Read about the change in travel plans for middleweight prospect Ikram Aliskerov for the upcoming UFC 291 pay-per-view. Originally set to face Paulo Costa, Aliskerov will now be fighting Nassourdine Imavov. Find out more about this matchup and other exciting fights on the UFC 291 card.
Middleweight Prospect’s Travel Plans Change for UFC 291 Pay-Per-View
Middleweight prospect Ikram Aliskerov’s travel plans for the upcoming UFC 291 pay-per-view have taken a different turn. Originally set to face Paulo Costa, a former title challenger and high-ranked 185-pound contender, Aliskerov will now be fighting Nassourdine Imavov. The change in plans came after uncertainty surrounding the Costa matchup, with no contract being signed for the Utah PPV card. Aliskerov, a four-time world champion in combat sambo, will now have the opportunity to make his mark in the rankings with a victory over Imavov. Both fighters will be looking to bounce back from recent setbacks and secure their place in the middleweight division .
In his debut fight in the Octagon, Aliskerov showcased his skills with a devastating knockout victory over Phil Hawes. This win extended his winning streak to six fights, with all but one of those victories coming by knockout or submission. Imavov, on the other hand, has experienced a recent rough patch with two consecutive losses. Despite previously defeating notable opponents like Ian Heinisch and Edmen Shahbazyan, he suffered a short-notice defeat to Sean Strickland and had a recent fight end in a no contest due to an accidental clash of heads.
The matchup between Aliskerov and Imavov will take place in Abu Dhabi later this year. Both fighters will be eager to prove themselves and climb the middleweight rankings. The UFC 291 card is shaping up to be an exciting event, with other notable fights including Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira for the lightweight championship and Paulo Costa vs. Khamzat Chimaev in the middleweight division .