Chad Mendes was abandoned with no opponent. As first reported by, Clay Guida has an injury that has forced him to pull out of his forthcoming UFC on FOX 7 matchup against Mendes, that had been set to occur April 20 at HP Pavilion at San Jose, Calif.. It’s the third opponent to pull out of conflicts with Mendes in recent bouts, following Hacran Dias was scratched with an accident at UFC on FX 6 and Manny Gamburyan pulled out of his UFC 157 match with Mendes later he was hurt in training. Mendes (13-1) is one of those top-five featherweights in the world according to the MMA Fighter Rankings. He’s an amazing wrestler with KO power, and because dropping to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 142, he has bounced back with KO wins over Cody McKenzie and Yaotzin Meza to reaffirm his spot as a top featherweight. No hint yet on who’ll replace Mendes, but it’s possible Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, or Dennis Siver requires his place, though it’s probably if that’s the case Mendes will be changed to a card. Formiga vs. Cariaso place for UFC on FX 8 A battle between top-ranked flyweights is set to go down this May in Brazil, since the UFC has included a matchup between Jussier Formiga and Chris Cariaso into the forthcoming UFC on FX 8 card. was the first to break news of this bout. Formiga (14-2) is coming off a TKO loss in his UFC debut to high rival John Dodson, while Cariaso (14-4) lost via entry to John Moraga at UFC 155, but both fighters are incredibly talented and a win over one another puts them right into the flyweight title picture. This is a pretty close fight, so expect the MMA odds to be aggressive when they’re released. I would guess that Formiga would be a small favorite over Cariaso, that, while talented, doesn’t have the hype behind him that Formiga does. UFC Sweden 2 adds Cella vs. Troeng The UFC additional a battle involving TUF 17 middleweights into the upcoming UFC Sweden 2 card, as Swede Tor Troeng takes on American Adam Cella at the April 6 event scheduled to occur at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. first reported the bout, which will will indicate the official UFC debut of both fighters. Troeng (15-4-1) and also Cella (4-0) were eliminated from TUF 17 after being pumped out on the series, Cella’s loss being the barbarous spinning hook kick KO by Uriah Hall. With Troeng fighting before his hometown crowd and Cella come off one of the worst KOs in current memory, expect Troeng to open as a strong -200 favourite, while Cella will surely be the underdog, and is definitely someone that you shouldn’t place your money on.

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