UFC lightweight Mairbek Taisumov (27-5-0) revealed today on his twitter account that he will fight Desmond Green (21-6-0) at Moscow’s UFC Fight Night 136 in September.
It's official my next bout at @UFC Fight Night Moscow will be against Desmond Green and I'm excited to fight at the first UFC event in Russia, get ready for fireworks 🇷🇺 #Taisumov #Berkut #UFCMoscow #ReadyForEveryone #HungrierThanEver pic.twitter.com/VS74Oc52kx
— Mairbek Taisumov (@Taisumov155) July 29, 2018
Taisumov, 29, has good reasons to be excited about fighting in his homeland. He’s riding a five fight win streak, including a knockout over Felipe Silva in his last fight at UFC Fight Night 115 last September.
Meanwhile, Green, 28, recently ended a two fight skid with a win over Gleison Tibau at UFC Fight Night 131 in June.
UFC Fight Night 16 is scheduled for September 15 at the Olimpiyskiy Arena in Moscow, Russia. Tentative bouts include:
Mark Hunt (13-12-1, 1NC) vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk (56-11-1)
Petr Yan (9-1-0) vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade (25-2-0)
Andrei Arlovksi (27-16-0) vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov (18-4-0)
Kryzysztof Jotko (19-4-0) vs. Adam Yandiev (9-0-0)
C.B. Dolloway (17-8-0) vs. Omari Akhmedov (17-4-1)