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UFC Fight Night 53 Card: Dennis Siver Gets New Opponent

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The Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation has flexed their power once again, forcing Taylor Lapilus out of a planned fight with Dennis Siver this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 53.

In place of Lapilus will step Charles Rosa from Stockholm, Sweden and the Ericcson Globe Arena. The entire event airs on UFC Fight Pass, with Silva-Rosa part of the prelims.

Rosa (9-0) will be making his Octagon debut and owns nine stoppage wins in his career. Siver (21-9) sports a 10-6 overall UFC mark. Lapilus is expected to remain on the active UFC roster and receive a future fight booking.

UFC Fight Night 53 Card:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/3 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Gunnar Nelson vs. Rick Story

Featherweight: Akira Corassani vs. Max Holloway

Light Heavyweight: Ilir Latifi vs. Jan Blachowicz

Featherweight: Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/12:10 p.m. ET)

Middleweight: Magnus Cedenblad vs. Scott Askham

Welterweight: Alexander Yakovlev vs. Nico Musoke

Featherweight: Dennis Siver vs. Charles Rosa

Welterweight: Cathal Pendred vs. Gasan Umalatov

Middleweight: Tor Troeng vs. Krzysztof Jotko

Lightweight: Mairbek Taisumov vs. Marcin Bandel

Featherweight: Ernest Chavez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov