The UFC’s middleweight division got a little deeper this week when the promotion inked former Strikeforce fighter Adlan Amagov to a contract. The 28-year old striker was not initially listed as one of the competitors from the failed company’s roster being brought over to compete inside the Octagon, though clearly his output in Strikeforce was enough to earn him a shot.
Amagov’s deal was reported by manager Mike Constantino on his firm’s website, writing, “Adlan Amagov will have a new home. After posting a 3-1 record in Strikeforce, earning two first round stoppages, Amagov will be taking his talents to the UFC. With some heavy hands and lethal leg kicks, the “Wolf” aka “Borz”, will be looking to claw his way up the ranks of the middleweight division!”
The 11-2-1 Amagov has finished seven of his foes with all of the wins involving a strike-based stoppage. He has also won ten of his last twelve fights with one of the blemishes involving a draw to Bellator light heavyweight Attila Vegh and the other a loss to stand-up specialist Robbie Lawler. He has not fought since a first-frame knockout of Keith Berry this past August.
No word was offered on when Amagov will make his UFC debut or who he’ll face.
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