MMA Odds and Ends for Wednesday: UFC signs Abubakar Nurmagomedov

UFC signs Abubakar Nurmogomedov

Welcome to the UFC Abubakar! The cousin of top UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov, Abubakar Nurmogomedov has made a name for himself in World Series of Fighting, going 5-0 in the promotion with four decisions and one TKO victory. The welterweight is 15-1 overall with his only loss being to current UFC lightweight Magomed Mustafaev. According to an Instagram post from his cousin, Abubakar is slated to make his UFC debut February 3rd in Brazil.

Daniel Straus recovering from motorcycle accident

Former Bellator featherweight champion Daniel Straus is on his feet just days after being told by a doctor he might night walk again. Straus was involved in the accident on December 17th.

KO of the Week: Doo Ho Choi vs Thiago Tavares

To help hype up the upcoming main event, the UFC has released the knockout highlight of Choi’s victory over Tavares at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale in 2016. Enjoy!

Written by Brian Hemminger

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