Thursday, July 7, 2022

UFC Uruguay Sees Multiple Fighters Pulled

Some planned matchups for the UFC Uruguay card have blown up in smoke. first reported that Talia Santos has been forced off her bout with Ariane Carnelossi due to a wrist injury. The promotion is looking for a new opponent for Carnelossi. The injuries didn’t stop with Santos.

UFC officials have announced that Polyana Viana is replacing Rachael Ostovich to take on Veronica Macedo in a women’s flyweight encounter. Combate brought word that Rodrigo Vargas is filling in for Rafael Fiziev to take on Alex da Silva. Finally, Combate reports that Laureano Staropoli has been removed from his planned bout with Alexey Kunchenko due to a broken nose.

UFC Uruguay will take place on Aug. 10. The event will be headlined by a women’s flyweight title bout between champion Valentina Shechenko and Liz Carmouche. The main card and prelims will air live on ESPN+.

Here’s a look at the updated UFC Uruguay card:

Main Card (ESPN+)

  • Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Liz Carmouche – for women’s flyweight title
  • Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi
  • Vicente Luque vs. Mike Perry
  • Luiz Eduardo Garagorri vs. Humberto Bandenay
  • Oskar Piechota vs. Rodolfo Vieira
  • Enrique Barzola vs. Bobby Mofett

Prelims (ESPN+)

  • Raphael Pessoa vs. Ciryl Gane
  • Tecia Torres vs. Marina Rodriguez
  • Raulian Paiva vs. Rogerio Bontorin
  • Ariane Carnelossi vs. TBD
  • Alex da Silva vs. Rodrigo Vargas
  • Alexey Kunchenko vs. TBD
  • Veronica Macedo vs. Polyana Viana
  • Chris Gutierrez vs. Geraldo de Freitas
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