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Khadis Ibragimov vs. Roman Dolidze Targeted for July 18th. UFC Fight Island Event

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A light heavyweight meeting between Russia’s, Khadis Ibragimov, and promotional newcomer, Roman Dolidze is currently in the works to feature at a UFC ‘Fight Island’ event on July 18th. – from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Ibragimov will attempt to finally break his winless duct in the promotion, following a defeat to Ed Herman at UFC Fight Night Moscow last November. Making his first walk under the UFC banner, 6-0 finisher, Dolidze arrives from the World Warriors Fighting Championships. News of the targeted pairing was first reported by MMA DNA reporter, Marcel Dorff.

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St. Petersburg native, Ibragimov arrived in the UFC last year from M-1 Global, and prior to his above-noted defeat to Herman, dropped a final-round guillotine loss to Da Un Jung at UFC Fight Night Shenzhen in August. Ahead of his promotional debut, Ibragimov carried an undefeated 8-0 professional record, with five finishes to boot.

With three finishes coming from submission, and three from strikes, Georgia native, Dolidze is well-traversed. The Adjara native will make his first Octagon appearance, following an eye-catching knockout of Michal Pasternak in December.

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