The first rival of the Russian Sharabutdin Magomedov in the UFC, presumably, will be the American Derek Brunson, who occupies the eighth line in the organization’s middleweight ranking.
The potential matchup, set to take place on October 21 at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi, was revealed by people close to the situation.
Last week, the date of the debut fight was announced by the coach of Shara Bullet, Gor Azizyan. At the same time, the specialist said that his ward had already received a top opponent, however, he refused to name him.
39-year-old Derek Brunson suffered two early defeats in a row, losing by knockouts to Jared Cannonier and Drykus Du Plessis.
The undefeated 29-year-old Sharabutdin Magomedov fought four fights last year, two of them in the Russian organization RCC, scoring three early victories and one by unanimous decision.