Abreu-Antigulov Set For UFC Kazakhstan
With fights expected to be more frequent months from now, the UFC is going ahead with its UFC Kazakhstan card. The latest addition to the event on June 23 is Klidson Abreu v. Gadzhimurad Antigulov in a light heavyweight matchup. Combate was the first to report the news.
Abreu (15-4) is coming off of a split decision loss to Shamil Gamazatov back in November. He is 1-2 in all three of his UFC fights, all taking place in 2019. Prior to his run with the company, the “White Bear” fought for Brave and the Russian Cagefighting Federation.
Antigulov (20-6) is another fighter looking to get back into the win column. The man from Dagestan is on a two-fight losing streak, losing to Ion Cutelaba (TKO) in July 2019 and Michał Oleksiejczuk (KO) back in April. “The Russian Terror” is a former two-time ACB Light Heavyweight Champion, having won the belt the first time in a tournament in 2014.
The Brazilian in Abreu will face off against a Russian fighter for the fifth time in six bouts. He is 2-2 against Russian fighters since July 2018:
- 11/9/19 – split decision loss v. Shamil Gamzatov
- 2/23/19 – unanimous decision loss v. Magomed Ankalaev
- 11/17/18 – submission win over Anton Vyazigin
- 7/9/18 – submission win over Viktor Nemkov
UFC Kazakhstan will be taking place inside the Astana Arena. The scheduled main event is a pivotal bantamweight bout featuring Petr Yan v. Marlon Moraes.