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Zubaira Tukhugov Posts Video Of Himself Slapping Conor McGregor ‘As Promised’

Zubaira Tukhugov‘s first strike landed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship cage in two years may be his last, as he confirmed on Instagram that it was he who entered the Octagon on Saturday after the fight between his teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor and confronted the Irishman before slapping him “as promised.”
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Artem Lobov to Face Zubaira Tukhugov at UFC Fight Night 138 in Moncton

Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov will lock horns with Zubaira Tukhugov at UFC Fight Night 138 in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada on Oct. 27.
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UFC Featherweight Contender Zubaira Tukhugov Flagged for Potential Anti-Doping Violation

Zubaira Tukhugov is the latest fighter to have been notified of a potential anti-doping violation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
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Zubaira Tukhugov flagged for potential USADA violation, out of UFC event in Albany

Tiago Trator needs a new opponent for his upcoming UFC fight.

The UFC announced on Tuesday that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has notified the promotion of a potential anti-doping violation stemming from two out-of-competition sample collections of Zubaira Tukhugov, who was scheduled to meet the Brazilian on Dec. 9 in Albany, New York.

“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Zubaira Tukhugov of a potential Anti-Doping violation stemming from out-of-competition sample collections made on September 7, 2016 and October 29, 2016,” the UFC statement read. “USADA has provisionally suspended Tukhugov based on the potential anti-doping violation. The UFC is removing Tukhugov from his scheduled bout against Tiago Trator on December 9 in Albany, New York, and is in the process of attempting to locate a replacement.”

Tukhugov (18-4) hasn’t fought since suffering a split-decision loss to Renato Carneiro in May, having a nine-fight winning streak snapped in Curitiba, Brazil. Prior to that defeat, the 25-year-old featherweight was 3-0 under the UFC banner.

Trator (20-5-1, 1 NC), who now waits for a new opponent on less than a month’s notice, hasn’t competed inside the Octagon since September 2015, when he improved his UFC record to 2-1 with a split-decision victory over Clay Collard at UFC 191.

UFC Fight Night 102 is scheduled for Dec. 9 in Albany’s Times Union Center, and features a heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and Shamil Abdurahimov in the main event.

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Zubaira Tukhugov meets undefeated Renato Carneiro at UFC 198

Zubaira Tukhugov and Renato Carneiro will put their undefeated UFC record on the line on May 14, as they collide in a featherweight bout at UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil.

Tukhugov (18-3) returns to Brazil, where he made his promotional debut, looking to go 4-0 under the UFC banner. The 25-year-old Russian featherweight has won nine in a row, defeating Douglas Andrade, Ernest Chavez and Phillipe Nover inside the Octagon.

Carneiro (9-0-1) finally returns to action almost two years after choking out Tom Niinimaki in his promotional debut on short notice. The Brazilian prospect signed with the UFC after racking up an 8-0-1 record with eight wins under the Jungle Fight banner.

UFC 198 takes place at the 42,000-seat Atletico Paranaense soccer stadium in Curitiba, Brazil, and features heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic in the main event. The official fight card currently includes 10 bouts, but could feature up to 15 fights, according to Brazil UFC general manager Giovani Decker.

Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic
Ronaldo Souza vs. Vitor Belfort
emian Maia vs. Matt Brown
Patrick Cummins vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Warlley Alves vs. Bryan Barberena
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Yancy Medeiros
Thiago Santos vs. Nate Marquardt
Sergio Moraes vs. Kamaru Usman
Evan Dunham vs. Leonardo Santos
Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Renato Carneiro

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