In his first fight after signing with Bellator, Magomedov, the former ACB (Absolute Championship Berkut) Champion, dominated his opponent Matheus Mattos in a unanimous decision win.
Magomedov is a teammate and close friend of fellow Dagestani and UFC Featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov. Magomedov traveled with Zabit to Dallas for Zabit’s fight in 2018, where they visited Irving Masjid.
Magomedov has been likened in fighting style to retired UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Bellator officials will soon have to grant Magomedov a title fight after such a performance against a legitimate Bantamweight contender in Mattos.
Magomedov is currently the 55th ranked bantamweight contender worldwide by Tapology. He is the only man so far to have ever beaten UFC Champ Petr Yan.