UFC FN 118: Marcin Held to Face Octagon Newcomer, Due to Teemu Packalen’s Withdrawal
By FCF Staff
UFC Fight Night 118 has undergone a change, less than two weeks out from the October 21st card, as the promotion’s announced that Teemu Packalen has withdrawn.
Packalen was scheduled to fight Marcin Held at the event, which will take place in Gdansk, Poland. Stepping in for the lightweight is Nasrat Haqparast (8-1), who makes his way to the UFC having won eight straight fights.
Held (22-7), is coming off a KO loss to Damir Hadzovic and has lost three in a row, since he made his UFC debut in 2016.
UFC FN 118 will be headlined by a welterweight bout between Donald Cerrone and Darren Till.
The specific reasons for Packalen’s withdrawal was not announced.