Dreams do come true!!
— Will The Kill Chope (@AsiaWillTheKill) November 12, 2013
The UFC has signed two exciting new featherweight’s to their roster and has scheduled them to face off at UFC Fight Night 34 in Singapore. The Russian fighter and standout prospect Bekbulat Magomedov (11-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), originally scheduled to face Guan Wang at RUFF 11, takes on 6’4″ featherweight Will “The Kill” Chope (19-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) of the Phillipines.
Magomedov, like many Russian fighters, has extreme killer instinct with only one fight having gone the distance in his 11 fight career, earning himself seven knockouts and three submissions with six first round stoppages along the way. This will be the Russian’s eighth fight this year.
Chope, who enters the UFC as the URCC Featherweight champion, was born in the United States and was formerly part of the United States Air Force – known for his submission game and for being one of the tallest featherweights in MMA. After losing four of his first five mixed martial arts fights, the 23 year old has gone on an impressive 18-1 stint, currently riding a 14 fight win streak. Of his 19 wins, 12 have been by way of submission with eight first round rear naked chokes.
The confirmed card for UFC Fight Night 34 is as followed:
Tarec Saffiedine vs. Jake Ellenberger
Hacran Dias vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Katsunori Kikkuno vs. Quinn Mulhern.
Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Kiichi Kunimoto
Shunichi Shimizu vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Bekbulat Magomedov vs. Will Chope
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