MMA Odds and Ends for Wednesday: Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy off Saturday’s UFC 205 card

480 Rashad Evans off Saturday’s UFC 205 card  ESPN reported Tuesday that middleweight Rashad Evans has been pulled from his UFC 205 matchup with Tim Kennedy due to a medical issue. Evans (19-5-1) was set to make his middleweight debut on the card. Kennedy (18-5) hasn’t competed since a controversial loss to Yoel Romero way back at UFC 178. Stay tuned to for updates on UFC 205 as they become available. UFC signs RFA champion Brian Camozzi who now faces Randy Brown at UFC Albany With Charlie Ward having visa issues forcing him off the UFC Albany card, RFA welterweight champion Brian Camozzi now steps up to fight Randy Brown. Camozzi (7-2) captured the vacant RFA welterweight championship in his last fight, submitting Nick Barnes back in September. The 25-year-old boasts all of his wins by stoppage. Brown (8-1) improved his UFC record to 2-1 with a submission win over Erick Montano back in September. UFC Fight Night 102 takes place December 9th at Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. Here’s an updated look at the card… Derrick Lewis vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov Anthony Hamilton vs. Francis Ngannou Raphael Assuncao vs. Aljamain Sterling Patrick Cummins vs. Gian Villante Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Joseph Gigliotti Juliana Lima vs. Tatiana Suarez Tiago Trator vs. Zubaira Tukhugov Keith Berish vs. Ryan Janes Randy Brown vs. Brian Camozzi Corey Anderson vs. Sean O’Connell Andrew Sanchez vs. Trevor Smith Marc Diakiese vs. Frankie Perez Dustin Ortiz replaces John Moraga against Zach Makovsky at UFC 206 in Toronto UFC officials announced that John Moraga has suffered an injury, and Dustin Ortiz will now step up to face Zach Makovsky at UFC 206 in Toronto. Ortiz (15-6) heads into this matchup off back-to-back losses for the first time in his career. The 27-year-old suffered decision losses to Jussier Formiga and Wilson Reis. Makovsky (19-7) also is in need of a victory after losing two straight to John Dodson and Joseph Benavidez. UFC 206 takes place December 10th at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Here’s an updated look at the card… Daniel Cormier (c)  vs. Anthony Johnson – for light heavyweight title Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis Valerie Letourneau vs. Viviane Pereira John Makdessi vs. Lando Vannata Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Drew Dober Emil Meek vs. Jordan Mein Rustam Khabilov vs. Jason Saggo Misha Cirkunov vs. Nikita Krylov Dooho Choi vs. Cub Swanson Li Jingliang vs. Chad Laprise Mitch Gagnon vs. Matthew Lopez Zach Makovsky vs. Dustin Ortiz Khalil Rountree vs. Tyson Pedro added to UFC Fight Night 101  TUF 23 runner-up Khalil Rountree will look for his first UFC victory when he battles Australian native Tyson Pedro, who makes his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 101. UFC officials made the announcment on Tuesday. Rountree (4-1) lost his UFC debut to eventual TUF 23 winner Andrew Sanchez back in July. The 26-year-old went 4-0 under the RFA banner prior to his stint on The Ultimate Fighter. Pedro (4-0) earned his shot at a UFC contract by submitting Steven Warby (7-1) at Australian Fighting Championship 17. UFC Fight Night 101 takes place November 26th (November 27th in Australia) at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Here’s an updated look at the card… Robert Whittaker vs. Derek Brunson Andrew Holbrook vs. Jake Matthews Omari Akhmedov vs. Kyle Noke Yusuke Kasuya vs. Alex Volkanovski Chris Camozzi vs. Daniel Kelly Damien Brown vs. Jon Tuck Jonathan Meunier vs. Richard Walsh Geane Herrera vs. Ben Nguyen Dan Hooker vs. Jason Knight Jenel Lausa vs. Yao Zhikui Seo Hee Ham vs. Danielle Taylor Tyson Pedro vs. Khalil Rountree

Written by James Lynch

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