President of Fight Nights Global Promotion Kamil Hajiyev reported on future rival Ali Bagautdinov, who defeated Vartan Asatryan yesterday, reports Prosports.kz.
According to Hajiyev, the main fighter is the Kazakh fighter and champion of the organization in lightweight winner Zhalgas Zhumagulov.
"The most obvious contender for a fight with Ali is Zhalgas Zhumagulov," said Fight Nisghts president in an interview with Sport24.
Bagautdinov himself also confirmed that he wanted to challenge the belt of the Kazakh fighter.
– Well, I now see Zhalgas Zhumagulova as a rival, but I do not intend to fight on his territory (in Kazakhstan – editor's note), as I disagree with the outcome of his past fight
Let us remember that after the last fight of Zhumagulov against Tagir Ulanbekov the criticism of the Dagestan fighters, who did not agree with the result of the battle, hit the Kazakhs.