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Injuries and Announcements: The Fights You Missed



Saturday, July 13th, 2013

 By Benjamin Bieker

 

UFC on FOX 8

 

Brendan Schaub vs. Matt Mitrione

Matt Mitrione has been injured and had to pull out of the bout with Brendan Schaub at UFC on Fox 8, and instead of finding a replacement the UFC has put the bout on hold. It is an intriguing match between two heavyweights that should still take place. That is why the UFC has put the match on the back burner for now.

 

Bobby Voelker vs. Robby Lawler

Robbie Lawler has had his third opponent for this card. Lawler was supposed to face off with Tarec Saffiedine, but an injury forced the last Strikeforce champion off the card. Then jumped in Siyar Bahadurzada who looked to rebound from a loss earlier in the year. Now, Voelker, who had just lost to Patrick Cote, is filling in to try and beat the re-surging veteran.

 

Tim Means vs. Danny Castillo

There goes a match up between two tough up and comers, because Bobby Green has had to drop out of his bout with Danny Castillo. Means is looking to rebound after his ten fight winning streak was snapped by Strikeforce transfer Jorge Masvidal. Castillo will have the momentum in this bout, because he actually won his last fight over Paul Sass.

 

Daron Cruickshank vs. Yves Edwards

This was supposed to be the the return of Spencer Fisher, but the aging veteran has not been able to get through his training camp in a 100 percent form. Edwards lost his last fight in a close split decision, but now he will have his chance to redeem himself against Cruickshank, who is also coming off a loss. It is only a matter of time to see who comes out on top.

 

UFC on Fox Sports 1 #1

 

Max Holloway vs. Conor McGregor 

Andy Ogle was supposed to be the next opponent for featherweight phenom Conor McGregor, but an injury saved him from an uncertain fate. Now, Max Holloway will look to take McGregor’s thunder while reversing his fate after his last loss. He has a big task in front of him, but it will may for an intriguing fight factoring in both fighters size for 145.

 

UFC 165

 

Mitch Gagnon vs. Dustin Kimura

It is always hard going up an undefeated fighter, especially one as dangerous as Kimura. In 10 professional fights, he has finished nine of them with seven of those coming by way of submission. If anyone is to test Kimura on the ground though it would be Gagnon who despite being a blue belt has submitted all nine of his wins. This is a grapplers delight in this fight.

 

UFC on Fox Sports 1 #3

 

Sean Spencer vs. Yuri Villefort

Spencer will be heading into dangerous territory when he takes on Villefort in Brazil. Both fighters may have their job on the line with a loss. Villefort has lost two in a row, but may have a chance for redemption here. That is because Spencer lost his last fight by submission which is Villefort’s specialty with half of his wins coming on the ground. Who takes this fight is going to keep their job which makes it all the more important.


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