UFC adds Said Nurmagomedov vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov to Dec. 17 lineup

Rising bantamweights Said Nurmagomedov and Saidyokub Kakhramonov will square off in December.

Kakhramonov (10-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) meets Nurmagomedov (16-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) at a UFC Fight Night event on Dec. 17, which takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

A person with knowledge of the matchup confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie but asked to remain anonymous because the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. Red Fury MMA was first to report the news.

Winner of four in a row, Kakhramonov is 2-0 to start off his octagon tenure. The Uzbekistan-born fighter submitted Trevin Jones on short notice, followed by a unanimous decision win over Ronnie Lawrence in July.

Nurmagomedov extended his winning streak to three when he defeated Douglas Silva de Andrade in July. Prior to that, the 30-year-old earned his first bonus when he submitted Cody Stamann in just 47 seconds.

With the addition, the UFC Fight Night on Dec. 17 lineup includes:

  • Julian Marquez vs. Deron Winn

  • Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jamal Pogues

  • Sergey Morozov vs. Journey Newson

  • Amir Albazi vs. Alex Perez

  • Albert Duraev vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk

  • Damir Ismagulov vs. Arman Tsarukyan

  • Rinat Fakhretdinov vs. Michael Morales

  • Rafa Garcia vs. Hayisaer Maheshate

  • Saidyokub Kakhramonov vs. Said Nurmagomedov

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie