The UFC 294 event is creating waves throughout the combat sports community, boasting a stacked card from top to bottom. Remarkably, even the preliminary card is generating its own unique level of anticipation.
A significant contributor to this excitement is the highly anticipated UFC debut of the undefeated Russian prospect Sharabutdin Magomedov. He is set to face off against Bruno Silva.
In the lead-up to UFC 294, Sean Strickland and Chris Curtis released a podcast video where they dissected the entire card. But it was the first bout on the preliminary card that drew their focus towards Sharabutdin Magomedov. Strickland initiated the discussion by referring to Bruno Silva as the “one-eyed bandit”.
Curtis stated: “He’s fighting the one-eyed Russian which I’m honestly really curious about, how you can fight with one eye?”
The middleweight champion emphasized his interest in Bruno Silva, confessing to having minimal knowledge about the “one-eyed bandit”.
Additionally, Custis expressed his bewilderment by questioning the legality of such a situation. He stated: “He’s got one eye, how is that legal?”
Sharabutdin Magomedov hasn’t yet reacted to Curtis’ and Strickland’s comments. Moreover, Strickland predicted that Silva would win the match.
Prior to venturing into the realm of MMA, Sharabutdin Magomedov enjoyed a successful career as a kickboxer. However, a pivotal moment in the early stages of his journey altered the course of his life.
A severe injury to his right eye resulted in a series of eight surgeries. This unfortunate incident forced Sharabutdin to endure a two-year hiatus from MMA training.
He candidly shared the harrowing experience of the surgery, recounting how he could feel every sensation despite the administration of anesthesia. He endured this procedure eight times, but none of the surgeries could salvage his right eye.
Despite this traumatic setback, Sharabutdin’s determination propelled him towards success in the world of MMA. Presently, he boasts an unblemished record of 11 wins and 0 losses, with 10 of his victories culminating in knockouts. His combat style is characterized by a diverse array of kicks executed from various angles, keeping opponents on their toes.
Sharabutdin’s first UFC appearance pits him against the formidable Brazilian knockout artist Bruno Silva. He has an impressive 20 career knockouts to his name. Fans are waiting to see if Sharabutdin Magomedov thrive in the competitive arena of the UFC.