Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Sheymon Moraes added to UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai

A featherweight bout between touted prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov and Sheymon Moraes is the latest addition to November’s UFC Fight Night 122 lineup.

UFC officials today announced the bout between Magomedsharipov (13-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Moraes (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) for UFC Fight Night 122, which takes place Nov. 25 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. The entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass.

Magomedsharipov will look to deliver an encore to his scintillating UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 115 in September when he returns to action. The 26-year-old Russian styled out on an overmatched but durable Mike Santiago before picking up a second-round submission win to extend his current run of victories to nine fights.

Moraes, meanwhile, will make his promotional debut at the event. The former WSOF title challenger has a strong run for the organization (which is now called the Professional Fighters League), going 3-1 with his only loss coming to dominant champion Marlon Moraes.

With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Night 122 card now includes:

  • Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  • Kailin Curran vs. Xiaonan Yan
  • Gina Mazany vs. Yanan Wu
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chase Sherman
  • Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Sheymon Moraes

For more on UFC Fight Night 122, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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UFC-Rotterdam bonuses: Zabit Magomedsharipov, Mairbek Taisumov earn $50K for finishes

Heavyweight headliners Alexander Volkov and Stefan Struve, as well as Zabit Magomedsharipov and Mairbek Taisumov each earned $50,000 bonuses for their work at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 115.

Volkov vs. Struve earned “Fight of the Night” honors, while Magomedsharipov (for his second-round submission of Mike Santiago) and Taisumov (for his one-punch knockout finish of Felipe Silva) each won “Performance of the Night” honors.

UFC officials announced the winners following the event.

UFC Fight Night 115 card took place at Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands and streamed live on UFC Fight Pass.

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 115, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC-Rotterdam's Zabit Magomedsharipov calls out Artem Lobov, who responds immediately

Artem Lobov is always down for a fight, and even though he’s currently booked for an upcoming matchup, he’s all in for a showdown with touted prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov.

Following an impressive second-round submission win against Mike Santiago at UFC Fight Night 115, Magomedsharipov (13-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) used the platform of his post-fight interview to request a future bout with Lobov (13-13-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC).

Although Lobov is scheduled to fight Andre Fili at UFC Fight Night 118 on Oct. 21, he quickly replied in characteristic fashion (via Twitter):

Magomedsharipov showed off the full extent of his ability at UFC Fight Night 115. He dazzled on the feet before finishing Santiago on the ground, showing why coach Mark Henry and teammates such as Frankie Edgar and Eddie Alvarez have given him so much praise.

He explained exactly why he wants Lobov next in his post-fight quotes distributed by the UFC.

“I want to fight Artem Lobov next,” Magomedsharipov said. “He’s been talking a lot of (expletive) in the media and he pretends to be some great fighter, but he is not. So I want to prove I can beat him. I would beat him hard.”

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 115, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC-Rotterdam results: Zabit Magomedsharipov scintillating in UFC debut

Dagestan’s Zabit Magomedsharipov proved a name to watch moving forward, earning an impressive and entertaining stoppage of Dana White’s Contender Series alum Mike Santiago.

The featherweight matchup took place on the preliminary card of Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 115 event, which streamed live on UFC Fight Pass from Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Magomedsharipov was the aggressor early, throwing wild, powerful kicks to start. Still, Santiago stood comfortable in the pocket and pushed forward to close the distance and wrap the body. A takedown attempt fell short, and the two reset on the feet.

At that point Magomedsharipov flashed some incredible athleticism, landing a crisp uppercut and spinning kick before leaping off the cage for his very own “Showtime” kick that missed over the top. Santiago was obviously hurt from the blows that did land but dug deep and battled back to land a few punches of his own, and again wrap the body. Magomedsharipov eventually pulled away, bringing the crowd to life with all kinds of acrobatic and effective maneuvers, overwhelming Santiago until the bell.

Santiago’s team begged for aggression in the second, and he responded, but Magomedsharipov’s creativity provided him plenty of opportunities to attack. The action did move to the floor, but Magomedsharipov’s rangy frame proved too much there, as well. Santiago threatened with some options of his own on the floor, but Magomedsharipov never looked in trouble, eventually moving to the back and locking in a rear-naked choke, earning the tap with 38 seconds left in the second round.

Magomedsharipov (13-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) now boasts a nine-fight winning streak. Santiago (19-10 MMA, 0-1 UFC) sees his own nine-fight run snapped.

Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 115 results include:

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 115, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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DWCS 7 winner Mike Santiago meets Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC-Rotterdam

Dana White’s Contender Series continues to prove its value as a pipeline for UFC talent, with a winner from this past week’s episode now competing in a UFC event this week.

MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that Mike Santiago (19-9 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is filling in for an injured Nick Hein and will face featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov at this week’s UFC Fight Night 115 event, which streams live this Saturday on UFC Fight Pass from Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

An official announcement is expected shortly.

Santiago carries a nine-fight winning streak into the matchup, a run that includes a first-round knockout win over Mark Cherico at DWCS 7 on Aug. 22. Fighting professionally since 2010, Santiago has earned 15 of his 19 professional wins by stoppage, including nine by submission.

Magomedsharipov, meanwhile, has only seen the judges scorecards twice in his career, and hasn’t done so since November 2013. The Dagestani fighter brings an eight-fight winning streak into his octagon debut, which will mark his return to competition after a nearly one-year layoff.

With the change to the card, UFC Fight Night 115 now includes:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 3 p.m. ET)

  • Stefan Struve vs. Alexander Volkov
  • Marion Reneau vs. opponent TBA
  • Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Rob Wilkinson
  • Bryan Barberena vs. Leon Edwards

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 11:30 a.m. ET)

  • Darren Till vs. Bojan Velickovic
  • Felipe Silva vs. Mairbek Taisumov
  • Mads Burnell vs. Michel Prazeres
  • Desmond Green vs. Rustam Khabilov
  • Francimar Barroso vs. Aleksandar Rakic
  • Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Mike Santiago
  • Abdul-Kerim Edilov vs. Bojan Mihajlovic

For more on UFC Fight Night 115, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Nick Hein out at UFC-Rotterdam, promotion seeks featherweight foe for Zabit Magomedsharipov

Injury has forced German fighter Nick Hein (14-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) out of next week’s UFC Fight Night 115 event in Rotterdam, and company officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent for Zabit Magomedsharipov (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

MMAjunkie today confirmed the change to the card with UFC officials.

Featuring a heavyweight matchup between Stefan Struve and Alexander Volkov, UFC Fight Night 115 takes place Sept. 2 at Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The entire card streams live on UFC Fight Pass.

Despite winning four of his five UFC fights and riding a three-fight winning streak, Hein was looking to drop down to 145 pounds for the bout. That move will now be delayed, though a timetable for his return wasn’t immediately established.

Magomedsharipov, meanwhile, has only seen the judges scorecards twice in his career, and hasn’t done so since November 2013. The Dagestani fighter brings an eight-fight winning streak into his octagon debut, which will mark his return to competition after a nearly one-year layoff.

The latest UFC Fight Night 115 card includes

  • Stefan Struve vs. Alexander Volkov
  • Germaine de Randamie vs. Marion Reneau
  • Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Rob Wilkinson
  • Bryan Barberena vs. Leon Edwards
  • Darren Till vs. Bojan Velickovic
  • Felipe Silva vs. Mairbek Taisumov
  • Mads Burnell vs. Michel Prazeres
  • Desmond Green vs. Rustam Khabilov
  • Francimar Barroso vs. Aleksandar Rakic
  • Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. opponent TBA
  • Abdul-Kerim Edilov vs. Bojan Mihajlovic

For more on UFC Fight Night 115, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Nick Hein drops to featherweight, meets newcomer Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC Fight Night 115

A featherweight bout between Nick Hein and Zabit Magomedsharipov is the latest addition to September’s UFC Fight Night 115 lineup.

UFC officials today announced the bout between Hein (14-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Magomedsharipov (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

UFC Fight Night 115 takes place Sept. 2 at Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

Despite winning four of his five UFC fights and riding a three-fight winning streak, Hein drops down to 145 pounds from the lightweight division for the upcoming bout. The German fighter has been successful, but his contests have largely lacked excitement, with all of his octagon appearances going the distance.

“Sergeant” hasn’t finished an opponent inside the distance since September 2013, but he will surely seek to end the four-year stoppage drought.

Magomedsharipov, meanwhile, has only seen the judges scorecards twice in his career, and hasn’t done so since November 2013. The Dagestani fighter brings an eight-fight winning streak into his octagon debut, which will mark his return to competition after a nearly one-year layoff.

The latest UFC Fight Night 115 card now includes:

  • Stefan Struve vs. Alexander Volkov
  • Germaine de Randamie vs. Marion Reneau
  • Desmond Green vs. Rustam Khabilov
  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Saparbek Safarov
  • Francimar Barroso vs. Aleksandar Rakic
  • Abdul-Kerim Edilov vs. Bojan Mihajlovic
  • Bryan Barberena vs. Leon Edwards
  • Abu Azaitar vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
  • Islam Makhachev vs. Michel Prazeres
  • Nick Hein vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov

For more on UFC Fight Night 115, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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