Piotr Hallmann will attempt to earn his second UFC win against Al Iaquinta. | Piotr Pedziszewski/Sherdog.com
Anthony Njokuani will be unable to compete as expected at UFC Fight Night 30 due to injury.
Replacing the Las Vegas-based striker will be Piotr Hallmann, who will now face Al Iaquinta on Oct. 26 from Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, England. The show is headlined by a pivotal middleweight showdown between Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz and will also showcase English lightweight Ross Pearson, who squares off with the hard-hitting Melvin Guillard.
Like Hallmann, Iaquinta also garnered an invite to the event as an injury replacement; the New Yorker answered the call when Paul Taylor was forced to withdraw from the show and subsequently announce his retirement. Iaquinta, 26, halted a two-fight skid in his most recent outing, when he battered Ryan Couture en route to a unanimous decision victory at UFC 164.
Hallmann, meanwhile, weathered an early storm from the powerful Francisco Trinaldo in his Sept. 4 promotional debut before securing a second-round submission of the Brazilian at UFC Fight Night 28. Also 26, the Polish prospect has not lost since October 2010 and rides a 10-fight winning streak into his clash with Iaquinta.