MMA journalist Igor Lazorin was first to
report the change. UFC on ESPN 20 takes place at Etihad Arena
in Abu Dhabi and is headlined by a welterweight scrap between
Magny and Michael
Nurmagomedov was scheduled to make his Octagon debut on three
separate occasions — including against Morozov at UFC 254 — in
2020, but each time the bout was scrapped for various reasons. The
Eagles MMA representative is 12-0 as a professional, with stints in
the Professional Fighters League and Fight Nights Global promotions
on his resume.
Morozov will enter his first promotional foray on a five-bout
winning streak. The 31-year-old M-1 Global champion is coming off a
title defense against Josh
Rettinghouse at M-1 Challenge 105 in October 2019. A native of
Kazakhstan, Morozov owns a 16-4 professional mark overall.