A little more than a year prior, Karl “Child K” Roberson came to Brooklyn for a short-notice battle against a UFC stalwart a weight class over his own.
His following visit to Barclays Center ought to be somewhat less riotous.
Roberson is set to confront Makhmud Muradov in a middleweight session at UFC 249 on April 18 in Brooklyn, the UFC said Wednesday.
A New Jersey local, Roberson (9-2, 4-2 UFC) will battle at Barclays Center for the subsequent time, his first coming last January against Glover Teixeira at light heavyweight on about seven days’ notification. Roberson lost that session through first-round accommodation, however he’s won both of his battles since, beating Wellington Turman by means of split choice last July and Roman Kopylov by means of accommodation in November. He additionally won his first session in New York in November 2018, beating Jack Marshman in a consistent choice at Madison Square Garden.
Muradov (24-6, 2-0 UFC) will battle in the region without precedent for his vocation. The Uzbekistan local was booked to battle Antonio Carlos Junior in March, yet the battle was rejected after a physical issue to Carlos Junior. The 30-year-old has gotten two successes to open his UFC residency, beating Alessio Di Chirico in a consistent choice last September before a third-round knockout triumph over Trevor Smith in December.
UFC 249 is booked to be featured by a hotly anticipated lightweight title session between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.