Umar Nurmagomedov (12- MMA, – UFC), cousin of the very well-regarded UFC lightweight undisputed winner Khabib Nurmagomedov, is ultimately set for his massive stage debut.
Welcoming Nurmagomedov into the Octagon is going to be England’s personal Nathaniel Wood (16-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC), sources verified BJPENN.com, soon after an original report from MMA Junkie. The two will lock horns on July 25 on the now-renowned Battle Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
The Russian fighter need to have built his UFC debut back in April at UFC 249, versus Hunter Azure, but the complete celebration was canceled owing to the COVID–19 pandemic.
Just before was signed by the Supreme Battling Championship, Umar Nurmagomedov slash his enamel in the Russian regional combined martial arts circuit, combating for regional promotion in the likes of Struggle Night time World wide and Gorilla Preventing Championship. He also fought for the Qualified Combating League each in 2018 and 2019.
On the other hand, the Briton Woods already has 4 bouts under the UFC banner. Immediately after winning his 1st three bouts, he confronted his first promotion’s loss in February, towards previous flyweight title contender John Dodson.
In advance of this fight, “The Prospect” advised BJPENN.com he would have favored to confront Cody Garbrandt next.
“A battle that excites me is Cody [Garbrandt] as he’s game to combat. I hope he’ll win his following combat as [a fighter with] 4 losses in a row wouldn’t be a fantastic match-up for me”, mentioned Nathaniel Wood.
Cody Garbrandt sooner or later won his very last battle, with a sensational knockout more than Raphael Assunção, but Wood’s would like has to wait, given that “No Love” is most likely on a title run, all over again.
The 26-calendar year-outdated former Cage Warriors bantamweight title-holder is now going to sq. off in opposition to the nonetheless unbeaten Dagestani rising star Umar Nurmagomedov, as a substitute.
What is your prediction on this matchup? Will Nathaniel Wood be again on monitor or will Umar Nurmagomedov observe his cousin’s route and keep unbeaten?