Ilir Latifi Withdraws From UFC Stockholm Co-Main Event


UFC Stockholm is suddenly without it's co-main event. 

Originally scheduled to be a Light Heavyweight clash between Ilir Latifi and Volkan Oezdemir, those plans are now no more, with Latifi pulling out due to a back injury. Considering the timing, Oezdemir will unsurprisingly be without a replacement opponent, falling off the card instead. This week, Oezdemir admitted his desperation to "get back on track" but will now have to wait a little longer.

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UFC Fight Night Stockholm will proceed as a 12 fight event, taking place at the Ericsson Globe on Saturday night. It airs on ESPN+ and the full card can be found below:

Main Card (ESPN+ - 1 pm ET)

Alexander Gustafsson (18-5) vs. Anthony Smith (31-14)

Volkan Oezdemir (15-4) vs. Ilir Latifi (14-6, 1NC)

Jimi Manuwa (17-5) vs. Aleksandar Rakic (11-1)

Makwan Amirkhani (14-3) vs. Chris Fishgold (18-2-1)

Damir Hadzovic (13-4) vs. Christos Giagos (16-7)

Daniel Teymur (6-3) vs. Jo Sung-Bin (9-0)

Prelims (ESPN+ - 10 am ET)

Tonya Evinger (19-7, 1NC) vs. Lina Lansberg (8-4)

Leonardo Santos (16-3-1) vs. Stevie Ray (22-8)

Nick Hein (14-4, 1NC) vs. Frank Camacho (21-7)

Bea Malecki (2-0) vs. Eduarda Santana (3-0)

Devin Clark (9-3) vs. Darko Stosic (13-1)

Joel Alvarez (15-2) vs. Danilo Belluardo (12-3)

Sergey Khandozhko (25-5-1) vs. Rostem Akman (5-0)

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