Joaquin Buckley to Fight Welterweight Contender in UFC St. Louis Co-Main Event

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Joaquin Buckley booked for UFC St. Louis co-main event against streaking welterweight contender

Joaquin Buckley’s upcoming welterweight bout against Nursulton Ruziboev is set to be a major highlight at UFC St. Louis. Ruziboev, undefeated in the UFC Octagon, is a formidable opponent, although he has predominantly competed in the middleweight division and hasn’t fought at 170lbs since January 2021.

Prior to joining the UFC, Ruziboev claimed the Andijan Mayor Cup welterweight championship by securing a first-round kimura victory over Maxim Soroka. His journey to the UFC included successful stints in organizations like WEF and Open FC before making his UFC debut in July, where he knocked out Brunno Ferreira in the first round.

Joaquin Buckley
Joaquin Buckley (Credits: Marca)

Ruziboev’s ability to make weight will be closely watched leading up to UFC St. Louis, considering his previous history in the middleweight division. However, his ten-fight winning streak and aggressive fighting style have marked him as an impressive prospect in the welterweight division.

UFC St. Louis on May 11th marks the return of UFC events to the city since 2018, making the event even more significant for both fans and fighters alike. With the addition of Buckley vs. Ruziboev to the fight card, anticipation for the event is sure to soar, promising an exciting night for MMA enthusiasts.


By Michael Smith

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