Max Holloway replaces Chan Sung Jung, meets Akira Corassani at UFC Fight Night 53

Chan Sung Jung pulled out of his UFC Fight Night 53 bout against Akira Corassani due to a shoulder injury and replacing him in the bout will be Max Holloway.UFC Fight Night 53

UFC officials announce the changed on Thursday afternoon.

UFC Fight Night 53 will come from the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden on October 4th and will be headlined by Gunnar Nelson meeting Rick Story in a welterweight bout.

Holloway (10-3) is currently on a three fight winning streak and is coming off a third round TKO victory against Clay Collard at last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 49. During his three fight winning streak, all of the wins have come by stoppage including a knockout of the night bonus winner against Will Chope.

Corassani (12-4, 1NC) also had his three fight winning streak snapped in his last fight as he was defeated by Dustin Poirier at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale in April. Two of his three wins in the UFC have come by decision and he was born in Lund, Sweden.

The current UFC Fight Night 53: Nelson vs. Story fight card lineup is below.

Main Card: (Fight Pass – TBA)
Gunnar Nelson (13-0-1) vs. Rick Story (17-8)
Max Holloway (10-3) vs. Akira Corassani (12-4, 1NC)
Ilir Latifi (9-3, 1NC) vs. Jan Blachowicz (17-3)
Niklas Backstrom (8-0, 1NC) vs. Mike Wilkinson (8-1)

Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – TBA)
Magnus Cedenblad (12-4) vs. Scott Askham (12-0)
Nico Musoke (12-3, 1NC) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (21-5-1)
Dennis Siver (21-9, 1NC) vs. Robert Whiteford (11-2)
Cathal Pendred (14-2-1) vs. Gasan Umalatov (15-3-1)
Tor Troeng (16-6-1) vs Krzysztof Jotko (14-1)
Mairbek Taisumov (21-5) vs. Marcin Bandel (13-2)
Zubaira Tukhugov (16-3) vs. Ernest Chavez (8-1)