Article

Middleweight Changes to UFC 98 Card

Thomas Gerbasi, UFC - After injuries to Yushin Okami (torn MCL) and James Irvin (torn meniscus) rendered the two middleweights unable to compete on May 23rd’s UFC 98 card in Las Vegas, Chael Sonnen and Xavier Foupa-Pokam have stepped up for what should be two exciting bouts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
By Thomas Gerbasi

After injuries to Yushin Okami (torn MCL) and James Irvin (torn meniscus) rendered the two middleweights unable to compete on May 23rd’s UFC 98 card in Las Vegas, Chael Sonnen and Xavier Foupa-Pokam have stepped up for what should be two exciting bouts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Longtime MMA veteran Sonnen will look to stop Dan Miller’s three fight UFC winning streak in one 185-pound matchup, and exciting striker Foupa-Pokam will battle Drew McFedries in a clash of middleweight knockout artists in the other recently confirmed bout.

Tickets for UFC 98, which is headlined by the UFC light heavyweight championship bout between Rashad Evans and Lyoto Machida and the welterweight grudge match between Matt Hughes and Matt Serra, are still on sale.
Saturday, May 30
10PM/7PM
ETPT
Goiania, Brazil

Media

Recent
UFC Fight Night Weigh-ins at Goiania Arena on May 29, 2015 in Goiania, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
May 29, 2015
Watch the official weigh-in for UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves.
May 29, 2015
Watch the Fight Night Goiania weigh-in highlight featuring the staredown between Carlos Condit and Thiago Alves.
May 29, 2015
Thiago "The Pitbull" Alves knows the challenge ahead of him at Fight Night Goiania against Carlos Condit, but he feels he is better everywhere the fight can potentially go. Alves said it's a potential fight of the year matchup.
May 29, 2015