Tom Kong WatsonAn injury had forced Tom “Kong” Watson out of his scheduled UFC Fight Night 30 bout with Alessio Sakara.  Magnus Cedenblad will replace Watson on the Oct. 26 event.

UFC officials announced the development on Sunday.

Cedenblad (11-4) made his UFC debut in April 2012 against Francis Carmont, losing by submission in the second round.  The Swede is coming off a guillotine choke win over Jared Hamman at UFC 164.

Sakara (15-10, 1 No Contest) is coming off three loses in a row and may be fighting to keep his job when he faces Cedenblad.  The Italian is coming off a disqualification loss to Patrick Cote at UFC 154 for illegal strikes to the back of the head.

UFC Fight Night 30 takes place at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, England and his headlined by a middleweight match between Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz.  The event will be broadcast on Fox Sports 2.

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