MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR THURSDAY: SHOGUN INJURED, GLOVER TEIXEIRA NOW FACES RASHAD EVANS AT UFC FIGHT NIGHT TAMPA
Glover Texieria replaces Shogun against Rashad Evans at UFC Fight Night Tampa Damon Martin of FOX Sports reported Wednesday that an Accident has forced Mauricio”Shogun” Rua off UFC Fight Night Tampa.
Fellow Brazillian Glover Teixeira has be tabbed as the replacement to face Rashad Evans. Teixeira (24-4) is coming off back to back victories over Ovince St-Preux and Patrick Cummins. The 36-year old was supposed to fight Evans in UFC Fight Night 61 at February 2015, but he pulled from the fight because of a knee injury. Evans (19-4-1) returned to the octagon after two-year layoff and ended up being on the wrong end of a decision against Ryan Bader in UFC 192. Also according to Combate, welterweights Omari Akhmedov and Elizeu Zaleski are the latest addition to the occasion. Akhmedov (15-3) heads into this matchup off a knockout loss to Sergio Moraes in December. The setback snapped his two-fight win series. Zaleski (14-5) is coming from a split decision loss to Nicolas Dalby via split decision last May. UFC Fight Night Tampa takes place April 16th in the Amalie Arena. Here’s an updated look in the card. Main Card: (FOX-8pm ET) Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson Rashad Evans vs. Glover Texieria Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida Tecia Torres vs. Rose Namajunas Preliminary Card(FOX-6pm ET) Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington Cub Swanson vs. Hacran Dias Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio Cezar Ferreira vs. Caio Magalhaes Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan Omari Akhmedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski Ruslan Magomedov from UFC Fight Night 86 bout with Gabriel Gonzaga. Derek Lewis potential replacement UFC heavyweight Ruslan Magomedov declared on Twitter that he is injured and from his fight with Gabriel Gonzaga.