MMA Crossfire – Russia's Yakovlev steps in to face Sweden's Musoke at Stockholm's UFC Fight Night

Russian Alexander Yakovlev will replace former TUF winner Amir Sadollah and fight Sweden’s Nicholas Sumoke at UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs Story in Stockholm.

The UFC announced that the Sadollah – Musoke matchup will be moved to another card in the future.

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UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs Story goes down October 4th on UFC FightPass. Tickets go on sale August 22nd.

Both welterweights are looking to bounce back from unanimous decision losses.

Musoke lost a decision to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs Stephens in June.

Nico Musoke

Nicholas Musoke reacts after his submission victory over Alessio Sakara. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Yakovlev lost to Demian Maia at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale in May.

Alexander Yakovlev

Alexander Yakovlev punches Demian Maia in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at the Ginasio do Ibirapuera on May 31, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.


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