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Khabib Nurmagomedov has moved on from his lifetime of lively competitors. Now that his reign as champion has formally come to an finish, “The Eagle” is targeted on teaching, increase the subsequent era of champions. Lots of the fighters Nurmagomedov works with are from his dwelling nation of Dagestan, which produces an absurd variety of elite MMA fighters given its small inhabitants.
At this time, Nurmagomedov posted an image with one such fighter, Zabit Magomedsharipov, and named him the most effective 145-pound fighter on the earth.
Alexander Volkanovski is grumbling someplace, and Patricio Freire might be irritated too.
At the moment ranked because the third greatest Featherweight contender, Magomedsharipov is using a 14-fight win streak, six of which passed off contained in the Octagon. He final competed in November 2019, taking dwelling a most important occasion victory reverse Calvin Kattar. Since then, Magomedsharipov has been gunning for a match up with Yair Rodriguez, however repeated cancellations and pullouts have “Zabeast” on the lookout for a brand new huckleberry.
Maybe Max Holloway is accessible?
Amanda Ribas vs. Angela Hill is a really stable ladies’s Strawweight match up. I like Ribas to combine it up and rating sufficient takedowns to sway the judges, nevertheless it ought to be aggressive!
Extra importantly, Hill’s Easter eggs have been FIRE once more!
I wouldn’t anticipate Francis Ngannou to enter any combat as underdog ever once more.
This image is superior, and if I keep in mind accurately, Kevin Lee has performed ballet to assist enhance his footwork/timing/rhythm as nicely.
This jogs my memory of Rashad Evans vs. Lil Nog.
Can Kevin Holland makes this a rangy kickboxing battle or will Marvin Vettori discover his means inside?
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Should you missed this weekend’s insane wheel kick end, right here’s a second likelihood:
It is a nice sequence from begin to end! Excessive kick, liver shot, left hook to the chin!
A spotlight from one of many many legendary wars in Eddie Alvarez’s profession:
Right here’s an essential reminder that whereas being huge and powerful don’t harm one’s probabilities in a road combat, such attributes provide no safety from getting punched within the face.
Midnight Music: Mother’s decide #3, impressed by watching practices at TAM!
Sleep nicely Maniacs! Extra martial arts insanity is all the time on the way in which.