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Cory Sandhagen vs. Umar Nurmagomedov: A Clash of Titans in UFC Abu Dhabi

Cory Sandhagen speaks up about his upcoming fight
Cory Sandhagen vs. Umar Nurmagomedov

Cory Sandhagen's upcoming showdown with Umar Nurmagomedov at UFC Abu Dhabi promises to be a challenging battle, as Sandhagen anticipates a tough fight ahead.

Sandhagen, speaking candidly on The MMA Hour, described the upcoming bout as "a pain in the ass of a fight," acknowledging the formidable skills and style of Nurmagomedov. The five-round bantamweight headliner scheduled for August 3 has garnered significant attention, with Sandhagen preparing for a grueling battle against the undefeated Nurmagomedov.

The anticipation for this matchup stems from Sandhagen's previous encounter with Nurmagomedov, which was set for August 2023 but was postponed due to Nurmagomedov's shoulder injury. Sandhagen's subsequent victory over Rob Font showcased his resilience and determination, setting the stage for his highly anticipated clash with Nurmagomedov.

Umar Nurmagomedov, known for his impeccable record and impressive performances, presents a formidable challenge for Sandhagen. As a cousin of UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov and a rising star in the bantamweight division, Umar's skills and strategic approach in the octagon have earned him praise and recognition.

Sandhagen's training camp and preparation have been meticulous, with a focus on showcasing his grappling skills, which he believes will pose a significant challenge for Nurmagomedov. Sandhagen's association with Ryan Hall and his unique grappling style add depth to his strategy for the upcoming fight.

Moreover, UFC officials have hinted that Sandhagen's shot at undisputed gold could be on the line in this pivotal matchup. With his sights set on championship glory, Sandhagen is driven by the opportunity to solidify his position as one of the top-ranked bantamweights in the world.

Sandhagen's dedication to honing his skills during his time off has fueled his motivation to achieve greatness in the octagon. His determination to become an "unbelievable" fighter, combining exceptional kickboxing, wrestling, and jiu-jitsu, underscores his relentless pursuit of excellence.

As the date for UFC Abu Dhabi approaches, fans eagerly await the clash between Sandhagen and Nurmagomedov, anticipating a battle of epic proportions in the bantamweight division.


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