MMA Odds and Ends for Wednesday: Trujillo vs. Sims booked, Spong out of WSOF 26

Abel Trujillo vs. Tony Sims added to UFC 195 UFC officials announced Tuesday that a lightweight contest has been added to UFC 195 with Abel Trujillo taking on Tony Sims. Trujillo (12-7) is currently riding a two-fight losing streak after suffering back to submissions losses to Gleason Tibau at UFC Fight Night 77 and Tony Ferguson at UFC 181. Sims (12-3) made a successful promotional debut back UFC Fight Night 70 in June where he knocked out Steve Montgomery. However he followed that up with a loss to Olivier Aubin-Mercier at UFC Fight Night 74 in August. UFC 195 takes place Jan. 2 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and is headlined by a welterweight championship fight between champ Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit.   Tyrone Spong injured, Clinton Williams now faces Jake Heun at WSOF 26 Unfortunately WSOF light heavyweight standout Tyrone Spong has suffered yet another injury. The MMA Kings first broke the news on Twitter. Spong (2-0) has not competed in the MMA cage since August 2013 due to injuries and competing in kickboxing bouts. Heun (8-4) has won three-straight and is coming off a third-round submission win against Davin Clark at WSOF 22 back in August. Heun is now set to face off with Clinton Williams (7-2 1 NC). WSOF 26 takes place at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan Las Vega on Dec. 18th is headlined by a featherweight title fight between Lance Palmer and Alexandre Almeida.   Report: Rizin working on Fedor vs. Bigfoot II rematch’s Karim Zidan (via mentioned yesterday that the Japanese based Rizin promotion is interested in signing Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and looked to schedule him in a rematch against Fedor Emelianenko. According to the Sportbox report, the promotion has already reached out to Bigfoot but no word on if the the Strikeforce veteran is currently a free agent or if he would be avaliable to fight at the end of the year. Back on Feb. 12th 2011 at Strikeforce: Bigfoot vs. Fedor, Silva defeated Emelianenko by TKO (injury) at the end of the second round due to the Russian not being able to see out of his right eye. It should be noted that Silva is 1-4 (1) over his past six fights, while Emelianenko hasn’t fought since a 2012 victory over Pedro Rizzo.  

Written by James Lynch

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