Said Nurmagomedov and Mark Striegl will fight at UFC event on October 17th.
News of the fight was first made available by John Hyon Ko of the South China Morning Post.
Breaking: Mark Streigl will make his #UFC debut against Said Nurmagomedov on Oct.17 at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs The Korean Zombie, per source.
— John Hyon Ko (@JHKMMA) September 3, 2020
Nurmagomedov (13-1) hasn’t fought since a unanimous decision loss to Brazilian born Raoni Barcelos in December 2019. When it comes to fight night Nurmagomedov would have been out of the octagon for nearly 10 months. Before that bout he earned two wins in the promotion, earning a first-round knockout win over Ricardo Ramos in February 2019, which introduced him as a 135-pound fighter in the UFC. But before all that, Nurmagomedov fought his way to a split decision win over Justin Scoggins as a flyweight in his promotional debut in July 2018. After that fight he made the decision to bump up in weight to 135 pounds.
Filipino-American mixed martial arts fighter Mark Striegl went back to training, hoping to proceed with his Ultimate Fighting Championship dreams after recovering from COVID-19. The 32-year old tested positive for COVID-19 on August 22, a few hours before his UFC debut against Timur Valiev of Russia. His UFC debut was then officially ruled off.
Striegl signed with UFC on August 13, joining fellow MMA fighters Brandon Vera and Mark Muñoz as one of the Filipinos who fought in the organization.
Before his much-awaited call up to the UFC octagon, Striegl was the current Universal Reality Combat Championships (URCC) Global featherweight champion. He won four straight bouts before getting a no contest decision in his last URCC match against Shunichi Shimizu in April 2019.
He also had stints in other Asian MMA promotion companies like ONE Championship and Pacific Xtreme Combat.
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