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Cory Sandhagen vs. Umar Nurmagomedov headlines UFC Nashville card on Aug. 5

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The main event for UFC Nashville on August 5 will feature an electrifying clash between bantamweights Cory Sandhagen and Umar Nurmagomedov, according to the announcement made by UFC officials on Thursday.

This matchup marks a rapid ascent through the ranks for Nurmagomedov, who boasts an impeccable undefeated record of 16-0. However, this upcoming bout will serve as his most challenging test to date. Nurmagomedov has showcased his skills in the octagon with four consecutive victories in the UFC, including impressive finishes against Sergey Morozov, Brian Kelleher, and Raoni Barcelos.

Umar Nurmagomedov, the cousin of former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, has been actively seeking tougher competition, and his desire will be fulfilled this August.

On the other side of the cage stands Cory Sandhagen, a perennial contender in the 135-pound division. Sandhagen is set to compete in his third consecutive main event after securing victories over Marlon Vera and Song Yadong. Although he fell short in his bid for the interim bantamweight title against former champion Petr Yan, Sandhagen aims to solidify his position at the pinnacle of the division by taking on the young prodigy Nurmagomedov.

Headlining the UFC Fight Night card in Nashville, the Sandhagen vs. Nurmagomedov bout promises to be an enthralling encounter. Fans can anticipate further fight announcements in the following weeks leading up to the event.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC Nashville

Q: Who will be headlining UFC Nashville on August 5?

A: Bantamweights Cory Sandhagen and Umar Nurmagomedov will be headlining UFC Nashville on August 5.

Q: How many fights has Umar Nurmagomedov won in the UFC?

A: Umar Nurmagomedov has won four straight UFC fights so far, maintaining an undefeated record of 16-0.

Q: Who is Cory Sandhagen’s cousin?

A: Cory Sandhagen is not related to Umar Nurmagomedov or Khabib Nurmagomedov. Umar is the cousin of former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Q: Has Cory Sandhagen competed for a title before?

A: Yes, Cory Sandhagen previously competed for an interim bantamweight title but was unsuccessful in his fight against ex-champ Petr Yan.

Q: Are there other fights scheduled for UFC Nashville?

A: More fights for the UFC Nashville card are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

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