Injuries to both Jeremy Stephens and Rony “Jason” Mariano Bezerra have forced their scheduled meeting off UFC Fight Night 29. The UFC has not announced whether the former October 9 bout will be replaced by another pairing.
The CABMMA scratched “Jason”after finding a lumbar hernia on an MRI done at the request of one of their doctors. UFC officials announced that Stephens was removed for an undisclosed injury the following day.
UFC Fight Night 29 is set for October 9 at Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Brazilian incursion will be headlined by a five-round welterweight pairing between talented grapplers Jake Sields and Demian Maia. The main card will air live via FOX Sports 1, with the prelims airing via Facebook.
UFC Fight Night 29 Fight Card:
- Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields
- Dong Hyun Kim vs. Erick Silva
- Matt Hamill vs. Thiago Silva
- Joey Beltran vs. Fabio Maldonado
- Raphael Assuncao vs. T.J. Dillashaw
- Rodrigo Damm vs. Hacran Dias
- Chris Cariaso vs. Iliarde Santos
- Mike Pierce vs. Rousimar Palhares