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Seery vs Richie Vaculik at UFC Fight Night 55 Sydney

Seery vs Richie Vaculik at UFC Fight Night 55 Sydney

September 29, 2014

The UFC has a new bout for its November return to Australia.

Ireland’s Neil Seery (14-10 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will return to meet Richie Vaculik (10-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a flyweight fight at UFC Fight Night 55. UFC officials announced the new matchup on Monday. Seery steps in for Ray Borg (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at the event.

Featuring a middleweight matchup between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping, UFC Fight Night 55 takes place Nov. 8 at Allphones Arena in Sydney. The entire card will stream on UFC Fight Pass in the United States.

Seery, a longtime Cage Warriors fighter, made his UFC debut in March in London, but dropped a unanimous decision to Brad Pickett. But he rebounded in July in his home city of Dublin when he topped Phil Harris at UFC Fight Night 46.

Vaculik, from Australia, will be fighting in front of his home fans. Like Seery, he dropped his UFC debut, but rebounded and now goes after two in a row. This past December, he was stopped in the first round by Justin Scoggins. But he beat Roldan Sangcha-an in June in New Zealand.

Borg was going after his second straight win. After dropping a split-decision in his promotional debut against Dustin Ortiz in April, Borg submitted Shane Howell in June to get back on track. Now his run will be put on hold.

With the addition to the card, the UFC Fight Night 55 lineup includes:

Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping
Hector Lombard vs. opponent TBA
Clint Hester vs. Robert Whittaker
Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Soa Palelei
Jake Matthews vs. Vagner Rocha
Guto Inocente vs. Anthony Perosh
Sam Alvey vs. Dylan Andrews
Chris Clements vs. Vik Grujic
Daniel Kelly vs. Luke Zachrich
Jumabieke Tuerxun vs. Patrick Williams
Mike De La Torre vs. Mark Eddiva
Neil Seery vs. Richie Vaculik

Source: MMAJunkie