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UFC Makes Several Changes To Upcoming Fights

UFC Makes Several Changes To Upcoming Fights

UFC officials were busy over the weekend, making several changes to fights and announcing new ones.

First, at UFC Fight Night 29, Jeremy Stephens will not be facing Rony Jason.

Jason, an alum of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, was not cleared by the Brazilian commission. After news of Jason’s exit was made known, Stephens also pulled out due to injury. Rousimar Palhares and Mike Pierce have been promoted in place of the scheduled fight to the main card.

Next, Tom Watson has been forced out of a planned meeting with Alessio Sakara at UFC Fight Night 30 due to a training injury. Replacing Watson will be Magnus Cedenblad.

Watson, via Twitter, confirmed the injury, saying he hopes to “fight again in 2013.”

And finally, UFC Fight Night 32 will receive a bout between Godofredo Pepey and Sam Sicilia. These two were originally scheduled to fight earlier this month.

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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