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MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR FRIDAY: GUIDA INJURED, MENDES LEFT WITHOUT OPPONENT YET AGAIN

More, Chad Mendes has been left without an opponent. As first reported by Sherdog.com, Clay Guida has an injury which has forced him to pull from his forthcoming UFC on FOX seven matchup against Mendes, which had been set to take place April 20 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.. It is the third competitor to pull out of fights with Mendes in the past elections, following Hacran Dias was scratched with an accident at UFC on FX 6 and Manny Gamburyan pulled out of his UFC 157 game with Mendes after he was hurt in training. Mendes (13-1) is among those top-five featherweights in the world based on this MMA Fighter Rankings. He’s an amazing wrestler with KO power, and since losing to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 142, he has bounced back with KO wins Cody McKenzie and Yaotzin Meza to reaffirm his spot as a leading featherweight. No clue yet on who will replace Mendes, but it is possible Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, or Dennis Siver requires his spot, although it’s likely if that’s the case Mendes is going to be shifted to a card. Formiga vs. Cariaso set for UFC on FX 8 A conflict between top-ranked flyweights is set to return this May in Brazil, as the UFC has included a matchup involving Jussier Formiga and Chris Cariaso to the upcoming UFC on FX 8 card. TATAME.com was the first to break news of this bout. Formiga (14-2) is coming off a TKO loss in his UFC debut to top contender John Dodson, while Cariaso (14-4) lost via submission to John Moraga at UFC 155, but both fighters are incredibly talented and a win over a another puts them right into the flyweight title picture. This is a fairly close battle, so expect the MMA odds to be competitive when they are released. I’d guess that Formiga are a tiny favorite over Cariaso, who, although talented, does not have the hype behind him that Formiga does. UFC Sweden 2 adds Cella vs. Troeng The UFC additional a fight between TUF 17 middleweights to the upcoming UFC Sweden 2 card, as Swede Tor Troeng takes on American Adam Cella in the April 6 event scheduled to occur at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. MMAnytt.se first reported the bout, which will will mark the official UFC debut of both fighters. Troeng (15-4-1) and Cella (4-0) were both eliminated from TUF 17 after being knocked out on the series, Cella’s loss being the brutal spinning hook kick KO from Uriah Hall. With Troeng fighting in front of his hometown crowd and Cella come off one of the worst KOs in current memory, expect Troeng to open as a solid -200 favourite, while Cella will surely be the underdog, and is definitely someone that you shouldn’t place your money on.

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