The UFC returns to Moscow for UFC on ESPN+ 21 on Saturday. On Friday, all 26 fighters successfully made weight for Saturday’s event as CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia.
The UFC event will be headlined by a highly intriguing featherweight matchup between Zabit Magomedsharipov and Calvin Kattar. Both headliners weighed in at the featherweight limit at 146 pounds.
Sporting an impressive 13-fight winning streak, Magomedsharipov has delivered on the hype that has been bestowed upon him thus far in his UFC career. The 28-year-old has won all five of his Octagon appearances, finishing three of those to rise up the 145-pound rankings. Most recently, Magomedsharipov defeated Jeremy Stephens at via unanimous decision at UFC 235 in March.
Kattar will look to move to 5-1 in the UFC in his biggest opportunity to date. After suffering his first blemish in the Octagon to Renato Moicano at UFC 223 last April, “The Boston Finisher” bounced back with a pair of impressive first round finishes over Chris Fishgold and Ricardo Lamas.
In the co-main event, Alexander Volkov will take on the polarizing Greg Hardy in a heavyweight slugfest. Volkov successfully made weight at 251 pounds, while the former NFL defensive standout weighed in at 265 pounds.
UFC on ESPN+ 21 – UFC Moscow results:
Main card, ESPN+, 2 p.m. EST
Zabit Magomedsharipov defeats Calvin Kattar via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Alexander Volkov defeated Greg Hardy via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Danny Roberts defeated Zelim Imadaev via KO – Round 2, 4:54
Ed Herman defeated Khadis Ibragimov via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Anthony Rocco Martin defeated Ramazan Emeev via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Shamil Gamzatov defeated Klidson Abreu via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Preliminary card, ESPN+, 11 a.m. EST
Magomed Ankalaev defeated Dalcha Lungiambula via KO – Round 3, 0:29
Rustam Khabilov defeated Sergey Khanzozhko via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Karl Roberson defeated Roman Kopylov via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:01
David Zawada defeated Abubakar Nurmagomedov via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 2:50
Roosevelt Roberts defeated Alexander Yakovlev via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Pannie Kianzad defeated Jessica-Rose Clark via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Davey Grant defeated Grigorii Popov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)