Recent “Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series” winner Mike Santiago will jump on a plane and head over to the Netherlands, stepping in for Nick Hein to face Zabit Magomedsharipov.
The event takes place Saturday from the Ahoy Rotterdam and streams live on UFC Fight Pass. Stefan Struve faces Alexander Volkov in the main event.
Santiago (19-9) earned a victory last week over Mark Cherico on the show and was awarded a contract by UFC president Dana White.
The bout was first reported by MMAjunkie.
Below is the current fight card:
MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/3 p.m. ET)
Heavyweight: Stefan Struve vs. Alexander Volkov
Female Bantamweight: TBA vs. Marion Reneau
Welterweight: Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Rob Wilkinson
Welterweight: Leon Edwards vs. Bryan Barberena
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/11:30 a.m. ET)
Welterweight: Darren Till vs. Bojan Velickovic
Lightweight: Mairbek Taisumov vs. Felipe Silva
Lightweight: Mads Burnell vs. Michel Prazeres
Lightweight: Desmond Green vs. Rustam Khabilov
Light Heavyweight: Francimar Barroso vs. Aleksander Rakic
Featherweight: Mike Santiago vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov
Light Heavyweight: Abdul-Kerim Edilov vs. Bojan Mihajlovic