Myktybek Orolbai has signed with the UFC. The lightweight will become the first make fighter from Kyrgyzstan to ever compete inside the octagon and is rumoured to be making his debut against Uros Medic this weekend.

While no announcement has been made officially rumour has it that Jonny Parsons has pulled out of his UFC Fight Night 232 bout with Medic. Orolbai appears to have been signed as a last minute replacement for the American.

Orolbai is coming off three straight wins on Legacy Fighting Alliance card in the US and the promotion confirmed earlier this morning he had left to sign for the UFC:


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First man

Both Valentina Shevchenko and Antonina Shevchenko were born in Kyrgyzstan although the sisters also have citizenship in Peru. Orolbai is the first male fighter from the country to sign for the UFC.

The welterweight has an 11-1-1 record. The only man to ever beat him is undefeated Russian star Khalid Satuev and his last two LFA wins both came inside the distance, with Orolbai finishing his opponents with strikes in the second round.

It sounds like he is set to make his UFC debut against Medic. He hails from Serbia and boasts a 9-1 record with three of those wins coming inside the octagon.

Indonesian featherweight

Indonesian featherweight Jeka Saragih will also be in action UFC Fight Night 232. He face Lucas Alexander at the Apex Centre on November 18th.

Alexander (8-3) is stepping in to replace Charlie Campbell, who was a replacement for Jesse Butler. The Brazilian earned a decision win on his UFC debut earlier this year.

Saragih reached the final of the Road to UFC tournament. He was beaten by Anshul Jubli but did enough to earn himself a contract with the promotion.

On November 18th he will be competing as a contracted UFC fighter for the very first time. The Indonesian will be dropping down to featherweight for this fight.

Best of the rest

The event will be headlined by a middleweight fight pitting  Brendan Allen (22-5) against Paul Craig (17-6-1). The former is on a five fight winning streak while the latter is undefeated since dropping down to 185lbs.

In the welterweight division undefeated prospect Michael Morales (15-0) will be looking for his fourth win inside the octagon. The Dana White’s Contender Series alumni has been matched with Jake Matthews (19-6).

In the lightweight division Chase Hooper (12-3-1) will be looking to register back to back wins for the first time in his UFC career. He faces Jordan Leavitt (11-2) who has also alternated wins and losses since earning a contract though Dana White’s Contender Series.

UFC Fight Night 232, Las Vegas, November 18th
Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig (Middleweight)
Michael Morales vs. Jake Matthews (Welterweight)
Chase Hooper vs. Jordan Leavitt (Lightweight)
Payton Talbott vs. Nick Aguirre (Bantamweight)
Luana Pinheiro vs. Amanda Ribas (Strawweight)
Myktybek Orolbai vs. Uroš Medić (Welterweight)
Jonathan Pearce vs. Joanderson Brito (Featherweight)
Chad Anheliger vs. Jose Johnson (Bantamweight)
César Almeida vs. Christian Leroy Duncan (Middleweight)
Mick Parkin vs. Caio Machado (Heavyweight)
Jeka Saragih vs. Lucas Alexander (Featherweight)
Lucie Pudilová vs. Ailin Perez (Bantamweight)
Trey Ogden vs. Nikolas Motta (Lightweight)
Charles Johnson vs. Rafael Estevam (Flyweight)