MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR TUESDAY: EMMANUEL SANCHEZ INJURED, AJ MCKEE NOW FACES RAY WOOD FRIDAY AT BELLATOR 166

Emmanuel Sanchez injured, AJ McKee currently fights Ray Wood Friday in Bellator 166 Bellator officials announced Monday that Emmanuel Sanchez (13-3) was forced off Friday’s Bellator 166 card because of injury. As a result, AJ McKee will take on Ray Wood. McKee (5-0) endures his second straight battle with an opponent switch. Back in Bellator 160, he had been slated to combat Henry Corrales, but due to injury he ended up battling and defeating Cody Walker by submission. The undefeated 21-year-old is the son of UFC veteran Antonio McKee. Wood (7-2) has gone 1-1 in Bellator and has been slated to carry on Treston Thomison (9-4), who now needs a new opponent. Bellator 166 Occurs at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.. Here’s an updated look at the card… MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET) Champ Eduardo Dantas vs. Joe Warren — for bantamweight name A.J. McKee vs. Ray Wood L.C. Davis vs. Marcos Galvao Chris Honeycutt vs. Ben Reiter PRELIMINARY CARD (7 p.m. ET) Treston Thomison vs. TBA Derrick Adkins vs. Chris Jones Levi Queen vs. Chance Rencountre Gregory Babene vs. Emiliano Sordi John King vs. Kinny Spotwood Undefeated featherweight Shane Burgos measures up to combat Tiago Trator in UFC Fight Night 102 With Zubaira Tukhugov being removed from UFC Albany to get a possible USADA breach, New York native Shane Burgos has stepped up to face Tiago Trator at UFC Fight Night 102. Burgos (7-0) was slated to fight at CFFC 61 back in October, but his competitor pulled out due to injury. The 25-year-old last saw action against Jacob Bohn at CFFC 56, at which he won first round TKO. Trator (20-5-1, 1 NC) heads into this matchup off a decision victory over Clay Collard back in September 2015. The Brazilian is 1-2 in his UFC career up to now. UFC Fight Night 102 takes place at the Times Union Center at Albany, NY. With Aljamain Sterling hurt, Raphael Assuncao eliminated from UFC Albany card MMAFighting reported Monday which bantamweight Raphael Assuncao will no longer contend at UFC Fight Night 102, since the UFC was not able to locate him an opponent. The UFC plans to re-book both 135-pound fighters sooner or later in 2017. Glover Teixeira vs. Jimi Manuwa in the functions for UFC 208 Jim Edwards of FloCombat reported Monday that light heavyweights Glover Teixeira and Jimi Manuwa are set to battle UFC 208. Teixeira (25-4) had his three-fight win streak snapped in his final battle, as Anthony Johnson knocked the Brazilian out in 13 seconds back in UFC 202. Manuwa (16-2) heads into this matchup off a TKO victory over Ovince St-Preux at UFC 204. UFC 208 takes place January 21st in the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. Canadian heavyweight prospect Dustin Joynson talks Jared Henderson, Zuma MMA & Toronto Maple Leafs Dustin Joynson (2-0) discusses his upcoming fight against Jared Henderson (1-0)

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