4th Time the Charm? Azamat Murzakanov to make UFC Debut March 12th, versus Tafon Nchukwi

4th Time the Charm? Azamat Murzakanov to make UFC Debut March 12th, versus Tafon Nchukwi

Azamat Murzakanov is set to make his UFC debut at the fourth attempt, as a Light Heavyweight matchup with Tafon Nchukwi is announced for UFC Fight Night 203, March 12th, per Alex Behunin and Cageside Press.

Born in Nalchik, Russia, Azamat ‘The Professional’ Murzakanov earned a deserved UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series, August 31st 2021, following a first round TKO victory over Matheus Scheffel. Associated with K-Dojo Warrior Tribe, the 35-year-old holds a perfect 10-0 professional record. Since earning his promotional contract, Murzakanov has endured three consecutive matchup cancellations; Marcin Prachnio (Prachnio withdrew), Philipe Lins (Lins withdrew), and Jared Vanderaa (Vanderaa not medically cleared). 

Tafon ‘Da Don’ Nchukwi, fighting out of Hyattsville, Maryland, holds a 6-1 professional record. The Cameroonian, born in Bamenda, also earned his UFC contract through Dana White’s Contender Series in 2020; in his promotional debut at UFC Vegas 17, December 19th 2020, Nchukwi earned a unanimous decision victory over Jamie Pickett. The 27-year-old last fought at UFC Vegas 37, where he defeated Mike Rodriguez via unanimous decision, taking his promotional record to 2-1. 

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