MMA fighter John “Doomsday” Howard (20-8) has announced his return to the octagon at UFC Fight Night 26 as he faces Uriah Hall (7-3) in a middleweight matchup. Howard replaces an injured Josh Samman, who was forced to withdraw due to an injury. The event will take place at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Aug 17.
A new bout has been formed for the UFC on FOX 8 card as Robbie Lawler’s (10-9) opponent Tarec Saffiedine (14-3) has suffered an injury, which has forced him to withdraw from their scheduled matchup. Siyar Bahadurzada (21-5-1) has stepped in as a replacement and now faces Lawler at UFC on FOX 8, which takes place at the Key Arena in Seattle, Wash., on July 27.