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Sweden’s Own Ilir Latifi Headed To UFC Fight Night 53

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Sweden’s own Ilir Latifi will welcome Jan Blachowicz to the Octagon this October at UFC Fight Night 53. Officials announced the bout recently.

Set for October 4 from Stockholm, Sweden, the card is scheduled to air on UFC Fight Pass here in the U.S. No main event has been confirmed.

Latifi (9-3) stepped in on just days notice to face Gegard Mousasi last April, falling via decision. He has won his last two, defeating Chris Dempsey and Cyrille Diabate.

Blachowicz (17-3) enters the Octagon on the heels of a five-fight win streak. The Poland-born fighter hasn’t competed since early in 2013, but holds career victories over notables Houston Alexander, Goran Reljic and Sokoudjou.

Below is the scheduled fight card:

Welterweight: Amir Sadollah vs. Nico Musoke

Featherweight: Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson

Featherweight: Ernest Chavez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov

Featherweight: Dennis Siver vs. Robert Whiteford

Light Heavyweight: Ilir Latifi vs. Jan Blachowicz

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