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UFC Fight Night Abu Dhabi: Cory Sandhagen to Battle Umar Nurmagomedov in High-Stakes Bantamweight Battle

UFC Abu Dhabi Cory Sandhagen to Battle Umar Nurmagomedov
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the leading global mixed martial arts organization, is set to dazzle fans once again as it returns to Abu Dhabi for a thrilling matchup. Ranked No. 2 bantamweight Cory Sandhagen takes on No. 9 ranked Umar Nurmagomedov on Saturday, August 3, in UFC Fight Night Abu Dhabi organized in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).

Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT: SANDHAGEN vs NURMAGOMEDOV will be available from 1 pm GST on Tuesday, May 7, at the Etihad Arena. UFC Fight Club members have the privilege of early access to tickets starting at 11 am GST on Monday, May 6, while early registrants for the event will enjoy priority access at 12 pm GST on the same day.

Cory Sandhagen (17-4), hailing from Aurora, Colorado, returns to the UAE capital with aspirations to solidify his position as the top contender in the bantamweight division. Sandhagen, a seasoned fighter, has secured significant victories over competitors like Rob Font, Chito Vera, and the soon-to-be UFC

Hall of Famer Frankie Edgar. He aims for a decisive victory over the emerging star Nurmagomedov to stake his claim for a title opportunity.

Meanwhile, Umar Nurmagomedov (17-0), fighting out of Chelyabinsk, Russia, intends to draw attention in the division by defeating a top-ranked adversary in his first appearance in the Octagon in Abu Dhabi. Umar has made a significant impact in the division with dominant victories over Raoni Barcelos, Brian Kelleher, and Sergey Morozov. Now, he focuses on achieving the most significant win of his career by triumphing over Sandhagen.

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