Nicholas Musoke will make his Octagon debut on Oct. 26. | Ryan O’Leary/Sherdog.com
Swedish middleweight Magnus Cedenblad has been forced to withdraw from his planned UFC Fight Night 30 confrontation with Alessio Sakara. “Legionarius” will instead face Cedenblad’s teammate, Nicholas Musoke, UFC officials announced Thursday.
UFC Fight Night 30 takes place Oct. 26 at Phones4U Arena in Manchester, England, and is headlined by a middleweight showdown between former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and Mark Munoz. The evening’s main draw airs live on Fox Sports 2, while the preliminary card streams immediately prior on Facebook.
Musoke has won five of his last six fights, with a December 2012 no contest serving as his lone blemish in that span. The Swede has yet to suffer a knockout defeat in 14 pro outings and last competed on June 14, when he took a unanimous decision from Venezuelan talent Ronny Alexander Landaeta Utrera under the Golden Ring banner.
Sakara has not competed since last November, when he was disqualified for repeatedly striking Patrick Cote in the back of the head. Prior to that setback, the 32-year-old Italian saw a three-fight winning streak snapped by back-to-back losses at the hands of Chris Weidman and Brian Stann.