The UFC have announced the signing of the most highly rated young British fighter Muhammad Mokaev — this and much more on Wednesday's social media roundup.
UFC sign young British MMA prospect Muhammad Mokaev
The UFC have today announced the signing of the UK's most highly rated MMA prospect Muhammad Mokaev.
Mokaev, 22 is an undefeated bantamweight with an impressive 6-0 record just 18 months into his professional MMA career.
Despite only having six professional MMA fights, Mokaev has an extremely impressive amateur MMA record of 23-0.
Mokaev was borin in Dagestan, Russia before moving to Manchester, England in his early teens. You can tell that Mokaev was raised in Dagestan due to his aggressive wrestling style in the cage.
Mokaev is not only an incredible wrestler/grappler but he also has very good stand up which will no doubt be good enough to compete in the UFC.
At the age of 22, Mokaev has plenty of time on his hands to become a force to be reckoned with in the UFC bantamweight division, he also has experience fighting at flyweight.
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DC lmaooooo (shoutout to octagonupdates on ig for the vid) pic.twitter.com/Hf3QKtImtg— Connoisseur of Combat (@ConOfCombat) November 16, 2021
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