Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady vs. Loik Radzhabov joins UFC Saudi Arabia lineup

After an impressive showing on Dana White’s Contender Series, Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady’s UFC debut is set.

Al-Selwady (15-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets Loik Radzhabov at a UFC Fight Night event which takes place March 2 at Boulevard Hall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Two people with knowledge of the booking recently confirmed the matchup to MMA Junkie but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

Al-Selwady was a big underdog when he defeated former Cage Warriors champion George Hardwick by unanimous decision to earn a UFC contract at Dana White’s Contender Series 58 in August. The 28-year-old Fortis MMA fighter is on a five-fight winning streak.

Radzhabov (17-5-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is coming off a stoppage loss to Mateusz Rebecki at UFC on ESPN 5 in June. Before that, the two-time PFL finalist scored back-to-back wins over Zach Zane and formerly unbeaten Esteban Ribovics.

The current UFC Saudi Arabia lineup includes:

  • Mohammad Mokaev vs. Alex Perez

  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Shamil Gaziev

  • Eryk Anders vs. Jamie Pickett

  • Joel Alvarez vs. Ludovit Klein

  • Javid Basharat vs. Aiemann Zahabi

  • Yanis Ghemmouri vs. Vinicius Oliveira

  • Brendon Marotte vs. Mohammad Yahya

  • Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady vs. Loik Radzhabov

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie