MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Chris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi added to UFC 210 in Buffalo, UFC strawweight retires

480 Chris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi added to UFC 210 in Buffalo  UFC officials announced Thursday that former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will take on former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi at UFC 210 on April 8th. Weidman (13-2) is coming off back-to-back knockout losses to Luke Rockhold and most recently Yoel Romero at UFC 205 in New York this past November. The 32-year old will be looking for his first win since May 2015. Mousasi (41-6-2) heads into this matchup on a four-fight win streak, including three-straight knockout victories over Thiago Santos, Vitor Belfort and most recently Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 99. UFC 210 takes place April 8th at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY. This is the only matchup currently scheduled on the card so stay tuned to MMAOddsBreaker for more updates when they become available.   James Vick vs Abel Trujillo slated for UFC Fight Night 104 MMAFighting reported on Thursday that lightweight James Vick will face off with Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston. Vick (9-1) was initially slated to take on Johnny Case (injury) and heads into this matchup off his first career loss to Beneil Dariush back at UFC 199. Trujillo (15-6) has won three-straight fights and was scheduled to face Evan Dunham, who ended up bowing out due to injury. UFC Fight Night 104 takes place at the Toyota Center on Feb. 4.   UFC strawweight Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger announces her retirement Former RFA strawweight champion Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger announced her retirement last night. Jones-Lybarger (6-4) went 0-3 in the UFC with setbacks to Tecia Torres, Randa Markos and most recently Nina Ansaroff last week at UFC Fight Night 103. Jones-Lybarger made her professional debut 2012 after an amateur career that saw her win a Tuff-N-Uff title.   The 31-year-old released the following statement on Facebook. “Family, friends and fans, first of all I want to say thank you so much for all the love and support. It’s something I can see and have felt throughout out my career and I’m very thankful for it all. I have been doing what I love for almost 9 years now and I can promise you I gave it everything I had. Tonight I’m so excited to announce my retirement from fighting. I’m ready for what’s next. I’m ready to be with my wife and kids, to be the best wife and most of all to be the best step mom to our girls. Kennedy and Ellie I love you both so much. I want to thank my coach John Crouch for always supporting me in and out of the cage. Thank you coach Eddie, Wil and Jarret! Thank you Mike Dolce for always being on my team. I owe everything to my brothers and sisters at the MMA LAB thank you.”

Written by James Lynch

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