Reza Madadi out with visa issues, Jorge Masvidal to face Michael Chiesa at UFC on Fox 8

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Reza Madadi won't be competing at UFC on Fox 8 in July, and has been replaced by a former Strikeforce title challenger.

Bad news for Reza Madadi fans. It appears that the popular Swedish fighter won't be able to compete against Michael Chiesa at UFC on Fox 8 on July 27th due to some visa issues. He's been replaced by former Strikeforce title challenger Jorge Masvidal. The news came from UFC Tonight, who tweeted about it:

Masvidal (24-7) picked up his first UFC win over Tim Means at UFC on Fox 7 a few weeks ago. He will meet TUF 15 winner Chiesa (9-0), who is currently 2-0 in the UFC. He's coming off a submission win over Anton Kuivanen at UFC 157.

The fight will take place on the preliminary card. The event will be headlined by a UFC flyweight title fight between champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger John Moraga.


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