Rose Namajunas vs Tecia Torres new co-headliner
With the removal of the UFC on FOX co-headlining rematch between Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson announced yesterday, the women’s strawweight bout between Ultimate Fighter season 20 alum, Rose Namajunas vs Tecia Torres has been moved up to fill the void.
Last night it was announced that Machida had come forth and declared the usage of a banned substance during an out-of-competition sample collection last week.
Also, Cub Swanson vs Hacran Dias has moved up onto the main card on FOX due to the removal of the Machida-Henderson scrap. Two weeks ago the main event for the card took a hit as Tony Ferguson was forced off the card due to injury. Khabib Nurmagomedov who was to headline against Ferguson remains on the card with a new opponent in Darrell Horcher but was moved down the lineup.
Rashad Evans vs Glover Teixeira headlines this weekend in Tampa.
MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
- Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira
- Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres
- Darrell Horcher vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
- Hacran Dias vs. Cub Swanson
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX, 6 p.m. ET)
- Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush
- Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington
- Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
- Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET)
- John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan
- Randy Brown vs. Michael Graves
- Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Cezar Ferreira
- Omari Akhmedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos