Chad Mendes was abandoned with no opponent. As first reported by Sherdog.com, Clay Guida has an injury which has forced him to pull out of his upcoming UFC on FOX 7 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 out of conflicts with Mendes in the past elections, following Hacran Dias was scratched with an accident at UFC on FX 6 and Manny Gamburyan pulled from his UFC 157 game with Mendes later he was hurt in training. Mendes (13-1) is among those top-five featherweights in the world based on this MMA Fighter Rankings. He’s an amazing wrestler with KO power, and since losing to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in UFC 142, he has bounced back with KO wins Cody McKenzie and Yaotzin Meza to reaffirm his place as a leading featherweight. No hint yet on who’ll replace Mendes, but it is possible Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, or Dennis Siver takes his spot, though it’s likely if that is the case Mendes is going to be changed to a card. Formiga vs. Cariaso place for UFC on FX 8 A conflict between top-ranked flyweights is set to return this May in Brazil, since the UFC has added a matchup involving Jussier Formiga and Chris Cariaso into the upcoming UFC on FX 8 card. TATAME.com was the first to break news of this bout. Formiga (14-2) is coming off a TKO reduction in his UFC debut to high contender John Dodson, while Cariaso (14-4) lost via submission to John Moraga in UFC 155, but both fighters are incredibly talented and a win over one another puts them straight into the flyweight title film. This is a fairly close fight, so anticipate the MMA odds to be competitive when they’re released. I’d guess that Formiga are a tiny favorite over Cariaso, who, while talented, does not have the hype behind him that Formiga does. UFC Sweden 2 adds Cella vs. Troeng The UFC added a fight between TUF 17 middleweights to the coming 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 that the bout, which will will mark the official UFC introduction of both fighters. Troeng (15-4-1) and also Cella (4-0) were both eliminated from TUF 17 after being pumped out on the show, Cella’s reduction being the brutal spinning hook kick KO by Uriah Hall. With Troeng fighting before his hometown crowd and Cella come off one of the worst KOs in current memory, expect Troeng to open as a solid -200 favorite, while Cella will be the underdog, and is definitely someone you need ton’t place your cash on.
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