On March 2nd, 2019, Zabit will face a new challenge represented by Jeremy Stephens, a 145-pound machine with the 6th place in the ranking

May 1, 2019

Zabit will face Stephens, who, being an old-school fighter, is more familiar with street fighting than with classical octagon on-ring show fight. This fight will also be very important for Zabit as he is totally different if compared to Stephens both in technical and emotional approach to fights.

A hilarious accident happened at the official pre-fight weighting, when Stephens touched his beard a couple of times standing right in front of the UFC official and Magomedsharipov. Stephens commented that everyone of the contestants wanted to show that their beard was better, whilst the UFC official argued that both fighters have beautiful beards.