Umar Nurmagomedov will fight Brazilian Raoni Barcelos on January 14. The Russian is now ranked 12th in the ranking of bantamweight fighters in the promotion.
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Russian fighter Umar Nurmagomedov will hold his next fight against Brazilian Raoni Barcelos at the UFC tournament on January 14. It is reported by ESPN.
The UFC Fight Night tournament will be held in Las Vegas. Nassurdin Imavov, a native of Dagestan representing France, will face American Kelvin Gastelum in the main bout.
Nurmagomedov’s undefeated brother became Bellator champion
26-year-old Umar Nurmagomedov has been in the UFC since January 2021, he is ranked 12th in the promotion’s bantamweight rankings. Aljamain Sterling is the UFC champion in this weight class.
In total, Nurmagomedov has 15 fights in MMA, not a single defeat. In the UFC, the Russian won all three fights, in the last fight on June 25, he defeated the American Nate Manes. The 35-year-old Barcelos has 17 wins and three losses.
Umar is the cousin of former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and brother of Usman Nurmagomedov of Bellator.