In perhaps the news of the year UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is injured again. Based on reports, Nurmagomedov was made to pull out of his upcoming Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale co-headlining bout against Tony Ferguson because of a rib injury. As of today, nothing is set in stone, although there are talks of Edson Barboza stepping in to replace him. That makes it the third straight fight Nurmagomedov hasn’t managed to see completion. It started with a planned UFC 178 battle against Donald Cerrone which“The Eagle“ was pressured from following a knee injury. When the bout was rescheduled for UFC 187, he reaggravated the knee and he’s out of the December fight. Nurmagomedov has not fought because a unanimous decision victory over Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos. Depending on how long it takes for him to recover from this rib blow off, he could be on over a yearlong break before that the Octagon is seen by him . Ross Pearson vs. Francisco Trinaldo — UFC Fight Night 81 While one UFC bout was cancelled, another was declared as recent winners Ross Pearson and Francisco Trinaldo are supposed to throw down in Boston this upcoming January. Pearson was victorious in his final bout over Paul Felder via unanimous decision despite being a heavy underdog. Trinaldo did exactly the exact same thing, winning through first round TKO Chad Laprise last August as a dog that is huge. Trinaldo has more momentum, although this is a pretty evenly matched fight. The Brazilian has won four consecutive spells and is coming off the best success of his profession while Pearson has been unable to string any wins together in his last eight fights. Even though Pearson has more name recognition, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Trinaldo open because the slight betting favorite this time around because of his recent series of success.
Pro přidání komentáře musíte být přihlášeni.