After signing with the UFC earlier this month, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cousin Umar has acquired a notable title for his debut bout.
As reported by MMAJunkie, Umar Nurmagomedov will tackle England’s Nathaniel Wooden on July 25th at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Nurmagomedov (12-0) is at present undefeated in his skilled profession, like his UFC light-weight champion cousin, and can enter the UFC coming off a first-round submission over Braian Gonzalez this previous November. Regardless of being simply 24-years previous, Nurmagomedov has already fought underneath the Battle Nights World, PFL and Gorilla Preventing Championship banners, the latter the place he turned bantamweight champion.
Wooden (16-4) in the meantime suffered his first UFC defeat in his final outing because the highly-touted prospect suffered a third-round TKO loss to former UFC title challenger John Dodson. Wooden had begun his UFC profession with three straight submission wins after becoming a member of the promotion from Cage Warriors the place he was their bantamweight champion.
With the most recent addition to the combat card, the present July 25th lineup is ready to incorporate:
- Darren Until vs. Robert Whittaker
- Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio Rua
- Alexander Gustafsson vs. Fabricio Werdum
- Raphael Pessoa vs. Justin Tafa
- Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Nathaniel Wooden