Floyd Mayweather's Protege Set To Fight In Second UFC Bout
Floyd Mayweather's only signed MMA fighter Makhmud Muradov is set to take part in his second UFC fight next month.
Muradov (23-6) will step in to replace Alonzo Menifield against Trevor Smith at UFC on ESPN 7 which takes place on December 7.
The 29-year-old is the only MMA fighter signed to Mayweather Promotions and he's been a part of the UFC's stellar roster over the last few months.
Muradov made his UFC debut in Copenhagen on September 28 which saw him win a highly entertaining fight against Italian Alessio Di Chirico.
He took to social media to announce his deal with the UFC back in September.
"Alhamdulillah for everything that the Almighty gives me," he wrote on Instagram. "Today I signed a contract with the strongest organization in the world @ufc I would like to thank my team of brothers for the work done @ adrian1mma @lusenbakos @first_mma_management Together we make the story of Alhamdulillah. I am the first Uzbek in the UFC. Thank you all very much for your support for your faith in me In Sha Allah together we go for another victory."
Muradov's widely considered as one of the best middleweights in Eastern Europe, and is currently riding an impressive 12-fight winning streak.
He has stopped 18 of his 22 opponents with Mayweather calling him "The best MMA fighter in the world!"
It will be interesting to see what he does in his second UFC fight.