Umar Nurmagomedov is at last set for his UFC debut.
Nurmagomedov (12- MMA, – UFC) will take on Nathaniel Wooden (16-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) on July 25 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi – also identified as “Fight Island.”
A particular person with information of the condition verified the reserving to MMA Junkie just after an first report from the “Mo Hosani 360” podcast. The individual asked to keep on being anonymous since the promotion has still to make an official announcement.
Nurmagomedov was scheduled to make his UFC debut vs. Hunter Azure in April, but the event was canceled owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurmagomedov, a previous Gorilla Fighting Championship bantamweight titleholder, is unbeaten in his professional MMA occupation and coming off a initial-round submission about Braian Gonzalez this past November.
Soon after submitting his 1st 3 opponents in the UFC, Wooden suffered his 1st promotional loss in February when he was stopped by John Dodson in the third spherical. The former Cage Warriors bantamweight winner has only absent the distance twice in his 16 professional wins.
With the addition, the present July 25 lineup includes:
Darren Till vs. Robert Whittaker
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio Rua
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Fabricio Werdum
Raphael Pessoa vs. Justin Tafa
Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Nathaniel Wood