An eye-catching bantamweight matchup between surging, undefeated division contenders, Jack Shore and Umar Nurmagomedov has been booked to land on the upcoming UFC Fight Night event on March 19. At the time of publication, an official location or venue for the event has yet to be determined by the organization.
15-0 as a professional, streaking Welsh standout, Shore made his fourth UFC walk back in September at UFC Vegas 36 — lodging a unanimous decision victory against short-notice replacement, Liudvik Shoilinian.
For Nurmagomedov, the 13-0 uber-prospect successfully debuted in the UFC back in January of this year on ‘Fight Island’ with a second round rear-naked choke win over Sergey Morozov. Nurmagomedov was initially scheduled to make his UFC bow against both Hunter Azure, and then Nathaniel Wood until both bouts were shelved. Cageside Press reporter, Alex Behunin was first to report the news of the mouth-watering bout.
Shore, a former Cage Warriors bantamweight champion, has been touted as a future UFC bantamweight title contender — lodging a quartet of Octagon triumphs since his promotional bow back in September 2019.
Prior to a split decision victory over the aforenoted, Azure, the 26-year-old Abertillery native stopped the duo of Aaron Philips and Nohelin Hernandez with rear-naked choke triumphs. From his 15 career successes, Shore has stopped eight opponents with submissions, as well as scoring a further four knockout victories.
Nurmagomedov, a decorated alum of the PFL (Professional Fighters League) himself has secured six submission stoppages throughout his five-year mixed martial arts career.
Prior to his January debut in the UFC, Nurmagomedov managed to take home notable career victories against the likes of Shyudi Yamauchi, Fatkhidin Sobirov, Saidyokub Kakhramonov, Wagner Lima, Taras Grytskiv, Sidemar Honorio, and Brian Gonazlaz to name a few.
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