Swedish-Georgian UFC lightweight contender Guram Kutateladze is gearing up for an exciting grappling showdown at the Abu Dhabi Extreme Championship (ADXC) on October 20. His opponent for this high-stakes encounter is none other than Polish MMA star and former Bellator lightweight title challenger, Marcin Held.
Guram Kutateladze has already proven his mettle in the octagon, despite his 1-2 record in the UFC. He entered the UFC in 2020, marking his debut with a split decision victory over the now top-ranked Mateusz Gamrot. Kutateladze’s initial success set the stage for a series of challenging matchups in the highly competitive lightweight division.
His subsequent two fights showcased his tenacity and determination, even in the face of formidable opponents. He narrowly lost a split decision to Damir Ismagulov, demonstrating his ability to go the distance against elite competitors. In his most recent bout, he encountered Elves Brener and, although he faced a third-round TKO, Kutateladze’s resilience shone through.
The ADXC event promises to be a thrilling spectacle, with the added presence of top-ranked UFC welterweight contender Belal Muhammad. While Muhammad’s opponent for the ADXC matchup is yet to be officially announced, fans can expect nothing short of an electrifying showdown.
Belal Muhammad aspires to compete for the welterweight championship at UFC 294. However, his immediate focus is set on his professional grappling debut at ADXC 1 in Abu Dhabi on October 20th. Muhammad is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished Arabs in the UFC’s welterweight division, and his opponent, Tarek Suleiman, enjoys a well-respected status within the UAE and Arab MMA community.
Their matchup will be a middleweight no-gi bout, co-main event alongside the clash between Neiman Gracie and Benson Henderson. Belal Muhammad has been vocal in his pursuit of a welterweight title shot, with Colby Covington as his preferred opponent.
And Dana White just confirmed they have an offer on the table for Muhammad.