While not officially announced yet, Joey Beltran is expected to take on Dave Herman at Vancouver’s second UFC event — rumoured for June 11 at Rogers Arena. UFC 131 is expected to be headlined by TUF coaches Junior Dos Santos and Brock Lesnar in a heavyweight contender fight.
Almedia retires after loss to Pyle
Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Ricardo Almeida is calling it quits. Almeida said after pondering his future following his UFC 128 loss to Mike Pyle, he is retiring as a fighter. The 34-year-old leaves the sport with a 13-5 record.
Injury eyed as Fitch pulls out of rematch with Penn
Jon Fitch has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 132 rematch with B.J. Penn. Both mmajunkie and mmaweekly are reporting the wrestler has suffered an undisclosed injury that will keep him from the July 2 event in Vegas
Pittsburgh poised to host first UFC event
It’s looking more and more like Pittsburgh will host its first UFC event in June. The Consol Energy Centre is expected to be the venue for UFC on Versus 4 in late June.
Hurt Kyle withdraws from Strikeforce card
Mike Kyle has been forced to withdraw from his fight against Gegard Mousasi at next weekend’s Strikeforce: Diaz vs Daley event due to a fractured hand. No replacement has been named for the undercard fight.