Zak Cummings will step in for Bartosz Fabinski and face Nicolas Dalby when the UFC travels to Croatia on April 10.
Promotion officials announced the new welterweight matchup on Wednesday. No reason was given for Fabinski’s withdrawal. UFC Fight Night takes place at the Zagreb Arena in Zagreb, Croatia, and is headlined by a heavyweight clash between Ben Rothwell and Junior dos Santos.
Cummings, 31, has been victorious in three of his four Octagon appearances. Most recently, the Springfield, Mo., native stopped Dominique Steele in 43 seconds at UFC on Fox 16 this past July. Cummings also owns triumphs over Yan Cabral and Ben Alloway in UFC competition.
The 31-year-old Dalby is unbeaten in 15 pro outings, with his only blemish being a majority draw against Darren Till in his second UFC bout on Oct. 24. The Danish fighter debuted in the promotion with a split-decision victory against Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos at UFC Fight Night “Condit vs. Alves.”