Umar Nurmagomedov is out of his fight with undefeated Welsh fighter Jack Shore at UFC Fight night, and in steps Timur Valiev.
The 18-2 Valiev is coming off the biggest win of his career with an upset against Raoni Barcelos.
He’ll no doubt be looking to hand Shore his first loss in MMA.
Shore has looked extremely impressive in 4 UFC fights, especially in his last fight against Liudvik Sholinian who was on the Ukrainian National wrestling team.
Shore, The former Cage Warriors Champion was able to takedown twice and defend all of Sholinians takedown attempts.
Shore has had his style of fighting compared to Georges St-Pierre.
Due to his high fight IQ, and high-level wrestling despite no formal training in the sport.
Both were able to outwrestle multiple fighters who, on paper, were much better wrestlers
The bout is scheduled for March 19th and is rumored to be held at the 02 Arena in London.
There are also a number of British fighters on the card, including Tom Aspinall, Mike Grundy, Jake Hadley, Molly McCann, and the highly anticipated debut of Muhammad Mokaev.
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