MMA Odds and Ends for Thursday: Alberto Uda takes on newcomer Marvin Vettori at UFC 202

Alberto Uda takes on newcomer Marvin Vettori added to UFC 202 UFC officials announced Wednesday that the promotion has signed Marvin Vettori and he’ll take on Alberto Uda at UFC 202. Uda (9-1) came up short in his UFC debut back in May, suffering a second round knockout to Jake Collier. It was the first professional loss in Uda’s career. Vettori (10-2) heads into his debut on a five-fight win streak. He’s coming off a submission victory over Igor Araujo at Venator FC 3. UFC 202 takes place Aug. 20 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Here’s an updated look at the card. Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira Donald Cerrone vs. Rick Story Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia Dong Hyun Kim vs. Neil Magny Alberto Uda vs. Marvin Vettori   Bellator 159 adds Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Daniel Weichel On Wednesday Bellator officials announced that a featherweight matchup between  Emmanuel Sanchez and Daniel Weichel has been added to Bellator 159. Sanchez (13-2) heads into the matchup off a three-fight win streak, including a split decision nod over Daniel Pineda at Bellator 149. Weichel (36-9) scored a decision victory over Georgi Karakhanyan at Bellator 147. The 31-year old has won eight of his last nine fights. Other additions to the main card include light heavyweights Philipe Lins (9-1) vs.  Guilherme Viana (7-2 ) and woman’s strawweight bout between Bruna Ellen (2-0) and Jessica Middleton (0-0). Bellator 159 takes place July 22 from Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. Here’s an updated look at the card Main Card Darrion Caldwell vs. Joe Taimanglo Melvin Guillard vs. Dave Rickels Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Daniel Weichel Philipe Lins vs. Guilherme Vinana Bruna Ellen vs. Jessica Middleton Prelims Emily Ducote vs. Bruna Vargas L.J. Hermreck vs. Gaston Reyno Manny Meraz vs. Trey Ogden Matt Foster vs. Chris Harris Fernando Martinez vs. Marcio Navarro Johnny Marigo vs. Andy Riley Henry Lindsay vs. Josh Pfeifer Brandon Phillips vs. Chuka Willis

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