injury

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 29th, 2016
James Lynch

Emmanuel Sanchez injured, AJ McKee now fights Ray Wood Friday at Bellator 166  Bellator officials announced Monday that Emmanuel Sanchez (13-3) has been forced off Friday’s Bellator 166 card due to injury. As a result, AJ McKee will take on Ray Wood. McKee (5-0) endures his second straight fight with an opponent switch. Back at…

November 25th, 2016
James Lynch

Rob Font needs new opponent with Alejandro Perez off TUF 24 Finale due to injury  MMAJunkie broke the news Thursday that Alejandro Perez has been forced to withdraw from the TUF 24 Finale. As the result, the UFC is currently seeking a replacement for Rob Font who is still scheduled to compete on the card….

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…

May 3rd, 2016
James Lynch

Following failed PED test ‘Kimbo Slice’ settles with Texas commission  On Monday ‘Kimbo Slice’ settled with the Texas athletic commission on a $2,500 fine and the revocation of his fight licence in the state. Slice (6-2) is coming off a third round TKO victory over Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris. After that fight, the TUF Heavyweights alum tested positive for…

May 2nd, 2016
James Lynch

Undisclosed 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…

April 6th, 2016
James Lynch

Tony Ferguson injured, fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov scrapped for UFC on FOX 19  MMAJunkie reports that Tony Ferguson is out of his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov due to injury and the matchup has been pulled from the card. With the injury news, Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira now becomes a five-round fight and is the card’s new main event….

April 2nd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Report: Daniel Cormier out of UFC 197 fight with Jon Jones Originally reported by BJPenn.com, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier is injured and will be forced to pull out of his upcoming UFC 197 main event title defense against Jon Jones. There is no word on whether Jones will fight a late replacement like Anthony…

March 10th, 2016
James Lynch

Glover Texieria replaces Shogun against Rashad Evans at UFC Fight Night Tampa Damon Martin of FOX Sports reported on Wednesday that an injury has forced Mauricio “Shogun” Rua off UFC Fight Night Tampa. Fellow Brazillian Glover Teixeira has be tabbed as the replacement to face Rashad Evans. Teixeira (24-4) is coming off back to back victories over Ovince…

February 23rd, 2016
James Lynch

UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos injured, out of UFC 196 fight against Conor McGregor According to MMAFighting, Rafael dos Anjos is out of his main event fight against Conor McGregor next week due to a foot injury. Also in the report, it mentions that the UFC is currently working on finding a replacement to fight…

January 26th, 2016
James Lynch

Fabricio Werdum pulls out of UFC 196 with injury MMAFighting.com reports that UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum also has pulled out of UFC 196 due to injury. The Brazillian was initially scheduled to face Cain Velasquez on Feb. 6, but the AKA product had to pull out due to a back injury. Werdum released the following statements to Brazillian…

January 25th, 2016
James Lynch

Stipe Miocic now faces Fabricio Werdum for the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 196 Cain Velasquez has been snakebit yet again as the former heavyweight champ is off UFC 196 due to a back injury. UFC officials today Sunday that Stipe Miocic will now be facing current heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum at UFC 196 instead. Miocic (14-2) is coming off a…

January 6th, 2016
James Lynch

Josh Koscheck injured, out of Bellator 148 bout with Matt Secor  Sherdog.com reports an injury to former UFC title challenger Josh Koscheck has delayed his Bellator debut. Koscheck (17-10) was slated to take on Matt Secor (7-2) at Bellator 148 on Jan. 29th. The Ultimate Fighter Alum was heading into this fight with four losses in a row….

December 30th, 2015
James Lynch

Sam Alvey injured and out of UFC Fight Night 82 bout against Daniel Sarafian Sam Alvey has suffered a broken jaw and has withdrawn from his scheduled Feb. 21 UFC Fight Night 82 with Daniel Sarafian in Pittsburgh. Alvey (26-7) first broke the news to MMA Latest and this was later confirmed by MMAFighting.  Alvey had his three…

December 4th, 2015
James Lynch

Dana White says Ronda Rousey will fight Holly Holm next  UFC president Dana White mentioned on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike Thursday that newly crowned women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm make her first title defence in a rematch against Ronda Rousey. “I think that if we didn’t make the rematch, me and Lorenzo [Fertitta] should probably lose…

November 26th, 2015
James Lynch

Cathal Pendred retires from MMA Yesterday UFC welterweight Cathal Pendred made a surprising announcement that he’s retired from MMA at just 28-years of age. Onto the next chapter….. pic.twitter.com/ebKMx666qP — Cathal Pendred (@Pendred) November 25, 2015 Pendred (17-4-1) mentioned that his lack of passion for the sport was a major factor in his decision. The SBG Ireland…

October 30th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

In perhaps the least surprising news of the year, top UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is injured again. According to reports, Nurmagomedov was forced to pull out of his upcoming Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale co-headlining bout against Tony Ferguson due to a rib injury. There are preliminary talks of Edson Barboza stepping in to replace him,…

October 29th, 2015
Betting Bruiser

When fans think about the inaugural season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar immediately come to mind as a result of their instant classic. Therefore, its only suiting that the first ever Ultimate Fighter be the last to leave the UFC. No, I’m not talking about Forrest Griffin. The fight between Bonnar…

October 14th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

We covered the loss of the huge upcoming heavyweight co-main event for UFC Fight Night 76 yesterday with the announcement that Stipe Miocic was forced to back out of his fight against Ben Rothwell, but there’s more to the story and a few other fight announcements/injuries to go over today. UFC appears to be looking…

October 13th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker.com can now officially confirm UFC Heavyweight Stipe Miocic has been forced out of his upcoming UFC Fight Night 76 bout against Ben Rothwell due to an unspecified training injury. Both top 10 fighters were scheduled to throw down in the co-main event of next Saturday’s (October 24, 2015) event in Dublin, Ireland, which is headlined…

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…

September 10th, 2015
James Lynch

Middleweight Andrew Todhunter (7-0) has been pulled from his Legacy FC 45 main event fight on September 11th with Dylan Smith due to injury. Todhunter spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on a “1 on 1” edition of “The Parting Shot Podcast” to talk about that and a variety of other topics. “I went in [the doctors] today…

July 23rd, 2015
James Lynch

Ian McCall was slated to fight Dustin Ortiz at UFC Fight Night 73 but unfortunately had to pull out due to injury. McCall (13-5) caught up with MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 115 of The Parting Shot Podcast this Sunday to talk about his latest injury.   Injury that forced him out of Dustin Ortiz fight at UFC Fight Night 73…

May 7th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Another day, another injury — in fact, this time there were two. For today’s MMA Odds and Ends, I’ll list the two fights that were changed and give my thoughts on each of them. Mark Eddiva vs. Levan Makashvili, UFC Fight Night 66 Alex White was forced to pull out of his fight with Mark…

March 26th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Two April welterweight matchups had to be switched due to injuries, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on the two new fights. Tim Means vs. George Sullivan, UFC on FOX 15 Due to an injury to Kenny Robertson, Tim Means will step in on short notice to battle George Sullivan…

August 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Fight fans will unfortunately have to wait a little longer to see The Korean Zombie back in action. According to MMA-in-Asia.com, who confirmed the news with the fighter’s manager, Chan Sung Jung re-injured his shoulder and has been forced to pull out of his scheduled fight against Akira Corassani, which was set to take place…

August 23rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

With the UFC’s next pay-per-view event just over three weeks away, it’s time to start taking a look at the betting odds for the card. Two bouts on the card already have lines released, and they’re about as different as can be. In the main event, T.J. Dillashaw will defend his newly won UFC bantamweight…

August 13th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Well it seems UFC 178 simply isn’t meant to be the blockbuster event everyone had it pegged as since way back in March, when Alexander Gustafsson reclaimed his #1 contender’s slot with a victory over Jimi Manuwa. Few saw Jon Jones’ April title defense against Glover Teixeira as more than a mere detour on the…

January 30th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the UFC’s brightest young stars is injured, and according to the company president she’s going to be out of commission for two years. It was yesterday revealed by UFC Tonight that TUF 18 winner Julianna Pena suffered a catastrophic injury to her right knee during training that resulted in tears to her ACL, MCL,…

September 2nd, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg recently spoke with UFC Light Heavyweight Ryan Bader as he makes his final preparations to take on Glover Teixeira in the main event at UFC Fight Night 28. Bader discusses sponsors, what he’s learned from his recent fights, and what his focus has been leading up to this important bout:

March 15th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Once again, Chad Mendes has been left without an opponent. As first reported by Sherdog.com, Clay Guida has an injury that has forced him to pull out of his upcoming UFC on FOX 7 matchup against Mendes, which was set to take place April 20 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. It is the…

February 18th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

The injury bug bit the UFC in the butt today as Rory MacDonald is out of his UFC 158 matchup with Carlos Condit due to a neck injury suffered in training. In MacDonald’s place steps Johny Hendricks, and he’ll fight Condit in the new three-round co-main event of the evening. The news was originally reported…