MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR WEDNESDAY: ALVEY INJURED, MALDONADO AMONG LATEST UFC CUTS, RIZIN DAY 2 WEIGH-IN RESULTS

Sam Alvey injured and from UFC Fight Night 82 bout against Daniel Sarafian Sam Alvey has Endured a broken jaw and has withdrawn from his scheduled Feb. 21 UFC Fight Night 82 with Daniel Sarafian at Pittsburgh.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 Latest and this was afterwards verified by MMAFighting. Alvey needed his three fight winning streak snapped in his final fight as he suffered a first round knockout loss to Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 73 in August. The UFC hasn’t named a replacement opponent for Sarafian at this stage. UFC Fight Night 82 occurs Feb. 21 in Consol Energy Center at Pittsburgh. Fabio Maldonado and seven additional fighters released from the UFC MMAFighting.com reports that the UFC has cut ties with eight fighters such as enthusiast favourte Fabio Maldonado. Along with 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 lost three straight conflicts. He then won three in a row prior to going 1-4 in his last five fights. Souza (15-4) being published was a small head scratcher. The 31-year older was riding a 10-fight winning series (including three-straight wins in the UFC) before losing to Chas Skelly back in November in UFC Fight Night 77. In addition to that, Souza told MMAFighting he wasn’t told from the UFC in regards to the release. Camus (14-7) hadn’t won a fight since defeating Brad Pickett at 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 before being released. Rizin Fighting Federation, Day two: Fedor vs. Singh weigh-in video Miss the weigh-ins for RIZIN Day two? Here is who weighed and you grab 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

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