As reported on Fighters.com, Tom Watson was scheduled to fight Alessio Sakara at UFC Fight Night 30, but now he has been forced off the card. The UFC has announced that Watson was injured in training and Sakara will now face Magnus Cedenblad at the event scheduled for late October. We are still trying to determine the nature of the injury that Watson sustained. Cedenblad enters the fight at 11-4 as a professional, and although he lost his UFC debut to Francis Carmont, he rebounded with a first round submission over Jared Hamman at UFC 164 in Milwaukee.
UFC Fight Night Bisping Vs Munoz takes place on October 26 at Manchester, in Manchester, England. In the main event, the UK’s own Michael Bisping will be taking on Mark Munoz as they both work their way back to the top of the division. In the co main event, lightweights Ross Pearson and Melvin Guillard are set to throw down.
Tom Watson is injured and OUT of #UFCManchester2013. Magnus Cedenblad will replace him against Alessio Sakara on October 26th
— UFC United Kingdom (@UFC_UK) September 15, 2013
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