Sam Alvey injured and from UFC Fight Night 82 bout against Daniel Sarafian Sam Alvey has Endured a broken jaw and has Pulled from his scheduled Feb. 21 UFC Fight Night 82 with Daniel Sarafian at Pittsburgh.
Alvey (26-7) first broke the news to MMA Latest and this was afterwards verified by MMAFighting. Alvey had his three battle winning streak snapped in his last fight as he suffered a first round knockout loss to Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 73 in August. The UFC has not named a replacement opponent for Sarafian at this point. UFC Fight Night 82 occurs Feb. 21 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Fabio Maldonado and seven additional fighters released from the UFC MMAFighting.com reports the UFC has cut ties with eight fighters such as enthusiast favourte Fabio Maldonado. In addition to Maldonado, the UFC has also released Chico Camus, Kevin Souza, Ericka Almeida, Bubba Bush, Mickael Lebout, Vernon Ramos and Jumabieke Tuerxun. Maldonado (22-9) has had an up and down career in the UFC. He won his promotional introduction over James McSweeney in 2010, then dropped three straight conflicts. Then he won three in a row before going 1-4 in his last five fights. Souza (15-4) being released was a bit of a head scratcher. The 31-year older was riding a 10-fight winning streak (such as three-straight wins in the UFC) before losing to Chas Skelly back in November at UFC Fight Night 77. In addition to this, Souza told MMAFighting he wasn’t told from the UFC in regards to the release. Camus (14-7) had not won a fight since beating Brad Pickett in 2014. Lebout (14-5-1, 1 NC) is coming off back to back losses to Sergio Moraes and Steven Ray. Meanwhile Ramos (3-1), Bush (8-3, 1 NC), Almeida (7-2) and Tuerxun (15-3) racked up a combined 0-7 record with one NC at the UFC before being published. Rizin Fighting Federation, Day 2: Fedor vs. Singh weigh-in video Miss the weigh-ins for RIZIN Day two? Here is who weighed and you catch watch the answer below. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Jaideep Singh Kron Gracie vs Asen Yamamoto Baruto Kaido vs. Peter Aerts Yuichiro Nagashima vs. Andy Souwer Bob Sapp vs. Akebono [Shoot Boxing Rules] Gabi Garcia vs. Lei’d Tapa Soo Chul Kim vs. Maike Linhares Takeru vs. Yang Ming [K-1 Rules] Brennan Ward vs. Ken Hasegawa Muhammad Lawal vs. Teodoras Aukstuolis [GP Tournament Semi-Final] Jiri Prochazka vs. Vadim Nemkov [GP Tournament Semi-Final] RENA vs. Jleana Valentino