This fall, Muhammad Mokaev is slated to face his toughest challenge yet, when the UFC returns to Abu Dhabi.
People privy to the promotion’s planning have informed MMA Hook that Mokaev is set to fight Tim Elliott at UFC 294, scheduled for Oct. 21 at the Etihad Arena. This match is the first to be officially announced for the event. Eurosport initially broke the news of the flyweight bout.
With an undefeated record of 10 professional fights, Mokaev has won all four of his contests inside the octagon. His impressive debut saw him defeat Cody Durden in under a minute at UFC London in March 2022. The No. 13 flyweight in MMA Hook’s Global Rankings, Mokaev has since secured victories against Malcolm Gordon and Jafel Filho, as well as a decisive win against Charles Johnson.
Meanwhile, Elliott is preparing for his 19th UFC bout and seeks to extend his two-fight winning streak after decision wins over Tagir Ulanbekov and Victor Altamirano. Having recovered from a series of three losses between October 2019 and May 2020, Elliott, the No. 14 ranked 125-pounder in MMA Hook’s Global Rankings, holds a 4-1 record in his last five matches.
This report includes contributions from Damon Martin.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Muhammad Mokaev vs Tim Elliott UFC 294
Who is Muhammad Mokaev set to face at UFC 294?
Muhammad Mokaev is set to face Tim Elliott at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi.
When and where is UFC 294 scheduled to take place?
UFC 294 is scheduled to take place on Oct. 21 at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
What is Muhammad Mokaev’s record in the octagon?
Muhammad Mokaev is undefeated inside the octagon with a 4-0 record.
How many UFC appearances has Tim Elliott made?
UFC 294 will be Tim Elliott’s 19th appearance in the UFC.
What are the current rankings of Muhammad Mokaev and Tim Elliott according to MMA Hook’s Global Rankings?
According to MMA Hook’s Global Rankings, Muhammad Mokaev is the No. 13 ranked flyweight and Tim Elliott is the No. 14 ranked 125-pounder.