Neil Seery out, Richie Vaculik now meets Louis Smolka at next week’s UFC Fight Night 55

Neil Seery has pulled out of his UFC Fight Night 55 bout against Richie Vaculik and taking Seery’s place in the bout will be Louis Smolka. UFC Fight Night 55

The fight change was announced by the UFC on Tuesday.

UFC Fight Night 55 will come from the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia on November 8th and will be headlined by a scheduled five round middleweight bout as former Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold meets Michael Bisping.

Smolka (7-1) made his UFC debut at the beginning of the year and defeated Alptekin Ozkilic by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 35. He returned four months later and suffered his first career defeat as he lost a split decision to Chris Cariaso.

Vaculik (10-2) lost his UFC debut at the end of last year to Justin Scoggins and returned in June at UFC Fight Night 43 and defeated Roldan Sangcha-an by unanimous decision. Six of his ten victories have come by submission and his decision win against Sangcha-an marked the second time in his career that he went the distance.

The current UFC Fight Night 55: Rockhold vs. Bisping fight card is below.

Main Card: (Fight Pass – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Luke Rockhold (12-2) vs. Michael Bisping (26-6)
Ross Pearson (16-7, 1NC) vs. Al Iaquinta (9-3-1)
Robert Whittaker (13-4) vs. Clint Hester (11-3)
Soa Palelei (21-4) vs. Walt Harris (7-3)

Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT)
Jake Matthews (8-0) vs. Vagner Rocha (11-3)
Anthony Perosh (14-8) vs. Guto Inocente (6-3)
Dylan Andrews (18-6, 1NC) vs. Sam Alvey (23-6, 1NC)
Richie Vaculik (10-2) vs. Louis Smolka (7-1)
Vik Grujic (7-4) vs. Chris Clements (11-5, 1NC)
Daniel Kelly (7-0) vs. Luke Zachrich (14-3)
Jumabieke Tuerxun (14-2) vs. Marcus Brimage (6-3)
Aljamain Sterling (10-0) vs. TBD