MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR TUESDAY: KIMBO SLICE SETTLES WITH TEXAS COMMISSION, NICK HEIN OUT OF UFC FIGHT NIGHT 87 WITH INJURY
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Following failed PED evaluation’Kimbo Slice’ settles with Texas commission On Monday’Kimbo Slice’ settled with the Texas athletic commission on a $2,500 fine and the revocation of his struggle licence in the nation. Slice (6-2) is coming off a third round TKO victory over Dhafir”Dada 5000″ Harris. After that fight, the TUF Heavyweights alum tested positive for anabolic steroid nandrolone. Slice is set to take on James Thompson (20-16) in Bellator 158 in The O2 areana at London. Due to the fact that the event is taking place overseas, International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) will function as the regulator for all drug testing. Nick Hein out of UFC Fight Night 87 with injury, Jon Tuck in search of opponent MMAJunkie reports lightweight Nick Hein was forced to withdraw from Sundays UFC Fight Night 87 event due to injury. UFC officials are in the process of locating a brief notice replacement for his opponent Jon Tuck. Here is an updated look at Sundays card with the injury news. Main Card: (FOX Sports) — Alistair Overeem (40-14) vs. Andrei Arlovski (25-11) — Stefan Struve (26-8) vs. Antonio Silva (19-8) — Gunnar Nelson (14-2-1) vs. Albert Tumenov (17-2) — Anna Elmose (3-0) vs. Germaine de Randamie (5-3) — Francimar Barroso (18-4) vs. Nikita Krylov (19-4) — Karolina Kowalkiewicz (8-0) vs. Heather Jo Clark (7-4) Preliminary Card(FOX Sports 1) — Rustam Khabilov (18-3) vs. Chris Wade (11-0) — Magnus Cedenblad (13-4) vs. Garreth McLellan (13-3) — Jon Tuck (9-2) vs. TBA — Yan Cabral (12-2) vs. Reza Madadi (13-4) Preliminary Card: (UFC Fight Pass) — Kyoji Horiguchi (16-2) vs. Neil Seery (16-11) — Dominic Waters (9-4) vs. Leon Edwards (10-3) — Ulka Sasaki (18-3-2) vs. Willie Gates (12-6) Kamaru Usman hurt, Luan Chagas faces Sergio Moraes in UFC 198 Combate reported Monday that TUF 21 winner Kamaru Usman has withdrawn from his UFC 198 bout because of an undisclosed injury. Rather UFC newcomer Luan Chagas chooses his place . Chagas (14-1) heads into this matchup on a nine-fight winning streak and has yet to find that the judges scorecards in his 15-fight career. Moraes (10-2) has won four-straight battles and is coming off a TKO victory over Omari Akhmedov in UFC Fight Night 80. UFC 198 takes place in Arena da Baixada in Curitiba. Here’s an updated look at the card. Fabricio Werdum (c) vs. Stipe Miocic — for heavyweight title Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo Souza Uriah Hall vs. Anderson Silva Cristiane Justino vs. Leslie Smith Corey Anderson vs. Mauricio Rua Matt Brown vs. Demian Maia Warlley Alves vs. Bryan Barberena Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago”Marreta” Santos Rob Font vs. John Lineker Patrick Cummins vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Yancy Medeiros vs. Francisco Trinaldo Luan Chagas vs. Sergio Moraes Renato Moicano vs. Zubaira Tukhugov July’s UFC Fight Night 90 adds additional matchups, including Mike Pyle vs. Alberto Mina UFC officials recently announced four new matchups Monday, most notably a welterweight fight between veteran Mike Pyle and Alberto Mina. Pyle (27-11-1) is coming off a big win over Sean Spencer which brought him”Fight of the Night honours” and subsequently snapped a two fight losing streak. Mina (12-0) has won back to back fights in the UFC from Shinsho Anzai and Yoshihiro Akiyama. Also added into the card welterweights Alvaro Herrera (9-3) vs. Vicente Luque (8-5-1), lightweights Gilbert Burns (11-1) vs. Lukasz Sajewski (13-1), along with bantamweights Reginaldo Vieira (13-3) vs. Marco Beltran (7-3) UFC Fight Night 90 takes place July 7 in MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Here’s an updated look in the card. Rafael dos Anjos (c) vs. Eddie Alvarez — for lightweight name Mitch Clarke vs. Joseph Duffy Derrick Lewis vs. Roy Nelson Anthony Birchak vs. Dileno Lopes Alan Jouban vs. Nordine Taleb Mehdi Baghdad vs. John Makdessi Alberto Mina vs. Mike Pyle Alvaro Herrera vs. Vicente Luque Gilbert Burns vs. Lukasz Sajewski Marco Beltran vs. Reginaldo Vieira CES lightweight champion Luis Felix defends title against Ryan Sanders at CES MMA 36 The much anticipated rematch between Luis Felix and Ryan Sanders will take place on June 10th. Felix (14-9) fought Sanders back in January at CES MMA 33 in a brief notice catchweight bout in which his lightweight title wasn’t on the line. Sanders won by second round submission, so it just made sense to have the rematch. Sanders (10-7) has won three-straight battles and has not been stopped in a fight since a 2013 reduction to Michael Page. He’s coming off the submission win over Felix and when I talked to him back in January, he was not sure if the rematch could happen.

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