I had heard about this kid but was in no way expecting what I saw. When Zabit Magomedsharipov took on Mike Santiago, his stellar performance showed fans that times are changing. We are seeing the top guys of five years ago unable to hang with the new breed of hybrid fighters. Magomedsharipov is just the latest to be added to the list of upcoming killers.
Zabit was all over the cage (literally) and his strikes were coming from everywhere. His fast and accurate style earned him a ‘performance of the night’ bonus in his first UFC fight. If I was Nick Diaz and tried describing Magomedsharipov’s style; It would be ‘spinnin shit’.
Standing 6’1 and fighting at featherweight, he adds more depth to an already stacked division.