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Report: Yair Rodriguez vs Zabit Magomedsharipov set for UFC 227 on Aug. 4 in Los Angeles

UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez v Penn Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

While UFC 226 -- which is set to go down on July 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada — has been the talk of the town in the previous weeks, UFC 227 is coming in hot and ready to take the “most anticipated event of the year” crown.

Aside from featuring a bantamweight title fight between T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt (details), as well as a potential bout between Georges St-Pierre and Nate Diaz, the promotion has reportedly booked a Featherweight showdown between two of the hottest prospects in the division.

Zabit is fresh off a win and “Fight of the Night” performance against Kyle Bochniak at UFC 223 which earned him his eleventh straight win. Known for his matrix-style of fighting, the Russian-born fighter has earned a cult-like following of fans.

Of course, “El Pantera” isn’t a stranger to a unique style of striking, as Rodriguez has wowed fans time and again inside the Octagon with his dazzling combat technique. Yair saw his six fight win streak come to an end at UFC 211 courtesy of Frankie Edgar in his last outing. Prior to that, Rodriguez earned victories over the likes of B.J. Penn, Alex Caceres and Andre Fili.

This one should be bananas.

Furthermore, the pay-per-view (PPV) event -- which is set to go down on Aug. 4. 2018 inside Staples Center in Los Angeles Calif., — could also play host to a Light Heavyweight showdown between former title contender Alexander Gustafsson and ex-Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.


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