Once more, Chad Mendes was abandoned with no 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 seven matchup against Mendes, which had been set to take place April 20 at HP Pavilion at San Jose, Calif.. It is the third opponent to pull from conflicts with Mendes in the past elections, after Hacran Dias was scratched with an injury at UFC on FX 6 and Manny Gamburyan pulled from his UFC 157 game with Mendes later he had been hurt in training. Mendes (13-1) is one of those top-five featherweights in the world based on this MMA Fighter Rankings. He’s an incredible wrestler with KO power, and since losing to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in UFC 142, he’s bounced back with KO wins Cody McKenzie and Yaotzin Meza to reaffirm his place as a leading featherweight. No clue yet on who’ll replace Mendes, however it is possible Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, or Dennis Siver takes his place, although it’s likely if that’s the case Mendes is going to be changed to a later card. Formiga vs. Cariaso place for UFC on FX 8 A conflict between top-ranked flyweights is set to return this May in Brazil, as the UFC has added a matchup involving Jussier Formiga and Chris Cariaso to the forthcoming UFC on FX 8 card. TATAME.com was the first to break news of the bout. Formiga (14-2) is coming off a TKO reduction in his UFC debut to top contender John Dodson, while Cariaso (14-4) lost via entry to John Moraga in UFC 155, but both fighters are incredibly talented and a triumph over one another puts them right into the flyweight title film. This is a pretty close fight, so anticipate the MMA odds to be aggressive when they are released. I would guess that Formiga are a tiny favorite over Cariaso, that, although talented, doesn’t have the hype behind him that Formiga does. UFC Sweden 2 adds Cella vs. Troeng The UFC additional a battle involving TUF 17 middleweights to the upcoming UFC Sweden 2 card, as Swede Tor Troeng takes on American Adam Cella at the April 6 event scheduled to occur at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. MMAnytt.se first reported that the bout, which will will indicate the official UFC introduction of both fighters. Troeng (15-4-1) and Cella (4-0) were both eliminated from TUF 17 after being pumped out on the show, Cella’s loss being the barbarous spinning hook kick KO by Uriah Hall. With Troeng fighting before his hometown crowd and Cella come off one of the worst KOs in recent memory, anticipate Troeng to start as a strong -200 favorite, while Cella will surely be the underdog, and is definitely somebody that you shouldn’t place your cash on.
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