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Undefeated Russian Prospect Azamat Gashimov Signs With UFC

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Azamat Gashimov (right) via!
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Undefeated Russian prospect Azamat Gashimov has inked a contract with the UFC, according to reports from MMA Diehards. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. UFC officials have yet to confirm the announcement.

Gashimov joins rising Strikeforce contender Adlan Amagov and fellow UFC newcomer Khabib Nurmagomedov as yet another Zuffa signee from Michael Constantino and Samuel Kardan's MVC Sports Management firm.

"I am very proud to work with Michael Constantino to continue to bring Russian talent to the UFC and Strikeforce," said Kardan.

A 21-year-old up-and-comer, Gashimov (7-0) has amassed a perfect record while competing in various promotions across Russia and Ukraine. The featherweight/lightweight fighter is a renown finisher, having collected four knockouts and two submissions in his short career. He last competed in July, submitting Azay Mamedov via armbar in less than a minute.

According to the report, Gashimov will continue to split time between New Jersey's KDojo MMA and AMA Fight Club, alongside noted UFC fighters Jim Miller and Charlie Brenneman.