MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR TUESDAY: RAFAEL DOS ANJOS OFF UFC 196 DUE TO INJURY

UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos injuredout of UFC 196 fight against Conor McGregor Based on MMAFighting, Rafael dos Anjos is from his main event fight against Conor McGregor following week because of a foot injury. Also from the report, it mentions the UFC is presently working on finding a replacement to fight McGregor. With Dos Anjos off the card, here is an updated look at UFC 196 which goes down March 5th in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Here’s an updated look at the card Main Card Conor McGregor (19-2) vs. TBA Holly Holm (10-0) vs. Miesha Tate (17-5) Gian Villante (14-6) vs. Ilir Latifi (11-4, 1NC) Corey Anderson (8-1) vs. Tom Lawlor (9-5, 1NC) Amanda Nunes (11-4) vs. Valentina Shevchenko (12-1) Preliminary Card Brandon Thatch (11-3) vs. Siyar Bahadurzada (21-6-1) Erick Silva (18-6, 1NC) vs. Nordine Taleb (10-3) Vitor Miranda (11-4) vs. Marcelo Guimaraes (9-1-1) Darren Elkins (19-5) vs. Chas Skelly (15-1) Preliminary Card Diego Sanchez (25-8) vs. Jim Miller (25-7, 1NC) Justin Salas (12-6) vs. Jason Saggo (10-2) Julian Erosa (15-2) vs. Teruto Ishihara (7-2-2) Wanderlei Silva wants fight with Fedor Emelianenko, negotiating with Bellator and Rizin Regardless of the NSAC recent shifting Wanderlei Silva’s lifetime ban to a two-wheeled suspension, the Brazilian is currently trying to return to action much earlier than that. Per Combate, Silva revealed that he’s not just negotiating with Bellator and Rizin, but he’s also considering a potential bout with Fedor Emelianenko. “I was upset with everything, needing to go to Supreme Court, going to the justice, attorneys, it all took my desire to fight off. I was upset with that since I’m an idol, I’m understood all over the Earth, and I wish to be treated as such, not as an exaggeration. The commission produces problems so they can come up with a solution. In my view, that is entirely wrong. They ought to review they whole statute and legislation, because that is wrong. I had a meeting with Nobuyuki Sakakibara, and he’s very interested in bringing me back to Japan, he explained the Japanese are anxious to see me compete again. We’re also flirting with Bellator,” he explained with a laugh. “They wish to create a deal together so that I will fight in Japan and here in the USA, and I would struggle for the two promotions. I’m negotiating an exhibition struggle in Rizin on April 17. They provided me a jiu-jitsu game, two . It’d be Team Wanderlei, Andre Dida and I, against a group from Japan. I’m also negotiating a tournament in Japan, in which I would struggle in September and come back in December for 2 fights in 1 night. That is the plan for 2016.” I truly want to fight in Japan. The Japanese advertising created Wanderlei Silva… I finished my career some time ago for disgust, not because I could not do it physically or emotionally, but also for disgust. However, I believe this time off made me really like it , and I’m really happy that I am feeling this desire to fight again. Like I said, I am in negotiation to come back to fighting in Japan and I really want huge challenges. There is a chance of fighting Fedor, who is an opponent I would really like to battle. I am not only speaking, but can’t be the first person, correct?” Said”The Axe Murderer”. “Now I haven’t fought in two years, I can not get him immediately. I need to do a few fights first, get my rhythm back, and once the promotion thinks it’s time and I think I’m in a fantastic rhythm, I would really need to test myself , for certain. I have fought the best in the world . I’d like to test myself against him. I really don’t have anything from Fedor, but I would like to check myself and see how it goes.” Cyril Asker vs. Jared Cannonier set for UFC Fight Night 86 UFC officials announced Monday that a heavyweight matchup between Cyril Asker vs. Jared Cannonier was added to the April UFC card at Croatia. Asker (7-1) makes his UFC debut and comes in to this bout winning five-straight fights. Cannonier (7-1) was unsuccessful in his UFC debut when lost during knockout to Shawn Jordan at UFC 182 in January 2015. The loss snapped Cannonier’s seven-fight win streak. UFC Fight Night 86 occurs April 10 at Zagreb Arena in Zagreb, Croatia. Here’s an updated look at the occasion. Junior Dos Santos vs. Ben Rothwell Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ruslan Magomedov Jan Blachowicz vs. Igor Pokrajac Bojan Mihajlovic vs. Francis Ngannou Nicolas Dalby vs. Bartosz Fabinski Timothy Johnson vs. Marcin Tybura Alessio Di Chirico vs. Bojan Velickovic Filip Pejic vs. Damian Stasiak Damir Hadzovic vs. Mairbek Taisumov Cyril Asker vs. Jared Cannonier

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