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Gegard Mousasi    Bellator    Middleweight
Mousasi will face Alexander Shlemenko in a middleweight bout at Bellator 185 on October 20 in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Fantasy Analysis

Mousasi will be making his Bellator debut as a headliner after leaving the UFC. The fighter decided to switch promotions after his controversial win over Chris Weidman (TKO) and his fight contract with the UFC was up. He is 42-6-2 overall (29-5-1 UFC) and has a five-fight win streak going. "The Dreamcatcher" has 23 KO/TKOs and 13 submissions in his career.
Alexander Shlemenko    Bellator    Middleweight
Shlemenko will face Gegard Mousasi in a middleweight fight at Bellator 185 on October 20 in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Fantasy Analysis

Shlemenko is an experienced fighter with a 56-9 (1 NC) career record that includes 31 KO/TKOs and nine submissions. Although he has faced many fighters since joining the professionals in 2004, this could be one of his biggest challenges. Mousasi will be entering the cage with a five-fight win streak in the UFC, which is known to have higher caliber opponents than "Storm" may be used to.
Valentina Shevchenko    UFC    Bantamweight
Shevchenko will take on Amanda Nunes for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship at UFC 215 on Sept. 9 in Edmonton, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Shevchenko and Nunes were originally supposed to fight for the belt at UFC 213 on July 8, but the fight was called off after Nunes was sent to the hospital due to illness. As expected, a rematch was eventually scheduled, and the two will now help set the table for a main event matchup between Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg. Shevchenko had been a slight betting favorite on the day of the original contest, so expect similar odds leading up to the rematch. Both women are high-volume strikers, which could lead to plenty of opportunities to post fantasy points.
Humberto Bandenay    UFC    Featherweight
Brandenay will face Martin Bravo in a featherweight battle at UFC Fight Night 114 on August 5 in Mexico City, Danny Segura of MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Brandenay has stepped in to replace Chris Gruetzemacher (undisclosed) on short notice. The UFC newcomer is 22 years old and has a five-inch height advantage over Bravo. He has already racked up a 13-4 record with 10 wins via stoppage and is on a five fight winning streak.
Amanda Nunes    UFC    Bantamweight
Nunes (illness) will have her title defense against Valentina Shevchenko rescheduled to UFC 215 on Sept. 9 in Edmonton, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Nunes and Shevchenko were originally supposed to square off at UFC 213 during the promotion's International Fight Week, but the bout was scrapped on the day of the event after a sinus issue sent Nunes to the hospital. Since then, both have had their sights set on a rematch, and that wish will be granted at the September pay-per-view event. Nunes was a surprising betting underdog in this matchup before it was cancelled, so look for oddsmakers to treat this fight similarly on the second go-around.
Chris Gruetzemacher    UFC    Featherweight
Gruetzemacher (undisclosed) will no longer compete against Martin Bravo at UFC Fight Night 114 on August 5 in Mexico City, Danny Segura of MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Gruetzemacher has been replaced by Humberto Bandenay in this matchup because of an undisclosed injury. Bandenay is new to the promotion with a 13-4 record and is taking on the fight with three weeks notice. A return date for Gruetzemacher is unknown at this time.
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