Injury Archive

Lukasz Klinger Replaces Injured Linton Vassell Against Francis Carmont at Bellator 158

An injury to Linton Vassell (16-5, 1 NC) has derailed “The Swarm’s” summer plans of competing in front of his fellow Englishmen against Francis Carmont (24-11) during the main card of “Bellator 158: London,” which will take place on July 16 inside one of the world’s most popular venues, The O2 in London, England. Instead, Carmont will now fight Lukasz Klinger (7-2) at 205-pounds.

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Queiroz in for Injured Sakai Against Cheick Kongo at Bellator 150

An injury to Augusto Sakai has derailed his previously announced pairing with Cheick Kongo (23-10-2) during “Bellator 150: Galvao vs. Dantas 2” at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. As a result, Vinicius Queiroz (8-3) has agreed to fight Kongo in the co-main event on February 26.

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Eduardo Dantas Pulls Out of Bellator Title Fight Due to Rib Injury

A rib injury sustained by Eduardo Dantas (17-4) during training camp has forced him to withdraw from his “Bellator 144” main event matchup against Marcos Galvao (17-6-1) at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

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WSOF Strips Rousimar Palhares of Belt, Places Fighter on Indefinite Suspension

World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) has stripped Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares of the franchise’s world welterweight title and placed him on immediate, indefinite suspension until all issues are resolved, following Palhares’ “WSOF 22” main event title defense against Jake Shields on Saturday, August 1.

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Injured Leonard Garcia Out of UFC 144 Match with Tiequan Zhang

The “Badboy” will have to sit on the sidelines a bit longer and wait for his next chance to step into the Octagon, as his scheduled opponent Tiequan Zhang will now face Issei Tamura at UFC 144 in Japan. The nature of Garcia’s injury has not been disclosed. While not many Stateside fight fans will [&hellip

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Marquardt likely one win away from title shot with Belfort out of UFC 122

With Vitor Belfort being injured again and now out of UFC 122, Yushin Okami’s new opponent is Nate Marquardt. “The Great” was recently seen pummeling Rousimar Palhares en route to a first-round TKO victory at UFC Fight Night 22. After the win, Marquardt expressed his desire to get another fight before too long and now [&hellip

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Anthony Johnson’s knee rehab could mean move to middleweight

UFC welterweight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson could be headed to the middleweight division if preliminary plans to move up come to fruition. Johnson’s manager Ken Pavia of MMA Agents told MMAjunkie.com that a persistent knee issue stemming from surgery has made it difficult to stay near the welterweight range. Johnson had gained some steam with a [&hellip

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Former UFC champ Rich Franklin undergoing hernia surgery, out several weeks

Former UFC middleweight champ Rich “Ace” Franklin tells Sportsnet.ca that he has a hernia which will be taken care of before it becomes a larger issue. “I’m taking some time off,” he said. “I have hernia surgery scheduled next week. I have a slight tear in my upper stomach. I need to get it taken [&hellip

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