Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play (main card) as UFC Fight Night: Zabit vs. Kattar goes down in Moscow, Russia.
The headliner comes in the featherweight division, with Zabit Magomedsharipov taking on Calvin Kattar. The co-main will see Russia’s own Alexander Volkov meeting late replacement Greg Hardy.
This is European show so we’re starting things early.. The seven-fight preliminary card starts at 11am ET/8am PT on ESPN+, while the six-fight main card (for which play-by-play will be provided) will kick off at 2pm ET/11am PT on ESPN+.
Check out this week’s MMA Vivisection for predictions, analysis and betting odds on the each matchup.
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Calvin Kattar
Round 1 - Magomedsharipov with the double jab and kicks low. Kattar with a right over the top. Low kick from Zabit and another double jab. Kattar pressures and lands a left. But Magomedsharipov fires right back. Side kick from Zabit. Nice right at the end of a combo too. Zabit with another combo. Kattar lands an inside leg kick. Zabit with a body kick. Kattar misses with an uppercut. Magomedsharipov presses forward. Front kick lands to the face. Low kick from Kattar. Magomedsharipov kicks out the back leg as Kattar goes to throw. That was pretty. Hook kick from Zabit. Double jab from Magomedsharipov. Side elbow and a body shot! Wow. Kattar fires back. Kattar lands three rights in a row. Zabit right back with a straight right. Uppercut from Martin. Zabit lands right back! 10-9 Magomedsharipov.
Round 2 - Low kick from Zabit. Zabit presses with a combo and body kicks. Spinning back kicks from Magomedsharipov. Kattar looking to establish range. Low kick from Zabit. A jumping knee doesn’t connect. More low kicks. Kattar goes to the body. Zabit gets a single leg but Kattar pulls it away. Zabit hit an incredible outside trip! Kattar is right back up, but wow. They trade rights. Kattar with a jab. Counter left hook from Magomedsharipov. Kattar with a couple of uppercuts. They trade short shots. Cartwheel kick from Zabit. 10-9 Magomedsharipov.
Round 3 - They trade jabs. Zabit with a hard inside leg kick, but a second catches the cup. Cornuts cam confirms. Kattar gets right back to action. Magomedsharipov digs to the body. Kattar tries for some misdirection but Zabit makes him miss. Kattar with low kicks. Kattar with a winging right that glancingly lands. Jump knee from Kattar is blocked. Zabit misses with a spinning elbow. He shoots but is rebuffed. Jabs from Kattar. Kattar goes to the body. They trade rights. Left hook and an uppercut land for Kattar. Zabit mocks him a bit for them. Kattar chasing. Right hook for Kattar. He goes head/body. A nice knee. Kattar’s really bringing it! Magomedsharipov with a left hook. 90 seconds to go. Uppercut from Kattar again. Another. Right hook. Jump knee from Kattar and Zabit caught him and put him on the floor. Kattar trying to land from the bottom. Magomedsharipov just holding onto his body. They brawl to the floor on the ground. 10-9 Kattar, but 29-28 Magomedsharipov.
Zabit Magomedsharipov defeated Calvin Kattar via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Greg Hardy vs. Alexander Volkov
Round 1 - Inside leg kick from Volkov. Hardy misses with a right. Few more leg kicks from Volkov. Hard right hook by Volkov. Jab from Hardy. Hardy gets a left hook through. Volkov jabs. Volkov with a left and a kick. Hardy catches a kick and gets a double, but lets it go to throw a punch against the cage. They trade jabs. Head kick from Volkov lands. Nice combo from Volkov. Hardy jumps in but can’t connect. Double jab works though. Hardy jabbing. Volkov lands a heavy jab and a body kick. Lead right from Volkov. Hardy with two nice left hooks. Volkov with body kicks. 10-9 Volkov.
Round 2 - Apparently Hardy has a hand injury. Volkov walking Hardy down. Volkov with a right hook and a jab. Hardy looks for a takedown, without success. Inside leg kick from Hardy. Inside leg kicks from Volkov. Jab to the body from Hardy. Volkov with a body kick and a left. Body kick from Volkov. Hardy with an overhand right. Volkov with a short shot that put Hardy down to one knee, though it looked like a slip. Volkov keeps throwing a left body kick as soon as Hardy moves. Jab from Volkov. Head kick from Volkov. Left and a body kick. He’s still going. 10-9 Volkov.
Round 3 - Volkov with an immediate head kick. Hardy charges forward. Jab from Volkov. Hardy returns it. Jabs from Volkov. Straight right. Outside leg kick. Hardy with a straight left. Body shot from Hardy. Leg kicks from Volkov. Head kick. Hardy just takes it. Hardy with a right hook and a jab. Straight left lands for Volkov. Hardy tries to brawl inside but Volkov does not oblige him. They throw kicks at the same time. They trade jabs. Body kick from Volkov. Again. A head kick scores. Hardy with a counter left. 10-9 and 30-27 Volkov.
Alexander Volkov defeated Greg Hardy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Zelim Imadaev vs. Danny Roberts
Round 1 - Outside leg kick from each man. Body kick from Roberts. Roberts scoops a single but Imadaev defends. They stall out against the cage. Few knees from both men inside. They separate with three minutes to go. Imadaev misses with a wild right. Leg kick from Roberts. Imadaev jabs. Roberts lands a leg kick but slips. Imadaev flurries and just misses with a flying knee. Imadaev with a combo against the cage but Roberts takes him down. Imadaev is right back up though. Elbow over the top from Roberts. Front kick to the chest from Imadaev. Inside leg kick from Imadaev, and a body kick. Roberts with a leg kick. Again. Roberts ducks under and gets a takedown, but gets reversed. 10-9 Roberts.
Round 2 - Outside leg kick from Roberts. Imadaev kicks the inside leg. Roberts looks for a takedown but eats about five shots doing it, and Imadaev reversed it right away anyway He’s working in half against the cage, landing hard punches. Roberts gets back up. Roberts with an inside leg kick. Roberts with a hard combo. Body kick from Imadaev. He gets Roberts against the fence and unloads. Roberts looks for a takedown in response but can’t get it. Roberts looks for another takedown. He ragdolls Imadaev a bit and lands to knees to the gut. Imadaev with his own takedown. Roberts is back up quick though. They trade knees in the clinch. Roberts with a left hook. More clinch work. Roberts breaks with an elbow. Inside leg kick. Roberts with a HUGE counter right and Imadaev is out! He spun him right around! WOW.
Danny Roberts defeated Zelim Imadaev via KO (left hook), 4:54 of round 2
Khadis Ibragimov vs. Ed Herman
Round 1 - Ibragimov with a hard counter right hook. He throws a long combo. Herman weathers it. They battle against the cage for a while. Heman with some knees. Ibragimov really working hard but eating a steady stream of knees. Herman looks for a trip but can’t get it. They finally separate with 90 seconds to go. Counter right from Ibragimov. Hard inside low kick from Herman. Outside now. Hard right from Ibragimov, but Herman fires right back with a low kick. Winging right from Ibragimov. Back against the fence. Jab from Ibragimov. 10-9 Herman.
Round 2 - Ibragimov with a knee and a left. Herman with a body kick, but Ibragimov lands a body shot. Counter right over the top from the Russian. Herman pushes him against the cage. Ibragimov with two big rights in the middle of a combo. Herman with an outside leg kick. They trade big shots. Herman mixing in the kicks well. Herman gets him against the fence and lands another big knee. He looks for a standing guillotine, but uses it to land a hard knee. Again. Ibragimov fires back and separates with 90 seconds to go. Huge right hook from Herman. Ibragimov lands right back. They both miss with haymakers. Herman with a few jabs. They trade at the horn. 10-9 Herman.
Round 3 - Herman presses forward. Overhand right from Ibragimov. Herman scoops a single but can’t do anything. Ibragimov jabs, Herman kicks low. Ibragimov has a single and gets a takedown, but Herman immediately scrambles back up. Three minutes to go. Clinch battle on the fence. Herman with another hard knee to the grill. He looks for a standing guillotine again and lands hard knees. Ibragimov escapes but he’s cut on the forehead now too. Inragimov gets a takedown with 1:25 left. Herman throwing elbows from the bottom. He passes to side but Herman gets up. Clinch work. 10-9 and 30-27 Herman.
Ed Herman defeated Khadis Ibragimov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Anthony Rocco Martin vs. Ramazan Emeev
Round 1 - Jabs from both men. Low kick from Martin. Left hook and a combo from Emeev. Martin with a strong right. Another. Low kick from Martin trips up Emeev. Martin jumps on his back and looks for a kimura. Emeev is defending. It takes a while but he escapes. Emeev lands a few knees against the cage. Emeev lands a low knee and takes some time to recover. They restart in the middle with 1:45 to go. Emeev with a jab. Another. Emeev awkwardly shoots and is stuffed. Low kicks from Martin. They clinch. 10-9 Martin.
Round 2 - Low kick from Emeev. Martin returns it. Another from Martin. Stiff jab from Emeev. Emeev shoots and falls into a guillotine from Martin. Nothing there so he releases and scoots back to the fence. Emeev traps him and lands a few punches. Martin powers to his feet and spins away. Emeev complains to the ref about...something. Martin with an uppercut on an Emeev takedown attempt. Another low kick. Emeev with a huge right that sends Martin staggering back. Another lands. And the jab. Martin with a right. Emeev checks a low kick. Jab from Martin. They trade shots. Emeev spins but Martin attacks the kimra again. 10-9 Emeev.
Round 3 - Low kick from Martin. Emeev shoots and Martin looks for the front headlock, so Emeev backs out. Emeev with a reaching left. Hard jab. Emeev with a hard left. They clinch in the middle briefly. Counter combo from Emeev. Low kick from Martin. Jab from Emeev. Uppercut from Emeev. Martin’s nose is bleeding badly. Counter right from Martin. Hard low kick. Body shot from Emeev. Emeev shoots but Martin defends. Low kick from Martin. Right from Emeev. Emeev walking Martin down and lands a right. Hard left. They trade rights. Very close. I’ll go 10-9 and 29-28 Martin.
Anthony Martin defeated Ramazan Emeev via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Shamil Gamzatov vs. Klidson Abreu
Round 1 - Leg kick from Gamzatov. They trade low kicks. Abreau with a ripping body kick but Gamzatov responds with the same thing. Abreu checks a couple of kicks. Straight right to the body from Gamzatov. Abreu misses with a jump knee. Gamzatov with a reaching right, and connects with another body kick. Head kick blocked. Abreu throws one back but that’s blocked too. Oblique kick from Gamzatov. Straight right and they trade a little bit. Counter combo from Abreu. Body shot from Gamzatov. They trade shots inside. Gamzatov digs to the body. Low kick from the Russian. 10-9 Gamzatov.
Round 2 - Gamzatov lands to the body, Abreu with a low kick. Abreu with a right over the top. Hard body kick from Abreu, and an inside leg kick. Gamzatov trying to work the body. Oblique kick from Gamzatov. Abreu with a winging right hook that connects. Abreu with a left and a hard leg kick. Gamzatov with a head kick that’s partially blocked. Counter left from Abreu. Gamzatov coming forward more. Another counter right from Abreu. Leg kick from Gamzatov. They tie up and Abreu scores a trip takedown with 45 seconds to go. Full guard. Few punches from Abreu. Gamzatov back up with 10 seconds to go. 10-9 Abreu.
Round 3 - Slower start here. Gamzatov missing with a lot of strikes. Abreu catches a kick and slaps him with a left. Body shot from Gamatov, but Abreu cracks him with a counter low kick. Gamzatov goes body-head. Gamzatov with a right. Another pushes Abreu back and gets the crowd going a bit. Left and a leg kick, and he’s in the rhythm. Body shot. Abreu fires back with a combo. Gamzatov looks to spin but Abreu gets a body lock. They clinch up. Extended battle against the cage. Gamzatov with a knee. They separate with 35 seconds to go. Abreu shoots but Gamzatov defends. 10-9 and 29-28 Gamzatov, but could go either way.
Shamil Gamzatov defeated Klidson Abreu via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Undercard (11am ET)
Magomed Ankalaev def. Dalcha Lungiambula by KO (front kick) at :29 of round 3
Rustam Khabilov def. Sergey Khandozhko by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Karl Roberson def. Roman Kopylov by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:01 of round 3
David Zawada def. Abubakar Nurmagomedov via submission (triangle choke) at 2:50 of round 1
Roosevelt Roberts def. Alexander Yakovlev via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Pannie Kianzad def. Jessica-Rose Clark via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Davey Grant def. Grigorii Popov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)