A big hit has been taken by aljamain Sterling Wednesday.
An injury to high bantamweight Aljamain Sterling (12-1) has compelled the New York native off the card against Raphael Assuncao (23-5) according to MMAJunkie. In addition the report notes that the UFC will be seeking an opponent who is currently allowed to fight in the U.S. Also MMAJunkie reports that TUF 23 winner Tatiana Suarez has also pulled off of this card because of injury from Juliana Lima. No word on a replacement for Lima. Justine Kish meets novice Ashley Yoder at UFC Fight Night Albany UFC officials announced Wednesday that strawweight Justine Kish will return to the cage against newcomer Ashley Yoder that is promotional. Kish (5-0) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Nina Ansaroff back at UFC 195 in January. As she had been sidelined by injuries, the win was her first at close to 2 years. Yoder (5-1) recently defeated Amber Brown in Invicta FC 20 last weekend. UFC Fight Night 102 occurs Dec. 9 in Times Union Center at Albany, N.Y. Here’s an updated look in the card. Derrick Lewis vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov Anthony Hamilton vs. Francis Ngannou Patrick Cummins vs. Gian Villante Raphael Assuncao vs. opponent TBA Corey Anderson vs. Sean O’Connell Juliana Lima vs. opponent TBA Randy Brown vs. Brian Camozzi Andrew Sanchez vs. Trevor Smith Marc Diakiese vs. Frankie Perez Keith Berish vs. Ryan Janes Joe Gigliotti vs. Gerald Meerschaert Tiago Trator vs. opponent TBA Justine Kish vs. Ashley Yoder Victory FC 53 consequences: Raufeon Stots defeats Jeff Curran, who retires for the third time Raufeon Stots def. Jeff Curran via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) Mike Plazola def. Nick Bartles via entry (rear-naked choke) — Round 1, 1:53 Rakim Cleveland def. Calley Kruger via submission (strikes) — Round 1, 1:37 Chris Dunn def. Adem Mujakic through TKO (punches) — Round 1, 0:46 Kyle Noblitt def. Zach Rosol via submission (kneebar) — Round 1, 1:48 Clarence Jordan def. R’Mandell Cameron via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27) Michelle & Paulina of Perfecting Athletes talk Thiago Alves, Valerie Letourneau & busy 2016 Michelle Ingels & Paulina Indara of Perfecting Athletes discusses their active 2016 working with high UFC fighters and explain the entire situation involving client Thiago Alves losing weight at UFC 205.
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