Ulka Sasaki will step in on short notice to replace Paddy Holohan and will face Willie Gates at UFC Fight Night Rotterdam.
Sasaki has an MMA record of 18-3 and 2 draws, and a UFC record of 1-2. He is coming off two losses in a row, first to Leandro Issa by submission and then to Taylor Lapilus by 2nd round TKO. He won his UFC debut by first round submission back in 2014 and has a total of 9 wins on his record by submission.
Willie Gates has an MMA record of 12-6 and a UFC record of 2-2. He is coming off a TKO loss to Dustin Ortiz in August last year when he took the fight on short notice. Just one month prior to that, Gates had won a 1st round TKO victory over Darrell Montague. He has won 9 out of his 12 total wins by first round finishes.
This fight is headlined by a heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski.