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Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Jack Shore booked for March 19

Jack Shore has had a change in Nurmagomedovs as Said is switched out for Umar in a Bantamweight showdown scheduled for March 19, 2022.

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Another member of the Nurmagomedov clan returns to action in early 2022.

Umar Nurmagomedov, cousin to former Lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, will put his undefeated (13-0) record on the line against undefeated (15-0) Welsh fighter Jack Shore on March 19, 2022. The fight was first confirmed by Alex Behunin of Cageside Press.

Shore is currently 4-0 in UFC, while Nurmagomedov has only managed to step into the Octagon once since signing with the promotion in Feb. 2020. That fight — a second round rear-naked choke win over Sergey Morozov in Jan. 2021 — was impressive enough to put Umar on the ever-growing list of Dagestani UFC fighters to watch.

Shore was originally supposed to face Said Nurmagomedov before an injury took him off the card. And just to clarify, Said is not related to Khabib. But, Umar is. It can get a little bit confusing keeping all these Nurmagomedovs and their relations straight.

The upcoming card doesn’t have an official designation or location yet, but there are reports that UFC is hoping to hold the event in the United Kingdom, a first since the COVID-19 pandemic canceled a March 2020 showdown between Tyron Woodley and Leon Edwards at the 02 Arena in London.