Sajewski Injured; Packalen to Face Newcomer Gouti at UFC Fight Night London

By Tristen Critchfield Feb 16, 2016

Octagon newcomer Thibault Gouti has replaced the injured Lukasz Sajewski and will meet Teemu Packalen at UFC Fight Night in London on Feb. 27.

Promotion officials announced the change on Tuesday; the nature of Sajewski’s injury was not specified. UFC Fight Night takes place at O2 Arena and is headlined by a middleweight showdown between Anderson Silva and Michael Bisping. The card streams live in its entirety on UFC Fight Pass.

Gouti is unbeaten in 11 professional fights, with nine victories inside the distance. The 28-year-old Frenchman went 2-0 in 2015, including a third-round knockout of three-time UFC competitor Anton Kuivanen this past November.

Packalen won his first seven professional bouts before falling to Mickael Lebout at UFC Fight Night “Bisping vs. Leites” in his Octagon debut on July 18. The Finnish fighter has finished five of his wins by submission and two by technical knockout.


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