UFC Fight Night: Zabit vs. Kattar

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UFC Fight Night: Zabit vs. Kattar
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The poster for UFC Fight Night: Zabit vs. Kattar.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateNovember 9, 2019 (2019-11-09)
VenueCSKA Arena
CityMoscow, Russia
Attendance11,305[1]
Event chronology
UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz UFC Fight Night: Zabit vs. Kattar UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Jacaré

UFC Fight Night: Zabit vs. Kattar (also known as UFC Fight Night: Magomedsharipov vs. Kattar, UFC Fight Night 163 and UFC on ESPN+ 21) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on November 9, 2019 at CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia.[2][3]

Background[edit]

A heavyweight bout between former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos and former Bellator Heavyweight Champion Alexander Volkov was scheduled to serve as the event headliner.[4] However, dos Santos pulled out of the matchup on October 22, citing a bacterial infection in his leg.[5] Greg Hardy was announced as the replacement on the same day, moving this bout down into the co-main event slot.[6]

A featherweight bout between Zabit Magomedsharipov and Calvin Kattar was scheduled for UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Weidman. However, promotion officials then elected to instead reschedule the pairing for this event.[7] In turn, after a change up in participants in the original main event, the pairing was elevated to serve as the three round headliner.[6]

Vinc Pichel was linked to a bout with Alexander Yakovlev at the event. However, Pichel pulled out of the fight on October 24, citing an undisclosed injury and was replaced by Roosevelt Roberts.[8]

A light heavyweight bout between Gadzhimurad Antigulov and Ed Herman was scheduled at the event. However, Antigulov was pulled from the bout for an undisclosed reason and was replaced by Khadis Ibragimov.[9]

Results[edit]

Fight Card (ESPN+)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov def. Calvin Kattar Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Alexander Volkov def. Greg Hardy Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Danny Roberts def. Zelim Imadaev KO (punch) 2 4:54
Light Heavyweight Ed Herman def. Khadis Ibragimov Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Anthony Rocco Martin def. Ramazan Emeev Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Shamil Gamzatov def. Klidson Abreu Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (ESPN+)
Light Heavyweight Magomed Ankalaev def. Dalcha Lungiambula KO (front kick and punch) 3 0:29
Welterweight Rustam Khabilov def. Sergey Khandozhko Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Karl Roberson def. Roman Kopylov Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:01 [a]
Welterweight David Zawada def. Abubakar Nurmagomedov Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:50
Lightweight Roosevelt Roberts def. Alexander Yakovlev Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Bantamweight Pannie Kianzad def. Jessica-Rose Clark Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Davey Grant def. Grigorii Popov Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ Kopylov was deducted a point in round 3 due to an accidental eye poke.

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Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.[1]

  • Fight of the Night: Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Calvin Kattar
  • Performance of the Night: Magomed Ankalaev and David Zawada

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jon Fuentes (2019-11-09). "UFC Moscow Bonuses, Attendance & Gate". lowkickmma.com. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  2. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2019-07-08). "UFC announces fourth quarter schedule for 2019". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  3. ^ Redactie (2019-07-08). "The UFC announces events for Moscow, Singapore, Busan and more". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-07-08. (in Dutch)
  4. ^ Nolan King (2019-09-07). "Junior Dos Santos vs. Alexander Volkov set to headline UFC on ESPN+ 21". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  5. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2019-10-22). "Junior dos Santos hospitalized, out of UFC Moscow fight with Alexander Volkov". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  6. ^ a b Brett Okamoto (2019-10-22). "Greg Hardy to replace Junior dos Santos on November card". espn.com. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  7. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2019-09-17). "Zabit Magomedsharipov, Calvin Kattar rescheduled for UFC Fight Night 163 in Moscow". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  8. ^ Redactie (2019-10-24). "Roosevelt Roberts replaces Vinc Pichel against Alexander Yakovlev during UFC Moscow". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-10-24. (in Dutch)
  9. ^ Redactie (2019-10-30). "BREAKING: Khadis Ibragimov takes short notice against Ed Herman in Moscow". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-10-30. (in Dutch)
  10. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Magomedsharipov vs. Kattar". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2019-11-10.