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145lb Super-Prospect Zabit Calls For Chad Mendes Next

Featherweight prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov has called out the former-title challenger Chad Mendes for his next UFC outing.

For those in the know, Zabit has been seen as one of the sport of MMA’s brightest prospects for some time.

Displaying dynamic striking, exquisite takedowns and overall control – the Russian let the world know that he can also pull off incredibly rare submissions at UFC 228 last weekend.

Pulling off one of two banana splits submissions scored at UFC 228, Zabit managed to increase his level of exposure once again and directly after the fight – made it clear that wants either Chad Mendes or José Aldo next.

“I like the style of those two guys. They are two very tough fighters who never back up. If you want to be the best, you have to fight the best.”

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Author: Cillian Cunningham

Lead mixed martial arts writer who can be contacted at cillian@punditarena.com.