After weeks of public advocacy, Tim Elliott and Muhammad Mokayev got what they asked for.
With the promotions finally official, Elliott (19-12-1 MMA, 8-10 UFC) and Mokaev (9-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) are set to compete at UFC 294, which will take place on October 21. . Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. No other fights have been announced for the event at this time.
Two people with knowledge of the matchup informed MMA Junkie about the booking on Friday but asked to remain anonymous because the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. eurosport nl First reported booking.
The 36-year-old Elliott continues his two-fight winning streak in the matchup, which includes wins over Tagir Ulanbekov and Victor Altamirano. He is 4-1 in his most recent four.
Mokayev, 22, has struggled to find opponents since joining the UFC in early 2022. After wins over Cody Durden, Charles Johnson, Malcolm Gordon and Jafael Filho, Mokaev prepared to fight at UFC 292 in August. However, he will have to wait till October to return to action.
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