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Guram Kutateladze vs. Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady Set For UFC Abu Dhabi

Guram KutateladzeThe UFC Abu Dhabi card has gotten even deeper this Summer with Guram Kutateladze clashing with Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady.

This event goes down on August 3rd with the pugilistic proceedings emanating from Etihad Arena. Kutateladze will represent Georgia inside the cage while Al-Selwady proudly waves the flag for his Palestinian people in this lightweight contest.

Kutateladze captioned a photo regarding the fight announcement on Instagram in a heartfelt manner when he posted, “Abu Dhabi, 3rd of August. I know this man and warrior and I know his father. And I can’t leave this post without commenting it and without leaving this message. They are great, honourable and proud people. The pain he and his people go through is indescribable. But I understand you till some level, because of my background.”

“Me personally having Palestinian brothers and sisters in my closest circle, I carry the pain together with you. In this case, this is a sport and that’s what we do, this is our way to put food on the table for our families. Build the legacy. And this is the way, we use our fame to speak out and speak the truth. Fight for Freedom. #FreePalestine”

His opponent, via his personal Instagram account @selwadymma, commented on the thoughtful post, “All respect to you brother.”


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Guram Kutateladze vs. Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady

Kutateladze looks to rebound from back-to-back defeats to Damir Ismagulov and Elves Brener via split decision and third-round TKO, respectively. The 32-year-old is a veteran of the Brave CF circuit and has a prior UFC win over present day-top five lightweight Mateusz Gamrot on points.

Al-Selwady also looks to get back to the win column after a stoppage defeat to Loik Radzhabov. The 29-year-old punched his ticket to the UFC with a win on Contender Series last year and he looks to garner his first Ultimate Fighting Championship win on the main stage in the coming weeks.

The looming UFC Fight Night event also features Cory Sandhagen taking on Umar Nurmagomedov in the main event. This contest could potentially be a title eliminator in the bantamweight ranks. Also, the UFC Abu Dhabi card marks the return of Nick Diaz who clashes with ranked welterweight Vicente Luque. The event also showcases Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Chiesa, Marlon Vera vs. Deiveson Figueiredo, Mackenzie Dern vs. Lupita Godinez, and Alonzo Menifield vs. Azamat Murzakanov.

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