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MMA in Russia is gradually taking over the leading positions in team sports. Nowadays, there are rare people who would not have heard about the exploits of Khabib Nurmagomedov or about the statements of Conor McGregor about the Dagestani. Russian organizations are also developing, conducting confrontations that are interesting in terms of signage. He promotes mixed martial arts in our country and is the main promotion of the planet.
The UFC will bring the event to Russia for the third time. The country, which is gradually displacing Brazil from the second position in terms of the number of fighters in the organization, will host the tournament in Moscow. The official name of the event is UFC Fight Night 163. For a long time, the management of the promotion could not decide on the main event. Initially, it was announced that Alexander Volkov and Junior dos Santos will meet in the main battle on November 9, but “Gypsy” flew off due to injury, as a result of which the main event will be a fight between Zabit Magomedsharipov and Calvin Kattar.
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- Where to watch and buy tickets?
- The main battle of the evening. Zabit Magomedsharipov – Calvin Kattar
- Main card
- Alexander Volkov – Greg Hardy
- Zelim Imadayev – Danny Roberts
- Hadith Ibragimov – Ed Herman
- Ramazan Emeev – Tony Martin
- Shamil Gamzatov – Clidson Abreu
- Preliminary card
- Magomed Ankalaev – Dalcha Lungiambula
- Sergey Khandozhko – Rustam Khabilov
Where to watch and buy tickets?
You can watch the event, as always, on the Wink platform and the UFC mobile application, as for tickets for such a long-awaited tournament, which were almost completely sold out in the first days of the start of sales, you can buy them on the Cashier resource and at the CSKA Arena box office. But, if you really want to get to the event, you should hurry up.
The main battle of the evening. Zabit Magomedsharipov – Calvin Kattar
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Zabit Magomedsharipov is the second Russian after Khabib Nurmagomedov in terms of demand from the fanbase for the main promotion of the planet. The Dagestani is friends with Khabib and planned to attend his fight with the “Diamond”, but could not do this due to preparation for the fight with Kattar. Initially, the face-to-face confrontation between the Russian and the American was supposed to take place at the recent UFC on ESPN, but the fight was postponed for several weeks in order to fill the card in Moscow.
Scored is now one of the main threats to the featherweight champion. The Russian goes with a streak of five victories in a row in the organization, and in an extreme fight he won in an equal fight against strong drummer Jeremy Stevens. Calvin Kattar will oppose the charismatic Dagestani. Calvin lost relatively recently to Renata Moikano, but his record somehow inspires confidence – for Zabit at this stage of his career, the main event in Moscow will be the main test of his abilities in the cage.
1.4 – 68 – 2.76
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It is quite natural that the event in Russia will become a haven for many domestic athletes. Basically, in the main card of the organization, fighters will fight who have just got to get to the top of their divisions. The second fight of the evening at UFC Fight Night 163 will be a battle with the participation of an athlete who was recently introduced on the poster as a main event participant. Alexander Volkov will fight Greg Hardy.
Alexander Volkov – Greg Hardy
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The Russian Bellator and M-1 Challenge champion in 2018 could become a contender for the title of champion of the organization, which at that time was controlled by Daniel Cormier. And the fight with Derrick Lewis, which, as it turned out, was a challenger, was completely in his favor. But, in pursuit of early completion, Alexander caught the hardest blow, which put an end to his championship claims. Bringing Drago back into the race for the title would have helped a fight against dos Santos, but Gypsy was knocked out due to injury.
Two fighters volunteered to replace Junior. The first is Francis Ngannou, which would be an incredibly difficult test for Volkov. The second is Greg Hardy. The eccentric American, hated by his own public, won a disastrously boring fight with Ben Sosoli, but due to the fact that Greg used an inhaler, the fight was declared invalid. Wolves will be for Hardy the first serious test of his strength, so this confrontation is not recommended to be missed.
1.3 – 71 – 3.36
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Zelim Imadayev – Danny Roberts
The battle of the avenue and the former avenue of the best promotion of the planet will be the third at the Russian event. Zelim Imadayev was recently signed by the organization and made his debut at UFC 236. His fight with Max Griffin was in his favor, but the judges, by an unexpected majority decision, awarded the American victory. After the fight, Imadayev was unrealistically angry. Now Zelim has the opportunity to improve in the face of his own audience.
Danny Roberts relatively recently was a fairly promising athlete, going on a series of two victories in a row in the organization, but now his record in the UFC is a modest 4-4, and he approaches a fight with a Russian with a series of two consecutive unsuccessful results. On November 9, one of the fighters will be destined to interrupt the losing streak.
1.39 – 2.97
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Hadith Ibragimov – Ed Herman
The battle of two experienced light heavyweights will undoubtedly beautify this event. The injured Gadzhimurad Antigulov was replaced by Hadis Ibragimov, who now has to meet with Ed Herman.
The flamboyant American knockout is increasingly losing by knockouts, rather than winning by such outcomes. Ed received an extreme early defeat from Nikita Krylov. In his extreme fight, “Hot-tempered” knocked out Patrick Cummins and can now develop his win streak.
1.46 – 2.74
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Ramazan Emeev – Tony Martin
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The former champion of the M-1 organization suffered his utter defeat in 2014. The defense of the title from the encroachment on him by Vyacheslav Vasilevsky failed – the Nizhny Novgorod player won, losing after that in revenge. Having successfully defended the belt several times, Emeev recently joined the UFC roster. “Highlander” has already managed to hold three fights in the cage, each of which ended with a raise of his hand. Not the very top opposition in the person of Sam Alvy, Alberto Mina and Stefan Sekulich, “Highlander” won unanimous decisions of the judges.
The next opponent of the Dagestani, despite his age, has already fought a dozen fights in the UFC. Tony Martin made his debut in the battle with our Rashid Magomedov, yielding to that decision. Having ruined his streak, the fighter finally began to produce good results. Relatively recently, he went with a series of 4-0, but in an extreme fight he lost controversially to Demian Maia.
1.48 – 2.59
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Shamil Gamzatov – Clidson Abreu
The next Dagestani will have to make his debut in the organization at the Moscow event. Light heavyweight Shamil Gamzatov is one of the most promising Russians in the heavy mixed martial arts divisions. His record at the moment is an unshakable 13-0, and in opposition to Shamil there are quite eminent Rodney Wallace and Eddie Gordon, which says a lot about his record. Ahead of the Russian is a fight with an athlete who managed to perform in Russia several times despite his Brazilian origin.
Brazilian Clidson Abreu did not live up to his nickname and in the first fight in the UFC lost to our Magomed Ankalaev. Having closed the defeat with a victory over the veteran of the organization Sam Alvey, the fighter approaches the fight ready for a tough hack. A head-to-head fight between athletes will open the main card of the tournament.
1/46 – 2/73
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In the preliminaries of the event, there are battles that could easily squeeze the confrontation in the main card of the organization. A striking example of this is a fight between two Russians – Sergei Khandozhko wished to fight Rustam Khabilov. The main battle of the preliminary card, which will close the preliminaries of the event in Russia, will be the battle between Magomed Ankalaev and Dalchi Lungiambula.
Magomed Ankalaev – Dalcha Lungiambula
The former champion of the Chechen organization WFCA, which recently transformed into the ACA, lost his first fight in the best promotion of the planet. Scotsman Paul Craig with an unexpected submission defeated the Dagestani athlete. The Russian perked up immediately after that, having issued a streak of two victories in a row. Marcin Prachnio and Clidson Abreu turned out to be weaker than Magomed, and for his first victory in the octagon under the UFC banner, Ankalaev received a bonus for the evening's performance.
Congolese Dalcha Lungiambula with the bright nickname “Champion” comes from the ECF organization. In this promotion, of course, he won the title, otherwise he would not have been nicknamed “Champion”. In the UFC, Dalcea made his debut with a victory over experienced Dekuan Townsend, knocking out an opponent.
1.49 – 2.59
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Sergey Khandozhko – Rustam Khabilov
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The battle between the two Russians is not without reason considered the most attractive in the preliminary card of the UFC Fight Night 163 tournament. Khandozhko was looking for an opponent for the next fight for a long time, until he volunteered to fight his compatriot. Khandozhko relatively recently became a signatory of the promotion and in the first fight inflicted the first career defeat on inexperienced Rostem Akman with a record of 6-0. His fight with Michel Perreira did not take place, as a result of which Sergei joined the participants of the Moscow card. Honda's rival will play welterweight for the first time in the UFC. Going on a good streak, Khabilov unexpectedly lost to Carlos Diego Ferreira and lost his chances to get into the UFC lightweight TOP 15, after that changing the division.
2.96 – 1.39
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Remaining card fights:
- Roman Kopylov – Kyle Roberson
- Abubakar Nurmagomedov – David Zavada
- Jessica Rose-Clark – Penny Kianzad
- Grigory Popov – Davey Grant
It is pleasant to realize that the best promotion of the planet is settling more and more densely on Russian soil. From tournament to tournament, the UFC improves the quality of the events held, so that the upcoming UFC Fight Night 163 will become the top card tournament in Russia. You should not skip both the prelims, in which the confrontation between the two Russians will take place, and the main card, in which several expected confrontations will take place, the main of which will be the fight of Zabit Magomedsharipov, adored by many.