MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR THURSDAY: SHOGUN INJURED, GLOVER TEIXEIRA NOW FACES RASHAD EVANS AT UFC FIGHT NIGHT TAMPA

Glover Texieria replaces Shogun against Rashad Evans at UFC Fight Night Tampa Damon Martin of FOX Sports reported Wednesday that an injury has Compelled Mauricio”Shogun” Rua Away UFC Fight Night Tampa.

Fellow Brazillian Glover Teixeira has be tabbed as the replacement to confront Rashad Evans. Teixeira (24-4) is coming off back to back victories over Ovince St-Preux and Patrick Cummins. The 36-year old has been supposed to fight Evans at UFC Fight Night 61 at February 2015, however he pulled from that fight because of a knee injury. Evans (19-4-1) returned to the octagon following two-year layoff and ended up being on the incorrect end of a decision against Ryan Bader at UFC 192. Also according to Combate, welterweights Omari Akhmedov and Elizeu Zaleski would be the latest addition to the occasion. Akhmedov (15-3) heads into this matchup off a knockout loss to Sergio Moraes in December. The setback snapped his two-fight win streak. Zaleski (14-5) is coming off a split decision loss to Nicolas Dalby via split decision last May. UFC Fight Night Tampa takes place April 16th in the Amalie Arena. Here’s an updated look in the card. Main Card: (FOX-8pm ET) Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson Rashad Evans vs. Glover Texieria Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida Tecia Torres vs. Rose Namajunas Preliminary Card: (FOX-6pm ET) Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington Cub Swanson vs. Hacran Dias Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio Cezar Ferreira vs. Caio Magalhaes Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan Omari Akhmedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski Ruslan Magomedov from UFC Fight Night 86 bout with Gabriel Gonzaga. Derek Lewis possible replacement UFC heavyweight Ruslan Magomedov declared on Twitter that he is injured and from his struggle with Gabriel Gonzaga.

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