Makhachkala, August 17, 2016. Dagestani MMA fighter Ali Bagautinov will hold the seventh fight in the UFC on October 15 in Manila, within the tournament UFC Fight Night 97, the company’s official website says. Japanese Chioggia Horiguchi will become Bagautinov’s rival.
Ali Bagautinov had 4 victories and two defeats in the UFC. In the last battle, held on June 18, Ali Bagautinov gained a victory over American Gene Guerrero by the unanimous decision. The list of UFC fighters, defeated by Dagestani athlete, also includes Brazilians Marcos Vinicius, John Lineker and American Tim Elliott.
Japanese Chioggia Horiguchi held 7 UFC fights, and lost only in the title fight against Demetrius Johnson.
Currently Chioggia Horiguchi and Ali Bagautinov occupy the third and eighth places in the ranking of UFC lower weight categories, respectively.