Umar Nurmagomedov is lastly set for his UFC debut.
Nurmagomedov (12-Zero MMA, 0-Zero UFC) will tackle Nathaniel Wooden (16-Four MMA, 3-1 UFC) on July 25 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi – often known as “Battle Island.”
An individual with data of the state of affairs confirmed the reserving to MMA Junkie after an preliminary report from the “Mo Hosani 360” podcast. The particular person requested to stay nameless because the promotion has but to make an official announcement.
Nurmagomedov was scheduled to make his UFC debut vs. Hunter Azure in April, however the occasion was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurmagomedov, a former Gorilla Preventing Championship bantamweight titleholder, is unbeaten in his professional MMA profession and coming off a first-round submission over Braian Gonzalez this previous November.
After submitting his first three opponents within the UFC, Wooden suffered his first promotional loss in February when he was stopped by John Dodson within the third spherical. The previous Cage Warriors bantamweight champion has solely gone the space twice in his 16 professional wins.
With the addition, the present July 25 lineup consists of:
- 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