Popularly referred to as ZaBeast, Zabit Magomedsharipov is a Russian mixed martial artist who is fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He has been slugging it out in rings since 2012 and has left a great fighting record for himself including winning a number of championships. Here is all to know about ZaBeast both inside and outside of the ring.
Biography of Zabit Magomedsharipov
The martial artist was born Zabit Akhmedovich Magomedsharipov on the 1st of March 1991 in Dagestan, Russia. It was also here in Dagestan (one of the deadliest places in the world) that he was brought up.
Just as you will find with most others that have come to become successes in their field of sports, Zabit Magomedsharipov began fighting since he was a little child as young as 10, starting with freestyle wrestling. He would go on to be trained by Gusein Magomaev who is a former Soviet karate legend and has equally been able to train many other world class fighters from Russia.
Through his career as a fighter, Zabit has made many accomplishments and has won a good number of championships. A World cup winner, he has won 4 Russian championships and he is also a European champion. Beyond just that, he became the 2017 European Newcomer of the Year.
By the time he was through with his fifteenth fight, Zabit Magomedsharipov had won 14 fights losing only one to Igor Egorov as far back as 2013. While his loss was in a submission, he has taken people down five times through total knock out, one through a knockout, and three through decision, the rest was won by the fighter through submission.
The ACB Featherweight Champion was named in the Performance of the Night fight in his battles against Mike Santiago and Sheymon Moraes. He was also named in the Fight of the Night for his fight with Kyle Bochniak.
There are some sportsmen that you get to know everything about them as well as their families and other engagements. Contrariwise, Zabit Magomedsharipov is not one of such. Just as there is hardly too much that is known about how he was brought up, similarly there is nothing that is known about his family.
In addition to that, there is no record available in the public domain on whether the Russian martial artist has ever been married or if he is in any relationship at the moment.
His Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Looking at Zabit Magomedsharipov, he may not be the most well-built man, but he has it as far as height is concerned.
He stands at a height of 6′ 1″ (185 cm) and he has a body weight of 145 lb (65 kg). While there is no information regarding his general body measurements, he has a reach of 73 inches and a leg reach of 42 inches. More so, regarding his general body measurements, he obviously has a good body build and is rightly measured to succeed in the UFC. Magomedsharipov has been able to take advantage of his body in complementing his skills.
- Growing up in the city of Khasavyurt, Zabit Magomedsharipov started kickboxing and playing football even before he decided to settle down as a martial artist.
- When he was 12 years old in 2003, the martial artist started schooling at the Five sides of the world which is in Dagestan.
- Among the things that have helped him as a fighter include his massive reach, moves that are described as simply excellent, and his good strikes.
- Through his career, ZaBeast has trained with a number of people including Ricardo Almeida, Nick Catone, and Mark Henry. More so, he has trained alongside fighters such as Edson Barboza and Marlon Moraes. Others are Frankie Edgar and Eddie Alvarez.
- He has an impressive career record which has seen him record three victories by decision. Before winning on April 7, 2018, by decision, the last time he won this way was in 2013 which is a significantly long time.
- Regarding the religion of the UFC star, he is a devout Muslim.
- Even though without too many fights in the UFC, Zabit has a good social media followership with over eighty thousand followers on Instagram and more than thirteen thousand followers on Twitter.
- ZaBeast has no obvious tattoos.
- If you are wondering what the net worth of the Russian mixed martial artist may be, that is not known at the moment because he has managed to keep his life very much away from the eyes of the public.