Sotiropoulos out, Mitsuoka in vs. Gomi at UFC 144

by Damon Martin | source:

An injury has forced former Ultimate Fighter competitor George Sotiropoulos out of UFC 144 in Japan. Eiji Mitsuoka steps in to take his place to face Takanori Gomi.

Eiji Mitsuoka will make his UFC debut on just a month’s notice, where he will fight at home in Japan against former Pride champion Takanori Gomi.

UFC 144 takes place at Saitama Super Arena on Feb. 26.

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MrBojangles site profile image  

1/30/12 1:06 AM by MrBojangles

Ya, I think there is a possibility Mitsuoka is a worse matchup for Gomi. Mitsuoka could grind Gomi down

Unseen site profile image  

1/30/12 12:45 AM by Unseen

 Well at least we'll see a Japanese fighter win in the UFC.

absoluteidiot site profile image  

1/30/12 12:30 AM by absoluteidiot

Was looking forward to that one.Would have been happy to see either guy win.

mmavixen site profile image  

1/30/12 12:13 AM by mmavixen

 Damn, at one point George was a fight or two away from fighting for the belt, now it seems like he can't catch a break.

Acidic site profile image  

1/29/12 11:26 PM by Acidic

 To be fair if Gomi decently showed up we might have seen Gomi vs Tyson or George vs Dos Anjos type of result by way of Gomi winning by tko. its MMA anything could happen and lets not forget George doesnt have the best TDs nor chin

SMS89 site profile image  

1/29/12 11:17 PM by SMS89

At least we know a Japanese fighter will actually win.

MrBojangles site profile image  

1/29/12 11:03 PM by MrBojangles

Wouldnt be surprised at all to see Mitsuoka sub Gomi at this point

DamnSevern site profile image  

1/29/12 10:55 PM by DamnSevern

 feel bad for george but hoping this will help gomi get a win

DanHendersonsAsymetricSmile site profile image  

1/29/12 10:53 PM by DanHendersonsAsymetricSmile

Slowpoke, seen this shit like 1 week ago.

SouthernCrossMMA site profile image  

1/29/12 10:52 PM by SouthernCrossMMA

Fuck! Shitty news I was looking forward to seeing George