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Zabit Magomedsharipov

27-Year-Old     UFC     Featherweight     15-1-0

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Hand    EST. RETURN:  8/4/2018
Birthdate:  March 1, 1991     Height:   6'1    

April 23, 2018    Zabit Magomedsharipov News

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Magomedsharipov (hand) signed a new, multi-fight extension with the UFC, MMAFighting.com reports.

Magomedsharipov earned Fight of the Night honors his last time in the Octagon at UFC 223, but suffered a strained ligament in his hand in the process. It's not expected to be a long-term injury concern, which should put the Dagestani fighter back in competition within a few months. The 27-year-old has an incredibly bright future in the UFC, and is unbeaten in three bouts with the promotion. Talks of a matchup against fellow prospect Yair Rodriguez have surfaced, though his camp likely needs the injury concerns alleviated before accepting his next fight.

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Magomedsharipov won't require surgery on his injured right hand, Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Magomedsharipov, who fought through this hand injury during his UFC 223 victory over Kyle Bochniak, was originally diagnosed with a broken hand. However, after further testing, it appears he's actually dealing with a strained ligament. While the Dagestani fighter is still set to miss some time while in recovery, Magomedsharipov should be back in action sooner than he would've if his hand had actually been fractured.
Magomedsharipov suffered a broken right hand prior to his UFC 223 matchup against Kyle Bochniak, Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Magomedsharipov went on to earn the decision victory in a matchup that was awarded Fight of the Night honors, but the fact he entered the matchup with a broken hand makes the victory all the more impressive. Despite an injury that likely lead to significant discomfort, Magomedsharipov registered five takedowns, passed guard once and even won the striking battle 97 to 43. The Dagestani fighter might be on the shelf a little longer than usual prior to his next fight, which will likely be against his first ranked opponent.
Magomedsharipov defeated Kyle Bochniak via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC 223 on Saturday in New York City.

Fantasy Analysis

In the first two rounds, Magomedsharipov showed the kind of striking talent that has many MMA fans excited. In the final round, he showed that he can hold onto a victory with his wrestling and survival skills. He landed spinning and flying kicks and punches seemingly at will. His able to avoid strikes and land exotic strikes is very impressive. He should move up quickly in the featherweight division. Bochniak was more than game, but Magomedsharipov was ready for each and every challenge. He improves to 3-0 in the UFC.
Magomedsharipov will face Kyle Bochniak in a featherweight matchup during the Fight Pass early prelims of UFC 223 on Saturday in Brooklyn.

Fantasy Analysis

Like headliner Khabib Nurmagomedov, Magomedsharipov is primarily a wrestler. In his second UFC fight, he registered 11 takedowns against Sheymon Moraes before submitting him in the third round -- his second victory with the promotion. The inexperience factor carries a slight degree of risk, but if you trust the oddsmakers, the Dagestani fighter is about as close as it gets to a lock (with the exception of Cyborg or prime Ronda Rousey), registering anywhere from a (-700) to (-900) betting favorite in most sportsbooks.
Magomedsharipov defeated Sheymon Moraes via submission (anaconda choke) at 4:32 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night: Shanghai on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

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.
Magomedsharipov will face Sheymon Moraes in a featherweight contest at UFC Fight Night 122 on November 25 in Shanghai, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Magomedsharipov 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.
Magomedsharipov defeated Mike Santiago via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:22 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night 115 on Saturday in Rotterdam.

Fantasy Analysis

Magomedsharipov 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.
Magomedsharipov will face Mike Santiago in a featherweight matchup at UFC Fight Night 115 on September 2 in Rotterdam, Alexander Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Magomedsharipov 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.
Top MMA prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov signed a contract with the UFC, Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Magomedsharipov 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.