Report: Julian Marquez Faces Saparbeg Safarov On August 29 UFC Card

A light heavyweight division attraction has been added to the August 29 UFC card as Julian Marquez faces Saparbeg Safarov.

MMA Junkie first reported the bout, who’s spot on the card isn’t known at this time.

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Marquez (7-2-0) has won just one of two under the UFC banner, with that lone win coming over Darren Stewart at UFC On Fox 26. Marquez also competed on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Episode 4, defeating Phil Hawes by first round knockout. Marquez has picked up seven wins as a professional MMA fighter and six of them came by way of KO/TKO.

Safarov (9-3-0) has won just one of for in the UFC, with that single win coming over Nicolae Negumereanu at UFC Fight Night London. Safarov hasn’t picked up a victory in over a year, as his previously mentioned win over Negumereanu came in March of 2019. Safarov has competed twelve times as a professional MMA fighter and just one of those bouts went the distance.

The recently announced UFC card takes place on Saturday, August 29 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on ESPN.

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