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

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Chad Mendes has been abandoned with no opponent. Initially reported by Sherdog.com, Clay Guida has an injury which has forced him to pull from his upcoming UFC on FOX 7 matchup against Mendes, that had been set to occur April 20 at HP Pavilion at San Jose, Calif.. It is the third competitor to pull from conflicts with Mendes in recent bouts, after Hacran Dias was scratched with an accident at UFC on FX 6 and Manny Gamburyan pulled out of his UFC 157 game with Mendes after he was hurt in practice. Mendes (13-1) is among those top-five featherweights in the world based on the MMA Fighter Rankings. He is an incredible wrestler with KO power, and because losing to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 142, he has bounced back with KO wins Cody McKenzie and Yaotzin Meza to reaffirm his place as a leading featherweight. No hint yet on who’ll replace Mendes, but it’s possible Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, or Dennis Siver takes his spot, though it’s probably if that’s the case Mendes will 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, since the UFC has added a matchup involving Jussier Formiga and Chris Cariaso to the forthcoming UFC on FX 8 card. TATAME.com was the first to break news of this bout. Formiga (14-2) is coming off a TKO loss in his UFC debut to top contender John Dodson, while Cariaso (14-4) lost via submission to John Moraga in UFC 155, but both fighters are incredibly talented and a triumph over one another puts them right into the flyweight title film. This is a fairly close fight, so anticipate the MMA chances to be aggressive when they are released. I would guess that Formiga are a small favorite over Cariaso, that, although talented, doesn’t possess the hype behind him that Formiga does. UFC Sweden 2 adds Cella vs. Troeng The UFC additional a battle involving TUF 17 middleweights into the upcoming UFC Sweden 2 card, as Swede Tor Troeng takes on American Adam Cella in the April 6 event scheduled to take place at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. MMAnytt.se first reported that the bout, which will will indicate the official UFC debut of both fighters. Troeng (15-4-1) and also Cella (4-0) were both eliminated from TUF 17 after being pumped out on the show, Cella’s reduction being the barbarous spinning hook kick KO by 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 strong -200 favorite, while Cella will surely be the underdog, and is definitely someone you need ton’t put your cash on.

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