MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Cyborg makes weight for UFC Brasilia, Fighters react to RFA / Legacy FC merger

Cristiane  “Cyborg” Justino makes weight for tomorrows UFC Brasilia event  Cris Cyborg made weight on Friday (141-pounds on the dot) for her matchup tomorrow night against Lina Lansberg at UFC Brasilia. Here’s a look at her weighing in below courtesy of MMAFighting. Here’s a look at the complete UFC Fight Night 95 early weigh-ins Main Card (FS1, 10 p.m. ET) Cristiane Justino (141) vs. Lina Lansberg (140) Renan Barao (146) vs. Phillipe Nover (146) Roy Nelson (258) vs. Antonio Silva (265) Paul Felder (155) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (155) Thiago “Marreta” Santos (186) vs. Eric Spicely (185) Mike De La Torre (146) vs. Godofredo Pepey (146) Preliminary Card (FS1, 8 p.m. ET) Gilbert Burns (156) vs. Michel Prazeres (158) Michinori Tanaka (135) vs. Rani Yahya (136) Jussier Formiga (126) vs. Dustin Ortiz (124) Luan Chagas (171) vs. Erick Silva (171) UFC Fight Pass Prelims  (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET) Alan Patrick (156) vs. Stevie Ray (156) Vicente Luque (171) vs. Hector Urbina (170) Glaico Franca (156) vs. Gregor Gillespie (156)   Regional fighters react to RFA / Legacy FC merger (Legacy Fighting Alliance) In this exclusive video, listen to fighters from RFA and Legacy react to the news of the two promotions merging.   Ross Pearson vs. James Krause set for UFC Fight Night 99 UFC officials announced Thursday that Ross Pearson will drop back down to lightweight to face James Krause at UFC Fight Night 99. These two were initially slated to fight in July at the TUF 23 Finale, before Krause was pulled from the card (due to personal reasons) and Will Brooks stepped in. Pearson (19-12, 1NC) is 1-3 in his last four fights and heads into this matchup off two-straight losses. Krause (23-7) has won back-to-back fights including decision victory over Shane Campbell back in Feburary. UFC Fight Night 99 takes place from the SSE Arena Belfast. Here’s an updated look at the card. Dong Hyun Kim (21-3-1, 1NC) vs. Gunnar Nelson (15-2-1) Ian McCall (13-5-1) vs. Neil Seery (16-12) Amanda Cooper (1-2) vs. Anna Elmose (3-1) Ross Pearson (19-12, 1NC) vs. James Krause (23-7)   Sergio Pettis forced to withdraw from UFC Fight Night 96 due to injury  While the UFC hasn’t made an official announcement, it appears that flyweight Sergio Pettis is off next week’s UFC Portland event against Louis Smolka  due to injury. His coach Duke Roufus revealed the news yesterday in an Instagram post.

  UFC Fight Night 96 takes place Oct. 1 at Moda Center in Portland, Ore. Here’s an updated look at the card. MAIN CARD (FS1, 11 p.m. ET) John Lineker vs. John Dodson Will Brooks vs. Alex Oliveira Louis Smolka vs. TBA Josh Burkman vs. Zak Ottow PRELIMINARY CARD (FS2, 9 p.m. ET) Joachim Christensen vs. Luis Henrique da Silva Hacran Dias vs. Andre Fili Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Walt Harris Keita Nakamura vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7:15 p.m. ET) Nate Marquardt vs. Tamdan McCrory Ion Cutelaba vs. Jonathan Wilson Curtis Blaydes vs. Cody East Kelly Faszholz vs. Ketlen Vieira   Chris Camozzi vs. Daniel Kelly scheduled for UFC Fight Night 101 in Melbourne UFC officials announced Thursday that middleweights Chris Camozzi and Daniel Kelly will clash in Melbourne this November. Camozzi (24-11) heads into this matchup off a third-round submission loss to Thales Leites, which snapped a three-fight win streak. Kelly (11-1) has won back-to-back fights against Steven Montgomery and Antonio Carlos Junior after losing via TKO to Sam Alvey last year. UFC Fight Night 101 takes place Nov. 26 (Nov. 27 in Australia) at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Here’s an updated look at the card. Luke Rockhold vs. Ronaldo Souza Derek Brunson vs. Robert Whittaker Chris Camozzi vs. Daniel Kelly Jake Matthews vs. TBA  

Written by James Lynch

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