Magomed Mustafaev

Russia

Likely out of Gamrot matchup
LightweightUFC
October 1, 2020
Mustafaev is out of his scheduled matchup against Mateusz Gamrot on Oct. 17, Denis Geyko of RT Sport reports.
ANALYSIS
It's unclear exactly why Mustafaev is no longer on the card, but it might end up being a positive after all, as he was set for a risky matchup against an undefeated prospect. Mustafaev was originally slated to face Renato Moicano on the card, but that fight was scrapped as well after Moicano was forced to withdraw. The immediate fighting future for Mustafaev is unclear at this time.
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Facing Mateusz Gamrot on Oct. 17
LightweightUFC
September 16, 2020
Mustafaev will fight Mateusz Gamrot on Oct. 17, MMA Junkie reports.
ANALYSIS
Mustafaev was left without an opponent at the event after Renato Moicana was pulled from it for unknown reasons. Nevertheless, Mustafaev will now face Gamrot, who's making his UFC debut, in an enticing matchup Oct. 17.
Will need new opponent
LightweightUFC
September 15, 2020
Mustafaev will need a new opponent after Renato Moicano was pulled from the UFC event October 17 on Yas Island, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
It's not clear at this point why Moicano was pulled, but the UFC will have about a month's time to find Mustafaev a new opponent. Mustafaev will be hoping to bounce back after losing a decision to Brad Riddell in February.
Next bout scheduled in October
LightweightUFC
August 25, 2020
Mustafaev will take on Renato Moicano at the UFC event on October 17, Raphael Marinho of Combate.com reports.
ANALYSIS
There is not a location for this fight at this point. Mustafaev will be making his first appearance since February when he lost to Brad Riddell via split decision.
Toughness not enough in loss
LightweightUFC
February 22, 2020
Mustafaev lost to Brad Riddell via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night 168 in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Mustafaev was introduced to perhaps the most danger he has ever encountered on the feet in Round 1 of this fight, as a powerful overhand right dropped him before he had a chance to settle in. From there, Mustafaev started to claw his way back into the fight with his grappling, but he ultimately didn't do enough with his control time to warrant a victory. Mustafaev is clearly talented with a well-rounded skill set, but he has only fought three times in the past four years, making it hard to make any pronouncements about his future. He falls to 14-4 in professional MMA as a result of the loss.
Set to face Brad Riddell
LightweightUFC
November 26, 2019
Mustafaev will face Brad Riddell at UFC Auckland on Feb. 22, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Mustafaev was forced to pull out of his matchup against Don Madge in Abu Dhabi in September for undisclosed reasons, but he's apparently good to go now. He'll be looking to win for the fourth time in five matches since joining the UFC. His opponent, Riddell, won his only UFC match against Jamie Mullarkey in October.