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Ovince Saint Preux
Loses opponent for UFC Lincoln
Light HeavyweightUFC
April 4, 2020
Saint Preux will need a new opponent for UFC Lincoln on April 25 after Shamil Gamzatov was forced to drop off the card, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
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Shamil Gamzatov
Drops from UFC Lincoln
Light HeavyweightUFC
April 4, 2020
Gamzatov won't face Ovince Saint Preux at UFC Lincoln on April 25 as previously scheduled due to travel restrictions, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
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Lyman Good
Withdraws from UFC 249 with injury
WelterweightUFC
Out
April 4, 2020
Good has been scratched from UFC 249 because of an injury, MMAFighting.com reports.
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Cory Sandhagen
Top contender fight appears postponed
BantamweightUFC
April 2, 2020
Sandhagen will no longer face Aljamain Sterling at UFC San Diego on May 16, as the California State Athletic Commission has cancelled all combat sports events until June due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marc Raimondi of ESPN reports.
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Aljamain Sterling
Won't face Sandhagen in San Diego
BantamweightUFC
April 2, 2020
Sterling will no longer face Cory Sandhagen at UFC San Diego on May 16, as the California State Athletic Commission has cancelled all combat sports events until June due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marc Raimondi of ESPN reports.
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Dan Hooker
San Diego card called off
LightweightUFC
April 2, 2020
Hookier will no longer face Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC San Diego on May 16, as the California State Athletic Commission has cancelled all combat sports events until June due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marc Raimondi of ESPN reports.
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Dustin Poirier
UFC San Diego called off
LightweightUFC
GTD
April 2, 2020
Poirier (hip) will no longer face Dan Hooker in the main event of UFC San Diego on May 16, as the California State Athletic Commission has cancelled all combat sports events until June due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marc Raimondi of ESPN reports.
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Antonio Carlos Junior
Rehabbing torn ACL
MiddleweightUFC
Out
April 1, 2020
Carlos Junior underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL approximately four weeks ago and is currently hopeful for a late-2020 matchup against Brad Tavares, Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie.com reports.
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Stipe Miocic
Still dealing with eye problems
HeavyweightUFC
Out
April 1, 2020
Miocic (eye) admitted to Ariel Helwani of ESPN that he's still experiencing eye problems resulting from his August 2019 matchup against Daniel Cormier.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov
Confirmed off UFC 249
LightweightUFC
April 1, 2020
Nurmagomedov confirmed Wednesday via a personal Instagram post that he will not be fighting at UFC 249 on April 18.
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Valentina Shevchenko
Tending to leg injury
FlyweightUFC
Out
April 1, 2020
Shevchenko confirmed Tuesday that a leg injury will prevent her from taking on Joanne Calderwood in a flyweight title fight June 6 at UFC 251 in Perth, Marc Raimondi of ESPN.com reports.
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Jon Jones
Enters plea deal
Light HeavyweightUFC
March 31, 2020
Jones pled guilty to DWI in New Mexico on Tuesday and will be subject to 96 hours of community custody, one year of probation and 48 hours of community service as part of the deal, TMZ Sports reports.
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Joanne Calderwood
Title shot delayed
FlyweightUFC
March 31, 2020
Calderwood is no longer scheduled to face Valentina Shevchenko in a flyweight title fight June 6 at UFC 251 at Perth with Shevchenko planning to withdraw due to an unspecified injury, Danny Segura of USA Today reports.
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Valentina Shevchenko
Title defense postponed by injury
FlyweightUFC
Out
March 31, 2020
Shevchenko is dealing with an undisclosed injury and is no longer in line to face Joanne Calderwood in a flyweight fight June 6 at UFC 251 in Perth, Danny Segura of USA Today reports.
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Ian Heinisch
Gets contract renewed
MiddleweightUFC
March 31, 2020
Heinisch revealed Monday that he signed a four-fight contract extension with the UFC, James Lynch of TheScore.com reports.
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Manel Kape
Gets four-fight deal from UFC
BantamweightUFC
March 31, 2020
Kape (15-4-0) signed a four-fight contract with the UFC on Monday, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
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Liz Carmouche
Debut at Bellator 243 postponed
FlyweightBellator
March 30, 2020
Carmouche will no longer make her Bellator debut against Mandy Brown at Bellator 243 on May 29, as the promotion has cancelled all of its May events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
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James Gallagher
Bellator London postponed
FeatherweightBellator
March 30, 2020
Gallagher will no longer face Callum Ellenor in the main event of Bellator London on May 16, as the event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
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Gegard Mousasi
Title shot postponed
MiddleweightBellator
March 30, 2020
Mousasi will no longer face Douglas Lima for the vacant middleweight championship at Bellator 242 on May 9, as the event will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
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Douglas Lima
Quest for two belts on hold
WelterweightBellator
March 30, 2020
Lima will no longer face Gegard Mousasi for the vacant middleweight title at Bellator 242 on May 9, as the event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
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Ryan Bader
Bellator 242 postponed
Light HeavyweightBellator
March 30, 2020
Bader will no longer defend his light heavyweight title at Bellator 242 in San Jose after the promotion postponed the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
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Justin Gaethje
Offered fight at UFC 249
LightweightUFC
March 30, 2020
Gaethje (foot) has been offered a fight against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on April 18, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
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Tony Ferguson
May get new opponent for UFC 249
LightweightUFC
March 30, 2020
The UFC is evaluating alternative fighters to face Ferguson at UFC 249 on April 18 after Khabib Nurmagomedov confirmed Monday that he remains on lockdown in Russia, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov
Status for UFC 249 in doubt
LightweightUFC
March 30, 2020
Nurmagomedov said Monday in an Instagram Live chat that he remains locked down in Russia, putting his availability in doubt for an April 18 lightweight fight against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
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Kevin Lee
Taking a year off
LightweightUFC
March 26, 2020
Lee told Ariel Helwani of ESPN (via Chisanga Malata of the Daily Star) that he intends to spend a full year on the sidelines following his loss to Charles Oliveira at UFC Brasilia on March 14.
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