Fresh off an impressive Octagon debut, Zak Ottow will make a relatively quick turnaround to face Sergio Moraes at UFC Fight Night 100 in Sao Paulo.
Ottow is filling in for Michael Graves, who was removed from the bout after being arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge last weekend. UFC Fight Night takes place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo and is headlined by a light heavyweight tilt between Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Ryan Bader.
Ottow had success in his short-notice promotional debut, taking a split-decision victory over Octagon veteran Joshua Burkman at UFC Fight Night in Portland on Oct. 1. “The Barbarian” is 14-3 as a professional, with 10 of those wins coming via submission.
Moraes is unbeaten in his last five UFC bouts, although his last appearance resulted in a split draw with Luan Chagas at UFC 198. “The Panther” is 5-1-1 in the promotion and 10-2 as a pro overall.