Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of results, event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.
Last week, it was announced that Ian McCall would fight at UFC on Fox 4. Almost immediately afterwards, it was learned that McCall was off of the card due to injury, and nothing was known regarding the status John Moraga, his intended opponent.
Over the weekend, it was announced that Moraga would remain on the card as Ulysses Gomez would replace McCall and make his promotional debut at the event. Gomez most recently held the Tachi Palace Fights bantamweight championship and was the first ever TPF flyweight champion.
UFC on Fox 4 takes place on Aug 4. at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
While one fight was salvaged for UFC on Fox 4, one has been axed as the heavyweight matchup between Matt Mitrione and Rob Broughton will no longer fight at the event.
The reason for the cancellation of the fight comes as a result of Broughton needing time to deal with personal matters.
It appears as though Bellator Fighting Championships is always in the hunt for the next top prospect, and today it was announced that two more prospects will join the promotions roster. It was announced that lightweights Magomedrasul Khasbulaev and Akop Stepanyan signed with Bjorn Rebney’s promotion recently.
Magomedrasul Khasbulaev holds a professional record of 15-5, while Akop Stepanyan is 11-3. Currently, there is no announcement as to when either fighter will make their promotional debut.
Photo: Ulysses Gomez (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)