A much-anticipated welterweight clash between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev will headline the UFC Fight Night card on March 13. The event doesn’t have an announced venue or host city yet, but there have been some high-profile bouts already added to the card.
A featherweight contest between Zubaira Tukhugov and Ricardo Ramos is the latest addition to the already stacked card. The Russian, Tukhugov, has had a strong start to his UFC career, but recently he has faced some adversity inside the Octagon.
After suffering his first loss in the promotion at UFC 198 against Renato Carneiro, Tukhugov took a 3-year long layoff. He returned against Lerone Murphy at UFC 242 and battled to a split draw. He then knocked out Kevin Aguilar last February, before going down to Hakeem Dawodu via a split decision.
The Brazilian, Ramos, suffered his second loss in the UFC in his last outing as Lerone Murphy knocked him out. He defeated Journey Newson and Eduardo Garagorri prior to that. Ramos also earned a “Performance Of The Night” bonus for his submission win against the latter.
Apart from the featured welterweight main-event between Edwards and Chimaev, the March 13th event will also see the return of submission wizard, Ryan Hall. Hall will face Dan Ige in a featherweight bout. Also, Eryk Anders and Darren Stewart will lock horns in an important middleweight contest.
The UFC is officially yet to announce the Tukhugov vs Ramos fight. But sources close to MMAJunkie have confirmed that the fight has been finalized for the event.
Both 145 lbs fighters will be keen to leapfrog in the rankings with a win. The top half of the featherweight division is heavily stacked at the moment, and a triumphant outing will put either fighter in a position for a potentially high-profile clash next.
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