Undisclosed injury forces Josh Thomson away Bellator 154 battle with Michael Chandler Lightweight Josh Thomson has pulled out of his fight with Michael Chandler due to an undisclosed injury according to FloCombat.com. Both Thomson’s (22-8 ) and Chandler (14-3) are both coming off back-to-back wins. There is not any word on which sort of harm Thomson had lasted. A replacement opponent for Chandler has not yet been declared. Bellator 154 takes place May 14 at SAP Center at San Jose, Calif.. Roy Nelson vs., Derrick Lewis, Anthony Birchak vs. Dileno Lopes added to UFC Fight Night 90 The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported that heavyweights Roy Nelson will square off from Derrick Lewis from the UFC Fight Night 90 Nelson (21-12) is coming off a decision victory over Jared Rosholt in UFC Fight Night 82 back in February. He in his last seven fights. Lewis (15-4) heads into this matchup off a knockout victory over Gabriel Gonzaga back at UFC Fight Night 86 last month. Additionally bantamweights Dileno Lopes and Anthony Birchak will battle in a bantamweight event. Friday evening UFC officials confirmed the information. Birchak (12-3) is the former MFC bantamweight champion, and it has gone 1-2 in the UFC. He heads to this matchup off the first weight loss loss of his profession, when he suffered a setback against Thomas Almeida. His lone UFC victory came against Joe Soto, where he knocked out the prior Bellator champion in the first round at UFC Fight Night 68. Lopes (18-2) was a The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 finalist and competes for the first time since his loss to Reginaldo Vieira. UFC Fight Night 90 emanates in the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 7th. Here is an updated look at the card. Rafael dos Anjos (24-7) vs. Eddie Alvarez (27-4) Roy Nelson (21-12) vs. Derrick Lewis (15-4, 1NC) Joe Duffy (14-2) vs. Mitch Clarke (11-3) Anthony Birchak (12-3) vs. Dileno Lopes (18-2) James Vick replaces Leo Santos and steps in to face Evan Dunham at UFC 199 Lightweight James Vick looks to keep his momentum going as he takes on Evan Dunham in UFC 199. Vick (9-0) heads to this matchup off a decision win over Glaico Franca on April 23 in Las Vegas. He is currently 5-0 in the UFC since losing to Michael Chiesa in the semifinals of TUF 15. Dunham (17-6) is coming off three-straight victories over Rodrigo Damm, Ross Pearson and Joe Lauzon. UFC 199 takes place. Here is an updated look in the card. Luke Rockhold (c) (15-2) vs. Chris Weidman (13-1) — middleweight title Dominick Cruz (c) (21-1) vs. Urijah Faber (33-8) — bantamweight name Max Holloway (15-3) vs. Ricardo Lamas (16-4) Dan Henderson (31-14) vs. Hector Lombard (34-5-1, 2NC) Dustin Poirier (19-4) vs. Bobby Green (23-6) B.J. Penn (16-10-2) vs. Dennis Siver (22-11, 1NC) Brian Ortega (10-0, 1NC) vs. Clay Guida (32-16) Evan Dunham (17-6) vs. James Vick Jessica Penne (12-3) vs. Jessica Andrade (13-5) Sean Strickland (17-1) vs. Tom Breese (10-0) Jonathan Wilson (7-0) vs. Luiz Henrique da Silva (10-0) Kevin Casey (9-4, 2NC) vs. Elvis Mutapcic (15-4) Dong Hyun Kim (13-7-3) vs. Marco Polo Reyes (5-2) Bellator’s Jordan Parsons in a coma, has a part of leg amputated after evident hit-and-run injury Heartbreaking news shook the MMA world on Sunday, as MMAFighting.com’s Dave Doyle reported that 12-2 Bellator prospect Jordan Parsons was involved in an alleged hit-and-run-accident. The 25-year old has been struck by a motor vehicle in Delray Beach, Florida on Sunday morning and needed to have the lowest half of his right leg amputated. He’s now listed in critical condition at Delray Medical Center according to Blackzillians teammate Rashad Evans.
Bellator published a statement suggesting Delray Beach authorities are seeking info from anyone who may have witnessed the crash. “Bellator was informed of a dreadful accident that happened last night between featherweight fighter Jordan Parsons, who was hit by an automobile at a hit-and-run episode,” the announcement read. “We’re still in the process of discovering details and with his family’s consent, expect to get an update on his medical state soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jordan and his family as he recovers. The hit-and-run happened on Lindell Blvd. and South Federal Highway in Delray Beach, Florida. Anyone who has information regarding this incident is requested to call the Delray Beach Police Department at -LRB-561-RRB-??243-7800.” Parsons (12-2) has been scheduled to fight Adam Piccolotti in Bellator 154 in San Jose on May 14. It’s likely Piccolotti will not have a replacement opponent and the bout will be scrapped. I interviewed Parsons a week ahead of the Bellator 154 matchup and he was excited about the move up to lightweight. On behalf of myself and the remainder of the MMAOddsBreaker.com group, I’d love to send my well wishes to Jordan, his loved ones and his teammates through this difficult moment.
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