Murzakanov had actually been reserved to eliminate in the UFC in 2017 but was pulled from the fight and provided. a two-year suspension by USADA.
Prior to tonight, Murzakanov last fought in November 2019, winning a four-man, one-night tournament in Brave CF.
Murzakanov put the fight away with a three-punch combination, ending with a right-hand man on the jaw that dropped Scheffel out cold.
Azamat Murzakanov makes agreement with KO of Matheus Scheffel.
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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 31: Azamat Murzakanov of Russia responds after his knockout victory over Matheus Scheffel of Brazil in their light heavyweight battle throughout Dana Whites Contender Series season 5 week one at UFC APEX on August 31, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC).
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Azamat Murzakanov makes a declaration on why he deserves another possibility with the UFC in the Dana Whites Contender Series season premiere main event.
Undefeated Azamat Murzakanov now has his second opportunity with the UFC after scoring a first-round knockout of Matheus Scheffel on the season 5 premiere of Dana Whites Contender Series.