The UFC has come to terms with one of MMA’s top prospects.
Zabit Magomedsharipov (12-1), the former ACB featherweight champion, recently signed a UFC contract, MMA Fighting confirmed.
The MMA Kings first reported the news.
Magomedsharipov, who currently trains out of New Jersey with Team Ricardo Almeida BJJ, has won his last eight fights in a row. Recently, in various interviews, his head striking coach Mark Henry, as well as teammates Frankie Edgar and Marlon Moraes, have sung his praises and pegged the 25-year-old Russian as a future UFC champion.
Magomedsharipov’s debut isn’t finalized at this time, but the promotion is hoping he kicks off his UFC career sooner rather than later, sources say.
Below is a clip of his most recent fight, which took place in September 2016: