Friday, September 14, 2012

Matchmaker, matchmaker: What happened to the UFC 151 bouts, and Sarah Kaufman?s next bout

With UFC 151's cancellation, the UFC had to do a ton of scrambling to move the fights that didn't involve Dan Henderson or Jon Jones to other fight cards.

-- Kyle Noke and Charlie Brenneman's fight was moved to UFC 152 after Dan Miller's fight with Sean Pierson was canceled for a really good reason. Miller's son will finally get a kidney transplant in mid-September.

-- Several UFC 151 fights were shifted to UFC on FX 5. Dennis Hallman vs. Thiago Tavares, Danny Castillo vs. Michael Johnson, Shane Roller vs. Jacob Volkmann was all moved to the October 5 fights in Minneapolis.

-- Takeya Mizugaki's bout with Jeff Hoaglund and Yasuhiro Urushitani's fight with Jeff Lineker will move to UFC on Fuel in 6, which is taking place on Nov. 10 in Macau.

-- Alan Belcher's injury and Vitor Belfort's fight with Jon Jones forces their fight off of UFC 153. Phil Davis' bout with Wagner Prado was promoted to the main card.

-- In non-UFC fight booking news, former Strikeforce bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufman will fight Kaitlin Young at Invicta's next bouts on October 6. Kaufman's fight will be a one-time deal for her to fight on Invicta's all-female card.


Ricardo Arona  Noboru Asahi Marcus Aurelio  Mikhail Avetisyan Luiz Azeredo  Luciano Azevedo 

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