UFC 98: Houston Alexander Off Card With Injury (UPDATE)

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The UFC has confirmed that UFC light heavyweight Houston Alexander has been forced out of his UFC 98 fight with Andre Gusmao (5-1), due to a broken hand he suffered while training.

The UFC is expected to announce a replacement fighter to face Gusmao on the UFC 98 under card.

Alexander, 2-3 in the UFC, is in a must win situation. Another loss in the UFC could add the Nebraska native to a growing list of fighters dropped by the organization.

UPDATE
Krzysztof Soszynski will replace Houston Alexander and take on Andre Gusmao on the preliminary card of UFC 98.

UFC 98: Houston Alexander vs Andre Gusmao

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UFC light heavyweight Houston Alexander (8-4) will take on Andre Gusmao (5-1) at UFC 98 “Lesnar vs Mir II” on May 23 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Alexander will look to break his current three fight losing streak against the 5-1 Brazilian. This fight is make or break for the Nebraska native, who debuted in the UFC with two consecutive wins over Keith Jardine and Alessio Sakara.

For the latest on UFC 98, check out our UFC Rumors section.

UFC 93: Marcus Davis vs. Chris Lytle

According to the Junkie, The Irish hand grenade Marcus Davis will take on heavy handed Chris Lytle at UFC 93 on January 17th from the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

Chris Lytle and I want to fight each other … He’s expressed that he wants to fight me. I’ve expressed that I want to fight him.

“We like each other, we respect each other, but we want to have that fight. And my pitch to Chris is, ‘The first guy that starts grappling is a pussy, so let’s not do that. Let’s just stand up and just beat the hell out of each other. If we get in a clinching scenario, and somebody wants to throw somebody or whatever, go ahead and do it. But let’s not try to finish it on the ground. Let’s stand up, and let’s bang it out.’”

RUMORED UFC 93 FIGHT CARD

Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Mark Coleman
Chris Lytle vs. Marcus Davis
Antonio Mendes vs. Andre Gusmao
Ivan Serati vs. Thomasz Drwal
Abdul Mohamed vs. TBA