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Nick Ring-Constantinos Philippou fight scratched from UFC 154 lineup

A last minute illness has forced middleweight Nick Ring out of a bout with Constantinos Philippou planned for the PPV portion of UFC 154. Given the short amount of turnaround time, the match-up has been removed from the card and will likely be rebooked for a future event.

UFC officials announced the change earlier today. As a result, a lightweight tilt between Mark Bocek-Rafael dos Anjos has been bumped up to the main card and a Facebook fight featuring Antonio Carvalho-Rodrigo Damm will now air on FX.

The 17-6 Dos Anjos is coming off back-to-back wins over Kamal Shalorus and Anthony Njoukuani, while Bocek (11-4) has done the same against the likes of Nik Lentz and most recently John Alessio. Their pairing should deliver a pleasing result for fans of grappling, as both men are well-versed in BJJ and each owe the bulk of the victories to submission attempts.

UFC 154 kicks off at 6:30 PM EST on Facebook before FX takes over 90 minutes later and PPV closes the card out starting at 10:00 PM EST.


  • fanoftna33 says:

    Bad news for Ring and Constantinos but awesome for Dos Anjos and Bochek, cant wait to see the LW fighters go at it as this could steal the show for sure. I have Dos Anjos be decision.


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