Zabit Magomedsharipov is set to take on a home crowd favourite in his next outing.

Per ESPN with confirmation from UFC president Dana White, featherweight prospect Magomedsharipov will take on Massachusetts’ own Calvin Kattar in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN 6 on October 18th in Boston.

Magomedsharipov (17-1) has gone 5-0 since joining the UFC in 2017 and is currently ranked at the #5 featherweight contender. The 28-year-old has won 13 of his 17 professional victories inside the distance and most recently defeated Jeremy Stephens in March via unanimous decision at UFC 235.

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Kattar (20-3) meanwhile will look to build upon the biggest win of his career after scoring a first-round knockout against former title challenger Ricardo Lamas in June. Kattar currently sits at #11 in the UFC’s 145 lbs rankings and has gone 4-1 since joining the promotion in 2017.

UFC on ESPN 6 is now set to feature:

  • Dominick Reyes vs. Chris Weidman
  • Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Calvin Kattar
  • Maycee Barber vs. Gillian Robertson
  • Eric Spicely vs. Brandon Allen