Ex-UFC contender Askar Askarov indicators with Absolute Championship Akhmat

Askar Askarov has a brand new residence.

The previous UFC flyweight title contender has signed a contract with Absolute Championship Akhmat. The information was formally introduced by the promotion Saturday.

This comes following Askarov’s (14-1-1) departure from the UFC in October. The Dagestan fighter asked for his release from the promotion attributable to well being points and was granted his request. On the time, Askarov by no means formally retired from MMA, however did say his profession could be placed on maintain till he sorted out his well being points.

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Askarov, 30, was final seen in motion in March 2022 when he lost a unanimous decision to prime contender Kai Kara-France at UFC on ESPN 33. The defeat was his first-ever skilled setback and put an finish to a 15-fight unbeaten run, which marked his whole MMA profession.

Following the loss, Askarov tried to return in July towards Alex Perez after which once more in October towards Brandon Royval, however each instances needed to withdraw attributable to well being points.

Askarov is a former ACB flyweight champion and has notable wins over Joseph Benavidez, Tim Elliott and Alexandre Pantoja. He additionally fought to a draw towards present UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno again in 2019.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie

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