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Renan Barao injures foot, reportedly out of UFC 161 title defense

UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao has suffered an injury to his right foot and likely will be unable to headline UFC 161 on June 15.

Barao was expected to face Eddie Wineland in the main event of the pay-per-view event. The promotion has yet to formally announce the injury, nor how it will fill the main event.

Source: Tatame

Bellator buys out Matt Riddle’s Legacy FC contract

Former UFC welterweight Matt Riddle has a new promotion, before he could even compete for his previous one.

Bellator MMA has bought out Riddle’s Legacy Fighting Championship contract, opening the door for the Ultimate Fighter veteran to move to the sport’s second largest promotion.

Riddle was expected to make his Legacy debut on July 19 against Artenas Young, following his release from the UFC in February for a second failed drug test for marijuana.

No word on when Riddle will debut for Bellator.

Source: Inside MMA

Photo: Renan Barao (L) delivers a punch (James Law/Heavy MMA)

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