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Lyman Good won’t be competing at UFC 249. The former Bellator champion has been forced out of his welterweight contest with Belal Muhammad due to injury. MMA Junkie confirmed the news with a person close to the situation following an initial report from MMAFighting.com. The person requested anonymity because the UFC has yet to make an official announcement. At this time, there is no word on a potential replacement for Good (21–5 MMA, 3-2 UFC)...

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The UFC 249 fight card has another slot to fill. Welterweight Lyman Good on Saturday told MMA Fighting an injury has forced him to withdraw from the April 18 pay-per-view event, which still doesn’t have an official location. Good, a resident of New York City, was scheduled to face Belal Muhammad on the ESPN2 preliminary card. Muhammad’s manager Ali Abdelaziz didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on a potential replacement. The welterweight matchup...

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UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will have to wait until a later date in 2020 to defend her title again. On Tuesday, sources confirmed to MMA Fighting that Shevchenko was forced out of her upcoming fight against Joanne Calderwood, which was scheduled for UFC 251 on June 6 in Perth, Australia. Calderwood initially told MMA Fighting that the fight was being pushed back, but she didn’t reveal what was causing the delay. Now it’s...

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LAS VEGAS – Rob Font suffered a knee injury that has kept him on the sidelines since his last fight. In his UFC on ESPN 7 bout against Ricky Simon last December, Font (17-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC) tore his knee midway through the contest but still powered through to win the fight, notching a bonus in the process. “Yeah second round, he took me down, we’re coming up in the exchange, he kind of had that...

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BRASILIA — A long time has passed since Mayra Bueno Silva scored a pair of early finishes inside the Octagon. But “Sheetara” guarantees all the time off contributed to turning her into a more dangerous fighter. Silva signed with the promotion after submitting the previously unbeaten Mayana Souza in just 62 seconds at Dana White’s Contender Series. She went back right into the cage less than two months later, tapping Gillian Robertson with five seconds...

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UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic doesn’t expect himself to be out of action for much longer. Miocic told TMZ Sports that recovery from the eye injury he suffered in his rematch with Daniel Cormier at UFC 241 is progressing well. The injury was severe enough that Miocic had to undergo surgery following the August 2019 bout. “The eye is really good actually,” Miocic said. “It’s getting healed up, getting better every day, and I’m just...