Veteran middleweight Omari
Akhmedov is no longer on the Ultimate Fighting Championship
Akhmedov and the Las Vegas-based promotion have parted ways
following a split-decision loss to Brad
Tavares at UFC 264 this past Saturday. Sherdog.com contributor
Tom Feely initially reported via Twitter
that Akhmedov was listed as a “former fighter” on UFC.com, and
MMAFighting.com later confirmed his exit.
It’s unclear if Akhmedov was cut with existing bouts on his
contract or simply fulfilled his last fight at UFC 264 and will not
receive a new deal.
The 33-year-old Dagestani began his Octagon tenure in 2013 and
compiled a 9-5-1 record in UFC competition, with victories over the
likes of Tom Breese,
Heinisch, Tim Boetsch,
Cummings and Brian
Ebersole. At one point, the man known as “Wolverine” went
unbeaten in six promotional appearances from November 2016 to
Anchored at American Top Team, Akhmedov is 21-6-1 over the course
of a professional career that began in 2010.
15-Time Octagon Veteran Omari Akhmedov Released After UFC 264 Defeat
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