Injuries Force Changes to Pair of UFC Fight Night Poland Matchups

By Tristen Critchfield Mar 6, 2015
Gasan Umalatov will face Sergio Moraes on April 11. | Gleidson Venga/

Peter Sobotta and Krzysztof Jotko have withdrawn from their respective bouts at UFC Fight Night "Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2" in Krakow, Poland, due to injury.

Sobotta was expected to meet Sergio Moraes in a welterweight clash; Moraes will now fight Gasan Umalatov. Meanwhile, Jotko was slated to face Garreth McLellan at middleweight; instead, McLellan has been paired with Bartosz Fabinski. The UFC announced the changes on Friday.

The UFC Fight Night event takes place at Krakow Arena on April 11 and is headlined by a heavyweight rematch between Gabriel Gonzaga and Mirko Filipovic. In the evening’s co-main event, Jan Blachowicz will lock horns with Jimi Manuwa in a light heavyweight affair.

Umalatov, 32, went 1-2 with the Las Vegas-based promotion in 2014. He dropped a unanimous verdict to Neil Magny in his Octagon debut before rebounding to outpoint Paulo Thiago in May. In the Russian’s most recent outing, he suffered a split-decision setback against Cathal Pendred at UFC Fight Night “Nelson vs. Story.”

Fabinski, meanwhile, enters his UFC debut riding a four-fight winning streak. The 28-year-old Warsaw native is 11-2 since turning pro in 2011 and has finished eight of his victories by knockout or technical knockout.


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