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Muhammad Mokaev’s unusual move to fight top ranked fighter

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Undefeated flyweight Muhammad Mokaev will fight at UFC 286. Photo via Instagram (@mokaev_muhammad)

UFC flyweight contender Muhammad Mokaev aims to be the promotion’s youngest champion ever.

However, in his next fight at UFC 286 the undefeated fighter, Mokaev won’t fight a ranked fighter but instead the recent DWCS contract winner Jafel Filho, who will make his promotional debut.

The ranked flyweight recently explained the situation on Twitter.

“UFC Matchmaker Mick Maynard told me that no top 15 available for March 19th so I said give me anyone! April we have Ramadan , June I gonna start training and I didn’t want to waste time and miss this card! I tried my best to get top 15 opponent who could get me close to the belt,” Mokaev wrote on Twitter.

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Muhammad Mokaev claimed to offer his purse for a fight

The flyweight contender also claimed that he offered his purse, in order to get a fight with ranked No. 6 ranked Alex Perez.

“I said to Alex Perez I would give him my purse if he accepts the fight,” Mokaev wrote.

 

The undefeated prospect Muhammad Mokaev made his promotional debut at UFC London in March last year. With three straight wins, he’s quickly becoming one of the absolute most interesting talents on the roster.

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