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LAS VEGAS – Despite the bad blood he shares with rival Colby Covington, UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman gave credit where he sees due. With the clock winding down in their UFC 245 main event Saturday night, Usman (16-1 MMA, 11-0 UFC) finished Covington (15-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) at the 4:10 mark of the fifth round at T-Mobile Arena. “The Nigerian Nightmare” appeared to be the fresher fighter prior to the finish. Up until Usman...

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Zabit Magomedsharipov has addressed his cardio critics. With a perfect 6-0 start to his UFC tenure, Magomedsharipov (18-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) has been near flawless in his performances and has emerged as a top featherweight contender. But if there’s one thing many have been critical of, it’s his cardio.  Magomedsharipov has shown a tendency to slow down in the third round. He has gone to the judges’ scorecards on three occasions in the UFC, most...

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Zabit Magomedsharipov continues to rise up the UFC featherweight rankings, currently sitting at #4 at 145 pounds with just Jose Aldo, Brian Ortega, Alexander Volkanovski, and Max Holloway above him. Will he be able to rise any higher? That’s the big question as Zabit the prospect turns into Zabit the contender. If we were to look closer at what could be his Achilles heel, cardio comes up a lot. Many Dagestani fighters have a rep...

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What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 21 in Moscow? Here are a few post-fight musings … * * * * * 1. Zabit Magomedsharipov deserves praise not criticism For some reason Zabit Magomedsharipov is taking criticism over a perceived cardio issue instead of getting praise for beating Calvin Kattar in a “Fight of the Night” bout that resulted in his 14th consecutive win. It’s somewhat understandable since Magomedsharipov (18-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) called out...

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Zabit Magomedsharipov thought he did well at UFC on ESPN+ 21 – but says next time he’ll do even better. One half of the evening’s headliner, Magomedsharipov (18-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) defeated Calvin Kattar (20-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) by three-round unanimous decision. The bout was a rebooking of an matchup originally slated to take place on Oct. 18 at UFC on ESPN 6 in Boston. An infection was Magomedsharipov’s cause for withdrawal, and the bout...

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Shane Burgos utilizes body shots and cardio to get third round TKO after slow start against Makwan Amirkani at UFC 244 from Madison Square Garden. Shane Burgos defeated Makwan Amirkhani via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 4:32at UFC 244 on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY. After Amirkhani utilized his grappling to control round one and a majority of round 2, Burgos used his pace and aggresiveness to wear...