Zarrukh Adashev
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Fight set for Nov. 14
September 14, 2020
Adashev will take on Jeff Molina at the UFC event November 14, Bloody Canvas MMA reports.
Adashev will be looking to rebound after lasting only 32 seconds in his UFC debut. Molina will be making his UFC debut in this upcoming fight in November. It will be held at flyweight.
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Given medical suspension
June 15, 2020
Adashev has been handed a medical suspension by the UFC through August 14, reports.
Adashev's suspension comes off the heels of his loss via KO to Tyson Nam in Round 1 of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. He will also now be allowed to have any physical contact until July 29. The 27-year-old agreed to the fight on short notice, which should help get him another opportunity in the UFC.
Lasts 32 seconds in UFC debut
June 13, 2020
Adashev lost to Tyson Nam via KO (punches) at 0:32 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
It was a scary situation, but thankfully Adashev appears to be fine following the vicious knockout. Adashev -- who found out he would be making his UFC debut a few days ago -- missed weight by 2.5 pounds on Friday and barely lasted half a minute on Saturday. A former kickboxer, Adashev entered with all of four professional MMA bouts under his belt. The 27-year-old Brooklyn native dropped his pro debut before running over three victories in a row in Bellator. Adashev will probably get another opportunity with the UFC since he agreed to this fight on such short notice, but there simply isn't much to see here.
Fails to make weight
June 12, 2020
Adashev tipped the scales too heavy ahead of his debut bout versus Tyson Nam at UFC Las Vegas 2, Aaron Bronsteter of reports.
Adashev is 2.5 pounds over the limit. While it isn't a great look when he's aiming to make a good first impression in MMA's top promotion, it's understandable given his three-day notice for the fight. Per Jose Youngs of, Adashev will forfeit 20 percent of his purse, meaning he will still have a chance to start his UFC career off with a win after three straight in the Bellator circuit. However, there may be some hesitancy to book him as a replacement for future bouts since he couldn't even get close to weight for his debut.
Making UFC debut Saturday
June 9, 2020
Adashev will be making his UFC debut on Saturday against Tyson Nam, Aaron Bronsteter of reports.
Adashev was added to the fight on short notice after Ryan Benoit was removed for an undisclosed reason. The fight against Nam will be at bantamweight. Adashev has a 3-1 career record in MMA.