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Zabit Magomedsharipov to train at KHK MMA Bahrain ahead of UFC 228 bout

Zabit Magomedsharipov will spend some time training in Bahrain for his UFC 228 bout against Yair Rodriguez.

Zabit Magomedsharipov with Brave founder His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa
Zabit Magomedsharipov with Brave founder His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. Photo courtesy Brave Combat Federation.

Zabit Magomedsharipov has paid a visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain and will be training at KHK MMA Bahrain ahead of his fight against Yair Rodriguez at UFC 228.

The KHK MMA Bahrain facility is an initiative by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the founder of Brave Combat Federation.

According to reports, Zabit had a meeting with the Brave founder to discuss mixed martial arts in Bahrain and the initiatives by Bahrain directed towards global expansion of the sport.

Zabit will be joined by his countrymen including striking coach, Renat Abu Ahmad, Eldar Eldarov lightweight fighter and IMMAF world championship gold medalist, Murtaza Talha Ali.

Magomedsharipov (15-1) signed for the UFC in 2017 and has picked up 3 wins on the bounce.

He scored a $50,000 fight bonus for his second round submission of Mike Santiago at UFC Fight Night 115, followed by another $50,000 bonus for his third round stoppage of Sheymon Moraes at UFC Fight Night 122 in China.

In April of this year he claimed another bonus in one of the fights of 2018 to date with a decision victory over Kyle Bochniak.

Zabit Magomedsharipov with Brave founder His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa (both centre), alongside Brave President Mohammed 'The Hawk' Shahid (left)

Zabit Magomedsharipov with Brave founder His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa (both centre), alongside Brave President Mohammed ‘The Hawk’ Shahid (left)

KHK MMA Bahrain

KHK MMA Bahrain specialises in wrestling and combat sambo, as the training facility works closely with some of the top coaches in the world including SBG Ireland’s John Kavanagh and Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.

The training facility had attracted a host of MMA fighters and legends in recent years including Frankie Edgar, Wanderlei Silva, Cris Cyborg, Eduardo Dantas, Mehdi Baghdad, Karl Amoussou, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Frans Mlambo, Hamza Kooheji, Rustam Khabilov and Eldar Eldarov.

KHK MMA Bahrain helped the Bahrain national team for Amateur MMA to rank second in the IMMAF World rankings in 2018.

Zabit will be staying for a week long camp in Bahrain to train alongside other KHK MMA fighters.

Brave Combat Federation had recently announced their first global initiative for the continent of Africa, hosting Brave 14 in Tangier, Morocco, on 18 August.

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