If this is true, wow. According to reports from the Twitter page of MMA Team Dagestan, Khabib Nurmagomedov teammate, Zubaira Tukhugov will take on Artem Lobov at UFC 229. This would be shocking news, considering everyone thought Lobov’s career had ended when Conor McGregor threw a dolly through a bus window at UFC 223. Artem was there and many placed all of the blame on him.
Tukhugov is coming off of a two-year suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. Meanwhile, Lobov is currently riding a two-fight a losing streak. If there is any truth to this rumor, both guys should be thrilled to death that they have a fight lined up in the UFC at all.
UFC 229 is turning into Team Khabib vs SBG Ireland.
— MMA TEAM DAGESTAN (@MMATeamDagestan) August 17, 2018