Andrew Holbrook Replaces Erik Koch, Faces Ramsey Nijem at UFC on Fox 16

By Tristen Critchfield Jun 30, 2015
Ramsey Nijem has a new opponent for next month's UFC event in Chicago. | Photo: Dave Mandel/

Andrew Holbrook will make his Octagon debut against Ramsey Nijem at UFC on Fox 16.

Holbrook replaces Erik Koch, who had to withdraw from the lightweight bout due to injury. Promotion officials recently announced the change. UFC on Fox 16 takes place United Center in Chicago and is headlined by a bantamweight title rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao.

A native of Indianapolis, Holbrook is unbeaten in nine professional outings, with all of his triumphs coming by way of submission. The Indy Boxing & Grappling representative last competed on March 28, when he tapped Ramico Blackmon with a guillotine choke 4:58 into the opening round at Michiana Fight League 37. All but one of his victories have come inside of a round.

Nijem will be making his first Octagon appearance of 2015. “The Ultimate Fighter 13” finalist went 2-1 last year, defeating Justin Edwards and Beneil Dariush before suffering a technical knockout loss to Carlos Diego Ferreira in his most recent bout at UFC 177. Nijem owns a 5-4 overall mark within the Las Vegas-based promotion.


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