UFC 149 staff picks

staff picks

Urijah Faber faces Renan Barao for the UFC interim bantamweight title. Hector Lombard makes his long-awaited UFC debut against Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch. The ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) staff weighs in with their thoughts and predictions on these fights and the rest of the UFC 149 Pay-Per-View card.

UFC 149: Siyar Bahadurzada injured, Matt Riddle now faces Chris Clements

It has recently emerged that welterweight fighter Siyar Bahadurzada has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 149 matchup against Chris Clements (11-4) due to an injury. Matt Riddle (6-3) will now step in as a replacement to take on Clements.

Matt Brown vs. Luis Ramos added to UFC on FX 4 on June 22nd

A new fight has been added to the UFC on FX 4 card, Matt “The Immortal” Brown (14-11) will take on Luis Ramos (19-7) welterweight bout in June. The fight was announced by Matt Brown today on his Facebook and Twitter pages, originally various reports suggested that Ramos would be facing Matt Riddle at the event but he was unable to take the fight due to reasons unknown at this stage.

Sadollah and Lamas out, Matt Riddle steps in to face Jorge Lopez at UFC 143

The injury bug is out in full effect early in 2012 as both Amir Sadollah and Ricardo Lamas had to pull out of their UFC 143 bouts due to injury. Sadollah was scheduled to face Jorge Lopez, but now Matt Riddle (5-3) will step in to face Lopez after pulling out of his UFC 141 bout due to illness.