Report – Jack Shore vs. Umar Nurmagomedov Added To UFC Event On March 19.

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.


Ross Markey

An MMA fan since 2011 and covering the sport since 2016, Ross Markey has built himself into a top journalist in combat sports.

First catching on to MMA and the UFC in particular back when Brock Lesnar fought Shane Carwin, and even more so when he fought Alistair Overeem back in 2011, Ross really became enchanted with the sport from late-2013-2014 onwards.

He initially began covering MMA in tandem with football back in June 2016 just as he was finishing school. The first real event he covered on his own personal blog was UFC 200 in July of that year during international fight week. His content consisted of previews and event and results recaps. In between jobs, Ross produced content on the side before transitioning to a full-time position back in early 2019.

He initially started creating content on his own blog back in June of 2016, before becoming a staff writer, lead writer, and editor for websites such as MMA Motion, Combat Insiders, Fight Bananas, FightPost, Severe MMA, MMA Power Hour, FightBook MMA, LowKick MMA, and of course, Current MMA.

Back in 2019, Ross received the award Top Journalist of 2019 for FightBook MMA, before he was then promoted to the website's lead writer. Following a six-month period at MMA Power Hour, he was also employed as a junior editor for the company. Throughout his time in the industry, he has interviewed the likes of Colby Covington, Rhys McKee, Pedro Carvalho, Felicia Spencer, Eryk Anders, Jussier Formiga, Danni Neilan, Frans Mlambo, Alex Lohore, Blaine O'Driscoll, Modestas Bukauskas, Ross Houston, Jon Fitch, and Richie Smullen.

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