Abu Azaitar has suffered an undisclosed injury and has been pulled from UFC Fight Night: Rotterdam, replacing him against Siyar Bahadurzada is Rob Wilkinson.
Wilkinson (11-0-0) is going to be making his UFC debut in this fight and he has had an undefeated streak that has lasted nearly six years. Wilkinson is also returning to action for the first time in nearly a year,. His last bout came at Euro FC 1 in October of 2016. Wilkinson is also a veteran of the Brace For War promotion, winning all five fights he competed at in the promotion.
Bahadurzada (22-6-1) has won just two of four fights during his UFC tenure, with those victories coming over the duo of Brandon Thatch and Paulo Thiago. Bahadurzada is returning to action for the first time in well over a year, as his last bout against the aforementioned Thatch came at UFC 196 in March of 2016. Bahadurzada also won the United Glory 2010/2011 World Series, defeating Tommy Depret in the finals by second round TKO.
UFC Fight Night: Rotterdam takes place on Saturday, September 2 from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands with Stefan Struve and Alexander Volkov headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on UFC Fight Pass.