After being forced to withdraw from a UFC 109 matchup against Rolles Gracie earlier this week due to visa issues, Mostapha Al Turk is expected to face Jon Madsen on April 10 at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi, Around the Octagon reports.
Al Turk (6-5) faces a must-win in the bout after dropping his UFC debut to Cheick Kongo in December 2008 before suffering a controversial TKO loss to Mikro “Cro Cop” in June to fall to 6-5 overall and 0-2 in the UFC.
Madsen (3-0), under consideration to replace Al Turk at UFC 109 before Joey Beltran was tapped for the fight, was a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 10 before making his UFC debut in December with a unanimous decision over Justin Wren to remain unbeaten.
“UFC 112: Invincible” is the UFC’s first outdoors event and features middleweight champion Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort, lightweight title-holder BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar, and Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie.
Pictured: Mostapha Al Turk