MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR WEDNESDAY: TONY FERGUSON INJURED, FIGHT WITH KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV SCRAPPED FOR UFC ON FOX 19

Tony Ferguson hurt, fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov scrapped for UFC on FOX 19 MMAJunkie reports that Tony Ferguson is out of his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov because of injury and the matchup was pulled from the card. With the injury information, Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira now becomes a five-round struggle and is the card new main event. UFC on FOX 19 occurs April 16 in Amalie Arena at Tampa, Fla.. Here’s an updated look in the card MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. TBA Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX, 6 p.m. ET) Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush Hacran Dias vs. Cub Swanson John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET) Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington Randy Brown vs. Michael Graves Cezar Ferreira vs. Caio Magalhaes Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev Omari Akhmedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Quinton Rampage Jackson vs. Satoshi Ishii set for Bellator 157: Dynamite 2 June Bellator officials confirmed Tuesday evening that the promotion has a date for their second MMA and kickboxing crossover event. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that headlining the card will be the yield of Quinton Jackson because he takes on Satoshi Ishii. Jackson (36-11) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Fabio Maldonado in UFC 186 back in April 2015. He heads into this matchup onto a four-fight winning series. Ishii (14-5-1) is 2-2 in his last four fights and is coming off a TKO loss to Ji???? Proch??zka back at the RIZIN event in December. Bellator 157: Dynamite two will occur June 24 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. This is the only matchup declared for the card so far. ‘TUF 24’ tryouts set for April 25; championship winner earns UFC flyweight title shot According to some UFC press release, Season 24 of the The Ultimate Fighter will feature flyweights. The fascinating thing is the winner of this tournament makes a shot at the winner of this forthcoming Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo championship fight at UFC 197. This is the third time TUF has attribute name implications. Season 4″The Comeback” saw Matt Serra earning a title shot against afterward champion Georges St-Pierre (who he defeated). Carla Esparza got the inaugural woman’s strawweight title after winning Season 20’s tournament. Tryouts will take place April 25 at Palace Station in Las Vegas, NV. The reality series will begin filming in June and the show will premiere August 31 on Fox Sports 1. Douglas Lima matches Chidi Njokuani in Bellator 156 in June Bellator officials declared Tuesday that the former welterweight champion Douglas Lima will return to the cage against Chidi Njokuani. Lima (26-6) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Andrey Koreshkov last July at which he dropped his welterweight strap. The loss snapped his five-fight winning streak. Njokuani (14-4) has won nine of his past ten matchups and is coming off a unanimous decision over Ricky Rainey. Bellator 156 occurs June 17 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.. Champion Miesha Tate earns new UFC contract KHI Managment, which represents Miesha Tate declared the UFC woman’s bantamweight champion has signed a new deal with the UFC. Terms of the new deal weren’t released, but MMA Fighting reports that Tate was not a free agent after her championship victory with Holly Holm at UFC 196.

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