UFC: Umar Nurmagomedov Out, Jack Shore Will Now Fight Timur Valiev On March 19

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 10: (R-L) Jack Shore of Wales punches Hunter Azure in a bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on April 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

UFC bantamweight Umar Nurmagomedov is out of his March fight against Jack Shore, and Timur Valiev will replace him

The curse of not having a full fight camp without having an opponent pull out continues for Jack Shore. Multiple sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, have confirmed to Cageside Press that Shore will now fight Valiev on March 19 at a yet-to-be-announced UFC event. MMA Fight Universe was first to report the news.

Shore (15-0) has been perfect thus far in his UFC career, defeating all four of his opponents. The Welsh fighter is coming off of his most active year in the promotion. In April, he defeated Hunter Azure via unanimous decision and then finished his year picking up a win against Liudvik Sholinian. “Tank” is no stranger to having opponents pull out on him. He has had more than six different opponents withdraw in his four UFC fights.

Valiev (18-2-1) went 2-0 in 2021 after losing his UFC debut to Trevin Jones the previous year. After that, Valiev would defeat Martin Day to pick up his first UFC at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov, and then four months later, he would defeat Raoni Barcelos via majority decision.

The UFC’s March 19, 2022 event does not have an official location, venue, or broadcast plan announced. There are rumors the promotion will be going back to London, but nothing official has been announced.

The Fight Night card currently breaks down as follows:

  • Jack Shore vs. Timur Valiev
  • Molly McCann vs. Luana Carolina
  • Jake Hadley vs. Francisco Figueiredo
  • Muhammad Mokaev vs. Cody Durden
  • Makwan Amirkhani vs. Mike Grundy
  • Tom Aspinall vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov


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