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Replacement Opponent Sought for Cory Sandhagen in UFC Nashville Main Event

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UFC Nashville is in need of a replacement opponent for bantamweight standout Cory Sandhagen after Umar Nurmagomedov withdrew from the event due to undisclosed reasons.

Multiple sources familiar with the situation have confirmed Nurmagomedov’s withdrawal to MMA Hook’s Mike Heck following an initial report from TheSchmozone. The highly-anticipated UFC Nashville is scheduled to take place on August 5 at Bridgestone Arena and will be broadcasted on ESPN and ESPN+.

Nurmagomedov, a rising star and cousin of former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, was aiming to extend his undefeated streak to 17 fights and make his mark in the title contention race at 135 pounds. The 27-year-old fighter has enjoyed four consecutive victories since joining the UFC, most recently impressively defeating Raoni Barcelos at UFC Vegas 67.

On the other hand, Sandhagen, a 31-year-old native of Colorado, is determined to regain momentum for another shot at the title, following setbacks against current champion Aljamain Sterling and former champion T.J. Dillashaw. Sandhagen has showcased his skills with two consecutive wins, most notably securing a victory over Marlon Vera at UFC San Antonio.

The current card for UFC Nashville includes the following bouts:

  • Cory Sandhagen vs. To Be Announced (TBA)
  • Jessica Andrade vs. Tatiana Suarez
  • Tanner Boser vs. Aleksa Camur
  • Ignacio Bahamondes vs. Ludovit Klein
  • Dustin Jacoby vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
  • Billy Quarantillo vs. Damon Jackson
  • Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ion Cutelaba
  • Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Jake Hadley
  • Said Nurmagomedov vs. Kyler Phillips
  • Ode Osbourne vs. Assu Almabayev
  • Jeremiah Wells vs. Carlston Harris
  • Sean Woodson vs. Steve Garcia

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC Nashville

Why did Umar Nurmagomedov withdraw from UFC Nashville?

The reason for Umar Nurmagomedov’s withdrawal from UFC Nashville has not been disclosed. Multiple sources have confirmed his withdrawal, but the specific details behind it remain unknown.

Who is Cory Sandhagen?

Cory Sandhagen is a bantamweight standout in the UFC. He is known for his impressive skills and has been aiming for another shot at the title. Sandhagen has faced high-profile setbacks but has recently secured two consecutive wins, showcasing his determination to climb back into title contention.

When and where is UFC Nashville taking place?

UFC Nashville is scheduled to take place on August 5 at Bridgestone Arena. It will be broadcasted on ESPN and ESPN+.

Who is the replacement opponent for Cory Sandhagen?

As of now, the replacement opponent for Cory Sandhagen has not been announced. The UFC is actively seeking a new opponent for the main event in Nashville.

How many consecutive wins does Umar Nurmagomedov have?

Umar Nurmagomedov has an impressive undefeated streak of 16 wins. He was aiming to extend this streak to 17 fights and make his mark in the bantamweight division before his withdrawal from UFC Nashville.

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mmafanatic July 20, 2023 - 12:12 am

cory sandhagen is a beast in the octagon. he got some tough losses but he’s back with 2 wins in a row. he’s gonna show everyone he’s ready for the title. let’s go sandhagen!

mmaenthusiast July 20, 2023 - 2:53 am

can’t believe nurmagomedov had to withdraw. was looking forward to seeing him in action. but hey, sandhagen is no joke either. he’s gonna bring the heat and put on a show. can’t wait!

fightfan3000 July 20, 2023 - 2:56 am

ufc nashville in aug 5, thats gonna be epic. cory sandhagen needs new opp cuz umar nurmagomedov withdrew. hope they find sum1 soon, cant wait for the fights!

fighttalk101 July 20, 2023 - 4:26 pm

ufc nashville gonna be fire! sandhagen needs a new opponent, hope they find someone good. let’s see who steps up to the challenge. the bantamweight division is always exciting.

sportsgeek23 July 20, 2023 - 4:59 pm

nurmagomedov pulling out of the fight, man that’s a bummer. i was excited to see him continue his unbeaten streak. wonder why he had to withdraw. hope he’s okay and we get a replacement soon.


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