MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR TUESDAY: CHASE SHERMAN NOW FACES DMITRY POBEREZHETS AT UFC 211
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As I reported on Twitter, heavyweight Chase Sherman has stepped on short notice to confront Dmitry Poberezhets in UFC 211 following month in Dallas. Sherman (9-3) replaces the wounded Jarjis Danho in this struggle and will be hunting for his first UFC success. The 27-year-old has gone 0-2 in the UFC, losing back-to-back conflicts against Justin Ledet and most recently Walt Harris in UFC Fight Night 103 at January.
Meanwhile, Poberezhets (24-5-1) makes his promotional and North American debut on the insides of a 15-fight unbeaten streak. The Ukrainian fighter hasn’t lost a fight since 2012.
With this latest addition, here is an updated look at the card…
(c) Stipe Miocic (16-2) vs. Junior dos Santos (18-4) — Heavyweight Title Fight
(c) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (13-0) vs. Jessica Andrade (16-5) — Strawweight Title Fight
Demian Maia (24-6) vs. Jorge Masvidal (32-11)
Frankie Edgar (21-5-1) vs. Yair Rodriguez (10-1)
Henry Cejudo (10-2) vs. Sergio Pettis (15-2)
Eddie Alvarez (28-5) vs. Dustin Poirier (21-5)
Jason Knight (16-2) vs. Chas Skelly (17-2)
David Branch (20-3) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (19-1)
Marco Polo Reyes (7-3) vs. James Vick (10-1)
Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Jessica Aguilar (19-5) vs. Cortney Casey (6-4)
Enrique Barzola (12-3-1) vs. Gabriel Benitez (19-5)
UFC releases Michael Graves following 2016 domestic violence arrest
UFC officials announced Monday that welterweight Michael Graves (6-0-1) was released from the advertising after being detained in October 2016 for domestic violence. Here’s an official statement from the UFC:
In November 2016, welterweight Michael Graves was eliminated from his UFC bout following his arrest in Fulton County, Florida. As a potential breach of the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy, the UFC organization temporarily barred Graves from competition pending the completion of a third party evaluation. Dependent on the findings of the comprehensive review and investigation, UFC has suggested Graves he has been released from his contract effective immediately. UFC requires all athletes to behave in an ethical and accountable manner, as mandated by the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy. UFC retains its athletes to the maximum standard and will continue to take proper action when and if warranted.
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