Alexander Yakovlev Replaces Amir Sadollah Against Nico Musoke at UFC Fight Night 53
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.08.2014
Musoke gets a new opponent...
The UFC has confirmed that Amir Sadollah has been forced to withdraw from his originally scheduled bout with Nico Musoke at UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm, Sweden. Russian fighter Alexander Yakovlev will now be stepping in to face Musoke in his hometown.
Yakovlev is coming off a decision loss to Demian Maia at The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Finale last May. Musoke is also coming off a loss after he was beaten by Kelvin Gastelum by decision at UFC Fight Night 44 last June.
UFC Fight Night 53 is set for October 4. The event will be held at the Globe Arena. Tickets for the event go on sale to the general public on August 22.