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Nasrat Haqparast vs. John Makdessi rescheduled for UFC Paris

UFC’s promotional debut in France now has its first lightweight matchup as Nasrat Haqparast is set to meet John Makdessi at the event.

Born in Afghanistan but fighting out of Germany, Haqparast has collected a professional record of 13-5-0 with nine of those victories coming by way of knockout. With nine UFC bouts under his belt, Haqparast has collected wins over the likes of Marc Diakiese, Alex Munoz, and Rafa Garcia. Despite being on a two-fight losing skid, he will enter the octagon on September 3rd looking to make a big statement against 12-year UFC vet, Makdessi.

Makdessi (18-7-0) has fought the whose-who of the division since joining the promotion back in 2010. With his 11-7-0 UFC record, he has shared the octagon with the likes of Donald Cerrone, Yancy Medeiros, and Ross Pearson. Winning four of his last five bouts, we last saw Makdessi in action at UFC on ABC 2, where he defeated Ignacio Bahamondes via split decision.

UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Tuivasa also known as UFC Fight Night Paris is set to take place on September 3rd at the Accor Arena in Paris, France.

Updated card:

Ciryl Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa – 265 lbs

Robert Whittaker vs. Marvin Vettori – 185 lbs

Jessica Andrade vs. Manon Fiorot – 125 lbs

Makhmud Muradov vs. Abusupiyan Magomedov – 185 lbs

Zarah Fairn vs. Ailin Perez – 145 lbs

Alessio Di Chirico vs. Roman Kopylov – 185 lbs

Nasrat Haqparast vs. John Makdessi – 155 lbs

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