MMA Odds and Ends for Wednesday: Injury forces B.J. Penn out of UFC Fight Night 97 main event

480 Injury forces B.J. Penn out of UFC Fight Night 97 headliner MMAjunkie confirmed Tuesday that MMA legend B.J. Penn has been forced to withdraw from next week’s UFC Fight Night 97 headlining bout with Ricardo Lamas due to injury. UFC Fight Night 97 takes place Oct. 15 at SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Manila, Philippines. Here’s an updated look at the card. MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 10 a.m. ET) Ricardo Lamas vs. opponent TBA Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura Jenel Lausa vs. Yao Zhikui Mizuto Hirota vs. Cole Miller PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:45 a.m. ET) Sam Alvey vs. Alex Nicholson Jon Tuck vs. Alex Volkanovski Ryan Janes vs. Dongi Yang Seo Hee Ham vs. Danielle Taylor James Moontasri vs. Alex Morono Ali Bagautinov vs. Kyoji Horiguchi Sergio Moraes vs. Zak Ottow booked for UFC Fight Night 100 Following Michael Graves being pulled from UFC Fight Night 100 due to an arrest, Zak Ottow will step up against Sergio Moraes at UFC Fight Night 100. UFC officials announced the matchup on Tuesday Ottow (14-4) is coming off a successful UFC debut against Josh Burkman, defeating the TUF 2 vet by split decision. Moraes (10-2-1) has remained unbeaten in his last five fights, including a draw against Luan Chagas at UFC 198 in his last fight. UFC Fight Night 100 will take place from the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Here’s an updated look at the card… Ryan Bader (21-5) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (22-7) Claudia Gadelha (13-2) vs. Cortney Casey (6-3) Krzysztof Jotko (18-1) vs. Thaigo Leites (26-6) Christian Colombo (8-1-1) vs. Luis Henrique (9-2) Johnny Eduardo (27-10) vs. Manny Gamburyan (15-9) Gadzhimurad Antigulov (18-4) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (14-3) Matheus Nicolau (12-1-1) vs. Ulka Sasaki (19-3-2) Sergio Moraes (10-2-1) vs. Zak Ottow (14-4) Pedro Munhoz (12-2, 1NC) vs. Justin Scoggins (11-2) Cezar Ferreira (10-5) vs. Jack Hermansson (14-2) UFC 204 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 2 Legacy FC 60’s Billy Christianson talks short notice matchup with Marcus Edwards on Friday  XFFC President Darren Cliffe fires back at featherweight Sabah Fadai comments & talks XFFC 12 on Oct. 14th Cliffe was responding to the comments Fadai made towards him in my interview on Sunday 

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