Sam Alvey injured and out of UFC Fight Night 82 bout against Daniel Sarafian Sam Alvey has suffered a broken jaw and has withdrawn from his scheduled Feb. 21 UFC Fight Night 82 with Daniel Sarafian at Pittsburgh.
Alvey (26-7) first broke the news to MMA Newest and this was later confirmed by MMAFighting. Alvey needed his three fight winning streak snapped in his last fight as he suffered a first round knockout loss to Derek Brunson in UFC Fight Night 73 in August. The UFC has not named a replacement competitor for Sarafian at this stage. UFC Fight Night 82 occurs Feb. 21 at Consol Energy Center at Pittsburgh. Fabio Maldonado and seven additional fighters released from the UFC MMAFighting.com reports the UFC has cut ties with eight fighters such as fan 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 debut over James McSweeney in 2010, then lost three straight conflicts. He then won three in a row before going 1-4 in his last five fights. Souza (15-4) being published was a small head scratcher. The 31-year old was riding a 10-fight winning series (including three-straight wins from the UFC) before losing to Chas Skelly back in November in UFC Fight Night 77. Along with that, Souza told MMAFighting that he wasn’t told from the UFC about the launch. Camus (14-7) had not won a fight since defeating 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 album with a single NC in the UFC prior to being released. Rizin Struggling Federation, Day two: Fedor vs. Singh weigh-in movie Miss the weigh-ins for RIZIN Day two? Here’s who weighed in and you catch watch the reply 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
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