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UFC NEWS | Sotiropoulos Injured,Mitsuoka In Against Gomi At UFC 144


An injury has reportedly forced George Sotiropoulos out of his scheduled UFC 144 appearance against Takanori Gomi.

Details of the injury were not disclosed at the time of this report.

In his place to face Takanori Gomi comes Eiji Mitsuoka.

UFC 144 is set to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. As of current date, the event is expected to be headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Benson Henderson. The event marks the UFC’s first ever return to Japan since UFC 29 in 2000.

Mitsuoka will now make his UFC debut against one of the division’s all-time greats. A native of Japan, he is a former Sengoku and DREAM fighter who has won his last two consecutive bouts.

The new UFC 144 lineup includes:

MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view)
Champ Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson (for lightweight title)
Ryan Bader vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Hunt
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Jake Shields
Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony Pettis

PRELIMINARY CARD:

Tim Boetsch vs. Yushin Okami
Steve Cantwell vs. Riki Fukuda
Vaughan Lee vs. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto
Chris Cariaso vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Takanori Gomi vs. Eiji Mitsuoka

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8 Comments to UFC NEWS | Sotiropoulos Injured,Mitsuoka In Against Gomi At UFC 144

  1. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    NOOOOoooooo! I wouldn’t have been able to watch the fight anyways. It’s on Fuel probably. This card is so bad ass!

    • Joe Rogan says:

      this whole shit with fuel is pissing me off. i have time warner and also do not get it.

      • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

        I’m with ya on this one brotha.

        • Joe Rogan says:

          I just don’t get why the undercards can’t be on FX. It would just make so much more sense. It’s a Fox affiliate and it’s widely available to many more viewers. Who gives two shits about Fuel anyway? The UFC could at least recognize that this channel isn’t available to everyone and also air the fights on facebook at least.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          Unleashed, the Kenny Florian UFC show and TUF are incentives for us to buy their FUEL network. They are selling a network and choking off the viewers who made TUF popular to begin with.

  2. Abe says:

    Sotiropoulous has the most weirdest stomach ever….

  3. BJ Pencil says:

    i was kinda leaning on the side of a Gomi knockout… actually was looking forward to this fight.

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