UFC Fight Night 122 Update: Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Sheymon Moraes Booked for Shanghai

By Tristen Critchfield Oct 5, 2017


An intriguing featherweight matchup has been added to the UFC Fight Night 122 bill, as Zabit Magomedsharipov will lock horns with Sheymon da Silva Moraes on Nov. 25.

Promotion officials announced the pairing on Thursday. UFC Fight Night 122 takes place at Mercedez-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, and is headlined by a middleweight clash between Anderson Silva and Kelvin Gastelum. The card will stream in its entirety on UFC Fight Pass.

Magomedsharipov had a memorable Octagon debut, as he showcased a diverse offensive attack en route to a second-round submission of Mike Santiago at UFC Fight Night 115. The 26-year-old Dagestani is 13-1 as a professional, with 11 wins coming by knockout, technical knockout or submission.

A former World Series of Fighting title challenger, Moraes has been victorious in nine of his 10 professional outings. His lone defeat came in the aforementioned bantamweight title clash against Marlon Moraes at WSOF 22. The 26-year-old Brazilian enteres the matchup on the strength of back-to-back triumphs over Luis Palomino and Robbie Peralta.

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