Following the blockbuster UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz held this past weekend at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Russia on November 10 (AEST). MMA event billed as UFC on ESPN+ 21 (UFC Fight Night 163) takes place at CSKA Arena in Moscow featuring a total of thirteen bouts.
In the main event the representative of the country-host, Dagestani Russian Zabit Magomedsharipov (17-1) faces Calvin Kattar (20-3) of the US. The pair squares off in the scheduled for five rounds featherweight battle.
In the co-main event Alexander Volkov (30-7) takes on Greg Hardy (5-1, 1NC). The encounter is scheduled for three rounds at heavyweight.
Also on the main card Zelim Imadaev meets Danny Roberts at welterweight, and Khadis Ibragimov goes up against Ed Herman on a short notice at light heavyweight. In addition, Ramazan Emeev faces Anthony Rocco Martin at welterweight, and Shamil Gamzatov and Klidson Abreu do battle at light heavyweight.
The preliminary card comprises seven matchups. The complete lineup for UFC Moscow can be found below.
UFC Fight Night 163 fight card
Featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Calvin Kattar
Heavyweight Alexander Volkov vs. Greg Hardy
Welterweight Zelim Imadaev vs. Danny Roberts
Light Heavyweight Ed Herman vs. Khadis Ibragimov
Welterweight Ramazan Emeev vs. Anthony Rocco Martin
Light Heavyweight Shamil Gamzatov vs. Klidson Abreu
Light Heavyweight Magomed Ankalaev vs. Dalcha Lungiambula
Welterweight Rustam Khabilov vs. Sergey Khandozhko
Middleweight Roman Kopylov vs. Karl Roberson
Welterweight Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. David Zawada
Lightweight Alexander Yakovlev vs. Roosevelt Roberts
Women’s Bantamweight Pannie Kianzad vs. Jessica-Rose Clark
Bantamweight Grigorii Popov vs. Davey Grant