Several new bouts have been announced for upcoming UFC Fight Night cards, including a chance for UFC Fight Night 52.
Urijah Faber will not be making the trip to Japan after suffering an injury. Instead, Alex Caceres – who Faber recently defeated – will step in and take on Masanori Kanehara.
Also on the September 20 card, Amir Sadollah now meets Yoshihiro Akiyama after an injury to Kyle Noke knocked him out. Kyoji Horiguchi, the original opponent for Chris Cariaso, now takes on Jon Delos Reyes after Cariaso was removed for a title fight against UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson.
In the main event, heavyweights Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt collide from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
At UFC Fight Night 53, Cathal Pendred faces Gasan Umalatov, Nico Musoke – who was set to face Sadollah – now meets Alexander Yakovlev and Tor Troeng squares off against Krzysztof Jotko.
That card takes place October 4 from the Ericcson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The main event features Gunnar Nelson vs. Rick Story.
Below is the current UFC Fight Night 52 lineup:
Heavyweight: Roy Nelson vs. Mark Hunt
Bantamweight: Alex Caceres vs. Masenori Kanehara
Female Bantamweight: Miesha Tate vs. Rin Nakai
Lightweight: Myles Jury vs. Takanori Gomi
Welterweight: Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Takenori Sato
Welterweight: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Kyle Noke
Featherweight: Sam Sicilia vs. Katsunori Kikuno
Lightweight: Johnny Case vs. Kazuki Tokudome
Featherweight: Maximo Blanco vs. Dan Hooker
Welterweight: Richard Walsh vs. Kiichi Kunimoto
Flyweight: Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Jon Delos Reyes
Welterweight: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Amir Sadollah
Bantamweight: Michinori Tanaka vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Below is the current UFC Fight Night 53 lineup:
Welterweight: Gunnar Nelson vs. Rick Story
Welterweight: Alexander Yakovlev vs. Nico Musoke
Featherweight: Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson
Featherweight: Ernest Chavez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
Featherweight: Dennis Siver vs. Robert Whiteford
Light Heavyweight: Ilir Latifi vs. Jan Blachowicz
Lightweight: Mairbek Taisumov vs. Marcin Bandel
Middleweight: Magnus Cedenblad vs. Scott Askham
Welterweight: Cathal Pendred vs. Gasan Umalatov
Middleweight: Tor Troeng vs. Krzysztof Jotko
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