26-Year-Old UFC Featherweight 14-1-0
November 26, 2017 Zabit Magomedsharipov News
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Magomedsharipov defeated Sheymon Moraes via submission (anaconda choke) at 4:32 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night: Shanghai on Saturday.
Magomedsharipov seems to be the Khabib Nurmagomedov of the featherweight division. He dominated Moraes from start to finish in this contest. Moraes is a decorated kickboxer, and the Russian shut down that aspect of his game as he continually got the fight to the ground. Once he got the fight there, Magomedsharipov showcased amazing grappling. He fluidly transitioned from side control to mount, and was able to take the Brazilian kickboxer's back on multiple occasions. Magomedsharipov was also able to keep a body lock whenever Moraes attempted to get back to his feet and would easily throw him to the ground. He will be a very difficult matchup for any fighter in the division.
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Fantasy AnalysisMagomedsharipov is coming off an impressive UFC debut earlier in the month in which he defeated Mike Santiago via submission in Round 2. He's now won nine consecutive fights dating back to 2013, and will carry a 13-1 overall record (1-0 UFC) into the bout. His opponent, Moraes, will be making his UFC debut.
Fantasy AnalysisMagomedsharipov made his UFC debut in dramatic fashion. He showed off a well-rounded game that included dynamic strikes on the feet and dominant ground work from the top. In the first round, he scored with hook kicks and even threw a combination kick off the cage. In the second round, he took the top position and dominated from the top before locking in the choke and forcing the tap. He is now riding a nine-fight winning streak that dates back to 2013.
Fantasy AnalysisMagomedsharipov was originally scheduled to fight Nick Hein (undisclosed) at this event, but Hein was forced to withdraw due to injury. Mike Santiago has been called in as a replacement. Both men will be making their UFC debut in Rotterdam. Zabit signed with the promotion as a top prospect back in May with a 12-1 career record.
Fantasy AnalysisMagomedsharipov recently signed with the UFC and has a 12-1 record that shows him to be a well-versed fighter. The 26-year-old is a former ACB featherweight champion and has won his last eight fights, with seven victories via stoppage. Magomedsharipov is expected to pick up his first UFC fight soon but has nothing on the schedule as of Tuesday's reported signing.