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Canada vs Russia: Nordine Taleb, Muslim Salikhov fight at ‘UFC 242’ in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Nordine Taleb, Muslim Salikhov

  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC 242”
  • Venue: The Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Date: September 7, 2019

 

Countries represented

Fighters

   

Brazil

  1. Carlos Diego Ferreira
  2. Davi “The Tasmanian Devil” Ramos
  3. Edson “Junior” Barboza
   

Canada

  1. Nordine Taleb
   

England

  1. Lerone “The Miracle” Murphy
   

Finland

  1. Teemu Packalen
   

France

  1. Fares “Smile Killer” Ziam
   

Georgia

  1. Liana “Mgeli” Jojua
   

Germany

  1. Ottman “Bulldozer” Azaitar
   

Japan

  1. Takashi Sato
   

Morocco

  1. Ottman “Bulldozer” Azaitar
   

Russia

  1. Omari “Wolverine” Akhmedov
  2. Muslim “King of Kung Fu” Salikhov
  3. Zubaira “Warrior” Tukhugov
  4. Mairbek “Beckan” Taisumov
  5. Shamil “Abrek” Abdurakhimov
  6. Islam Makhachev
  7. Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov
   

Scotland

  1. Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood
   

South Africa

  1. Don “Magic Man” Madge
   

United States

  1. Zak Cummings
  2. Belal “Remember the Name” Muhammad
  3. Sarah “Cheesecake” Moras
  4. Andrea “KGB” Lee
  5. Curtis “Razor” Blaydes
  6. Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder
  7. Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier
   


Bout #: 3 of 13
 

Blue Corner

  • Name: Muslim “King of Kung Fu” Salikhov
  • Age: 35
  • Hometown: Buynaksk, Russia
  • Gym: Berkut FC, Khasavyurt, Russia
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 14 wins, 2 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 1 win, 1 loss
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Ricky Rainey

Red Corner

  • Name: Nordine Taleb
  • Age: 37
  • Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Gym: Tristar Gym, Montreal
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 15 wins, 6 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 7 wins, 4 losses
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Vik Grujic, Li Jingliang, Chris Clements, Erick Silva, Oliver Enkamp, Danny Roberts, Kyle Prepolec

Result

  • Division: Welterweight
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Winner: MUSLIM SALIKHOV
  • Method: Knockout via Punch
  • Time and Round: 4:26 of Round 1

The main event of “UFC 242” was a  UFC Lightweight Championship title unification bout between current champion Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov, 30, of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia and interim champion Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier, 30, of Coconut Creek, Florida, United States.

“UFC Fight Night 157” was the third UFC event to take place in Abu Dhabi. Watch the full post-fight press conference here:

 

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