ABU DHABi: Flyweight prospect Muhammad Mokaev has been formally added to the UFC 280: Oliveira vs Makhachev card in Abu Dhabi, the place he’ll tackle Canada’s Malcolm Gordon on Oct. 22.
The 22-year-old Mokaev has been making headlines within the blended martial arts world and boasts an ideal 8-0 document, together with two wins within the Final Combating Championship since making his debut with the organisation in March.
The Muslim fighter was born in Dagestan, however arrived within the UK aged 12 as a refugee unable to talk any English. Within the years since, he has turn out to be one in all Britain’s prime MMA prospects and obtained phenomenal home-crowd assist preventing twice in London earlier this 12 months.
Mokaev was additionally unbeaten as an beginner with a 22-0 document, and can be trying to cement his billing as one-to-watch within the 125 lbs division.
His opponent, Malcolm Gordon (14-5) can be getting into the octagon for the fifth time, and brings with him a two-fight win streak. He made his UFC debut in Abu Dhabi in 2020.
UFC 280 would be the newest occasion held within the UAE capital as a part of the partnership between the UFC, and the Division of Tradition and Tourism – Abu Dhabi which started in 2019.
Oct. 17-23 may even see the return of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, anchored by UFC 280 and consisting of different sports activities and leisure ancillary occasions, powered by Flash Leisure.