UFC 228: Zabit Magomedsharipov faces Brandon Davis

UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till

UFC 228 takes place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Sunday September 9 (AWST). The event features a 14-fight bill with two titles contested on the night.

On Saturday the promotion finalized the fight card, announcing a replacement opponent for Yair Rodriguez, who was forced to withdraw from his featherweight bout against Zabit Magomedsharipov due to injury. Coming off a decision defeat against Enrique Barzola in May, the 28-year-old American mixed martial artist Brandan “Killer B” Davis (9-4) took the fight, making his fourth official UFC appearance.

“In just one year as a UFC fighter, Dagestan’s Magomedsharipov has made quite the impression, winning three bouts over Mike Santiago, Sheymon Moraes and Kyle Bochniak that have netted him three post-fight performance bonuses. Next week, he will look to extend his 11-fight winning streak against the hard-charging Davis, a fearless battler who earned his UFC contract with a win over Austin Arnett and then followed it up with a trio of exciting bouts that have made him – like Magomedsharipov – an instant fan favorite,” stated in the announcement.

UFC 228 is headlined by the defending welterweight champion Tyron Woodley up against Darren Till. The co-main event is a women’s flyweight title fight between the champion Nicco Montano and Valentina Shevchenko. The full fight card can be found below.

UFC 228 fight card

Main Card
Welterweight Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Darren Till
Women’s Flyweight Nicco Montano (c) vs. Valentina Shevchenko
Women’s Strawweight Jessica Andrade vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Women’s Strawweight Carla Esparza vs. Tatiana Suarez
Featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Brandon Davis

Preliminary Card
Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling vs. Cody Stamann
Middleweight Charles Byrd vs. Darren Stewart
Welterweight Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Niko Price
Bantamweight Jimmie Rivera vs. John Dodson

Early Prelims
Welterweight Diego Sanchez vs. Craig White
Lightweight Jim Miller vs. Alex White
Women’s Bantamweight Irene Aldana vs. Lucie Pudilova
Flyweight Ryan Benoit vs. Roberto Sanchez
Welterweight Geoff Neal vs. Frank Camacho