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Damir Ismagulov vs. Thiago Moises booked for UFC Shenzhen

Thiago Moises (pictured) is coming off a decision win over Kurt Holobaugh.
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Damir Ismagulov will put his 13-fight unbeaten streak on the line against Thiago Moises at UFC Shenzhen on Aug. 31, multiple sources told MMA Fighting.

The event takes place at the Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen, China, and features 115-pound champion Jessica Andrade vs. Weili Zhang in the main event.

Ismagulov (18-2) won and defended the M-1 Challenge lightweight belt multiple times before signing with the UFC in 2018. The Kazakhstan-native entered the Octagon twice between December and February, defeating Alex Gorgees and Joel Alvarez.

Moises (12-3), a former RFA champion and LFA contender, inked a deal with the UFC after knocking out Gleidson Cutis at the Contender Series last August. The 24-year-old lost a decision to Beneil Dariush months later, but bounced with a win over Kurt Holobaugh in May.

Another fight booked for the card is Andre Soukhamthath vs. Su Mudaerji at bantamweight, sources confirmed after Soukhamthath announced the match-up on social media.

Soukhamthath (13-7) will attempt to get back to the winning column after losing to Montel Jackson in April, while Mudaerji looks to score his first UFC win following his debut loss to Louis Smolka in November.