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Nad Narimani draws Argentina assignment for second UFC bout

Former Cage Warriors champ faces South American trip for his second bout in the UFC



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British featherweight Nad Narimani is set for action in November when he makes the trip down to Argentina for UFC Fight Night: Magny vs Ponzinibbio.

Narimani made his promotional debut for the UFC back at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs Smith in Hamburg back in July.

And the former Cage Warriors featherweight world champion scored a unanimous decision victory over Germany’s Khalid Taha to get his UFC career off to a winning start.

Now the Bristol featherweight is set to make his second UFC appearance when he takes on Peruvian Enrique Barzola, who will be competing in his seventh UFC bout.

Barzola is riding a four-fight win streak, with all four wins coming by way of unanimous decision. The 29-year-old has a record of 15-3-1, but has only tasted defeat once in the UFC – a split-decision loss to Kyle Bochniak in his second UFC appearance.

Narimani (11-2) is on a four-fight winning run, with notable wins against Paddy Pimblett and Marcin Wrzosek on his record.

The 31-year-old Brit will be looking to add another name to that list when he faces Barzola at the Parque Polideportivo Roca in Buenos Aires.

The event will be headlined by a clash of welterweight contenders, as American Top 15 mainstay Neil Magny takes on in-form Argentinian Santiago Ponzinibbio, who is riding a six-fight win streak.

Also on the card is another Brit, middleweight Tom Breese, who will look to grow his stock at 185lbs when he takes on powerful Brazilian Cezar Ferreira.

UFC Fight Night: Magny vs Ponzinibbio – Confirmed Bouts

Neil Magny vs Santiago Ponzinibbio (welterweight)
Khalil Rountree vs Johnny Walker (light-heavyweight)
Jared Cannonier vs Alessio Di Chirico (middleweight)
Guido Cannetti vs Marlon Vera (bantamweight)
Cynthia Calvillo vs Poliana Botelho (women’s strawweight)
Cezar Ferreira vs Tom Breese (middleweight)
Enrique Barzola vs Nad Narimani (featherweight)
Michel Prazeres vs Bartosz Fabinski (welterweight)
Claudio Puelles vs Devin Powell (lightweight)
Veronica Macedo vs Maryna Moroz (women’s flyweight)

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