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|UFC Fight Night: Zabit vs. Kattar|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Zabit vs. Kattar.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||November 9, 2019|
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.
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. However, dos Santos pulled out of the matchup on October 22, citing a bacterial infection in his leg. Greg Hardy was announced as the replacement on the same day, moving this bout down into the co-main event slot.
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. In turn, after a change up in participants in the original main event, the pairing was elevated to serve as the three round headliner.
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.
|Fight Card (ESPN+)|
|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|
- Kopylov was deducted a point in round 3 due to an accidental eye poke.
The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.
- Fight of the Night: Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Calvin Kattar
- Performance of the Night: Magomed Ankalaev and David Zawada
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