The 29 year-old Muradov is the company’s first Uzbekistan fighter and is represented by Mayweather Promotions. He will debut at Copenhagen’s UFC on ESPN+ 18 event, filling in for injured Peter Sabotta against Italian Alessia Di Chirico (12-3-0). His last bout was a TKO win in Oktagon MMA in July over Wendall de Oliveira Marques.
Meanwhile, Di Chirico, 29, lost a decision to Kevin Holland in his last bout at UFC on ESPN+ 12 in June. He is 3-3-0 in the UFC since debuting in 2016.
UFC on ESPN+ 18 is scheduled for Sept. 28 at the Royal Area I Copenhagen Denmark. Scheduled bouts include:
Jack Hermansson (20-4-0) vs. Jared Cannonier (12-4-0)
Gunnar Nelson (17-4-1) vs. Gilbert Burns (16-3-0)
Lando Vanetta (10-3-2) vs. Marc Diakiese (13-3-0)
Siyar Bahadurazada (24-7-1) vs. Ismail Naurdiev (18-3-0)
Mark O. Masden (8-0-0) vs. Danilo Belluardo (12-4-0)
Jack Shore (11-0-0) vs. Nohelin Hernandez (9-3-0)
Macy Chiasson (5-0-0) vs. Lina Lansberg (9-4-0)
Ion Cutelaba (14-4-0) vs. Khalil Rountree (8-3-0)
Ovince St. Preux (23-13-0) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (14-2-0)
Alessio Di Chirico (12-3-0) vs. Makhmud Muradov (22-6-0)
Alen Amedovski (8-1-0) vs. John Phillips (21-9-0)
Nicholas Dalby (14-2-1) vs. Alex Oliveira (19-7-1, 2NC)
Mike Davis (6-2-0) vs. Danny Henry (12-3-0)