Timur Valiev is now a member of the UFC roster, and his promotional debut is getting finalized.
Valiev (16-2 MMA, – UFC), a former WSOF and PFL standout, is slated to get on marketing sophomore Jamall Emmers in a featherweight bout on its forthcoming Aug. 1 card in Las Vegas.
Two people with know-how of the condition knowledgeable MMA Junkie of the specific reserving Monday but requested to stay nameless considering that the promotion has however to make an formal announcement.
Valiev, 30, has long been thought of a single of the most effective bantamweight fighters outside the house of the UFC. He trains with the likes of Frankie Edgar, Eddie Alvarez, and Zabit Magomedsharipov. The Russian fighter holds wins about Chris Gutierrez, Bekbulat Magomedov, and Josenaldo Silva.
Emmers (17-5 MMA, -1 UFC) dropped his promotional debut at UFC 248 in March. From surging Georgian Giga Chikadze, Emmers lost a split conclusion. Prior to his UFC debut, Emmers had gained 4 straight fights inside the distance.
With the addition, the existing Aug. 1 lineup contains:
Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana
Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
Markus Perez vs. Eric Spicely
Yana Kunitskaya vs. Ketlen Vieira
Trevin Giles vs. Jun Yong Park
Ed Herman vs. Da Un Jung
Randy Brown vs. Vicente Luque
Viviane Araujo vs. Jennifer Maia
Jonathan Martinez vs. Frankie Saenz
Chris Gutierrez vs. Luke Sanders
Ray Borg vs. Nathan Maness
Jamall Emmers vs. Timur Valiev