Chad Mendes was abandoned without an opponent. Initially reported by Sherdog.com, Clay Guida has an injury which has forced him to pull out of his forthcoming UFC on FOX seven matchup against Mendes, which was set to take place April 20 at HP Pavilion at San Jose, Calif.. It is the third competitor to pull out of conflicts with Mendes in the past elections, following Hacran Dias was scratched with an injury at UFC on FX 6 and Manny Gamburyan pulled from his UFC 157 match with Mendes after he was hurt in practice. Mendes (13-1) is among those top-five featherweights in the world according to the MMA Fighter Rankings. He’s an amazing wrestler with KO power, and since losing to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 142, he has bounced back with KO wins Cody McKenzie and Yaotzin Meza to reaffirm his spot as a leading featherweight. No clue yet on who’ll replace Mendes, however it’s potential Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, or Dennis Siver requires his place, although it’s likely if that is the case Mendes will be changed to a card. Formiga vs. Cariaso place for UFC on FX 8 A conflict between top-ranked flyweights is set to go down this May in Brazil, as the UFC has added a matchup between Jussier Formiga and Chris Cariaso to the upcoming UFC on FX 8 card. TATAME.com was the first to break news of the bout. Formiga (14-2) is coming off a TKO loss in his UFC debut to top rival John Dodson, while Cariaso (14-4) lost via submission to John Moraga at UFC 155, but both fighters are extremely talented and a win over a another puts them right back into the flyweight title picture. This is a pretty close fight, so anticipate the MMA odds to be aggressive when they are released. I’d guess that Formiga would be a small favorite over Cariaso, who, although talented, does not have the hype behind him that Formiga does. UFC Sweden 2 adds Cella vs. Troeng The UFC additional a fight between TUF 17 middleweights into the upcoming UFC Sweden 2 card, as Swede Tor Troeng takes on American Adam Cella in the April 6 event scheduled to occur at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. MMAnytt.se first reported the bout, which will will mark the official UFC debut of both fighters. Troeng (15-4-1) and also Cella (4-0) were eliminated from TUF 17 after being pumped out on the series, Cella’s reduction being the barbarous spinning hook kick KO from Uriah Hall. With Troeng fighting before his hometown crowd and Cella come off among the worst KOs in recent memory, anticipate Troeng to start as a strong -200 favorite, while Cella will be the underdog, and is definitely somebody you need ton’t place your cash on.
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