215. "KLB" is 2-2 in the UFC earning wins over Christian Colombo and Dmitry Smoliakov. Johnson (11-4) looks to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time in his career. The 32-year-old is coming off a first-round knockout loss to Junior Albini at UFC on FOX 25. Here's an updated look at the card. .
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Morales.
Luis Henrique vs. Timothy Johnson
Thiago “Marreta” Santos vs. Anthony Smith
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