Russian knockout artist Roman Kopylov is scheduled for another fight in the UFC

Russian middleweight Roman Kopylov will have his next fight on Sept. 16 at UFC Fight Night 227 in Las Vegas, and his opponent will be American Anthony Hernandez.

In this fight, Kopylov will replace the division’s number fourteen ranked fighter, Chris Curtis, who was scheduled to face Hernandez but dropped out of the event.

The substitution was reported by informed sources close to the situation.

Roman Kopylov, 32, picked up his third straight knockout victory late last month, finishing Claudio Ribeiro with a second-round head kick to the head at UFC 291 in Salt Lake City. Prior to that, the Russian had defeated Alessio Di Chirico and Punahili Soriano to close out the two losses that started his UFC run.

Anthony Hernandez, 29, is riding a four-fight win streak, finishing Edmen Shahbazyan by third-round technical knockout in his last fight.