Sam Alvey Wounded and from UFC Fight Night 82 bout against Daniel Sarafian Sam Alvey has Endured a broken jaw and has withdrawn from his scheduled Feb. 21 UFC Fight Night 82 with Daniel Sarafian at Pittsburgh.
Alvey (26-7) first broke the news to MMA Latest and this was later confirmed by MMAFighting. Alvey needed his three fight winning streak snapped in his last fight as he suffered a first round knockout loss to Derek Brunson in UFC Fight Night 73 in August. The UFC has not named a replacement opponent for Sarafian at this stage. UFC Fight Night 82 takes place Feb. 21 in Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Fabio Maldonado and seven other fighters discharged from the UFC MMAFighting.com reports the UFC has cut ties with eight fighters including enthusiast favourte Fabio Maldonado. Along with Maldonado, the UFC has also released Chico Camus, Kevin Souza, Ericka Almeida, Bubba Bush, Mickael Lebout, Vernon Ramos and Jumabieke Tuerxun. Maldonado (22-9) has had an up and down career in the UFC. First he won his promotional introduction over James McSweeney in 2010, then lost three straight fights. Then he won three in a row before going 1-4 in his last five fights. Souza (15-4) being released was a bit of a head scratcher. The 31-year old was riding a 10-fight winning series (including three-straight wins from the UFC) before losing to Chas Skelly back in November at UFC Fight Night 77. In addition to that, Souza told MMAFighting he was not told from the UFC in regards to the release. Camus (14-7) hadn’t won a fight since defeating Brad Pickett at 2014. Lebout (14-5-1, 1 NC) is coming off back to back losses to Sergio Moraes and Steven Ray. Meanwhile Ramos (3-1), Bush (8-3, 1 NC), Almeida (7-2) and Tuerxun (15-3) racked up a combined 0-7 album with a single NC at the UFC before being published. Rizin Fighting Federation, Day 2: Fedor vs. Singh weigh-in video Miss the weigh-ins for RIZIN Day two? Here is who weighed and you grab watch the answer below. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Jaideep Singh Kron Gracie vs Asen Yamamoto Baruto Kaido vs. Peter Aerts Yuichiro Nagashima vs. Andy Souwer Bob Sapp vs. Akebono [Shoot Boxing Rules] Gabi Garcia vs. Lei’d Tapa Soo Chul Kim vs. Maike Linhares Takeru vs. Yang Ming [K-1 Rules] Brennan Ward vs. Ken Hasegawa Muhammad Lawal vs. Teodoras Aukstuolis [GP Tournament Semi-Final] Jiri Prochazka vs. Vadim Nemkov [GP Tournament Semi-Final] RENA vs. Jleana Valentino
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