MMA Junkie reported the bout, who’s spot on the card hasn’t been revealed at this time.
Nurmagomedov (12-0-0) is going to be making his UFC debut in this encounter and does so with an undefeated streak that has lasted over three years. Nurmagomedov competed twice before in the PFL, defeating the duo of Sidemar Honorio and Saidyokub Kakhramanov. Nurmagomedov has competed twelve times as a professional MMA fighter and half of those bouts went the distance.
Azure (8-0-0) has already picked up one win under the UFC banner, which came over Brad Katona at UFC Fight Night Vancouver. Azure competed on Dana White’s Contender Series Season 3, Episode 3, defeating Chris Ocon by unanimous decision. Azure is also undefeated as a professional MMA fighter and his streak has also lasted over two years.
UFC 249 takes place on Saturday, April 18 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.