MMA Odds and Ends for Wednesday: Gastelum out of UFC 195, Manuwa vs. Krylov rumored for UFC London

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Kelvin Gastelum injured and out of UFC 195 Kelvin Gastelum is out of his UFC 195 with an undisclosed injury per UFC officials on Wednesday. The TUF 17 winner was slated to take on Kyle Noke in a welterweight bout. Instead Alex Morono (11-3) will be making his UFC debut and replacing Gastelum against Noke. Morono has won five-straight fights. As a result of the switchup, a lightweight matchup between Abel Trujillo and Tony Sims will now be part of the main card. UFC 195 takes place in Las Vegas, Nev. on Jan. 2. Robbie Lawler defends his welterweight title against Carlos Condit in the main event.   Report: Jimi Manuwa takes on Nikita Krylov set for UFC Fight Night 83  According to The Daily Mail, light heavyweights Manuwa and Krylov are set to face off at UFC Fight Night 83 in London.

Manuwa (15-2) is coming off a second round TKO loss to Anthony Johnson at UFC 191. He’s gone 4-2 since making his octagon debut in 2012. Krylov (19-4) is coming off a first round submission victory over Marcos Rogério de Lima at UFC Fight Night 74.

Also two more bouts have been officially added to this event.

Teemu Packalen vs Lukasz Sajewski Packalen (7-1) is coming off unanimous decision loss to Mickael Lebout at UFC Fight Night 72. Sajewski (13-1) suffered the first loss of his career, suffering a unanimous decision lost to Nick Hein at UFC Fight Night 69 in his promotional debut. Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Jarjis Danho Omielanczuk (17-5-1) has gone 2-2 inside the octagon and is coming off a stoppage victory over Chris de la Rocha at UFC Fight Night 72. Danho (6-0) has won all of his fights by stoppage, including four by knockout. He’s coming off a first-round TKO victory over Stefan Traunmueller at a Desert Force Championship event in Jordan. UFC Fight Night 83 takes place Feb. 27 at The O2 in London and below is the most up to date version of the card. Jimi Manuwa vs. Nikita Krylov ***Not Official** Michael Bisping vs. Gegard Mousasi Makwan Amirkhani vs. Mike Wilkinson Rustam Khabilov vs. Norman Parke Tom Breese vs. Keita Nakamura Henry Briones vs. Brad Pickett Davey Grant vs. Marlon Vera Arnold Allen vs. Yaotzin Meza Martin Svensson vs. David Teymur Chris Dempsey vs. Krzysztof Jotko Scott Askham vs. Chris Dempsey Teemu Packalen vs. Lukasz Sajewski Jarjis Danho vs. Daniel Omielanczuk   Bellator’s Joe Schilling wants a rematch with Melvin Manhoef Kickboxing star Schilling spoke to MMAJunkie on Tuesday and expressed his desire to fight fellow knockout artist Melvin Manhoef for a second time. “The Melvin rematch makes sense for the fans,” Schilling told MMAjunkie. “Our first fight was awesome and it was obviously more awesome for me than it was for him, but it was great for the fans. I would love to fight Melvin again and it’s definitely something I see happening in the future.” Schilling (2-5) knocked out Manhoef is his Bellator debut back in November 2014 at Bellator 131. Since then, the GLORY kickboxer has dropped two straight bouts in the cage, dropping bouts to Rafael Carvalho and most recently Hisaki Kato at Bellator 139 in June. Manhoef (30-12-1) is coming off a knockout win over Kato at Bellator 146 and is currently 3-1- 1 NC in his last five fights.   Emmanuel Yarborough passes away at 51 The largest fighter to ever compete in the UFC, Emmanuel Yarborough, passed away on Monday evening. Yarbrough (1-3) who fought once in the UFC and once in PRIDE, was at one time listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest athlete. He was 616-pounds when he fought against 195-pound Keith Hackney on the third UFC event in September of 1994. Yarborough was 51-years old.

Written by James Lynch

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