Zabit Magomedsharipov Confirms Main Event Against Yair Rodriguez On August 29

Zabit Magomedsharipov

Top 5 featherweights Zabit Magomedsharipov and Yair Rodriguez have agreed to finally fight in the main event of an ESPN+ Fight Night card in less than a month, on August 29th at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Zabit posted on his Instagram page announcing the highly anticipated bout, that had been rumored for months now.

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Two years later, on the third attempt, this fight will still take place.

Magomedsharipov (18-1) is the No. 3 ranked featherweight in the UFC. The 29-year-old Russian is riding a 14-fight win streak overall and he has a perfect 6-0 record in the UFC. He holds some major victories over the likes of Calvin Kattar, Jeremy Stephens, and Sheymon Moraes.

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Rodriguez (13-2, 1 NC) is the No. 5 ranked featherweight in the UFC. The 27-year-old Mexican is a former winner of The Ultimate Fighter and he is 8-1, 1 NC overall in the UFC with huge wins over Jeremy Stephens, Chan Sung Jung, BJ Penn, Andre Fili, and Dan Hooker. Rodriguez is currently on a three-fight unbeaten streak and has not lost in over three years since a TKO loss to Frankie Edgar in May 2017.

It seems as if Zabit will be the favorite going into this huge bout, but could easily be a pick em. The winner could very well go on to face featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski, especially if they win in spectacular fashion.

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Certainly some interesting scenarios in the stacked Featherweight division.

Who do you think would win Zabit vs Yair?