MMA Odds and Ends for Thursday: Gegard Mousasi vs. Vitor Belfort set for UFC 204

500 Gegard Mousasi vs. Vitor Belfort set for UFC 204 MMAFighting confirmed an an initial Tuesday report by Combate that middleweights Gegard Mousasi and Vitor Belfort will clash at UFC 204. A middleweight clash between Gegard Mousasi and Vitor Belfort will finally go down at UFC 204 on Oct. 8. MMAFighting confirmed an initial Tuesday report by Combate. The promotion has yet to officially announce the fight card, which is expected to take place in Manchester, England. Mousasi (39-6-2) heads into this bout off back-to-back victories over Thales Leites and Thiago Santos. Belfort (25-12) heads into this contest off a first-round TKO defeat to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at UFC 198.   Jim Wallhead vs. Jessin Ayari set for UFC Fight Night Hamburg UFC officials announced Wednesday that 38-fight veteran Jim Wallhead will replace Emil Meek against Jessin Ayari at UFC Fight Night Hamburg. Meek withdrew from the fight last week to avoid a potential USAD anti-doping policy violation. Wallhead (29-9) is riding a four-fight win streak and has competed for plenty of organisations including  BAMMA, Cage Warriors, KSW and Bellator. Ayari (15-3) will also be making his UFC debut and heads into this bout off five-straight wins. UFC Fight Night 93: Arlovski vs. Barnett takes place September 3rd. Here’s an updated look at the card. Andrei Arlovski (25-12, 1NC) vs. Josh Barnett (34-8) Alexander Gustafsson (16-4) vs. Jan Blachowicz (19-5) Ryan Bader (20-5) vs. Ilir Latifi (12-4, 1NC) Jack Hermansson (13-2) vs. Scott Askham (14-2) Peter Sobotta (15-5-1) vs. Nicolas Dalby (14-1-1) Jessin Ayari (15-3) vs. Jim Wallhead (29-9) Nick Hein (13-2, 1NC) vs. Tae Hyun Bang (18-9) Rustam Khabilov (19-3) vs. Leandro Silva (19-4-1, 1NC) Brad Pickett (25-11) vs. Henry Briones (16-5-1) Michelle Waterson (13-4) vs. Aisling Daly (16-6) Taylor Lapilus (10-2) vs. Leandro Issa (13-5) Germaine de Randamie (7-3) vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith (4-1)   Josh Emmett vs. Jeremy Kennedy official for UFC Vancouver on August 27th  UFC officials announced Wednesday through their website that Josh Emmett will take on Vancouver native Jeremy Kennedy in a lightweight bout. Emmett (10-0) had a successful UFC debut earlier this year, defeating  Jon Tuck at UFC Fight Night 87 via split decision.  Kennedy (8-0) heads into this matchup off a decision victory against Drew Brokenshire at Battlefield Fight League 43. The 23-year old has won five of his eight career bouts by stoppage. I spoke with Kennedy earlier this week in an exclusive video interview prior to his UFC signing becoming official.   UFC on FOX 21 will come from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on August 27. Here’s an updated look at the card. Demian Maia (23-6) vs. Carlos Condit (30-8) Anthony Pettis (18-5) vs. Charles Oliveira (21-5, 1NC) Paige VanZant (6-2) vs. Bec Rawlings (7-4) Jim Miller (26-8 1NC) vs. Joe Lauzon (26-11) Sam Alvey (27-8, 1NC) vs. Kevin Casey (9-4-1, 2NC) Chad Laprise (10-2) vs. Thibault Gouti (11-2) Enrique Barzola (11-2-1) vs. Kyle Bochniak (6-1) Shane Campbell (12-5) vs. Felipe Silva (7-0) Josh Emmett (10-0) vs. Jeremy Kennedy (8-0) Garreth McLellan (13-4) vs. Alessio Di Chirico (9-1) Ryan Janes (8-1) vs. Adam Hunter (7-1)   UFC 201 Embedded: Episode 3  

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