MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR FRIDAY: GUIDA INJURED, MENDES LEFT WITHOUT OPPONENT YET AGAIN

Yet more, Chad Mendes has been abandoned with no opponent. Initially reported by Sherdog.com, Clay Guida has an injury that has forced him to pull from his upcoming UFC on FOX 7 matchup against Mendes, that had been set to take place April 20 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.. It’s the third competitor to pull from fights with Mendes in the past elections, after Hacran Dias was scratched with an injury at UFC on FX 6 and Manny Gamburyan pulled out of his UFC 157 match with Mendes after he had been hurt in practice. Mendes (13-1) is one of those top-five featherweights in the world according to this MMA Fighter Rankings. He is an amazing wrestler with KO power, and since losing to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in UFC 142, he’s bounced back with KO wins Cody McKenzie and Yaotzin Meza to reaffirm his place as a leading featherweight. No clue yet on who’ll replace Mendes, but it’s possible Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, or Dennis Siver requires his place, although it’s likely if that is the case Mendes is going to be shifted to a card. Formiga vs. Cariaso set for UFC on FX 8 A conflict between top-ranked flyweights is set to go down this May in Brazil, as the UFC has included a matchup between Jussier Formiga and Chris Cariaso into the forthcoming UFC on FX 8 card. TATAME.com was the first to break news of the bout. Formiga (14-2) is coming off a TKO loss in his UFC debut to top rival John Dodson, while Cariaso (14-4) lost via entry to John Moraga at UFC 155, but both fighters are extremely talented and a win over a another puts them right back into the flyweight title film. This is a fairly close fight, so anticipate the MMA odds to be competitive when they are released. I would guess that Formiga are a small favorite over Cariaso, who, while talented, doesn’t have the hype behind him that Formiga does. UFC Sweden 2 adds Cella vs. Troeng The UFC additional a battle involving TUF 17 middleweights to the coming UFC Sweden 2 card, as Swede Tor Troeng takes on American Adam Cella at the April 6 event scheduled to occur at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. MMAnytt.se first reported that the bout, which will will mark the official UFC introduction of both fighters. Troeng (15-4-1) and also Cella (4-0) were eliminated from TUF 17 after being knocked out on the series, Cella’s loss being the barbarous spinning hook kick KO from Uriah Hall. With Troeng fighting in front of his hometown crowd and Cella come off among the worst KOs in current memory, anticipate Troeng to start as a solid -200 favourite, while Cella will surely be the underdog, and is definitely someone you need ton’t put your cash on.

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