MMA Odds and Ends for Wednesday: Tony Ferguson injured, fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov scrapped for UFC on FOX 19

Tony Ferguson injured, fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov scrapped for UFC on FOX 19  MMAJunkie reports that Tony Ferguson is out of his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov due to injury and the matchup has been pulled from the card. With the injury news, Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira now becomes a five-round fight and is the card’s new main event. UFC on FOX 19 takes place April 16 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. Here’s an updated look at the card MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. TBA Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX, 6 p.m. ET) Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush Hacran Dias vs. Cub Swanson John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET) Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington Randy Brown vs. Michael Graves Cezar Ferreira vs. Caio Magalhaes Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev Omari Akhmedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos   Quinton Rampage Jackson vs. Satoshi Ishii set for Bellator 157: Dynamite 2 in June Bellator officials confirmed Tuesday evening that the promotion has a date for their second MMA and kickboxing crossover event. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that headlining the card will be the return of Quinton Jackson as he takes on Satoshi Ishii. Jackson (36-11) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Fabio Maldonado at UFC 186 back in April 2015. He heads into this matchup on a four-fight winning streak. Ishii (14-5-1) is 2-2 in his last four fights and is coming off a TKO loss to Jiří Procházka back at the RIZIN event in December. Bellator 157: Dynamite 2 will take place June 24 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. This is the only matchup announced for the card so far.   ‘TUF 24’ tryouts set for April 25; tournament winner earns UFC flyweight title shot  According to a UFC press release, Season 24 of the  The Ultimate Fighter will feature flyweights. The interesting caveat is that the winner of the tournament earns a shot at the winner of the upcoming Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo championship fight at UFC 197. This is the third time TUF has feature title implications. Season 4 “The Comeback” saw Matt Serra earning a title shot against then champion Georges St-Pierre (who he defeated). Carla Esparza earned the inaugural woman’s strawweight title after winning Season 20’s tournament. Tryouts will take place April 25 at Palace Station in Las Vegas, NV.  The reality show will begin filming in June and the show will premiere August 31 on Fox Sports 1.   Douglas Lima meets Chidi Njokuani at Bellator 156 in June Bellator officials announced Tuesday that former welterweight champion Douglas Lima will return to the cage against Chidi Njokuani. Lima (26-6) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Andrey Koreshkov last July where he lost his welterweight strap. The loss snapped his five-fight winning streak. Njokuani (14-4) has won nine of his last ten matchups and is coming off a unanimous decision over Ricky Rainey. Bellator 156 takes place June 17 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.   Champion Miesha Tate earns new UFC contract  KHI Managment, which represents Miesha Tate announced that the UFC woman’s bantamweight champion has signed a new deal with the UFC. Terms of the new deal were not released, but MMA Fighting reports that Tate was not a free agent after her championship victory with Holly Holm at UFC 196.

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