Yair Rodriguez Vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov Targeted For UFC 227

As per a recent tweet from LA Times’ Lance Pugmire, who wrote that UFC president Dana White confirmed the news that rising featherweight prospects, Zabit Magomedsharipov and Yair Rodriguez are targeted for UFC 227 on Aug. 4 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Shortly after, MMAfighting’s Ariel Helwani reported that talks are still in preliminary stage nothing is final yet.

Rodriguez (10-2) is one of the UFC’s most promising prospects, was riding on a six-fight winning streak, before being defeated by Frankie Edgar via TKO at UFC 211 in May 2017.

Zabit is 3-0 in the UFC, with most recently coming off a Fight of the Night performance against Kyle Bochniak. Magomedsharipov holds a professional record of 15-1, with 12 of those victories coming via knockout, technical knockout or submission.

UFC 227 is set to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The event will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight between former titleholder Cody Garbrandt and champion, T.J. Dillashaw.

Published on May 9, 2018 at 12:00 am
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