Found May 08, 2012 on
On Tuesday afternoon, the UFC’s Brazilian Twitter account announced an undisclosed injury has forced Yoshihiro Akiyama out of his UFC 149 shootout against Thiago Alves (Pictured). Now worries, because slugger Siyar Bahadurzada has agreed to serve as substitute on July 21st.
Bahadurzada made quite the splash in his big league debut at “UFC on FUEL TV 2″ by putting Paulo Thiago to sleep in just 42 seconds. The ‘Knockout of the Night’ performance marked the welterweight’s seventh consecutive victory.
Alves is looking to rebound from a disappointing submission loss to Martin Kampmann. After dominating much of their standup affair, the former top contender inexplicably attempted a takedown in the closing seconds of their shootout and found himself on the wrong end of a Hail Mary.
Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada hosts the festivities. A featherweight title tilt between champion Jose Aldo and Erik Koch headlines the show.
Here is the card’s updated roster:
Ryan Jimmo vs. Anthony Perosh
Mitch Clarke vs. Anton Kuivanen
Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon
George Roop vs. Antonio Carvalho
Court McGee vs. Nick Ring
Thiago Alves vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Cheick Kongo
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Thiago Silva
Michael Bisping vs. Tim Boetsch
Erik Koch vs. Jose Aldo (UFC Featherweight Champion)
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The below statement was posted on UFC.com, the official website of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. After a spectacular UFC debut in April that netted him a 42 second knockout of Paulo Thiago, Siyar Bahadurzada will jump right back into action at UFC 149 in Calgary when he replaces the injuredYoshihiro Akiyama against longtime welterweight contender Thiago Alves. The...
An injured has forced Yoshihiro Akiyama out of his scheduled welterweight clash with Thiago Alves at UFC 149. UFC officials announced that Siyar Bahadurzada will step in to replace Akiyama on the July 21st card.
Bahadurzada (21-4-1) is coming off an impressive promotional debut in which he needed just 42 seconds to knockout Paulo Thiago at UFC on FUEL TV 2. With the win Bahadurzada...
The injury bug has bitten once again.
This time, it’s UFC 149 that was delivered a blow as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officials reported today (May, 8, 2012) that Yoshihiro Akiyama has suffered an undisclosed injury and will be forced to bow out of his Welterweight fight against the hard-hitting Thiago Alves, which was set to go down on July 21, 2012, at the Scotibank...
UFC officials have announced that Siyar Bahadurzada will replace the injured Yoshihiro Akiyama in a bout against Thiago Alves at UFC 149. The severity of Akiyama’s injury has not been revealed.
UFC 149 takes place July 21 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The event will be headlined by a featherweight title bout between current UFC featherweight champion...