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New Fight Made For UFC’s Return To Sweden In October

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Officials have found a replacement for Robert Whiteford, as newcomer Taylor Lapilus will meet Dennis Siver next month at UFC Fight Night 53.

Set for October 4 from the Ericcson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, the entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, Gunnar Nelson looks to remain unbeaten against Rick Story.

Lapilus (8-1) has won his last three overall, including six via submission. The 22-year-old native of France turned pro in 2012.

Siver (21-9) sports an Octagon mark of 10-6, including wins over George Sotiropoulos, Nam Phan, Diego Nunes and Matt Wiman. He’s also shared the cage with the likes of Cub Swanson and Donald Cerrone.

The complete lineup for the event can be found below:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/3 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Gunnar Nelson vs. Rick Story

Featherweight: Akira Corassani vs. Max Holloway

Light Heavyweight: Ilir Latifi vs. Jan Blachowicz

Featherweight: Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/12:10 p.m. ET)

Middleweight: Magnus Cedenblad vs. Scott Askham

Welterweight: Alexander Yakovlev vs. Nico Musoke

Featherweight: Dennis Siver vs. Taylor Lapilus

Welterweight: Cathal Pendred vs. Gasan Umalatov

Middleweight: Tor Troeng vs. Krzysztof Jotko

Lightweight: Mairbek Taisumov vs. Marcin Bandel

Featherweight: Ernest Chavez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov

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