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Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Charles Johnson Booked for November 19 UFC Event

Charles Johnson, UFC London ceremony weigh-in, July 22, 2022 Photo: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

A pair of yet-to-be-proven flyweights will surrender on the UFC’s Nov. 19, 2022 Fight Night card.

Zhalgas Zhumagulov (14-7) will face Charles Johnson (11-3) in the upcoming event, with both sides looking to get back on the winning side. Zhumagulov and Johnson The pre-orders were announced on their respective social media profiles on Thursday.

In a brief statement announcing the fight, former LFA flyweight champion Johnson wrote that he is delighted to announce that my next fight will be with my brother from Kazakhstan, former Fight Night Global Champion and world number 23 flyweight class [Zhalgas Zhumagulov]. “

“We all have a lot to prove and it should be a great show for the fans!” the American added.

Johnson will fight after a three-round unanimous decision loss to super-promising Muhammad Mokaev on the UFC London card in July. The loss broke Johnson’s four-game winning streak from 2021 to early 2022.

Zhumagulov is 1-4 in the UFC and has lost two straight to Jeff Molina and Manel Capet. His only win inside the Octagon was against Jerome Rivera last year.

No venue, location, or broadcast plans for the UFC’s November 19 card have been announced, but the date has the following fight coverage:

  • Vanessa Demopoulos and Maria Oliveira
  • Kevin Natividad and Ricky Turcios
  • Cody Brundage vs. Rudolph Vieira
  • Jack Shore vs. Kyler Phillips
  • Zargas Dzhumagulov vs. Charles Johnson


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