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Ricky Rainey in for Abdul Razak Alhassan, meets Muslim Salikhov at UFC on FOX 29

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A couple weeks out from the UFC’s return to Arizona, an injury has changed a bout and opened the door for a fighter to make his promotional debut.

Abdul Razak Alhassan (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is out of his welterweight fight against Muslim Salikhov (13-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC on FOX 29. In Alhassan’s place will be Ricky Rainey (13-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), the promotion today announced.

UFC on FOX 29 will take place April 14 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. The main card will air on FOX following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

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The UFC on FOX 29 lineup includes:

Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje
Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit
John Moraga vs. Wilson Reis
Arjan Bhullar vs. Adam Wieczorek
Dhiego Lima vs. Yushin Okami
Cortney Casey vs. Michelle Waterson
Tim Boetsch vs. Antonio Carlos Junior
Shana Dobson vs. Lauren Mueller
Krzysztof Jotko vs. Brad Tavares
Patrick Williams vs. Luke Sanders
Matthew Lopez vs. Alejandro Perez
Ricky Rainey vs. Muslim Salikhov
Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori
Gilbert Burns vs. Dan Moret

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I like Ricky Rainey. He's not gonna go far up the ufc ranks but he puts on entertaining fights. Would've preferred Rainey against Alhassan personally. That would've been a strikers delight matchup.

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Rainey was a solid Bellator talent. He’ll do good in the ufc

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Posted by JLS

I like Ricky Rainey. He's not gonna go far up the ufc ranks but he puts on entertaining fights. Would've preferred Rainey against Alhassan personally. That would've been a strikers delight matchup.



Salikhov is a very good striker

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Posted by Shawn91111


Posted by JLS

I like Ricky Rainey. He's not gonna go far up the ufc ranks but he puts on entertaining fights. Would've preferred Rainey against Alhassan personally. That would've been a strikers delight matchup.



Salikhov is a very good striker



I actually like this match up more as I now favor Muslim.

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This is actually a better fight imo. Muslim was coming off a loss i believe and razak 2 wins. Didn’t really make much sense.

Post #7   4/2/18 3:34:46AM