Cory Sandhagen & Umar Nurmagomedov Set to Lead UFC Abu Dhabi on August 3

Cory Sandhagen is gearing up for a big fight. He’s set to clash with Umar Nurmagomedov. This showdown? It’s the headline act for an Ultimate Fighting Championship card. And guess where? Abu Dhabi’s calling their names for this brawl on Aug. 3.

Oh, and by the way, this isn’t just any fight night. The UFC’s making a grand return to Abu Dhabi in 2024, not once, but twice. This particular face-off at Etihad Arena is part of that double-header excitement.

Here’s a bit of backstory. Sandhagen and Nurmagomedov were supposed to throw down last August. It was all set for UFC on ESPN 50. But, you know, plans change. Nurmagomedov had to bow out, nursing a shoulder injury.

But Sandhagen? He didn’t just sit around. He stayed on the card, stepping up against Rob Font. And boy, did he deliver. A unanimous decision victory was his prize, marking his spot in the new main event.

Fast forward, and Sandhagen’s on a bit of a hot streak. Three wins in a row, folks. He’s taken down some serious contenders, too. Marlon Vera and Yadong Song, just to name a couple.

Now, onto Nurmagomedov. The guy’s a machine. Undefeated in 17 professional fights. That’s right, not a single loss. And he’s been showing off his skills in the UFC, already racking up five wins. His latest victory? A solid performance against Bekzat Almakhan back in March at UFC Fight Night 238.

So, what’s the big deal about this fight? It’s more than just a match. It’s a collision of paths that were meant to cross last year. And Abu Dhabi? It’s the stage where it’ll all go down. Get ready, fight fans. This one’s going to be epic.

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