The lineup for UFC Stockholm is complete with 13 bouts, as Rostem Akman will step in on short notice to face Sergey Khandozhko, according to multiple reports.
Akman replaces Bartosz Fabinski, who recently withdrew from the welterweight contest. UFC Fight Night 153 takes place at Ericcson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday and is headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith. The main card airs on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN2.
A Stockholm native, Akman is unbeaten in his MMA career thus far. The Fightzone Stockholm representative last appeared at Superior Challenge 19, where he scored a third-round technical knockout of Mauricio Reis.
Moscow’s Khandozhko has compiled a 25-5-1 mark since beginning his pro tenure in 2011. However, the 27-year-old is just 7-4 since 2015 after losing just once in his first 20 MMA appearances.