The fight announcements came at a fast and furious pace on Tuesday evening. Shortly after reporting an injury had taken Erik Koch out of his UFC 143 bout against Dustin Poirier, the organization confirmed three other matchups for their upcoming events.
First off, for their followup show on FOX, a heavyweight scrap between Joey Beltran (Pictured) and Lavar Johnson was added to the January 28th lineup. That is indeed the same Lavar Johnson that has dropped two straight contests in Strikeforce.
The 265-pound transfers are starting to trickle over…
“UFC on FOX: Evans vs. Davis” takes place inside the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Here is the card’s updated roster:
Dustin Jacoby vs. Chris Camozzi
Cub Swanson vs. George Roop
Lavar Johnson vs. Joey Beltran
Jon Olav Einemo vs. Mike Russow
Charles Oliveira vs. Eric Wisely
Cody McKenzie vs. Michael Johnson
Johnny Bedford vs. Eddie Wineland
Evan Dunham vs. Paul Sass
Michael Bisping vs. Demian Maia
Mark Munoz vs. Chael Sonnen
Phil Davis vs. Rashad Evans
Speaking of freebie fight cards, a bantamweight brawl with Ivan Menjivar and John Albert will go down on the UFC’s debut on FUEL TV. The CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska hosts the February 15th event.
These are the athletes expected to appear in the show:
Ivan Menjivar vs. John Albert
Jonathan Brookins vs. Rani Yayha
Aaron Simpson vs. Ronny Markes
Stefan Struve vs. Dave Herman
Jake Ellenberger vs. Diego Sanchez
Lastly, it was announced Caio Magalhaes has agreed to replace injured Stansislav Nedkov and fight Fabio Maldonado at UFC 142. The Octagon’s return to Brazil will be held inside the HSBC Arena in Rio de Jenairo.
Here is the current roster for the January 14th fiesta:
Fabio Maldonado vs. Caio Magalhaes
Mike Pyle vs. Ricardo Funch
Ednaldo Oliveira vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Yuri Alcantara vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho
Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Erick Silva vs. Carlos Prater
Terry Etim vs. Edson Barboza
Mike Massenzio vs. Rousimar Palhares
Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson
Chad Mendes vs. Jose Aldo (UFC Featherweight Champion)