Muin Gafurov reported to have signed with Rizin
Reports in Tajikstan claim that Muin Gafurov has signed with Rizin. The bantamweight is best known for his three year stint with ONE Championship.
Tajsport posted on Instagram that Gafurov had signed with Rizin:
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Муин Гафуров проведёт бой в лиге RIZIN @rizin_pr . _ Ближайшие время будет известно о новом контракте Муина Гафурова на один бой в лиге RIZIN Fighting Federation (японская лига). _ Источник : @taj_fighter_team. _ #tajsportnews #mma #sport #dushanbe #tajikistan #china #champion #asia #combat #world #rizin #istiklol #dinamit
Gafurov fought six times for ONE Championship and won three of those fights. He holds victories over former title challengers Toni Tauru and Leandro Issa.
Last year it was announced that Gafurov had signed for the UFC. He had a fight booked, but was replaced when it emerged he was still under contract to ONE Championship.
Since then Gafurov has suffered the third loss of his ONE Championship career. It appears the match with Lineker last year was the final fight on his contract, leaving him free to sign with Rizin.