Zabit Magomedsharipov will square off with fellow featherweight contender in the main event of UFC Moscow.
‘ZaBeast’ will be returning to action for the first time since defeating Jeremy Stephens by unanimous decision at March’s UFC 235 event.
Since joining the UFC ranks in September of 2017, Magomedsharipov has gone a perfect 5-0 which includes three submission wins.
Meanwhile, Calvin Kattar mad a statement in his most recent Octagon appearance at UFC 238, defeating former title challenger Ricardo Lamas by way of first round TKO. The win marked Kattar’s second in a row, as he had previously defeated Chris Fishgold by first round TKO.
Since joining the UFC in July of 2017, Kattar has gone 4-1, with three of his four victories coming by way of TKO.
The co-main event of UFC Moscow will feature a heavyweight contest between former Bellator champion Alexander Volkov and former NFL star Greg Hardy.
Volkov (30-7 MMA) was seemingly eleven seconds away from a UFC heavyweight title shot before being knocked out by Derrick Lewis in his most recent effort at UFC 229. Prior to the shocking setback, the Russian standout had strung together a six-fight win streak which included victories over Fabricio Werdum, Stefan Struve and Roy Nelson.
As for Greg Hardy, ‘The Prince of War’ will be making a quick turnaround after fight Ben Sosoli last month in Boston. That fight was originally ruled a decision victory for Hardy, but was later overturned to a no-contest due to Hardy’s use of an inhaler between rounds two and three.
Greg Hardy has gone 2-1 with 1 no-contest since joining the UFC earlier this year.
Get all of today’s UFC Moscow results and highlights below:
UFC Moscow: Zabit vs Kattar, Main card
Featherweight: Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Calvin Kattar – Magomedsharipov def. Kattar by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Heavyweight: Alexander Volkov vs Greg Hardy – Volkov def. Hardy by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Welterweight: Zelim Imadaev vs Danny Roberts – Roberts def. Imadaev by KO (punch) at 4:54 of Round Two
Light heavyweight: Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs Ed Herman – Herman def. Antigulov by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Welterweight: Ramazan Emeev vs Rocco Martin – Martin def. Emeev by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Light heavyweight: Shamil Gamzatov vs Klidson Abreu – Gamzatov def. Abreu by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
UFC Moscow: Zabit vs Kattar, Preliminary card
Light heavyweight: Magomed Ankalaev vs Dalcas Lungiambula – Ankalaev def. Lungiambula by TKO (front kick) at 0:29 of Round Three
Welterweight: Rustam Khabilov vs Sergey Khandozhko – Khabilov def. Khandozhko by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Middleweight: Roman Kopylov vs Karl Roberson – Roberson def. Kopylov by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:01 of Round Three
Welterweight: Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs David Zawada – Zawada def. Nurmagomedov by submission (triangle choke) at 2:50 of Round One
Women’s bantamweight: Jessica-Rose Clark vs Pannie Kianzad – Kianzad def. Clark by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Bantamweight: Grigorii Popov vs Davey Grant – Grant def. Popov by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
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