MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR WEDNESDAY: TONY FERGUSON INJURED, FIGHT WITH KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV SCRAPPED FOR UFC ON FOX 19

Tony Ferguson injured, fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov scrapped for UFC on FOX 19 MMAJunkie reports that Tony Ferguson is from his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov due to injury and the matchup was pulled from the card. Together with the injury news, Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira now becomes a five-round struggle and is the card’s new principal event. UFC on FOX 19 takes place April 16 in Amalie Arena at Tampa, Fla.. Here’s an updated look in the card MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. TBA Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX, 6 p.m. ET) Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush Hacran Dias vs. Cub Swanson John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET) Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington Randy Brown vs. Michael Graves Cezar Ferreira vs. Caio Magalhaes Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev Omari Akhmedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Quinton Rampage Jackson vs. Satoshi Ishii place for Bellator 157: Dynamite 2 in June Bellator officials confirmed Tuesday evening that the promotion has a date for their second MMA and kickboxing crossover occasion. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto accounts that headlining the card is going to be the return of Quinton Jackson as he takes on Satoshi Ishii. Jackson (36-11) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Fabio Maldonado in UFC 186 back in April 2015. He heads into this matchup on a four-fight winning streak. Ishii (14-5-1) is 2-2 in his last four fights and will be coming off a TKO loss to Ji???? Proch??zka back in the RIZIN occasion in December. Bellator 157: Dynamite 2 will take place June 24 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. This is the only matchup announced for the card so far. ‘TUF 24′ tryouts set for April 25; tournament winner earns UFC flyweight title shot According to a UFC press release, Season 24 of the Ultimate Fighter will comprise flyweights. The fascinating thing is the winner of the championship makes a shot at the winner of the forthcoming Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo championship fight at UFC 197. This is the third time TUF has attribute title consequences. Season 4″The Comeback” watched Matt Serra earning a title shot against then winner Georges St-Pierre (who he defeated). Carla Esparza earned the inaugural girl’s strawweight title after winning Season 20’s championship. Tryouts will take place April 25 in Palace Station in Las Vegas, NV. The reality series will start filming in June and the show will premiere August 31 on Fox Sports 1. Douglas Lima matches Chidi Njokuani in Bellator 156 at June Bellator officials declared Tuesday that former welterweight champion Douglas Lima will return to the cage against Chidi Njokuani. Lima (26-6) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Andrey Koreshkov last July where he lost his welterweight strap. The loss snapped his five-fight winning streak. Njokuani (14-4) has won nine of his past ten matchups and is coming off a unanimous decision over Ricky Rainey. Bellator 156 occurs June 17 at Save Mart Center at Fresno, Calif.. Champion Miesha Tate earns new UFC contract KHI Managment, which signifies Miesha Tate declared the UFC girl’s bantamweight champion has signed a new deal with the UFC. Terms of the new deal weren’t released, but MMA Fighting reports that Tate wasn’t a free agent after her championship success with Holly Holm at UFC 196.

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