Khasan Magomedsharipov continues to impress early in his career.
The undefeated brother of UFC’s Zabit Magomedsharipov took care of business on Friday against Jose Sanchez at Bellator 275, remaining undefeated in his budding professional career after picking up a dominant unanimous decision win.
In the second fight of his Bellator run, Magomedsharipov (7-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) showed a little bit of everything in the first round. He defended takedowns from his opponent, landed a beautiful jumping knee, and implemented his own offensive grappling with a nice takedown.
In the second round, Magomedsharipov dominated virtually every moment. He landed hard knees in the clinch early and then went to work in the wrestling game where he smothered Sanchez (11-2 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) and landed hard ground and pound strikes. At one moment, the referee stepped in closer as if he was thinking about a stoppage.
The final round was much like the second, with the Dagestani overpowering his opponent at every turn as he completed his dominant showing. The judges turned in scores of 30-26, 30-27, and 30-27 in Magomedsharipov’s favor.
Through seven fights, Magomedsharipov has yet to taste defeat. The 21-year-old has a very bright future in the Bellator featherweight division. Thus far, the hype has been as advertised, much like his older UFC sibling.
Up-to-the-minute results of Bellator 275 include:
Khasan Magomedsharipov def. Jose Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Jornel Lugo def. Brian Moore via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Brett Johns def. Khurshed Kakhorov via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 3:00
Davy Gallon def. Charlie Leary via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:01
Stephanie Page def. Danni McCormack via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:46
Darragh Kelly def. Junior Morgan via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:47
Vladimir Tokov def. Daniele Scatizzi via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Gokhan Saricam def. Kirill Sidelnikov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Nathan Kelly def. Scott Pedersen via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Lee Hammond def. Jamie Hay via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:32
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Author: Matthew Wells