The ACB featherweight champion Zabit Magomedsharipov has signed with the UFC.
The MMA Kings reported the bout first on twitter which was followed by a report from Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.
— The MMA Kings (@mma_kings) April 28, 2017
Magomedsharipov won the vacant ACB featherweight title by earning a first-round TKO win over Sheikh-Magomed Arapkhanov at Absolute Championship Berkut 31: Magomedsharip.
Magomedsharipov then successfully defended his strap by earning another first-round TKO win, this time over Valdines Silva at Absolute Championship Berkut 45: Siberia vs. Caucasus.
Helwani is also reporting that Magomedsharipov’s debut isn’t finalised at this time, but the promotion is hoping he kicks off his UFC career sooner rather than later.