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Dagestani Prospect Saygid Izagakhmaev Signs with One Championship

One Championship continues to expand its roster
with top Russian prospects.

On Tuesday, former Ultimate Fighting Championship 155-pound
titleholder Khabib
Nurmagomedov
announced via Instagram that his 27-year-old
training partner, Saygid
Izagakhmaev
, has been signed by One and would make his
promotional debut in December. The red-hot prospect is the latest
fighter from Dagestan to sign with One, following in the footsteps
of former featherweight kingpin Marat
Gafurov
, Yusup
Saadulaev
and Saygid
Guseyn Arslanaliev
, among others.

Nurmagomedov wrote, “I want to share news with you guys, my brother
@saygid_izagakhmaev has signed a contract with @onechampionship and
his next fight will be on December. Thank you so much @yodchatri it
would be impossible without you, see you my Friend, it was nice to
meet you.”

Former Gorilla Fighting Championship interim 170-pound champion
Izagakhmaev (19-2) is currently riding a two-bout winning streak
after submitting Paulo
Cesar Oliveira
and Maxim
Butorin
, both by rear-naked choke. In 21 fights, only current
UFC welterweight Carlston
Harris
and UFC alum Elias
Silverio
have managed to defeat the Eagles MMA representative.
If Izagakhmaev stays at 170 pounds, he will compete in One’s
lightweight division.

At the moment of writing, One Championship has three events
scheduled for December. The first is “One X,” followed by “Winter
Warriors” and “Legacy,” which will go down on Dec. 5, Dec. 17 and
Dec. 31, respectively. Considering that COVID-19 cases are spiking
again in Singapore, that schedule might change, but fans can expect
Izagakhmaev to debut on one of those cards.

This article first appeared at Recent News on Sherdog.com


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