Featherweights Ernest Chavez, Zubaira Tukhugov Added to UFC Fight Night in Sweden

By C.J. Tuttle Jul 25, 2014
Ernest Chavez is 1-1 in the Octagon. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



A featherweight pairing between Ernest Chavez and Zubaira Tukhugov has been added to UFC Fight Night Stockholm on Oct. 4 at the Globe Arena in Sweden.

UFC officials announced the fight on Saturday. As of now, the fight joins Nicholas Musoke-Amir Sadollah and Niklas Backstron-Mike Wilkinson as the third bout confirmed for the promotion’s return to Stockholm.

Chavez was supposed to have fought on Aug. 23 at UFC Fight Night “Henderson vs. dos Anjos,” but the meeting was canceled when “EJ” went down with an injury. The Tustin, Calif., native has lost once in his professional career, dropping his last outing against Elias Silverio at “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3” finale in May. This brought his overall record under the Zuffa banner to 1-1.

Tukhogov hasn’t lost in over two years and is currently riding a seven-fight win streak into his matchup with Chavez. At only 23 years old, “Warrior” is beginning to turn some heads. His UFC debut was equally impressive as his exploits in Russia, as he took a decision victory from Douglas Silva de Andrade at UFC Fight Night “Mousasi vs. Munoz.”

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