Lightweights Nasrat Haqparast, Alex Munoz to Meet at UFC Event on Aug. 8

By: Tristen Critchfield
Jul 8, 2020

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Nasrat Haqparast will square off with Alex Munoz in a lightweight scrap at an upcoming UFC card on Aug. 8.

The matchup was initially confirmed by The card is expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is headlined by a heavyweight duel between Derrick Lewis and Alexey Oleynik.

Anchored at Tristar Gym, Haqparast emerged as a prospect of note following successive victories over Marc Diakiese, Thibault Gouti and Joaquim Silva. The 24-year-old Afghanistan native ran into trouble in his most recent appearance, falling to Drew Dober via first-round knockout at UFC 246 to fall to 11-3 in his professional tenure.

A wrestling coach at Team Alpha Male, Munoz was expected to make his Octagon debut against Luis Pena on Feb. 29 but had to withdraw due to injury. The 30-year-old is 6-0 in his MMA career, including a decision triumph over Nick Newell on Season 2 of Dana White’s Contender Series.

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