UFC Abu Dhabi Adds Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady vs. Guram Kutateladze

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 18: (L-R) Guram Kutateladze of Georgia kicks Mateusz Gamrot of Poland in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 18, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady and Guram Kutateladze will compete in Abu Dhabi at Etihad Arena. The lightweight scrap will go down on August 3, 2024 on the main card of UFC Abu Dhabi.

News of this bout was first reported by Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie on Saturday.

Guram Kutateladze (12-4) has gone 1-2 with the UFC since joining the promotion in October of 2020 via a massive split decision victory over top ranked, Mateusz Gamrot. Guram has had some trouble making it to the cage lately, as in nearly four years’ time he has had a total of four fights cancelled and made the walk to the octagon only three times. Kutateladze dropped a split decision to another high-level fighter in, Damir Ismagulov, in June of 2022. Most recently, the ‘Georgian Viking’ was TKO’d in the third round by Elves Brener, last July.

Facing him at UFC Abu Dhabi, Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady (15-4) is a former Fury FC lightweight champion and a product of the 2023 season of the Contender Series. In March, the ‘Pride of Palestinian’ was defeated in his UFC debut, via a rough KO in the third round, at the hands of Loik Radzhabov in the opening fight of the Rozenstruik vs. Gaziev card.

Now featuring seven fights, here is how UFC Abu Dhabi is shaping up:

  • Cory Sandhagen vs. Umar Nurmagomedov
  • Marlon Vera vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
  • Vicente Luque vs. Nick Diaz
  • Mackenzie Dern vs. Lupita Godinez
  • Tony Fergueson vs. Michael Chiesa
  • Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady vs. Guram Kutateladze
  • Alonzo Menifield vs. Azamat Murzakanov