The return of Umar Nurmagomedov to the octagon of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has fans of mixed martial arts (MMA) speculating who he would face.
Umar is one of the most promising fighters of the next generation, after being taught by the late Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. He has a perfect record of 16-0 and has never lost a bout. A spectacular knockout victory against Raoni Barcelos in January 2023 propelled him into the top 15 of the official bantamweight rankings in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
The well-rounded repertoire of the 28-year-old fighter, which includes a powerful ground game, has earned him the reputation of a potential title contender in the future. But because he was inactive for a significant portion of the year 2023, his progress toward a possible crack at the championship slowed substantially.
In August, the Dagestani boxer was supposed to compete against Cory Sandhagen; however, owing to an injury, he was forced to withdraw from the bout and Rob Font was brought in to take his place.
It was recently reported by Nurmagomedov on X that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has scheduled a fight for him. However, the identity of his adversary was not disclosed in his post:
“I have a fight at last,” she said. I am extremely grateful to you, @ufc, and @seanshelby.
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Fans flocked to the comments area of the page to express their opinions on the announcement, while also speculating on the identity of the opponent that Nurmagomedov might face:
The commenter @BigBass_69 said:
Who are you? Could it be Cory?
According to @LudisCharta,
Whoever it is, I can’t wait to find out. You should be congratulated on getting a fight; I hope that more people will agree to fight with you this year so that you may enhance your activities.
Other admirers said the following:
It’s time to depart, brother, I’m so excited!”Martinez and You have finished, my brother.”Blessings, come on, who are you fighting with?””The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) really needs to make consequences for guys who duck; they should go higher in the rankings!”The only battle that would drive supporters absolutely insane would be against Martinez. In addition, I have a good feeling about that fight. The leg kicks that Jonathan performs are out of this world. His boxing and TD are both outstanding, while on the other hand, we have witnessed Umar’s incredible talent on numerous occasions. He is without a doubt the champion of the future.
Ali Abdelaziz reveals the date for Umar Nurmagomedov’s return
According to Ali Abdelaziz, who is both the manager of Umar Nurmagomedov and the CEO of Dominance Mixed Martial Arts, the curtain was raised from the date of his return to the UFC octagon.
On his X account, Abdelaziz posted the following message:
“Who is excited about the fight news for March 2nd, @UNmgdv?”
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At the Apex Facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, they will be hosting the UFC event that will take place on March 2. A high-stakes flyweight fight between Muhammad Mokaev and Alex Perez will be one of the nine matches that have been announced so far for the event. Additionally, the program will feature nine other fights.