The promotion announced the featherweight pairing through its
social media channels on Tuesday. UFC Auckland takes place at Spark
Arena and is headlined by a lightweight clash between Paul Felder
Hooker. The card will stream on ESPN+.
A training partner of lightweight champion Khabib
Nurmagomedov, Tukhugov returned from a three-year hiatus at UFC
242, where he battled Lerone
Murphy to a split draw on Sept. 7. Tukhugov is 3-1-1 in the
Octagon and 18-4-1 as a professional overall.
Aguilar has gone 2-1 in the Las Vegas-based promotion since
appearing on Dana White’s Contender Series in July 2018. After
outpointing Rick Glenn
Barzola in his first two bouts, “The Angel of Death” dropped a
unanimous verdict against Dan Ige in his
most recent outing at UFC Fight Night 154 to fall to 17-2 in his