Chris Duncan To Meet Nazim Sadykhov at UFC Denver

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Chris Duncan, UFC London ceremonial weigh-in, July 2023 Credit: Jamie Theodosi/Cageside Press

Chris Duncan will fight Nazim Sadykhov at UFC Denver on July 13. The fight is scheduled as a three rounder in the lightweight division.

News of the match-up was first reported by Eurosport’s Marcel Dorff (@bigmarcel24 on Instagram) on various social media platforms.

Chris Duncan (11-2) will be looking to get back on the right track after being submitted in the first round of his most recent fight against Manuel Torres, in February. Duncan, a two-time Contender Series competitor, had not lost since his first bout on the Contender Series in 2021 opposite of Viacheslav Borshchev. After a first-round finish in his second chance on the Contender Series in 2022, Duncan rattled off a pair of decision wins against Omar Morales and Yanal Ashmouz in 2023.

Nazim Sadykhov (9-1-1) is also a product of the 2022 Contender Series, earning a UFC contract by stopping Ahmad Suhail Hassanzada in the final round. Since, Sadykhov has stopped both Evan Elder and Terrance McKinney. In Nazim’s most recent bout, in November of 2023, he fought to a majority draw opposite of Viacheslav Borshchev.

Colorado based Rose Namajunas will face Maycee Barber in the women’s flyweight main event of UFC Denver on July 13, 2024. The Duncan vs. Sadykhov fight addition now brings the number of scheduled fights in Ball Arena to 11, with the current line up as follows:

  • Rose Namajunas vs. Maycee Barber
  • Luana Santos vs. Mariya Agapova
  • Viviane Araujo vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius
  • Gabriel Bonfim vs. Ange Loosa
  • Mike Malott vs. Gilbert Urbina
  • Cody Brundage vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan
  • Christian Rodriguez vs. Julian Erosa
  • Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Muslim Salikhov
  • Josh Fremd vs. Andre Petroski
  • Drew Dober vs. Mike Davis
  • Chris Duncan vs. Nazim Sadykhov