Jeremy Stephens vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov Added to UFC 235 in March

A featherweight showdown between Jeremy Stephens and Zabit Magomedsharipov has been inked for UFC 235 in Las Vegas on March 2.

A featherweight showdown between Jeremy Stephens and Zabit Magomedsharipov has been inked for UFC 235 in Las Vegas on March 2.

UFC officials announced the fight on Tuesday.

Stephens will look to bounce back after a heartbreaking loss to former champion Jose Aldo in his last fight from July. Prior to that setback, Stephens had reeled off three straight wins including a pair of jaw-dropping knockouts against Doo Ho Choi and Josh Emmett.

As for Magomedsharipov, he’s been touted as one of the best prospects on the entire UFC roster after debuting last year.

The Dagestan native has gone 4-0 thus far in the UFC with three of those wins coming by submission.

He will now get the chance to add the most high profile opponent of his career to the resume when he faces Stephens in March.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.