UFC: Alexander Gustafsson and Zabit Magomedsharipov sign new deals with UFC

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UFC has inked new deals with former Light Heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson and upcoming Featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov.

Gustafsson apparently signed the biggest deal of his career (PC: Bloody Elbow)

Gustafsson announced the deal on Instagram and also took a jab at the rumours about his retirement. Not only this, he also termed that it’s ‘the biggest deal’ of his career. You can see the announcement below.

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“While others are talking about retirement, I just signed my new deal with the @ufc today. I am grateful, excited, and I will be fighting very soon! I need to thank my family, my team @wesportagency and @allstarsgymsweden . I would also like to give a special thank you to my fight management @neems01 and @majdishammas at Moments Sports Management for securing the biggest deal of my career. Soon to be the world champion!!!” he wrote on his Instagram page.

The 31-year-old is currently on a two-fight winning streak at the moment and boasts a professional record of 18-4 to his name. Gustafsson has been vocal about the Light Heavyweight division for quite some time now and is expected to be back in the cage soon now that a new deal is in place.

Zabit Magomedsharipov lands new deal

Zabit has also signed a new deal (PC: Body Lock)
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Elsewhere, Zabit Magomedsharipov, who impressed recently against Kyle Bochniak at UFC 223, also signed a new deal as per MMA Fighting. The Dagestani fighter earned a multi-fight deal and is currently on an 11-fight winning streak with the latest three wins coming in the UFC.

The 27-year-old also holds an impressive professional record of 15-1 to his name and made a string of new fans with his impressive outing at UFC 223.

After the fight, Zabit had called out Yair Rodriguez and even though it’s a fight that instantly got the fans excited, nothing has been confirmed as of now and the return date of Zabit still remains as a mystery.


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