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March MMA fights: Loik Radjabov found an opponent, Faridun Odilov lost

Following Nurullo Aliyev, Tajik fighter Loik Rajabov will also make his UFC debut.

Earlier, Loik Radjabov was denied a fight on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) on May 30. After that, Loic got the opportunity to perform on the night of March 4-5 at UFC 285 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA. This was announced by journalist Igor Lazorin on his Instagram.

Radjabov’s opponent will be the Argentinean Esteban Ribovich.

It is reported that in this confrontation Radjabov will come on as a substitute, since Ribovich’s previous opponent withdrew from the tournament.

Radjabov’s last fight was in January 2022 in the Eagle FC league. He defeated opponent Zack Zane via submission in the first round.

Before that, the fighter fought in the PFL promotion, where he managed to reach the final twice, but both times he lost.

In addition, on the night of March 3-4, the Tajik fighter, who claims a contract with the UFC, Muhammad Naimov, will perform at the TUFFNUFF131 tournament with the American Dylan Schulte in the same Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, it became known that the fight between Faridun Odilov and Brazilian Wagner Prado in the ACA league, scheduled for March 9 in Moscow, will not take place.

According to Metaratings.ru, the Brazilian notified the organization that he had contracted the coronavirus.

Initially, the fight between Faridun Odilov and Vitaly Nemchinov was planned in the ACA Middleweight Grand Prix.

However, Nemchinov was injured and Prado became Odilov’s opponent. The ACA has now found another Brazilian opponent for Odilov. Their fight should be announced soon. The meeting will have a rating status.

Odilov made his ACA debut in January 2023 at the 151st numbered tournament, defeating Amin Nouri by submission (guillotine choke) in the first round. He has 13 wins and two losses.

Also, two more natives of Tajikistan will perform at this tournament. Davlatmand Chuponov will fight against the Brazilian Carlos Spartas, and Abdulkhamid Davlatov will fight against the Russian Elkhan Musaev.

source: asiaplustj