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Change Announced For UFC Fight Night 55 Lineup

ufc fight night 55

Officials have announced a change to the lineup for UFC Fight Night 55, as Louis Smolka will now face Richie Vaculik. Smolka is replacing Neil Seery, who bowed out with an injury.

Set for next Saturday night (Friday night in North America) from the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia, the entire card will air exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. Luke Rockhold-Michael Bisping meet in the main event.

Smolka (7-1) has split his two Octagon bouts, including a loss to former No. 1 flyweight contender Chris Cariaso. Vaculik (10-2) is also 1-1 with the promotion and a native of Australia.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/10 p.m. ET)

Middleweight: Michael Bisping vs. Luke Rockhold

Lightweight: Ross Pearson vs. Al Iaquinta

Middleweight: Clint Hester vs. Robert Whittaker

Heavyweight: Soa Palelei vs. Walt Harris

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7:30 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Vagner Rocha vs. Jake Matthews

Light Heavyweight: Anthony Perosh vs. Guto Inocente

Welterweight: Dylan Andrews vs. Sam Alvey

Flyweight: Louis Smolka vs. Richie Vaculik

Welterweight: Vik Grujic vs. Chris Clements

Middleweight: Luke Zachrich vs. Daniel Kelly

Bantamweight: Jumabieke Tuerxun vs. Marcus Brimage

Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling vs. Frankie Saenz