Undisclosed injury forces Josh Thomson away Bellator 154 battle with Michael Chandler Lightweight Josh Thomson has pulled out of his struggle 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 what type of injury Thomson had sustained. A replacement opponent for Chandler has not yet been announced. Bellator 154 happens May 14 in SAP Center in 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 in 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 is currently 2-5 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. In addition bantamweights Dileno Lopes and Anthony Birchak will battle at a bantamweight event. Friday evening, UFC officials confirmed the information. Birchak (12-3) is the prior MFC bantamweight champion, and it has gone 1-2 in the UFC. He heads to this matchup off the very first weight loss loss of his profession, when he suffered a setback against Thomas Almeida. His lone UFC success came from Joe Soto, where he knocked out the former Bellator winner 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 from 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 appears to maintain his momentum going because he chooses on Evan Dunham at 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 because 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 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Here is an updated look at 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 at a coma, has part of leg amputated after apparent 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 included in an alleged hit-and-run-accident. The 25-year old was hit by a motor vehicle at Delray Beach, Florida on Sunday morning and had to have the bottom half of the right leg amputated. He is now listed in critical condition at Delray Medical Center according to Blackzillians teammate Rashad Evans.
Bellator published a statement suggesting Delray Beach police are searching for info from anyone who may have seen the crash. «Bellator was informed of a terrible accident that happened last night between featherweight fighter Jordan Parsons, who had been hit by a vehicle at a hit-and-run incident,» the statement read. «We are still in the process of uncovering details and together with his family’s approval, hope to have an update on his medical state shortly. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jordan and his family as he recovers. The hit-and-run occurred on Lindell Blvd. and South Federal Highway at 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 combat Adam Piccolotti at Bellator 154 in San Jose on May 14. It’s likely Piccolotti will not have a replacement competitor and the bout will probably be scrapped. I interviewed Parsons last week ahead of his Bellator 154 matchup and that he was excited about the move back up to lightweight. On behalf of myself and the rest of the MMAOddsBreaker.com team, I’d love to send my well wishes to Jordan, his family and his teammates through this challenging time.
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