Amir Albazi will be fighting Zhalgas Zhumagulov on November 28th after his October 31st against Raulian Paiva fell through. The fight was announced via Albazi’s Instagram page last week.
The reason for Paiva’s withdrawal from the October 31st card is not known currently. The fight on November 28th is expected to happen in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Zhumagulov enters the fight with the chance to bounce back from his UFC debut loss, which came against Paiva in July at UFC 251. Prior to then, Zhumagulov was the Fight Nights Global Flyweight Champion.
Albazi will return after a successful UFC debut in July which saw him catch Malcolm Gordon late in the first round with a triangle choke. Albazi has previous wins in Bellator and Brave CF.
The fight joins what is now a 10-bout card headlined by heavyweights Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis. Here’s the updated card.
Bout 10: Curtis Blaydes (14-2) vs. Derrick Lewis (24-7) (Heavyweight)
Bout 9: Ashlee Evans-Smith (6-4) vs. Norma Dumont (4-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 8: Josh Parisian (13-3) vs. Parker Porter (10-6) (Heavyweight)
Bout 7: Martin Day (8-4) vs. Anderson Dos Santos (20-8) (Bantamweight)
Bout 6: Rachael Ostovich (4-5) vs. Gina Mazany (6-4) (Bantamweight)
Bout 5: Su Mudaerji (12-4) vs. Malcolm Gordon (12-4) (Bantamweight)
Bout 4: Renato Moicano (14-3-1) vs Rafael Fiziev (8-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 3: Sean Woodson (7-1) vs. Jonathan Pearce (9-4) (Lightweight)
Bout 2: Devin Clark (12-4) vs. Anthony Smith (33-16) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 1: Amir Albazi (13-1) vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (13-4) (Flyweight)