Officials have found a replacement for Robert Whiteford, as newcomer Taylor Lapilus will meet Dennis Siver next month at UFC Fight Night 53.
Set for October 4 from the Ericcson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, the entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, Gunnar Nelson looks to remain unbeaten against Rick Story.
Lapilus (8-1) has won his last three overall, including six via submission. The 22-year-old native of France turned pro in 2012.
Siver (21-9) sports an Octagon mark of 10-6, including wins over George Sotiropoulos, Nam Phan, Diego Nunes and Matt Wiman. He’s also shared the cage with the likes of Cub Swanson and Donald Cerrone.
The complete lineup for the event can be found below:
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. Taylor Lapilus
Welterweight: Cathal Pendred vs. Gasan Umalatov
Middleweight: Tor Troeng vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Lightweight: Mairbek Taisumov vs. Marcin Bandel
Featherweight: Ernest Chavez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov