The game of musical chairs continues on the UFC 149 fight card in Calgary this summer. Tickets for UFC 149 have long been sold out, but there is still uncertainty about who 18-odd thousand fans will actually see inside the Octagon come July 21st.
So here is the latest update on the UFC 149 fight card, straight from UFC.com:
UFC 149 and UFC on FOX 4 have swapped stars after another pair of injuries shook up the summer fight scene today.
British middleweight Michael Bisping has been injured and is out of his UFC 149 bout against rising force Tim Boetsch. Stepping in to meet “The Barbarian” will be Hector Lombard, a former Cuban Olympian who rides a 25-fight unbeaten streak into his Octagon debut.
Lombard had been slated to fight Brian Stann in the main event of UFC on FOX 4 in August, but was left opponentless earlier today after Stann was forced to withdraw due to injury. That event got a new headliner in the form of Shogun Rua, who’d been left orphaned on the UFC 149 fight card after planned opponent Thiago Silva was hurt.
Two Thiagos Injured, Off Canada Card updated June 4
Two of the UFC’s top Thiagos have suffered injuries forcing them off the UFC 149 fight card, as Thiago Alves is out of his bout against Siyar Bahadurzada, while Thiago Silva has had to withdraw from his co-main bout against former light heavyweight champion Shogun Rua.
Stepping in to the welterweight bout in Alves’ place is Chris Clements, a striker from London, Ontario, Canada, who won his UFC debut at UFC 145 in April. Continue reading
Tickets to UFC 149 sold out within minutes of their release, but the fight card continued its changing ways as injuries forced both light-heavyweight Thiago Silva and welterweight Thiago Alves to withdraw from UFC 149. Silva was originally set to fact Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, while Alves was supposed to fight Siyar Bahadurzada.
Replacements haven’t yet been named, but Glover Teixeira is reportedly favored by UFC President Dana White to replace Thiago Silva against Mauricio Rua.
Who would you like to see replace Silva and Alves for UFC 149?
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Got your tickets to UFC 149 in Calgary yet? Well, your fight card just added a little more Canadiana with reports surfacing that Toronto’s Claude Patrick will fight James Head in the welterweight division. The number of Canadian fighters on the card now totals at six, including:
- Mitch Clarke
- Nick Ring
- Mitch Gagnon
- Antonio Carvalho
- Ryan Jimmo
- Claude Patrick (added today)
Sportsnet.ca: Patrick to fight Head at UFC 149 in Calgary
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For one of the hottest events in Canada this year, UFC 149 Calgary sure knows how to make headlines even before the first ticket is officially sold.
UFC 149 tickets don’t go on sale til late next week and the official lineup hasn’t been finalized yet, but the fight card for UFC 149 in Calgary got another shakeup this week when it was announced that current light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones would not face challenger Dan Henderson at UFC 149, despite UFC President Dana White penning the bout for Calgary a few weeks ago. In place of the Jones/Henderson bout will instead be the original headline fight between featherweight champ Jose Aldo and Erik Koch.
Toronto Sun: Jones out, Aldo in UFC 149 main event Continue reading