Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman injured and off UFC 199 According to reports by FloCombat and MMAJunkie, Chris Weidman is out of the UFC 199 headlining bout against Luke Rockhold.
TalkMMA reported the information on Twitter. This is actually the fourth time Weidman has been forced to pull out of a championship bout. Chris Weidman posted this on his Facebook this morning describing the injury. UFC 199 takes place. Here’s an updated look in the card Luke Rockhold (15-2) vs. TBA Dominick Cruz (21-1) vs. Urijah Faber (33-8) 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. Cole Miller (21-9, 1NC) Brian Ortega (10-0, 1NC) vs. Clay Guida (32-16) Beneil Dariush (12-2) vs. James Vick (9-0) 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) Undefeated RFA bantamweight Matthew Lopez matches Rani Yahya in UFC Fight Night 91 UFC officials declared Tuesday the RFA bantamweight Matthew Lopez has signed with the advertising and will take on Rani Yahya at UFC Sioux Falls. Lopez (8-0) boasts seven stoppage victories in eight career spells. He heads into this matchup off his fifth-straight first round success including a win over Eli Finn in RFA 3 7 in his final struggle. Prior to this matchup I spoke with Lopez about his MMA career. Yahya (21-8) heads into this matchup off a split-decision success over Masanori Kanehara, that has capped off back to back wins for the Brazilian. UFC Fight Night 91 occurs July 13 at Denny Sanford Premier Center at Sioux Falls, S.D. Here’s an updated look in the card. Michael Chiesa vs. Tony Ferguson Tim Boetsch vs. Josh Samman Ben Nguyen vs. Louis Smolka Keita Nakamura vs. Kyle Noke Alexey Oleinik vs. Daniel Omielanczuk Scott Holtzman vs. Cody Pfister Devin Clark vs. Alex Nicholson Matthew Lopez vs. Rani Yahya UFC signs Jordan Rinaldi, meets Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 88 With Diego Ferreira recently eliminated from UFC Fight Night 88 because a potential USADA anti-doping breach, the advertising has signed Jordan Rinaldi who now meets Abel Trujillo in UFC Fight Night 88. Rinaldi (12-4) heads into this short notice matchup on a five-fight winning series. He’s coming off a second round entry victory over Lashawn Alcocks at Fight Lab 52. Trujillo (14-6) is coming from a first round submission victory over Tony Sims back in January. UFC Fight Night 88 takes place May 29 in Mandalay Bay Events Center at Sin City. Here is an updated look in the card. MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 9 p.m. ET) Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt Renan Barao vs. Jeremy Stephens Tarec Saffiedine vs. Rick Story Chris Camozzi vs. Vitor Miranda Lorenz Larkin vs. Jorge Masvidal Josh Burkman vs. Paul Felder PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET) Jessica Eye vs. Sara McMann Jordan Rinaldi vs. Abel Trujillo Jake Collier vs. Alberto Pereira Uda Shane Campbell vs. Erik Koch PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m. ET) Bryan Caraway vs. Aljamain Sterling Chris DeLaRocha vs. Adam Milstead Francis Ngannou vs. Bojan Mihajlovic reserved for UFC on FOX 20 in Chicago UFC officials also declared on Tuesday that heavyweights Francis Ngannou and Bojan Mihajlovic are set to confront at UFC on FOX 20. Ngannou (7-1 ) heads into this matchup off back-to-back knockout victories over Luis Henrique and Curtis Blaydes. He has won six straight fights, seven of which have come by stoppage. Mihajlovic (10-3) makes his UFC debut and is coming to the fight on a 10-fight win series. It must be noted these fighters were originally slated to fight at UFC Fight Night 86 in April, but the European fighter ended up withdrawing from the card. UFC on FOX 20 occurs July 23 at United Center in Chicago. Here’s an updated look at the card. Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez James Moontasri vs. Alex Oliveira George Sullivan vs. Hector Urbina Ryan LaFlare vs. Alexander Yakovlev Luis Henrique vs. Dmitry Smolyakov Kailin Curran vs. Felice Herrig Tony Martin vs. Michel Prazeres Frankie Saenz vs. Eddie Wineland Bojan Mihajlovic vs. Francis Ngannou Lookin’ for a Fight: Episode 5