A big hit has been taken by aljamain Sterling Wednesday.

An injury to high bantamweight Aljamain Sterling (12-1) has forced the New York native off the card from Raphael Assuncao (23-5) based on MMAJunkie. In addition the report notes that the UFC will be seeking an opponent who’s currently allowed to fight at the U.S. Additionally MMAJunkie reports that TUF 23 winner Tatiana Suarez has also pulled from the card because of harm against Juliana Lima. No word on a replacement for Lima. Justine Kish meets newcomer Ashley Yoder at UFC Fight Night Albany UFC officials announced Wednesday that strawweight Justine Kish will come back to the cage against newcomer Ashley Yoder. Kish (5-0) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Nina Ansaroff back at UFC 195 in January. As she had been sidelined by injuries, the win was her first at near 2 years. Yoder (5-1) lately conquered Amber Brown at Invicta FC 20 last weekend. UFC Fight Night 102 occurs Dec. 9 in Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. Here is an updated look in the card. Derrick Lewis vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov Anthony Hamilton vs. Francis Ngannou Patrick Cummins vs. Gian Villante Raphael Assuncao vs. opponent TBA Corey Anderson vs. Sean O’Connell Juliana Lima vs. opponent TBA Randy Brown vs. Brian Camozzi Andrew Sanchez vs. Trevor Smith Marc Diakiese vs. Frankie Perez Keith Berish vs. Ryan Janes Joe Gigliotti vs. Gerald Meerschaert Tiago Trator vs. opponent TBA Justine Kish vs. Ashley Yoder Victory FC 53 results: Raufeon Stots beats Jeff Curran, who retires for the next time Raufeon Stots def. Jeff Curran via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) Mike Plazola def. Nick Bartles via submission (rear-naked choke) — Round 1, 1:53 Rakim Cleveland def. Calley Kruger via submission (strikes) — Round 1, 1:37 Chris Dunn def. Adem Mujakic via TKO (punches) — Round 1, 0:46 Kyle Noblitt def. Zach Rosol via submission (kneebar) — Round 1, 1:48 Clarence Jordan def. R’Mandell Cameron via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27) Michelle & Paulina of Perfecting Athletes speak Thiago Alves, Valerie Letourneau & occupied 2016 Michelle Ingels & Paulina Indara of Perfecting Athletes discusses their busy 2016 working with high UFC fighters and clarify the whole situation involving client Thiago Alves missing weight in UFC 205.

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