Once more, Chad Mendes has been abandoned with no opponent. Initially reported by Sherdog.com, Clay Guida has an injury that has forced him to pull out of his forthcoming UFC on FOX 7 matchup against Mendes, which had been set to occur April 20 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.. It is the third opponent to pull from conflicts with Mendes in recent bouts, following Hacran Dias was scratched with an injury at UFC on FX 6 and Manny Gamburyan pulled out of his UFC 157 match with Mendes later he was hurt in practice. Mendes (13-1) is among those top-five featherweights in the world according to this MMA Fighter Rankings. He is an amazing wrestler with KO power, and since dropping to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in UFC 142, he has bounced back with KO wins over Cody McKenzie and Yaotzin Meza to reaffirm his place as a leading featherweight. No clue yet on who will replace Mendes, but it’s possible Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, or Dennis Siver requires his spot, though it’s likely if that’s the case Mendes will be shifted to a card. Formiga vs. Cariaso set for UFC on FX 8 A conflict between top-ranked flyweights is set to return this May in Brazil, as the UFC has included a matchup between Jussier Formiga and Chris Cariaso to the forthcoming UFC on FX 8 card. TATAME.com was the first to break news of the bout. Formiga (14-2) is coming off a TKO reduction in his UFC debut to high contender John Dodson, while Cariaso (14-4) lost via submission to John Moraga in UFC 155, but both fighters are extremely talented and a win over one another puts them straight into the flyweight title film. This is a fairly close fight, so anticipate the MMA chances to be competitive when they’re released. I would guess that Formiga would be a small favorite over Cariaso, who, although talented, does not have the hype behind him that Formiga does. UFC Sweden 2 adds Cella vs. Troeng The UFC added a battle involving TUF 17 middleweights to the upcoming UFC Sweden 2 card, as Swede Tor Troeng takes on American Adam Cella at the April 6 event scheduled to occur at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. MMAnytt.se first reported that the bout, which will will indicate the official UFC introduction of both fighters. Troeng (15-4-1) and Cella (4-0) were eliminated from TUF 17 after being pumped out on the show, Cella’s loss being the barbarous spinning hook kick KO from Uriah Hall. With Troeng fighting before his hometown crowd and Cella come off one of the worst KOs in recent memory, expect Troeng to start as a strong -200 favourite, while Cella will surely be the underdog, and is definitely somebody that you shouldn’t place your money on.