After beating up the former number 6, Jeremy Stephens, in a fight on March 2nd, 2019, Magomedsharipov has risen up to the highest place in the ranking in his UFC career.
Winning over Stephens 29-28 by the decision, Magomedsharipov has entered the top-10 of the rankings. According to statistics, the first round of the fight was very tight, however Zabit’s punches were much more accurate than of his concurrent’s.
The second round of the fight was 100% after Zabit because of the number and a higher accuracy percentage of punches. The third round was planned to become a final defeat for Stephens, but American insisted on pushing Magomedsharipov in the corners of the octagon and managed to create a couple of punches that would harm his opponent.
However, it was not enough for the jury to weigh the victory scales in favor of Jeremy Stephens and Magomedsharipov has won the fight, entering the top-10 of Ultimate Fighting Championship for the first time.