UFC 213 medical suspensions: No surprise, but Robert Whittaker facing 6-month term after title win

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The visible knee injury that accompanied Robert Whittaker’s UFC interim title win could keep him on the bench for six months.

Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) needs doctor clearance after Yoel Romero(12-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) tweaked his left knee with a side kick early in last Saturday’s UFC 213 headliner.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission today released medical suspensions for the event, which took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Main card fights aired live on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Romero, who suffered his first UFC loss, also needs doctor clearance for cuts on his left eyebrow and right scalp.

A total of 16 fighters were suspended by the NSAC for a variety of injuries. Four were given potential six-month terms unless cleared by a doctor.

The full list of medical suspensions for UFC 213 includes:

  • Robert Whittaker: needs MRI of left knee, if positive for injury needs orthopedic clearance or suspended until Jan. 4, 2018; minimum suspension until Aug. 8 with no contact until July 30
  • Yoel Romero: needs left eyebrow and right scalp lacerations cleared by doctor or suspended until Aug. 23 with no contact until Aug. 8
  • Fabricio Werdum: suspended until Aug. 23 with no contact until Aug. 8
  • Curtis Blaydes: needs right tibia/fibula and left chest rib X-rayed, if positive for injury needs doctor clearance or suspended until Jan. 4, 2018; minimum suspension until Aug. 8 with no contact until July 30
  • Daniel Omielanczuk: suspended until Aug. 8 with no contact until July 30
  • Anthony Pettis: needs right hand X-ray, if positive for injury needs orthopedic clearance or suspended until Jan. 4, 2018; minimum suspension until Aug. 23 with no contact until Aug. 8
  • Jim Miller: suspended until Aug. 23 with no contact until Aug. 8
  • Aleksei Oleinik: suspended until Aug. 8 with no contact until July 30
  • Travis Browne: needs left foot X-ray, if positive for injury needs orthopedic clearance or suspended until Jan. 4, 2018; minimum suspension until Aug. 23 with no contact until Aug. 8
  • Brian Camozzi: suspended until Aug. 23 with no contact until Aug. 8
  • Thiago Santos: needs right eye laceration cleared by doctor or suspended until Aug. 23 with no contact until Aug. 8
  • Gerald Meerschaert: suspended until Aug. 8 with no contact until July 30
  • Belal Muhammad: suspended until Aug. 8 with no contact until July 30
  • Jordan Mein: needs left eye laceration cleared by doctor or suspended until Aug. 23 with no contact until Aug. 8
  • Douglas Silva de Andrade: suspended until Aug. 8 with no contact until July 30
  • James Bochnovic: suspended until Sept. 7 with no contact until Aug. 23

For complete coverage of UFC 213, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC 213 post-event facts: Robert Whittaker is a bonus machine

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After 44 fighters walked to the octagon during the UFC’s sixth annual “International Fight Week” festivities, Robert Whittaker closed the show when he claimed the interim UFC middleweight title in Saturday’s UFC 213 main event.

Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) defeated Yoel Romero (12-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) by unanimous decision in the pay-per-view headliner, which followed prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, closing a weekend with 22 fights across two events.

For more on the numbers to come out of Whittaker’s victory, as well as the rest of the competitors on the card, check below for 45 post-event facts to come out of UFC 213.

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General

The Reebok Athlete Outfitting payout for the event totaled $182,500.

Whittaker, Romero, Chad Laprise and Rob Font earned $50,000 UFC 213 fight-night bonuses.

Debuting fighters went 2-2 on the card.

UFC 213 drew an announced attendance of 12,834 for a live gate of $2.4 million.

Betting favorites went 10-1 on the card.

Total fight time for the 11-bout card was 2:24:45.

Main card

Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker

Whittaker became the first New Zealand-born fighter in UFC history to win a championship.

Whittaker improved to 7-0 since he moved up to the UFC middleweight division in November 2014.

Whittaker’s seven-fight UFC winning streak in middleweight competition is the longest active streak in the division.

Whittaker’s eight-fight UFC winning streak is tied for the sixth longest active streak in the company behind Jon Jones (13), Demetrious Johnson (12), Georges St-Pierre (12), Max Holloway (11) and Tony Ferguson (nine).

Whittaker’s 74 significant strikes landed marked the most of his UFC career.

Whittaker has earned five of his 10 UFC victories by decision.

Whittaker has earned a fight-night bonuses in six of his past eight UFC appearances.

Romero had his eight-fight winning streak snapped for his first defeat since September 2011.

Romero suffered the first decision loss of his career.

Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum

Alistair Overeem (43-15 MMA, 8-4 UFC earned just the fifth decision victory of his career. Three of those have come during his UFC career.

Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1 MMA, 9-4 UFC) fell to 8-2 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in February 2012.

Werdum fell to 3-2 in rematch or trilogy bouts during his career.

Werdum has suffered five of his seven career losses by decision.

Curtis Blaydes (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) earned the first decision victory of his career.

Daniel Omielanczuk (19-8-1 MMA, 4-5 UFC) suffered his third consecutive loss to extend the longest skid of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since July 2016.

Omielanczuk has suffered seven of his eight career losses by decision.

Anthony Pettis

Anthony Pettis (20-6 MMA, 7-5 UFC) was successful in his return to the lightweight division after a two-fight stint at featherweight.

Pettis earned his first decision victory since Oct. 8, 2011 – a span of 2,100 days (nearly six years) and 10 fights

Jim Miller (28-10 MMA, 17-9 UFC) fell to 4-6 in his past 10 UFC appearances.

Douglas Silva de Andrade (24-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) fell to 2-2 in his past four fights after starting his career on a 23-fight unbeaten streak.

De Andrade fell to 2-1 since he dropped to the UFC bantamweight division in February 2015.

De Andrade suffered the first submission loss of his career.

Preliminary card

Aleksei Oleinik and Travis Browne

Aleksei Oleinik (52-10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) has earned all four of his UFC victories by stoppage.

Oleinik has earned 42 of his 52 professional victories by submission.

Travis Browne (18-7-1 MMA, 9-7-1 UFC) suffered his fourth consecutive loss to extend the longest skid of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since January 2016.

Browne fell to 2-6 overall in his past eight UFC appearances dating back to April 2014.

Browne suffered the first submission loss of his career.

Chad Laprise

Chad Laprise (12-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) was successful in his return to the UFC welterweight division. He earned his first victory in the weight class since April 2014.

Laprise improved to 2-0 in the UFC welterweight division.

Brian Camozzi (7-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered both of his career stoppage losses by knockout.

Thiago “Marreta” Santos (15-5 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has earned six of his seven UFC victories by knockout.

Santos’ six knockout victories in UFC middleweight competition are tied for fourth most in divisional history behind Anderson Silva (eight), Michael Bisping (seven) and Chris Leben (seven).

Gerald Meerschaert (26-9 MMA, 2-1 UFC) suffered the first knockout loss of his career.

Belal Muhammad

Belal Muhammad (12-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has earned eight of his 12 career victories by decision.

Jordan Mein (29-12 MMA, 3-4 UFC) fell to 0-2 since he returned from retirement in December.

Trevin Giles (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned nine of his 10 career victories by stoppage.

James Bochnovic (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had his nine-fight winning streak snapped for his first defeat since his MMA debut in August 2014.

Bochnovic suffered the first knockout loss of his career.

For complete coverage of UFC 213, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.

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UFC 213 final salaries: Alistair Overeem earns event-high $800,000 disclosed payday

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Co-main-event winner Alistair Overeem earned the largest disclosed payday at Saturday’s UFC 213 event.

MMAjunkie obtained the list of disclosed fight purses from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which oversaw the event. UFC 213 took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

In the night’s co-feature, Overeem (43-15 MMA, 8-4 UFC) edged former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1 MMA, 9-4 UFC) via narrow majority decision. Overeem earned a flat payday of $800,000; Werdum earned $275,000 to show and would’ve picked up an additional $125,000 as a win bonus if victorious.

In the main event, Robert Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) became the UFC interim middleweight champion with a unanimous-decision victory over Yoel Romero (12-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC). Each fighter earned a flat payday of $350,000.

The total disclosed payout for the event was $2,596,000.

UFC 213’s originally scheduled main event was canceled just hours prior to the event when women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes (14-4 MMA, 7-1 UFC) withdrew from a fight with Valentina Shevchenko (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) due to an illness. Nunes would’ve earned $105,000 to show and $105,000 as a win bonus. Shevchenko was slated to earn a flat $100,000.

The full list of UFC 213 paydays included:

Robert Whittaker: $350,000 (no win bonus)
def. Yoel Romero: $350,000

Alistair Overeem: $800,000 (no win bonus)
def. Fabricio Werdum: $275,000

Curtis Blaydes: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Daniel Omielanczuk: $30,000

Anthony Pettis: $180,000 (includes $90,000 win bonus)
def. Jim Miller: $71,000

Rob Font: $39,000 (includes $19,500 win bonus)
def. Douglas Silva de Andrade: $18,000

Aleksei Oleinik: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Travis Browne: $120,000

Chad Laprise: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Camozzi: $10,000

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
def. Gerald Meerschaert: $14,000

Belal Muhammad: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Jordan Mein: $25,000

Cody Stamann: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Terrion Ware: $10,000

Trevin Giles: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. James Bochnovic: $12,000

Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, including the official UFC Athlete Outfitting sponsorship program pay. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. They also do not include pay-per-view cuts that some top-level fighters receive.

For example, as previously reported, UFC officials handed out additional $50,000 UFC 213 fight-night bonuses to Laprise and Font (“Performance of the Night”) and Whittaker and Romero (“Fight of the Night”).

In other words, the above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.

For complete coverage of UFC 213, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC 213 Athlete Outfitting pay: 2017 payout total passes $3 million

LAS VEGAS – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 213 event took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok, totaling $182,500.

UFC 213 took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and the main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Leading the way were the two main event competitors. New UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) and Yoel Romero (12-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) each received a minimum title-fight payout of $30,000. Whittaker won the fight by unanimous decision.

The full UFC 213 UFC Athlete Outfitting payouts included:

Robert Whittaker: $30,000
def. Yoel Romero: $30,000

Alistair Overeem: $10,000
def. Fabricio Werdum: $10,000

Curtis Blaydes: $2,500
def. Daniel Omielanczuk: $5,000

Anthony Pettis: $15,000
def. Jim Miller: $20,000

Rob Font: $2,500
def. Douglas Silva de Andrade: $2,500

Aleksei Oleinik: $2,500
def. Travis Browne: $15,000

Chad Laprise: $5,000
def. Brian Camozzi: $2,500

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $10,000
def. Gerald Meerschaert: $2,500

Belal Muhammad: $2,500
def. Jordan Mein: $5,000

Cody Stamann: $2,500
def. Terrion Ware: $2,500

Trevin Giles: $2,500
def. James Bochnovic: $2,500

Under the UFC Athlete Outfitting program’s payout tiers, which appropriate the money generated by Reebok’s multi-year sponsorship with the UFC, fighters are paid based on their total number of UFC bouts, as well as Zuffa-era WEC fights (January 2007 and later) and Zuffa-era Strikeforce bouts (April 2011 and later). Fighters with 1-5 bouts receive $2,500 per appearance; 6-10 bouts get $5,000; 11-15 bouts earn $10,000; 16-20 bouts pocket $15,000; and 21 bouts and more get $20,000. Additionally, champions earn $40,000 while title challengers get $30,000.

In addition to experience-based pay, UFC fighters will receive in perpetuity royalty payments amounting to 20-30 percent of any UFC merchandise sold that bears their likeness, according to officials.

Full 2017 UFC-Reebok sponsorship payouts:

Year-to-date total: $3,112,500
2016 total: $7,138,000
2015 total: $3,185,000
Program-to-date total: $13,435,500

For complete coverage of UFC 213, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC 213, including CCR, Kanye, Lynyrd Skynyrd

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While it takes intense training, world-class skills and maybe even a bit of luck to register a UFC win, picking the right song to accompany you to the cage is a key talent, as well.

See what the fighters of Saturday’s UFC 213 in Las Vegas, went with as their backing tracks.

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Robert Whittaker def. Yoel Romero via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

Robert Whittaker: “Can’t Be Touched” by Roy Jones Jr.

Yoel Romero: “Soldado” by Juan Luis Guerra

Alistair Overeem def. Fabricio Werdum via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Alistair Overeem: “Fearless” by Bold Action

Fabricio Werdum: “Despacito” by Luis Fons feat. Daddy Yankee

Curtis Blaydes def. Daniel Omielanczuk via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Curtis Blaydes: “Mortal Combat Theme Song”

Daniel Omielanczuk: “King Bruce Lee Karate Mistrz” by Franek Kimono

Anthony Pettis def. Jim Miller via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Anthony Pettis: “Showtime” by Jim Jones & Tum Tum

Jim Miller: “Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Rob Font def. Douglas Silva de Andrade via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 4:36

Rob Font: “Welcome to Jamrock” by Damian Marley

Douglas Silva de Andrade: “Conquistando o Impossavel” by Jamily

Aleksei Oleinik def. Travis Browne via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:44

Aleksei Oleinik: “Ballad For The Suppression” by Vladimir Vysotsky

Travis Browne: “I’m Only Human After All” by John “Ragin Cajun” Jones

Chad Laprise def. Brian Camozzi via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:27

Chad Laprise: “God’s Song” by Mikey Rukus

N/A

Brian Camozzi: “Here Comes the Hotstepper” by Kamoze

Thiago “Marreta” Santos def. Gerald Meerschaert via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:04

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: “Marretta Da CCD Para o Mundo” by MC Isaac Saradinho

N/A

Gerald Meerschaert: “Ante Up” by M.O.P.

Belal Muhammad def. Jordan Mein via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Belal Muhammad: “We Ready” by Archie Ebersole

Jordan Mein: “Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt

Cody Stamann def. Terrion Ware via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Cody Stamann: “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Terrion Ware: “Amazing” by Kanye West

Trevin Giles def. James Bochnovic via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 2:54

Trevin Giles: “Wait a Minute” by Phresher

James Bochnovic: “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum

For complete coverage of UFC 213, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC 213 results: Chad Laprise pours on punishment for TKO of Brian Camozzi in Round 3

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Brian Camozzi was in pain, and he couldn’t hide it. And Chad Laprise immediately knew what to do.

A fight that might’ve been even heading into the third round came to a surprising end when Laprise landed a significant body shot that caused Camozzi to wince. That was the sign Laprise needed to pour on the punishment, which he did until earning a TKO victory.

The welterweight bout was part of the preliminary card of today’s UFC 213 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It aired on FS1 following additional prelims on UFC Fight Pass and ahead of and a main card on pay-per-view.

Camozzi (7-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) spent the first 2 minutes of Round 1 stalking Laprise (12-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and coming forward, despite the fact that Laprise continuously found openings to land some big shots. Rather than abandon the game plan, though, Camozzi appeared motivated to put on even more pressure, which was just fine with Laprise as he continued to pick him apart with an array of strikes. In the final minute, Laprise caught a body kick from Camozzi and dropped him to the mat, where the round ended with Laprise in top control.

Camozzi continued his pressure strategy in Round 2, with Laprise bouncing around and circling along the outside of the octagon. Camozzi’s answer to the punishment he took in the first round was more volume with his strikes, which seemed to make Laprise uncomfortable. Though nothing significant happened, the second round looked like an improvement for Camozzi to set up a pivotal final round.

Just when it looked like the tide was starting to turn in Round 3, Laprise landed a hard body shot that caused Camozzi to cringe. He was in pain, and Laprice sensed it. So he poured it on with punches until Camozzi balled up and could no longer defend himself, forcing the referee to stop the fight at the 1:27 mark of the final round.

“There were no surprises out there tonight,” Laprise said. “I knew he’d be tough, but I also expected to finish him. I had a little trouble gauging his distance in the beginning, but I was able to figure him out and get the job done. Now I want another fight. I’m ready for Edmonton and I want Mickey Gall. I will smash him. He’s never fought anyone like me.”

Up-to-the-minute UFC 213 results include:

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(MMAjunkie’s John Morgan and Steven Marroco contributed to this report on site in Las Vegas.)

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Lineup, broadcast plans for UFC 213 set, Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis kicks off pay-per-view

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The broadcast plans for the crown jewel of this year’s International Fight Week have been set, and the night’s pay-per-view card is looking pretty solid.

“UFC 213: Nunes vs. Shevchenko” takes place July 8 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The night’s main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

In addition to a pair of title fights with women’s bantamweight title holder Amanda Nunes (14-4 MMA, 7-1 UFC) rematching Valentina Shevchenko (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Yoel Romero (12-1 MMA, 8-0 UFC) facing Robert Whittaker (18-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) for an interim middleweight title, the evening’s pay-per-view portion also features former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler (27-11 MMA, 12-5 UFC) facing Donald Cerrone (32-7 MMA, 19-4 UFC), former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (21-6-1 MMA, 9-3 UFC) meeting Alistair Overeem (42-15 MMA, 7-4 UFC) and former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (19-6 MMA, 6-5 UFC) against Jim Miller (28-9 MMA, 17-8 UFC).

The evening’s four-fight FS1 prelim card includes a featured heavyweight matchup of Travis Browne (18-6-1 MMA, 9-6-1 UFC) vs. Aleksei Olenik (51-10-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), while the night kicks off with a pair of matchups on UFC Fight Pass.

Check out the UFC’s extended preview of the card in the video above.

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko – for women’s bantamweight title
  • Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker – for interim middleweight title
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Robbie Lawler
  • Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum
  • Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)

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

For more on UFC 213, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Chad Laprise replaces Alan Jouban, meets Brian Camozzi at UFC 213

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This year’s International Fight Week festivities will have a little more Canadian flare with the addition of Chad Laprise to July’s UFC 213 event.

Laprise (11-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has been added to the card in a welterweight bout with Brian Camozzi (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC), who needed a new opponent on short notice after Alan Jouban was forced to withdraw from their matchup due to a foot injury.

UFC officials today announced the bout following an initial report from Sportsnet.ca.

UFC 213 takes place July 8 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

Laprise hasn’t competed since UFC on FOX 21 in August where he earned a TKO win over Thibault Gouti in just 96 seconds. Laprise, who won “The Ultimate Fighter: Nations” in 2014, missed the lightweight limit by three pounds against Gouti, forcing him to opt for a change in weight class.

The bout at UFC 213 will mark Laprise’s first fight at welterweight since he won his season of “TUF” more than three years ago.

Camozzi, meanwhile, has been thrown into challenging matchups from the outset of his UFC career, and that won’t change against Laprise. The younger brother of 19-fight octagon veteran Chris Camozzi made his promotional debut on short notice, losing to Randy Brown by second-round TKO at UFC Fight Night 102 in December.

For his second appearance Camozzi, 25, was paired against a dangerous foe in Jouban. That fell through, but Laprise still represents arguably the biggest challenge of his young career.

The latest UFC 213 card now includes:

  • Champ Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko – for women’s bantamweight title
  • Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker – for interim middleweight title
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Robbie Lawler
  • Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum
  • Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis
  • Travis Browne vs. Aleksei Oleinik
  • Jordan Mein vs. Belal Muhammad
  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Daniel Omielanczuk
  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos
  • Brian Camozzi vs. Chad Larprise

For more on UFC 213, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Alan Jouban fractures foot, out of UFC 213 fight vs. Brian Camozzi

Alan Jouban hopes you had a better Tuesday than he did.

The UFC welterweight posted an Instagram video to announce he has withdrawn from his scheduled UFC 213 fight with Brian Camozzi because of a fractured foot suffered in training.

On top of that, his car broke down.

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“It turns out that I fractured my foot on Friday at sparring,” Jouban said. “I’ve been training on it for three days now with a broken foot. So that puts me out of my fight July 8th. A little bit disappointing. I’ve been healthy, training my butt off for two months. I finally get a fight, and I’m injured. So, I’m sorry to everyone, family, friends, everyone excited for it. I’m going to have to push it back a couple more weeks as soon as I can get another fight.”

The news is a bummer for both Jouban (15-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Camozzi (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) as the booking was just announced within the past two weeks.

Jouban was looking to rebound from having his three-fight winning streak snapped following a submission loss to Gunnar Nelson in March. The 35-year-old’s run included wins over the likes of Mike Perry and Belal Muhammad, the latter of which earned the former RFA title challenger and ex-model his third career “Fight of the Night” bonus.

Camozzi, meanwhile, recently made his UFC debut and suffered a TKO loss to Randy Brown in December. Before the setback, the 25-year-old RFA veteran, who’s the younger brother of UFC vet Chris Camozzi, was on a five-fight winning streak (with five stoppages), which ultimately earned him a UFC contract.

No word on a possible replacement for Camozzi.

UFC 213 takes place July 8 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

The latest UFC 213 card includes:

  • Champ Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko – for women’s bantamweight title
  • Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker – for interim middleweight title
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Robbie Lawler
  • Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum
  • Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis
  • Travis Browne vs. Aleksei Oleinik
  • Jordan Mein vs. Belal Muhammad
  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Daniel Omielanczuk
  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos

For more on UFC 213, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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