Umar Nurmagomedov Out, Cory Sandhagen Needs New Opponent at UFC Nashville

Cory Sandhagen vs Umar Nurmagomedov UFC Nashville
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Cory Sandhagen is currently in need of a new opponent as Umar Nurmagomedov has withdrawn from their scheduled headliner for UFC Nashville.

According to the report from TheSchmozone, UFC is looking for a replacement to face Sandhagen as Umar Nurmagomedov has withdrawn from the fight. The reason for withdrawal has not been disclosed.

The bout between Nurmagomedov and Sandhagen was supposed to be the main event for UFC Nashville event. The fight was expected to be for the new #1 contender for UFC Bantamweight Championship.

Dana White expressed earlier that the fight between Umar Nurmagomedov and Cory Sandhagen was anticipated to be a high-level matchup. However, since Nurmagomedov has withdrawn from the fight, it remains unclear whether Sandhagen will be given a replacement opponent or the fight will be rescheduled.

Umar Nurmagomedov was ready to extend his 17-winning streak, but unfortunately, it is not possible now. Nurmagomedov has won 4 consecutive matches in UFC with the recent win over Raoni Barcelos via KO.

Cory Sandhagen has won 3 fights and lost 2 in his five recent bouts. Sandhagen’s most recent bout was against Marlon Vera at UFC San Antonio, where he won via split decision.

UFC Nashville event is scheduled for August 5 at Bridgestone Arena, UFC will confirm the main event fight for the event.

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