A bantamweight clash between Umar
Nurmagomedov
and Raoni
Barcelos
has been booked for a UFC Fight Night event on Jan.
14.


ESPN
first brought word of the booking. UFC Fight Night is
expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is
headlined by a middleweight duel between Kelvin
Gastelum
and Nassourdine
Imavov
.

The 26-year-old cousin of former UFC lightweight king Khabib
Nurmagomedov
is undefeated in 15 professional bouts. He’s been
victorious in his first three Octagon appearances, posting
submission triumphs against Sergey
Morozov
and Brian
Kelleher
before outpointing Nathan
Maness
in his last outing at UFC on ESPN 38.

Barcelos snapped a two-bout skid in his last bout, as he garnered a
unanimous decision triumph over Trevin
Jones
at UFC Fight Night 211. The former Resurrection Fighting
Allliance champion is 6-2 in UFC competition and 17-3 as a
professional overall.





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UFC Fight Night on Jan. 14 Gets Umar Nurmagomedov-Raoni Barcelos Matchup