UFC on Fox 19 updated fight card
By Edward Carbajal
UFC on Fox 19 will move forward with Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira as the main event. The co-main event of Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres could have the winner of the strawweight bout set up a future title fight with Joanna Jędrzejczyk. The original main event bout was Lyoto Machida vs. Dan Henderson but Machida unfortunately tested positive for a banned substance.
The news broke with only days before the event, leaving the UFC no choice but to cancel the bout and bump the other bouts up. Henderson was upset about the news and used social media to voice his dismay on having to prepare for a fight that is now, not happening.
Rightfully so, at 45-years-old his time in the cage could soon be over. Knowing he does not have time to waste, he will now be facing Hector Lombard at UFC 199.
UFC on Fox 19 takes place live this Saturday from the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. See the weigh-ins and full fight card information below.
MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira
Darrell Horcher vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX, 6 p.m. ET)
Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush
Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington
Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Hacran Dias vs. Cub Swanson
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET)
John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan
Randy Brown vs. Michael Graves
Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev
Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Cezar Ferreira
Omari Akhmedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
Edward Carbajal is a contributing writer for MMA at Page2sports.com and Frontproof Media. You can follow Edward on Twitter @Carbazel or at his website TheBlogBoardJungle.com. Check out his podcast on Spreaker.