Zabit Magomedsharipov News
Sean O’Malley reacts to news that the UFC offered Zabit Magomedsharipov an immediate title shot if he returned: “He was on his way to be a massive superstar”
Harry Kettle - August 1, 2023
Zabit Magomedsharipov says the UFC put an immediate title shot on the table to try and lure him out of retirement
Harry Kettle - July 25, 2023
Alexander Volkanovski reacts to Zabit Magomedsharipov's possible return: "I thought that was gonna be a big fight"
Josh Evanoff - December 23, 2022
Former UFC featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov teases possible end of retirement: "Contracts are no longer the same"
Josh Evanoff - December 19, 2022
Zabit Magomedsharipov explains his decision to retire from mixed martial arts
Susan Cox - June 16, 2022
Zabit Magomedsharipov informs the UFC of retirement
Josh Evanoff - June 15, 2022
UFC featherweight contender Zabit Magomedsharipov has officially retired from MMA. Once viewed as a future champion, the 31-year-old has been out of action for some time. He was signed to the UFC with a boatload of promise, having been a former ACB featherweight champion.
Aljamain Sterling shares his thoughts on UFC featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov: “That would the most nightmare matchup ever”
Harry Kettle - June 14, 2022
Aljamain Sterling has explained what happened when he once trained with UFC featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov. At this moment in time, Aljamain Sterling is on top of the world. He’s riding high as the UFC bantamweight champion and while he has plenty of tough challenges ahead of him, ‘Funk Master’ has done pretty well to hold onto his belt despite many believing Petr Yan would take it off him with relative ease.
Zabit Magomedsharipov says he will “simply destroy someone” on February 28
Fernando Quiles - January 30, 2022
Zabit Magomedsharipov isn’t done with the sport of MMA. For months, rumors have swirled on the status of Magomedsharipov. He hasn’t competed since Nov. 2019. Despite being on a 14-fight winning streak, some claimed that Zabit would be done competing professionally.
Zabit Magomedsharipov set to make UFC comeback, teases coach
Adam D Martin - September 27, 2021
Elite featherweight MMA fighter Zabit Magomedsharipov is set to make UFC comeback, according to his coach Mark Henry. Henry is Magomedsharipov’s coach at Ricardo Almeida BJJ, and he took to his social media this weekend to announce that his star pupil is set to return to the Octagon. According to Henry, “ZaBeast” is back. Check out what the coach shared on his Instagram feed below.
Zabit Magomedsharipov "will not return to the Octagon" until health problems are resolved
Adam Martin - May 30, 2021
Zabit Magomedsharipov reportedly considering walking away from the UFC
Adam D Martin - April 30, 2021
UFC featherweight contender Zabit Magomedsharipov is reportedly considering walking away from the world’s leading MMA promotion. Magomedsharipov was recently removed from the UFC rankings due to inactivity, as his last fight in the Octagon took place in November 2019 when he defeated Calvin Kattar by decision in Russia. Since then, Magomedsharipov has had difficulty getting a fight. He was supposed to face off against rival Yair Rodriguez on multiple occasions, but his opponent withdrew from the fight every time. That leaves Magomedsharipov in a frustrating situation as he does not have a fight booked and there doesn’t appear to be anything coming to fruition anytime soon. With nothing booked, he is considering walking away from MMA.
Khabib Nurmagomedov dubs Zabit Magomedsharipov "the best featherweight in the world"
Adam D Martin - April 5, 2021
Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov dubbed fellow Russian Zabit Magomedsharipov as “the best featherweight in the world.” Nurmagomedov recently retired from mixed martial arts, giving up the UFC’s 155lbs belt in the process. Still, he’s one of the greatest fighters in the world, and his opinion matters a lot. When it comes to the best featherweights in the world, right now UFC champion Alex Volkanovski is at the top of the list and Max Holloway is right behind him. But if you ask “The Eagle,” it’s actually Magomedsharipov who is the best featherweight in the sport.
Zabit Magomedsharipov sees younger brother Khasan sign deal with Bellator
Adam Martin - February 11, 2021
The brother of UFC featherweight contender Zabit Magomedsharipov, Khasan Magomedsharipov, has signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA. MMAjunkie.com’s Nolan King was the first to break the news of the signing. Khasan Magomedsharipov (5-0) is just 20 years old and he trains alongside his big brother at Mark Henry’s gym in Tom’s River, New Jersey, putting in the reps along with other notable UFC fighters such as Frankie Edgar. Instead of joining Edgar and his big brother in the Octagon, however, the younger Magomedsharipov decided to take his talents to the Bellator cage instead.
Zabit Magomedsharipov will fight in the next three months, says Dana White
Adam Martin - January 11, 2021
UFC president Dana White said that featherweight contender Zabit Magomedsharipov will fight again within the next three months. The Russian had a nightmarish 2020 as he didn’t fight at all due to a proposed bout with Yair Rodriguez falling through on two occasions. The UFC keeps trying to book this awesome matchup, but it keeps falling apart. The promotion actually tried to book it way back at UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till in September 2018, but Rodriguez withdrew due to injury. The two were re-booked to fight at UFC Vegas in August 2020, but Rodriguez once again withdrew due to injury. The UFC was hoping to match them up for an event this past October, but that fight also fell through.
The Korean Zombie calls out Zabit Magomedsharipov: "This is a fight that would bring the fans to their feet"
Adam Martin - December 1, 2020
Report | Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Yair Rodriguez rescheduled for UFC 254
Cole Shelton - August 14, 2020
Zabit Magomedsharipov and Yair Rodriguez have been rebooked to fight. The two have been linked to a bout for years and they were booked once again to headline the August 29 card. Yet, Rodriguez was forced to withdrew due to a high ankle sprain. Magomedsharipov then went back to Russia after not getting a replacement opponent.
Zabit Magomedsharipov will not fight on August 29 UFC card
Adam Martin - August 9, 2020
UFC featherweight contender Zabit Magomedsharipov says he has returned home to Russia and will not compete on the August 29 card anymore. Magomedsharipov was set to take on rival Yair Rodriguez in the main event of the UFC Fight Night event on August 29 in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, Magomedsharipov was left without an opponent when Rodrguez was injured in training camp. Fighters such as Calvin Kattar offered to step up on short notice to fight him, but instead, the Russian turned his focus to getting a title shot against UFC featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski.
Zabit Magomedsharipov demands title shot against Alexander Volkanovski
Adam Martin - August 6, 2020
UFC featherweight contender Zabit Magomedsharipov is fed up with waiting any more and is now demanding a title shot against champion Alexander Volkanovski. Magomesharipov is currently riding a 14-fight win streak and he is a perfect 6-0 in the UFC with back-to-back wins over Jeremy Stephens and Calvin Kattar. The Russian was set to take on Yair Rodriguez in a probably No. 1 contender fight at 145lbs later this month, but Rodriguez was injured in training and the fight was scrapped. The UFC is now looking for a replacement opponent for Magomedsharipov, with Kattar volunteering to step in.
Zabit Magomedsharipov slams "no balls" Yair Rodriguez for pulling out of main event fight
Cole Shelton - August 5, 2020
Zabit Magomedsharipov is not happy with Yair Rodriguez for pulling out of their scheduled main event scrap on August 29. Magomedsharipov and Rodriguez have been linked to a fight for quite some time and were finally expected to meet on August 29 in Las Vegas. Yet, on Tuesday evening, Dana White confirmed that Rodriguez is out of the fight citing the Mexican having a high ankle sprain and a fracture.
Charles Rosa offers to fight Zabit since he already “beat Yair in Mexico City”
Harry Kettle - August 5, 2020
Yair Rodriguez out of main event fight against Zabit Magomedsharipov
Cole Shelton - August 4, 2020
Yair Rodriguez and Zabit Magomedsharipov will have to wait a little longer to fight one another. The two have been linked to fighting one another for quite some time, and on Aug. 29 in the main event, they were expected to finally meet. Yet, on Tuesday evening, Mexican outlet Milenio, reported Rodriguez is out of the fight. Dana White later confirmed at the post-fight press conference following the Contender Series.
Zabit Magomedsharipov confirms main event against Yair Rodriguez on August 29
Adam D Martin - July 31, 2020
UFC featherweight contender Zabit Magomedsharipov confirmed his main event fight against Yair Rodriguez will take place on August 29 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight between Magomedsharipov and Rodriguez has been rumored for months, with Igor Lazorin of Tass.ru confirming the matchup back in June. However, the fighters and the UFC haven’t said anything about the fight until now. On Thursday, Magomedsharipov took to his social media to confirm the fight against Rodriguez. The fight will take place on August 29 at a UFC Fight Night event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Report | Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Yair Rodriguez in the works for August 29
Alfredo Zullino - June 13, 2020
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s featherweight division has a new war slated for late summer as Zabit Magomedsharipov is going to square off against Yair Rodriguez. According to a report from Tass.ru’s own Igor Lazorin, the two featherweight prospects are going to lock horns on August 29.
Aljamain Sterling reveals he was knocked out by “Ninja” Zabit Magomedsharipov in 2017 training session
Natasha Hooper - June 4, 2020
Aljamain Sterling revealed he was knocked out by Zabit Magomedsharipov during training. In an interview with TheScore, the UFC bantamweight contender described sparring with the Russian fighter for the first time.
Alex Volkanovski calls out four fighters in hopes of securing title bout at UFC Fight Island
Harry Kettle - April 24, 2020
VIDEO | UFC Fighter Zabit Magomedsharipov spars with a Goat
Chris Taylor - April 18, 2020
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Zabit Magomedsharipov on cardio concerns: 'I wouldn't say that I've got the best endurance'
Cole Shelton - February 26, 2020
Zabit Magomedsharipov knows he doesn’t have the best cardio out there. Magomedsharipov was hounded on his cardio after he appeared to fade in the middle of the second round against Jeremy Stephens and Calvin Kattar, which are his past two fights. Yet, the Russian knows he doesn’t have the best endurance but says he still can go five rounds.