UFC Moscow: Zabit Magomedsharipov Defeats Game Calvin Kattar
Zabit Magomedsharipov remains undefeated in the UFC, after getting by a game, Calvin Kattar today in Moscow.
Zabit Magomedsharipov never appeared to be in any serious danger today against Calvin Kattar, but he did have to deal with a late surge from the game featherweight, today at UFC Moscow.
Magomedsharipov fired a couple of leg kicks to begin the fight. Magomedsharipov also stuck a few jabs in the early going. Kattar pressed forward a couple of minutes in and threatened with a big right. Magomedsharipov scored with a front kick to the face and then he briefly put Kattar down with a well time leg kick. In the final minute, Magomedsharipov planted a left to the body and Kattar fired back with a right. Kattar winged a big right and then missed with a flying knee.
The busy pace continued early on into round two and Magomedsharipov continued to toss plenty of kicks. Magomedsharipov just missed with a spinning back fist and then fired a sidekick. Magomedsharipov shot in a couple of minutes in but was unable to score the takedown. Not long after, Magomedsharipov took Kattar down briefly with a beautiful trip. Kattar planted a nice right later in the frame. Moments later, he threatened with a wining uppercut. Magomedsharipov came with another kick shortly before the round ended.
Shortly into round three, Magomedsharipov hit Kattar low with a kick. Kattar was ready to go not long after and Magomedsharipov planted a nice left to the body. Katter continued to press forward, however, likely knowing he needs a finish to win the fight. Magomedsharipov teased a level change moments later. Katter landed a couple of big shots that had Magomedsharipov briefly in retreat. Magomedsharipov returned fire. In the final minute, Kattar attacked with a flying knee but Magomedsharipov took him down in return. From the bottom, Kattar fired in a steady stream of punches, before the final horn went. It was a nice late surge from Kattar, but too little, too late, as Zabit was awarded the decision win.
Here are the complete results for UFC Moscow.
Zabit Magomedsharipov def. Calvin Kattar via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alexander Volkov def. Greg Hardy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-227)
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