Rony Jason Out Of UFC Fight Night 58, Niinimaki Now Meets Carneiro

Rony Jason (14-5) has withdrawn from his scheduled bout with Tom Niinimaki (21-7) at UFC Fight Night 58 which is being held at the Ginásio José Corrêa in Barueri, Brazil on December 20, 2014. Stepping up in place of the hometown favourite is another Brazilian, the debuting Renato Carneiro (8-0)

Carneiro, a training partner of the UFC’s Rani Yayha, is currently undefeated in his MMA career, amassing an 8-0 record with all of those wins coming in the Brazilian Jungle fights promotion, the Brazilian is also riding a 3-fight winning streak including a pair of submission victories.

Niinimaki, has long been regarded as one of the better European grappler’s out there in the MMA world, currently on a 2-fight losing streak having been submitted by Niklas Backstrom and Chas Skelly in his last two contests this really is a pivotal fight for the 32 year-old Finnish fighter.

The full fight card now looks like this…

(FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET)

C.B. Dollaway vs. Lyoto Machida

Renan Barao vs. Mitch Gagnon

Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Patrick Cummins

Rashid Magomedov vs. Elias Silverio

Mike Rhodes vs. Erick Silva

Renato Carneiro vs. Tom Niinimaki

(FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)

Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Igor Pokrajac

Dan Miller vs. Daniel Sarafian

Hacran Dias vs. Darren Elkins

Leandro Issa vs. Yuta Sasaki

(UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)

Tim Means vs. Marcio Alexandre Jr.

Jake Collier vs. Vitor Miranda

By: John Carlin