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UFC 166 Fight Card Gets T.J. Waldburger vs. Adlan Amagov

August 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA;    Adlan Amagov reacts after defeating Keith Berry (not pictured) in their Strikeforce MMA middleweight bout at the Valley View Casino Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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Sean SmithAnalyst IAugust 1, 2013

The UFC 166 fight card has added its ninth bout with a welterweight contest between T.J. Waldburger and Adlan Amagov.

MMAJunkie.com reported the fight booking Thursday afternoon.

In his most recent outing, Waldburger defeated Nick Catone, which improved him to a solid 4-2 UFC record. The 25-year-old Texan has only lost to Johny Hendricks and Brian Ebersole inside the Octagon. So, with a win over Amagov in his home state later this year, Waldburger could be looking at a significant step up in competition.

Amagov, meanwhile, is coming off of a victory in his UFC debut against Chris Spang. Following a submission loss in his first MMA bout, Amagov has only lost to Robbie Lawler. Like Waldburger, the 26-year-old Russian could put himself on the fringe of title contention with a UFC 166 victory.

With five knockout losses, Waldburger has had previous trouble with aggressive power punchers like Amagov. That, coupled with the pressure of fighting in front of his home crowd, could make this matchup a tough one for Waldburger.

Scheduled to be held Oct. 19, UFC 166 will be hosted by Houston's Toyota Center. The fight card currently looks like this:

  • Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos
  • Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez
  • Daniel Cormier vs. Roy Nelson
  • Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch
  • Nate Marquardt vs. Hector Lombard
  • George Sotiropoulos vs. K.J. Noons
  • Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Shawn Jordan
  • Tony Ferguson vs. Mike Rio
  • Waldburger vs. Amagov

 

Sean Smith is a Featured MMA Columnist for Bleacher Report who has also had work promoted on UFC.com and TheMMACorner.com. Follow on Twitter @SeanSmithMMA

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