Augusto Mendes reveals injury, withdrawal from UFC Fight Night 119 bout vs. Boston Salmon

Grappling standout Augusto Mendes will have to wait a little bit longer before making his return to the octagon.

Mendes (6-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC), who was scheduled to fight Boston Salmon (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night 119 later this month, today announced he’s suffered an injury in training that will prevent him from competing in the upcoming fight.

UFC Fight Night 119 takes place Oct. 28 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, with a FS1-televised main card following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass. Mendes no longer will see action at the event, he revealed on social media (via Instagram):

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Unfortunately I will not be able to fight on UFC Sao Paulo on October 28th. I got hurt on my training and I need to pull out of the fight. I’m sorry to all my fans that were expecting to watch me live for the first time fighting MMA in Brazil. I’m focusing on the treatment now and trying to be as ready to be ready for the next one. God knows everything and I trust him. Thank you everybody for the messages supporting me!

With the fight still several weeks away, it’s likely the UFC will attempt to find a replacement opponent for Salmon, who earned a UFC contract following a standout performance on Dana White’s Contender Series 1 over the summer.

The UFC Fight Night 119 lineup includes:

MAIN CARD (FS1, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Lyoto Machida vs. Derek Brunson
  • Colby Covington vs. Demian Maia
  • Rob Font vs. Pedro Munhoz
  • Jim Miller vs. Francisco Trinaldo
  • Jack Hermansson vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos
  • John Lineker vs. Marlon Vera

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS2, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Niko Price vs. Luan Chagas
  • Boston Salmon vs. TBA
  • Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Jack Marshman
  • Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Max Griffin

PRELIMINARY CARD (7 p.m. ET, UFC Fight Pass)

  • Hacran Dias vs. Jared Gordon
  • Jarred Brooks vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
  • Christian Colombo vs. Marcelo Golm

For more on UFC Fight Night 119, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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DWCS 1 winner Boston Salmon meets Augusto Mendes at UFC Fight Night 119 in Brazil

Boston is heading to Brazil – Boston Salmon, that is.

Thanks to his win on the first installment of Dana White’s Contender Series, Salmon (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has booked a bantamweight fight against Augusto Mendes (6-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 119. UFC officials made the announcement during the stream of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series on UFC Fight Pass.

UFC Fight Night 119 takes place Oct. 28 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Boston Salmon

Salmon picked up a coveted UFC contract in July when he took a unanimous decision from Ricky Turcios at DWCS 1 in Las Vegas. Prior to that, all six of his fights had been under the RFA banner. There, he started a perfect 5-0 with four knockout wins before he dropped a tough split call to Zac Riley at RFA 43 nearly a year ago for the lone loss of his career. But he got back on track in the most important win of his career, and it earned him a shot at the UFC.

Mendes started his pro career 5-0 when he got the call from the UFC to fight Cody Garbrandt on short notice at UFC Fight Night 83 in February 2016. He was knocked out in the first round, and Garbrandt went on to win the UFC’s bantamweight title.

But Mendes rebounded nearly a year later with a split-decision win over Frankie Saenz at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix, where he bases a portion of his training with The MMA Lab. The Legacy FC vet’s first UFC victory was only three months in the rearview mirror, though, when he dropped a decision to Aljamain Sterling at UFC on FOX 24 in April.

With the addition, the UFC Fight Night 119 card now includes:

  • Misha Cirkunov vs. Glover Teixeira
  • Lyoto Machida vs. Derek Brunson
  • Deiveson Alcantara vs. Jarred Brooks
  • Augusto Mendes vs. Boston Salmon

For more on UFC Fight Night 119, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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