injuries

February 22nd, 2018
Brian Hemminger

Burns vs Aubin-Mercier scratched from UFC on Fox 28 The UFC medical team declared Gilbert Burns “medically unfit to compete” after arriving in Orlando at 186 pounds for his planned lightweight fight against Olivier Aubin-Mercier this weekend. The officials determined it would be unsafe for Burns to cut the weight necessary to make the 156-pound…

February 5th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

Holloway vs Edgar is off of UFC 222 The biggest MMA news of the weekend was reported by ESPN Saturday morning. Reigning UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway is injured and out of his planned title defense against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. This is the second time the Holloway/Edgar fight has been delayed after Edgar…

February 1st, 2018
Brian Hemminger

Borg vs Moreno at UFC 223 Good things happen to those who wait, and UFC fans will have to wait a little longer to see Ray Borg battle Brandon Moreno after a minor injury forced Moreno out of the upcoming UFC Austin event on February 18th. Instead, Moreno will take on Borg at UFC 223…

January 17th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

Ilir Latifi suffers training injury, is removed from Ovince St. Preux fight at UFC on Fox 27 Ovince St. Preux reported on twitter that Ilir Latifi is out of their scheduled co-main event for UFC on Fox 27 next week. A replacement opponent is being sought, and St. Preux says he’ll take on anyone, even…

December 25th, 2017
James Lynch

UFC officials announced Sunday that John Lineker (30-8) out of his matchup Saturday against Jimmie Rivera (21-1) at UFC 219 due to injury. No word on who will replace Lineker against Rivera in this bantamweight matchup. Linkeker issued a statement following his removal from the card “I am really sad to have to withdraw from…

December 5th, 2017
James Lynch

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…

November 21st, 2017
James Lynch

MMAJunkie reported on Monday that an injury has forced Bryan Caraway (21-7 MMA, 6-2 UFC) off UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno on Dec. 9. As a result the UFC is looking for a new opponent for Luke Sanders. Here’s an updated look at the card. Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega Marlon Moraes vs. Aljamain…

May 16th, 2017
James Lynch

The UFC 211 medical suspensions were released, and two preliminary-card fighters could potentially have the longest layoffs on the card. Featherweights Chas Skelly (17-3) and Gabriel Benitez (19-6) were both slapped with six-month layoffs unless they can be cleared by doctors. Here’s a list of the rest of the suspensions… Stipe Miocic: Suspended until May…

April 25th, 2017
James Lynch

Former UFC title challenger Valérie Létourneau signs with Bellator Ariel Helwani broke the news Friday, then confirmed on Monday that former UFC strawweight title challenger Valérie Létourneau has signed with Bellator MMA. Létourneau (8-6) heads into her promotional debut off three straight losses, suffering setbacks to Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Joanne Calderwood and most recently Viviane Pereira this past December at UFC…

April 18th, 2017
James Lynch

Chase Sherman now faces Dmitry Poberezhets at UFC 211 As I reported yesterday on Twitter, heavyweight Chase Sherman has stepped up on short notice to face Dmitry Poberezhets at UFC 211 next month in Dallas.  Sherman (9-3) replaces the injured Jarjis Danho in this fight and will be searching for his first UFC victory. The 27-year-old has…

March 6th, 2017
Gabe Killian

Multiple sources have confirmed that Brazilian featherweight Godofredo Pepey (13-4) is out of this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 106 matchup against Kyle Bochniak (7-1) with a nose injury. It is uncertain whether Boston’s Bochniak will remain on the card in Fortaleza, Brazil. Pepey, a Fortaleza native, has won four of his past five fights, with the lone…

November 24th, 2016
James Lynch

Aljamain Sterling, Tatiana Suarez both off UFC Fight Night 102 due to injury  UFC Fight Night Albany has took a big hit on Wednesday. An injury to top bantamweight Aljamain Sterling (12-1) has forced the New York native off the card against Raphael Assuncao (23-5) according to MMAJunkie. In addition the report notes that the UFC will be…

October 5th, 2016
James Lynch

Injury forces B.J. Penn out of UFC Fight Night 97 headliner MMAjunkie confirmed Tuesday that MMA legend B.J. Penn has been forced to withdraw from next week’s UFC Fight Night 97 headlining bout with Ricardo Lamas due to injury. UFC Fight Night 97 takes place Oct. 15 at SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay,…

September 6th, 2016
James Lynch

Abel Trujillo off UFC Fight Night 94 due to injury  MMAJunkie reported Monday that Abel Trujillo off UFC Fight Night 94 due to injury and the promotion is seeking a replacement for Evan Dunham. Dunham (17-6) is currently on a three-fight win streak including a unanimous decision victory over Joe Lauzon at the TUF 22 Finale.  The 34-year…

August 16th, 2016
Gabe Killian

Sources confirm Bellator featherweight Henry Corrales has suffered an undisclosed injury in training and is likely out of his scheduled Bellator 160 co-main event bout against BodyShop MMA’s AJ McKee. It is unclear whether Bellator will find a replacement on such short notice or move McKee to a future card. It is my guess that…

August 12th, 2016
James Lynch

Ben Rothwell off UFC 203 due to injury, Fabricio Werdum finds new opponent  MMAJunkie reported Thursday that heavyweight Ben Rothwell is off UFC 203 due to a knee injury.  As a result, the UFC has found a replacement for former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, and it’s a familiar foe in Travis Browne, who Werdum last defeated in the main…

June 9th, 2016
James Lynch

John Howard seeks new opponent after Thiago Meller injured for WSOF 31 MMAJunkie reported Wednesday that Thiago Meller (20-7) has been forced to withdraw from his bout with UFC veteran John Howard due to injury. WSOF 31 takes place June 17 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. Here’s an updated look at the card. MAIN CARD (NBCSN,…

May 18th, 2016
James Lynch

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman injured and off UFC 199  According to reports by FloCombat and MMAJunkie, Chris Weidman is out of his UFC 199 headlining bout against Luke Rockhold. TalkMMA initially reported the news on Twitter. This is the fourth time Weidman has been forced to pull out of a championship bout. Chris Weidman posted…

January 10th, 2016
Betting Bruiser

As the UFC pushes Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) into the mainstream, an age old question remains: Is MMA safer then boxing? The main premise behind the argument has always been that unlike boxing, in MMA, there are more routes to victory than striking your opponent. Highlighting the obvious, there are less painful routes to victory, therefore…

October 10th, 2015
Betting Bruiser

With the announcement last month of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s successful shoulder surgery, the Brazilian legend has continued his legacy of becoming a mixed martial arts (MMA) medical marvel. It’s beyond evident that Shogun is injury prone. However, with the amount of punishment he’s received, many may consider it amazing that’s he’s not only still alive to talk…