A native of Dagestan, Abusupiyan Magomedov, who will share the octagon with top American middleweight Sean Strickland in less than a day, is confident that he can already compete with the current division champion Israel Adesanya.
“For a wrestler, this is a good chance to become a champion, before the first pass,” the fighter representing Germany said in an interview. Vadim Tikhomirov. “If I translate Adesanya, he definitely won’t get up. I won’t let him get up. He will already be raised in the status of a former champion.
A middleweight bout between Sean Strickland and Abusupian Magomedov will be the main event of UFC on ESPN 48, which will take place Saturday night in Las Vegas, while Israel Adesanya will face the winner of the challenger bout between Robert Whittaker on September 9 at UFC 293 in Sydney and Dricus Du Plessis.