Makhmud Muradov
Mach

Uzbekistan

Paired against Kevin Holland
MiddleweightUFC
October 18, 2020
Muradov will now take on Kevin Holland in Las Vegas on Oct. 31, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Muradov needed a new opponent after Krzysztof Jotko withdrew Sunday due to a broken toe. He'll remain on the card after Holland was brought in as a replacement right away. Holland earned his third straight UFC victory quite recently, defeating Darren Stewart by split decision in September. Muradov will be looking for a three-fight UFC winning streak of his own, as he won his first two matches with the promotion last year.
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Needs new opponent
MiddleweightUFC
October 18, 2020
Muradov needs a new opponent if he's to remain on the Oct. 31 card in Las Vegas, as Krzysztof Jotko withdrew with a fractured toe Sunday, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Muradov hasn't fought all year after winning the first two matches of his UFC career in 2019. He's had bad luck with cancellations, losing a matchup against Antonio Carlos Junior in March due to Carlos Junior's torn ACL and see his April fight against Karl Roberson called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. Whether or not he remains on the Oct. 31 card against a different opponent remains to be seen.
Booked for October fight
MiddleweightUFC
August 1, 2020
Muradov will face Krzysztof Jotko in a middleweight fight at UFC's Oct. 31 event, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Come October, it will have been just over a year since Muradov made his UFC debut with a unanimous decision victory of Alessio Di Chirico. Muradov then took it a step up in his second fight, scoring a third-round knockout ofTrevor Smith at a UFC Fight Night event back in December. He'll look to make another statement with a victory over Jotko, another promising fighter who has defeated his last three opponents.
Fight scratched
MiddleweightUFC
January 13, 2020
Muradov will no longer be fighting Antonio Carlos (undisclosed) at UFC Brasilia in March, Mike Bohn of MMAJunkie.USAToday.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Muradov's opponent, Carlos, has suffered an undisclosed injury, which is the reason for the fight being called off. He sports a 24-6 MMA, 2-0 UFC record, but will now have to wait a little longer for his next fight.
Will fight Antonio Carlos Junior
MiddleweightUFC
January 5, 2020
Muradov will battle Antonio Carlos Junior at UFC Brasilia on March 14, Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Brad Tavares was initially scheduled for this fight before suffering a torn ACL. Muradov has won both of his UFC bouts, including a KO of Trevor Smith on Dec. 7. Carlos Junior, on the other hand, will be returning for to the Octagon for the first time since facing a medical suspension. He lost his previous two fights prior to the ban.
Hammers Trevor Smith in DC
MiddleweightUFC
December 7, 2019
Muradov defeated Trevor Smith via KO (punch) at 4:09 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Washington D.C.
ANALYSIS
Easy work. In as a late-notice replacement for Alonzo Menifield, Muradov routed an over matched Smith. Entering the bout as a massive (-500) favorite, Muradov was in firm control from the very start. The finish came when a monster right hand clocked Smith in the jaw and sent his mouthpiece flying. A win over "Hot Sauce" means next to nothing in the grand scheme of things, but Muradov went about his business against an inferior opponent. The 29-year-old has now won his first two UFC bouts, and will leave the arena $50,000 richer after earning Performance of the Night honors.