Sergey Morozov


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Morozov will face Khalid Taha in a bantamweight bout July 17 at a UFC event, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Morozov is coming off a loss to Umar Nurmagomedov via technical submission (rear-naked choke) submission in January and is looking to secure his first UFC victory. Taha lost to Raoni Barcelos via unanimous decision in November and will attempt to secure his first UFC victory since defeating Boston Salmon in April 2019.
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Goes to sleep in Abu Dhabi
January 20, 2021
Morozov lost to Umar Nurmagomedov via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:39 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Island 8 on Wednesday.
Morozov surrendered a takedown around the two minute mark in the first round, but showed excellent resolve, as he was able to shake Nurmagomedov off his back and get the fight back to the feet. Neither man was able to land much on consequence standing up, and Morozov gave up another takedown late in the round. Morozov ate a huge head kick to open Round 2, but was able to withstand a sudden rush from his opponent and eventually clear out the cobwebs. He ate another body kick and escaped another takedown, but it was clear he was wearing down. At roughly the midway point, Nurmagomedov earned another takedown and smoothly transitioned to the back, where he sunk in the choke. Morozov refused to tap, but was out cold in short order.
Date changed for next fight
January 11, 2021
Morozov's scheduled fight against Umar Nurmagomedov was moved up to Jan. 20, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
The fight was previously set for Jan. 23 but was moved for undisclosed reasons. This marks the second time the date has been changed for the matchup, as the pair was originally set to square off back on Oct. 24 before Nurmagomedov came down with a staph infection.
Nurmagomedov fight back on
November 24, 2020
Morozov will take on Umar Nurmagomedov in a bantamweight bout at UFC 257 on Jan. 23, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
These two were supposed to fight back at UFC 254, but Nurmagomedov had to withdraw due to a staph infection. Now both will be making their UFC debuts in late January. Morozov boasts a 16-3 career record, while Nurmagomedov is flawless in 12 career fights.
On weight as alternate
October 23, 2020
Morozov weighed in at 139.5 pounds as an alternate for UFC 254 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, reports.
The UFC is taking few chances with this card, as Morozov is set to serve as a backup plan in case anything happens with the proposed catchweight matchup between Casey Kenney and Nathaniel Wood. Both aforementioned fighters hit their marks at exactly 140 pounds, however, so it doesn't appear that Morozov will be needed. Morozov was originalyl supposed to face Umar Nurmagomedov at Saturday's event, but Nurmagomedov was forced to withdraw late due to a staph infection.
Needs new opponent
October 18, 2020
Morozov needs a new opponent if he's to remain on the UFC 254 card in Abu Dhabi on Friday, reports.
Morozov had been scheduled to face Umar Nurmagomedov, who was forced to withdraw due to a staph infection. Whether or not the UFC intends to keep Morozov on the card is not yet clear, but no opponent has been announced as of Monday morning.