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UFC Fight Card Shake-Ups

With recent injuries to Chuck Liddell and Rob Emerson, the UFC has had to make some changes to their UFC 84 and UFC 85 fight cards.

UFC 84: Ill Will

Rich Clementi—yes, the same Rich Clementi who just fought this past weekend at UFC 83—will be replacing Rob Emerson in a lightweight match against Terry Etim, according to the UFC.

UFC 84 takes place on May 24, so this only gives Clementi one month to prepare for the fight. The injury Rob Emerson suffered is unknown at this time.

Check out our fight cards section for the full UFC 84 fight card.

UFC 85 is reporting that James Irvin will replace Chuck Liddell in the match against Rashad Evans. Irvin last fought at Ultimate Fight Night 13 with a record-tying quickest knockout of Houston Alexander. The UFC has yet to make a formal announcement.

This falls into more of the “rumored” category, but MMA Mania is hearing that Michael Bisping will step into the main event spotlight against Chris Leben. Leben made comments recently that he would like a fight with Bisping at middleweight. These two have strong personalities and love to talk, so you can expect to hear these two going back and forth in the month leading up to the fight, assuming this rumor pans out.

Check out our fight cards section for the full UFC 85 fight card.

That’s it for now, but the UFC stated it plans on adding additional bouts to compensate for an injured Chuck Liddell.

We will keep you posted.

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Fight Cards

Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis

Event Date: November 4, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor

Event Date: November 12, 2016
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 165: Chandler Vs. Henderson

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: TBD