MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR TUESDAY: CHASE SHERMAN NOW FACES DMITRY POBEREZHETS AT UFC 211

As I reported on Twitter, heavyweight Chase Sherman has stepped up on short note to confront Dmitry Poberezhets at UFC 211 following month in Dallas. Sherman (9-3) replaces the injured Jarjis Danho inside this struggle and will be searching for his first UFC success. The 27-year-old has gone 0-2 in the UFC, dropping back-to-back conflicts against Justin Ledet and most recently Walt Harris at UFC Fight Night 103 at January.
Meanwhile, the Poberezhets (24-5-1) makes his promotional and North American debut on the heels of a 15-fight unbeaten series. The Ukrainian fighter hasn’t lost a fight since 2012.
With this latest addition, here is an updated look at the card…
Main Card
(c) Stipe Miocic (16-2) vs. Junior dos Santos (18-4) — Heavyweight Title Fight
(c) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (13-0) vs. Jessica Andrade (16-5) — Strawweight Title Fight
Demian Maia (24-6) vs. Jorge Masvidal (32-11)
Frankie Edgar (21-5-1) vs. Yair Rodriguez (10-1)
Henry Cejudo (10-2) vs. Sergio Pettis (15-2)
Preliminary Card
Eddie Alvarez (28-5) vs. Dustin Poirier (21-5)
Jason Knight (16-2) vs. Chas Skelly (17-2)
David Branch (20-3) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (19-1)
Marco Polo Reyes (7-3) vs. James Vick (10-1)
Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Jessica Aguilar (19-5) vs. Cortney Casey (6-4)
Enrique Barzola (12-3-1) vs. Gabriel Benitez (19-5)
UFC releases Michael Graves following 2016 domestic violence arrest
UFC officials announced Monday that welterweight Michael Graves (6-0-1) has been released from the promotion after being detained in October 2016 for domestic violence. Here’s an official announcement from the UFC:
Back in November 2016, welterweight Michael Graves was removed from his UFC bout following his arrest in Fulton County, Florida. As a possible violation of this UFC Fighter Conduct Policy, the UFC organization temporarily barred Graves from competition pending the completion of a third party investigation. Dependent on the findings of this thorough inspection and investigation, UFC has advised Graves that he has been released from his contract effective immediately. UFC requires all athletes to act in an ethical and responsible manner, as evidenced from the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy. UFC retains its athletes to the maximum standard and will continue to take appropriate action when and if justified.
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