Magnus Cedenblad Replaces Injured Tom Watson Against Alessio Sakara at UFC Fight Night 30
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.15.2013
Watson forced to withdraw...
UFC officials have announced that Tom Watson is injured and has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with Alessio Sakara at UFC Fight 30. The event is set for October 26 in Manchester, England.
Magnus Cedenblad will now face Sakara in the middleweight bout on the card. Alessio Sakara is coming off three consecutive losses against Chris Weidman, Brian Stann, and Patrick Cote. Sakara's most previous loss against Cote at UFC 154 last November was a disqualification as a result of Sakara using multiple illegal strikes to the back of Cote's head. Cedenblad recently got his first UFC win, submitting Jared Hamman at UFC 164.
Below is the updated card for UFC Fight Night 30:
Michael Bisping vs. Mark Munoz
Melvin Guillard vs. Ross Pearson
Phil Harris vs. John Lineker
Jimy Hettes vs. Mike Wilkinson
Anthony Njokuani vs. Paul Taylor
Ryan Jimmo vs. Jimi Manuwa
Magnus Cedenblad vs. Alessio Sakara
Luke Barnatt vs. Andrew Craig
Michael Kuiper vs. Brad Scott
Jessica Andrade vs. Rosi Sexton
Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck
Cole Miller vs. Andy Ogle