Ilir Latifi is out of Saturday’s co-main event.
Officials announced Thursday that a back injury has forced Latifi to withdraw from his light heavyweight bout opposite Volkan Oezdemir, which was scheduled to take place at UFC Stockholm at Ericsson Globe Arena.
No replacement opponent will be found for Oezdemir. The card will proceed with 12 bouts.
Latifi was looking to bounce back from a unanimous decision loss to Corey Anderson, while Oezdemir was aiming to stop a three-fight skid.
In the UFC Stockholm main event, Alexander Gustafsson fights Anthony Smith in a light heavyweight bout.
See the updated card below:
Main Card (ESPN+, 1 p.m. ET)
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Smith
Jimi Manuwa vs. Aleksandar Rakic
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Chris Fishgold
Damir Hadzovic vs. Christos Giagos
Daniel Teymur vs. Sung Bin Jo
Preliminaries (ESPN2, 10 a.m. ET)
Sergey Khandozhko vs. Rostem Akman
Tonya Evinger vs. Lina Lansberg
Leonardo Santos vs. Stevie Ray
Nick Hein vs. Frank Camacho
Bea Malecki vs. Duda Santana
Darko Stosic vs. Devin Clark
Joel Alvarez vs. Danilo Belluardo