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Sport UFC Moscow: Zabit Magomedsharipov fades in third, but hangs on to win decision over Calvin Kattar

01:20  10 november  2019
01:20  10 november  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Zabit Magomedsharipov moved to 6-0 in his UFC career with a unanimous decision victory over Calvin Kattar and now he’s hunting for featherweight Afterwards, Magomedsharipov wasted no time turning his attention to the UFC 245 co-main event where reigning featherweight champion Max

Zabit Magomedsharipov continues to roll in the UFC featherweight division. In a three-round headliner, the 28-year-old Dagestan native outworked Calvin Kattar early In the co-headliner, Alexander Volkov outstruck Greg Hardy over three rounds to hand the former NFLer a shutout on judges’ scorecards.

Zabit Magomedsharipov got eaten up in the third and final round of his UFC main event in Moscow on Saturday by Calvin Kattar but still managed to win a unanimous decision from on the strength of the first two rounds. After three thrilling rounds between the two featherweight title contenders scores were 29-28, all-around in favor of the “hometown” fighter Magomedsharipov.

a man standing in front of a crowd: Zabit Magomedsharipov (L) celebrates after his win vs. Calvin Kattar (R) during UFC Moscow at CSKA Arena. (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)© Provided by Oath Inc. Zabit Magomedsharipov (L) celebrates after his win vs. Calvin Kattar (R) during UFC Moscow at CSKA Arena. (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)

The first two rounds were difficult to score, as even Kattar’s corner told him on the stool before the third. In the first, Magomedsharipov walked Kattar down a lot while the American occasionally gave the Dagestani pause with return punches.

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Magomedsharipov comes into the bout on a five- fight UFC winning streak and is considered a possible contender, as is Kattar , who’s won four out of five in the Octagon. This bout was rescheduled from UFC on ESPN 6. As it was switched to the main event on late notice, it will be a three-round

MMA Fighting has UFC Moscow results for the Magomedsharipov vs. Kattar fight card in Moscow , live blog of the top two fights , and live UFC Moscow Twitter updates. The scheduled main event features a featherweight showdown between standouts Zabit Magomedsharipov and Calvin Kattar .

With just a minute left in the period Zabit landed hard jabs and crosses to the head before shifting into a stance change and scoring with a left elbow to the body. Kattar replied with a punch combination to the head.

Magomedsharipov started the second round, strong, using his lead jab, hooks and left and right kicks before connecting with a spinning back kick to the body. He then attempted a takedown off of a level change and shot that Kattar stuffed, before successfully hitting a trip that momentarily put Kattar on the mat before he bounced back to his feet and escaped back control.

Zabit Magomedsharipov kicks Calvin Kattar in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at CSKA Arena on Nov. 9, 2019 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)© Provided by Oath Inc. Zabit Magomedsharipov kicks Calvin Kattar in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at CSKA Arena on Nov. 9, 2019 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Kattar soon threw big uppercuts that Magomedsharipov blocked but which were thrown with sufficient power to still jolt his head backward a tad. Magomedsharipov then connected with good hooks to the head and attempted a hand-stand left high kick that was blocked. Kattar responded by landing a left kick to the body to close the round.

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Russian sensation Zabit Magomedsharipov pushed himself further into featherweight title shot contention as he came through a war of attrition with America's Calvin Zabit secured a unanimous decision victory 29-28 on all three scorecards, but was forced to scrap hard against a gutsy Kattar .

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Before sending Kattar out for the final round, the corner called for him to throw his own left hook off of his right cross and to attempt to break the will of Magomedsharipov. Kattar may not have broken Magomedsharipov’s will in the third, but he was able to mount the fight’s best offense throughout it.

After exchanged jabs and a hard kick to the groin from Magomedsharipov, Kattar refused to take minutes to recover and was promptly rewarded with a left shovel-hook to the body from his opponent. Kattar responded with hard inside leg kicks and proceeded to stalk Magomedsharipov for the rest of the round, scoring with hard punches from many angles.

After being hit with a hard right hand, Magomedsharipov landed a stiff jab of his own and was rebuffed on another takedown attempt before being hit by a right hook to the head. Magomedsharipov then landed more sharp jabs to the head before absorbing two left hooks to the head and an overhand right with just over two minutes left in the fight.

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Zabit Magomedsharipov was made to work for it, but the Dagestani featherweight contender picked up arguably the most important win of his UFC career with a unanimous decision victory over Calvin Kattar at UFC on ESPN+ 21. The card streamed on ESPN+ from CSKA Arena in Moscow .

From there, Kattar began to pile it on Magomedsharipov, connecting with a left hook to the body and two overhand rights to the head. Kattar followed up with several uppercuts to the head, a lead jab to the head and a left shovel-hook of his own to the body.

Kattar then attempted a flying knee that missed and gave Magomedsharipov the takedown. From there, Magomedsharipov looked to hang on and ride out the clock, clasping his hands around Kattar’s waist and keeping his own head down.

a man holding his hands up: (R-L) Calvin Kattar punches Zabit Magomedsharipov during UFC Moscow on Nov. 9, 2019 in Russia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)© Provided by Oath Inc. (R-L) Calvin Kattar punches Zabit Magomedsharipov during UFC Moscow on Nov. 9, 2019 in Russia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

From his back, an aggressive Kattar landed over a dozen punches and elbows and appeared to take no damage, while ending the fight working for an omoplata shoulder lock.

In the end, it wasn’t enough for Kattar in the eyes of the judges and he lost a unanimous decision. Afterward, Magomedsharipov credited Kattar with surprising him.

“Kattar is extremely tough,” he said.

“I wasn’t expecting him to pressure me that hard in the third round.”

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MMA Junkie fight analyst Dan Tom takes a closer look at the UFC Moscow headliner between Zabit Magomedsharipov and Calvin Kattar . Quietly crafting his tools in and out the regional scene for roughly a decade, Kattar enters with some fundamentally sound striking and well-earned momentum.

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Magomedsharipov then asked for a title shot, next, after his sixth-straight UFC win, and promised to not fade in later rounds should he be granted one. “I promise that if I get that fight I’ll be ready for five rounds,” he assured.

“I wasn’t able to prepare fully for this fight because of a staph infection.”

The win improves Magomedsharipov’s record to 18-1. Kattar’s loss drops his mark to 20-4.

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