MMA Odds and Ends for Tuesday: Anderson Silva’s rep wants rematch with Michael Bisping, Tumenov vs. Nelson added to UFN 85

Ed Soares calls for Anderson Silva vs. Michael Bisping rematch  Long-time manager for Anderson Silva, Ed Soares made an Instagram post Sunday saying that he wants to see a rematch between the UFC Fight Night 84 headliners in Brazil.   ASilva_instagram     Bisping (28-7) defeated Silva by unanimous decision this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 84. Silva (33-7) hasn’t won a fight since 2012 thanks to a failed drug test in his win over Nick Diaz last year.  While this matchup did have it’s fair share of controversy, it appears that Bisping has another fight in mind.  

  Gunnar Nelson vs. Albert Tumenov set for UFC Rotterdam The UFC announced early this morning that a welterweight matchup pitting  Gunnar Nelson vs. Albert Tumenov will take place at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski Nelson (14-2-1) heads into this matchup off a unanimous decision loss to Demian Maia at UFC 194 in December.  With the loss, Nelson has now loss two of his last three fights. Tumenov (17-2) is currently riding a five-fight win streak including a split decision victory over Lorenz Larkin via split decision at UFC 195. UFC Fight Night 85 takes place on May 8 in Rotterdam and is headlined by Alistair Overeem taking on Andrei Arlovski.   Episode 1: UFC 196 Embedded    Injury bug hits Legacy FC 52 and 53 Injuries have forced changes to main event matchups for Legacy FC 52 and 53. At Legacy FC 52, Damacio Page (19-10) was slated to take on Matt Schnell (8-2) for the flyweight title. However an injury to the UFC veteran Page has forced him off the card and he’s since been replaced by Jason Sampson (13-1). Headlining Legacy FC 53 was a welterweight matchup between Dhiego Lima (10-4) battling Ben Brewer (11-4). An injury to Brewer has pulled him from that matchup and now Antonio Trocoli (9-1) fights the TUF 19 veteran Lima. Legacy FC 52 takes place March 25 at Golden Nugget Lake Charles in Lake Charles, La. Legacy FC 53 takes place April 8 at Center Stage Atlanta in Georgia. Here’s an updated look at both events which air live on AXS TV. Legacy FC 52 – Mar. 25th Jason Sampson vs. Matt Schnell – for interim flyweight title Jose Ceja vs. Irwin Rivera Sean Soriano vs. Thomas Webb Trent Meaux vs. Cody Williams David Bosnick vs. Gage Duhon Aaron Davis vs. Ryan Spann Brendan Allen vs. Trevin Giles Legacy FC 53 – April 8th Dhiego Lima vs. Antonio Trocoli Cody Wilson vs. Dave Vitkay C.J. Hamilton vs. Jacob Hebeisen Amir Dadovic vs. Adam Dehart Kamrin Naville vs. Diego Saraiva Wesley Golden vs. Chazz Walton Lawson McClure vs. John Queiroz

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