UFC 242 | Blaydes vs Abdurakhimov's heavy battle in the works


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The UFC 242, on September 7th, will mark the first return journey of the UFC to Abu Dhabi from April 2014. Since the event was highlighted by heavyweights, this too next card will be included.

The most noteworthy struggle around paper is, of course, the great undisputed clash between the UFC and Kempib Nurmagomedov, interim champion, Dustin & # 39; The Diamond & # 39; Poirier.

The title attack has not yet been formalized, but a meeting that is about to be completed is a top 10 of the highest collisions between competitor number 4, Curtis & # 39; Razor & # 39; Blaydes (11-2) and the number. 10 classified, Shamil Abdurakhimov (20-4), reports Farah Hannoun.

"EXCLUSIVE: Curtis Blaydes (@ RazorBlaydes265) against Shamil Abdurakhimov (@ShamilAbrek) in the works for # UFC242 in Abu Dhabi (September 7th) #UFC #MMA" Hannoun's tweet read.

For the youngest heavyweight in Blaydes' standings, he is trying to get back on a solid winning streak after his momentum was stopped by Francis Ngannou in November 2018 in Beijing, China. Since then, wrestling success has bounced off successfully with a decisive dominant unanimous decision over Justin Willis at UFC Nashville in March.

The Russian Abdurakhimov, on the other hand, currently rides an impressive series of three consecutive victories which saw his last victory win over Marcin Tybura from the TKO in the second round of the UFC St. Petersburg. The performance was probably the best ever of the 37 year old. His only loss in his last six fights came to Derrick Lewis in December 2016.

UFC 242 has only two other official fights at the moment. One of which is a welterweight fight between the ever-exciting Belal Muhammad and recent UFC debutant, Takashi Sato.

The other fight will feature bantam weights as Khalid Taha takes on Bruno Silva.

It is also expected that Abubakar Nurmagomedov will make his promotional debut at this event.

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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 05/28/2019