Zabit Magomedsharipov is one of the UFC’s latest rising stars and it seems like his phenomenal skill runs in the family as his younger brother, Khasan, has started making an impact on the regional scene. Zabit has catapulted himself to the very top of the UFC’s Featherweight division with a number of flawless performances since his debut in 2017 after putting together an impressive 12-1 record that included an ACB Featherweight title. At the age of 29 there’s still plenty more to come from Zabit, but his younger brother has seemingly started following in his footsteps.
Khasan Magomedsharipov is only 20 years old and has spent less than a year as a professional MMA fighter so far. In that time he’s already managed to put together a 4-0 record and finished three of those opponents. His most recent outing showed that he has the same flashy yet highly-effective groundgame that his older brother has shown over the years, when he finished Dibir Amirmagomedov with a beautiful Twister. He started the sequence with a high-crotch takedown that seemed relatively unstoppable before working an impressive half-guard passing game. When his opponent turned to avoid the pass, it only took Khasan a matter of seconds to take the back and start setting up the Twister while his opponent frantically tried to escape.
And he hits a fucking twister. lol
— Dusty Andrews (@Fight_Expert) September 26, 2020
The Twister is one of the rarest submission to see in professional MMA, even on the regional level. Similarly, Zabit managed to secure a victory over Brandon Davis at UFC 228 by taking his opponent’s back and locking up a Suloev Stretch as he attempted to stand. It seems like both of the Magomedsharipov brothers have a highly unusual and unpredictable submission game, something that will no doubt come up again as they take the Featherweight division by storm.