News Stevie Ray off; Marc Diakiese faces newcomer Jai Herbert at March London/FN event-UPDATED

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  1. toe hold Brown Belt

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    Marc Diakiese gets a new opponent after the failure of Stevie Ray for UFC London

    Marc Diakiese needs a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 171 in London on March 21, 2020. Stevie Ray has withdrawn from the fight for unknown reasons. The UFC has since found a new opponent for Diakiese. Who that is will be announced later.


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    https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020...ray-vs-marc-diakiese-ufc-london-cage-warriors


    Cage Warriors champ Jai Herbert replaces Stevie Ray, takes on Marc Diakiese at UFC London

    Jai Herbert will get a shot at the big leagues.

    Herbert (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), the Cage Warriors lightweight champion, has stepped in to replace an injured Stevie Ray (23-9 MMA, 7-4 UFC) to take on Marc Diakiese (14-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) in a lightweight bout at UFC on ESPN+ 29. MMA Junkie confirmed the booking with a person with knowledge of the matchup following an initial reported from Newsome.

    UFC on ESPN+ 29 takes place March 21 at The O2 in London. The card streams on ESPN+.

    Herbert won the vacant Cage Warriors lightweight belt this past summer when he stopped Jack Grant. Ag Cage Warriors 109 this past October, he defended it with a first-round finish of former UFC and Bellator fighter Cain Carrizosa. The 31-year-old is on a six-fight winning streak.

    Diakiese, a former BAMMA lightweight champion, has back-to-back decision wins over Joseph Duffy and Lando Vannata. Prior to that, the 26-year-old was on a three-fight losing skid.




     
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  2. TCE TCE = The Corona Effect

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    That sucks but at least they have plenty of time to search for a good opponent for Diakiese.
     
  3. Zebra Cheeks 2Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Dang that was gonna be a banger, but at least we’re 2 months out and they can probably hook him up
     
  4. Deceasedxo Blue Belt

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    Do a freak show match. Him vs ngannou.
     
  5. Mr. Jamie Cee Green Belt

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    Fun fact: I met Stevie Ray in an airport once. I worked there whilst I was at university and he was flying out.

    My man was flying with EasyJet. Chuckled to myself and thought about Dana’s snow filled driveway. I guess it’s true what they say:

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    This was Ray's opportunity to make some noise and not just be a prelim fighter. Must be a serious injury
     
  7. Naught2Sixty Red Belt

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    Who dat in your avatar?
     
  8. theflashh Banned Banned

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    Feed Conor to Diakiese

    He's a lot better than the 15-16 flyweight can that tapped Conor out
     
  9. SalvadorAllende Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Throw Gillespie in there.
     
  10. Hellowhosthat Silver Belt

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    Herbert could well be the tougher fight from what I've seen of him, very well deserved UFC opportunity.
     
  11. tommeh Guest

    Diakiese got taken down and subbed by Dan Hooker lol

    Gillespie would obliterate his asscrack
     
  12. The_Renaissance Sherdog Bunceweight Champion

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    Herbert's a good signing and this will be a banger. I expect Diakiese to wrestle here.
     
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    If Stevie Ray is out surely he should have tagged in Booker T
     
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    Finish him with a sidewalk slam yeah haha

    Seriously though, good replacement fight. Rooting for Jai
     
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    'The Black Country Banger' isn't a nickname that most of you here will understand.
     

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