Dana White and Sharaputdin Magomedov Agree on a Deal as Undefeated Dagestani Gives Major Disclosure on Next Fight After UFC 294 Win

Published 10/21/2023, 1:18 PM EDT

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Sharaputdin Magomedov emerged victorious over Bruno Silva in his UFC debut. Although eyebrows were raised over the judges awarding him all three rounds, there is little doubt that he did enough to win the fight.

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Curiously, the fight was mostly on the ground, with Silva, who had only one successful takedown in the UFC prior to the fight, getting three in this fight alone. And after his somewhat underwhelming victory, the Dagestani has revealed his future plans to the media.

Sharaputdin Magomedov reveals when he will fight next

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According to journalist Mike Bohn, Sharaputdin Magomedov has spoken to the media after his victory and revealed that he spoke with UFC CEO Dana White to discuss when he will fight next. The undefeated fighter wanted to fight again in December at UFC Fight Night 234 in Shanghai, and White agreed, as per the journalist.

The undefeated fighter did show his signature kicks and managed to catch Silva with some loud, painful ones. But the decision did not go down well with many, who felt the UFC had weighed the scales in the debutante’s favor, who, they claim, has ‘Dana White privilege’.

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Sharaputdin Magomedov beats Bruno Silva in a controversial decision

The main point of contention for fans who disagree with the judges giving ‘Sharabullet’ all three rounds seems to be that the Dagestani spent the majority of the ground time on his back. Usually, the fighter on top has a dominant position and is given the edge.

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However, ‘Sharabullet’ was able to land good shots from the bottom. Especially in the second round, the majority of which he seemingly elected to spend on his back even when he had the opportunity to get up. The third round saw two successful takedowns from the Brazilian, but he did not manage to do enough to sway the fight in his favor. It is not surprising, given all this, that Magomedov was awarded all three rounds. Do you agree with the judges’ giving all three rounds to Magomedov? Let us know in the comments!

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Kanishk Thakur is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Kanishk owes his love for MMA to the fan-favorite UFC commentator Joe Rogan, whose discussions of the sport on his podcast nudged him into following MMA. An experienced senior content writer, Kanishk’s passion for the sport was solidified after exploring the infamous Conor McGregor-Khabib Nurmagomedov rivalry and its eventual culmination at UFC 229.
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