FiveOuncesOfPain.com is reporting that interim UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir is injured and won't be able to fight UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar at UFC 98 on May 23. The card still includes the long-simmering grudge match between Matt Serra and Matt Hughes.
Silva, Franklin at 195
Wanderlei Silva and Rich Franklin have agreed to a fight at a catchweight of 195 lbs. The standouts will square off at UFC 99 in Germany in June. Silva has said that following the fight, he will drop down a weight class and fight as a middleweight.
Guida vs. Sanchez
June's Ultimate Fighter 9 finale, scheduled for June 20, will feature a lightweight showdown between Clay "The Carpenter" Guida and Diego "Nightmare" Sanchez.
Cyborg added to show
Strikeforce's April 11 show, headlined by a Frank Shamrock/Nick Diaz showdown and a lightweight title fight between Josh Thomson and Gilbert Melendez, will also feature one of the top women fighters on the main card. Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos will take on Hitomi Akano in California.
Baby Fedor out
Kirill "Baby Fedor" Sidelnikov has been suspended for a year by the California State Athletic Commission after failing a drug test. Sidelnikov tested positive for the steroid Stanozolol before his Jan. 24 Affliction Day of Reckoning fight. The Russian fighter was also fined $2,500.