Watch: Zabit & Jeremy Stephens Have Backstage Run-In Before UFC 235

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The UFC has put together a tremendous card for fight fans this weekend (Sat. March 2, 2019).

UFC 235 goes down on pay-per-view (PPV) from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In a fight that includes two title bouts, some contests might get overlooked. Take Jeremy Stephens vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov for example. “Lil Heathen'” will attempt to become the first man to defeat Magomedsharipov in the UFC. The two have had some intense confrontations ahead of their clash.

They recently had an interesting backstage run-in at the UFC’s designated fighter hotel. While both men were getting groomed, Zabit attempted to get face-to-face with his opponent. They tried playing it off as if they were trying to compare who had the best beard, but there was certainly a bit of tension in the room.

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Zabit is undefeated in his UFC run and has won three of his four fights under the promotion’s banner by way of submission. Now, he’ll test himself against one of the UFC’s most dangerous veterans. Stephens is one of the hardest punchers in the featherweight division.

He is coming off his first loss in three fights after being finished by Jose Aldo via first-round TKO. Stephens wants to get back in the win column by shutting down the Zabit hype train on one of the biggest cards of the year.