MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR TUESDAY: EMMANUEL SANCHEZ INJURED, AJ MCKEE NOW FACES RAY WOOD FRIDAY AT BELLATOR 166

Emmanuel Sanchez hurt, AJ McKee currently fights Ray Wood Friday in Bellator 166 Bellator officials announced Monday that Emmanuel Sanchez (13-3) has been forced off Friday’s Bellator 166 card due to injury. Because of This, AJ McKee will take on Ray Wood. McKee (5-0) endures his second straight fight with a competition switch. Back at Bellator 160, he had been supposed to fight Henry Corrales, but due to injury he ended up battling and beating Cody Walker by submission. The undefeated 21-year-old is the son of UFC veteran Antonio McKee. Wood (7-2) has gone 1-1 in Bellator and was slated to carry on Treston Thomison (9-4), who needs a new competitor. Bellator 166 Occurs at WinStar World Casino and Resort at Thackerville, Okla.. Here’s an updated look at the card… MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET) Champ Eduardo Dantas vs. Joe Warren — for bantamweight title A.J. McKee vs. Ray Wood L.C. Davis vs. Marcos Galvao Chris Honeycutt vs. Ben Reiter PRELIMINARY CARD (7 p.m. ET) Treston Thomison vs. TBA Derrick Adkins vs. Chris Jones Levi Queen vs. Chance Rencountre Gregory Babene vs. Emiliano Sordi John King vs. Kinny Spotwood Undefeated featherweight Shane Burgos steps up to combat Tiago Trator at UFC Fight Night 102 With Zubaira Tukhugov being removed from UFC Albany for a possible USADA violation, New York native Shane Burgos has awakened to confront Tiago Trator in UFC Fight Night 102. Burgos (7-0) was supposed to fight at CFFC 61 back in October, but his competitor pulled out because of injury. The 25-year-old final saw action against Jacob Bohn in CFFC 56, where he won first round TKO. Trator (20-5-1, 1 NC) heads into this matchup off a decision victory over Clay Collard back in September 2015. The Brazilian is 1-2 in his UFC career up to now. UFC Fight Night 102 takes place in the Times Union Center in Albany, NY. With Aljamain Sterling hurt, Raphael Assuncao removed from UFC Albany card MMAFighting reported Monday that bantamweight Raphael Assuncao will no longer compete at UFC Fight Night 102, since the UFC was unable to locate him an opponent. The UFC intends to re-book the two 135-pound fighters at some point in 2017. Glover Teixeira vs. Jimi Manuwa from the functions for UFC 208 Jim Edwards of FloCombat reported Monday that light heavyweights Glover Teixeira and Jimi Manuwa are set to clash at UFC 208. Teixeira (25-4) had his three-fight win streak snapped in his final battle, as Anthony Johnson knocked the Brazilian out at 13 seconds back in UFC 202. Manuwa (16-2) heads into this matchup off a TKO victory over Ovince St-Preux at UFC 204. UFC 208 takes place January 21st in the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. Canadian heavyweight prospect Dustin Joynson talks Jared Henderson, Zuma MMA & Toronto Maple Leafs Dustin Joynson (2-0) discusses his upcoming fight against Jared Henderson (1-0)

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MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR TUESDAY: EMMANUEL SANCHEZ INJURED, AJ MCKEE NOW FACES RAY WOOD FRIDAY AT BELLATOR 166

Emmanuel Sanchez injured, AJ McKee now fights Ray Wood Friday in Bellator 166 Bellator officials announced Monday the Emmanuel Sanchez (13-3) was forced off Friday’s Bellator 166 card due to injury. Because of This, AJ McKee will take on Ray Wood. McKee (5-0) endures his second straight fight with a competition switch. Back in Bellator 160, he was supposed to fight Henry Corrales, but because of injury he ended up fighting and beating Cody Walker by entry. The undefeated 21-year-old is the son of UFC veteran Antonio McKee. Wood (7-2) has gone 1-1 in Bellator and has been slated to carry on Treston Thomison (9-4), who now needs a new opponent. Bellator 166 takes place in WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.. Here’s an updated look at the card… MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET) Champ Eduardo Dantas vs. Joe Warren — for bantamweight name A.J. McKee vs. Ray Wood L.C. Davis vs. Marcos Galvao Chris Honeycutt vs. Ben Reiter PRELIMINARY CARD (7 p.m. ET) Treston Thomison vs. TBA Derrick Adkins vs. Chris Jones Levi Queen vs. Chance Rencountre Gregory Babene vs. Emiliano Sordi John King vs. Kinny Spotwood Undefeated featherweight Shane Burgos steps up to combat Tiago Trator in UFC Fight Night 102 With Zubaira Tukhugov being removed from UFC Albany to get a potential USADA violation, New York native Shane Burgos has stepped up to confront Tiago Trator in UFC Fight Night 102. Burgos (7-0) was slated to fight at CFFC 61 back in October, but his opponent pulled out due to injury. The 25-year-old final saw action against Jacob Bohn at CFFC 56, at which he won by first round TKO. Trator (20-5-1, 1 NC) heads to this matchup off a decision victory over Clay Collard back in September 2015. The Brazilian is 1-2 in his UFC career up to now. UFC Fight Night 102 takes place in the Times Union Center at Albany, NY. With Aljamain Sterling injured, Raphael Assuncao removed from UFC Albany card MMAFighting reported on Monday which bantamweight Raphael Assuncao will no longer contend at UFC Fight Night 102, since the UFC was unable to locate him an opponent. The UFC intends to re-book both 135-pound fighters at some point in 2017. Glover Teixeira vs. Jimi Manuwa from the functions for UFC 208 Jim Edwards of FloCombat reported Monday that light heavyweights Glover Teixeira and Jimi Manuwa are set to clash at UFC 208. Teixeira (25-4) had his three-fight win streak snapped in his final battle, as Anthony Johnson knocked out the Brazilian in 13 seconds back at UFC 202. Manuwa (16-2) heads into this matchup off a TKO victory over Ovince St-Preux at UFC 204. UFC 208 takes place January 21st in the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. Canadian heavyweight prospect Dustin Joynson talks Jared Henderson, Zuma MMA & Toronto Maple Leafs Dustin Joynson (2-0) discusses his upcoming fight against Jared Henderson (1-0)

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