‘UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Nogueira’ Lineup Takes Last-Second Hit

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
April 3rd, 2014

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The UFC delivered some not so delightful news Thursday about “The Turkish Delight.” An undisclosed injury has forced flyweight Alptekin Ozkilic out of his UFC Fight Night 39 scrap with Dustin Ortiz.

With just eight days remaining until the curtain is drawn on their tango, the UFC has decided to save Ortiz for another day instead of locating a last-second substitute for April 11.

The card now moves on with nine bouts, with a heavyweight shootout between Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira serving as the night’s featured attraction.

The event takes place at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. UFC Fight Pass will stream the entire card live beginning at 12AM ET/9AM PT.

Here is the show’s revised agenda:

Preliminary Card:

(UFC Fight Pass 12AM ET/9AM PT)

Jim Alers vs. Alan Omer

Andrew Craig vs. Chris Camozzi

Thales Leites vs. Trevor Smith

Rani Yahya vs. Johnny Bedford

Jared Rosholt vs. Daniel Omielanczuk

Main Card:

(UFC Fight Pass 2PM ET/11AM PT)

Ramsey Nijem vs. Beneil Dariush

John Howard vs. Ryan LaFlare

Clay Guida vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri

Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

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