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." /> Middleweight Changes to UFC 98 Card | UFC ® - News
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.

Media

Recent
UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles looks back at UFC 190 and the tremendous KO victory by UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
Aug 3, 2015
Watch the UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux Post-fight Press Conference live following the event.
Jul 28, 2015
Watch the official weigh-in for UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux live Friday, August 7 at 10pm BST.
Jul 28, 2015
Watch the UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia Post-fight Press Conference live following the event.
Jul 27, 2015