The World Series of Fighting announced the signing of three Russian fighters to the active roster.
Vagab Vagabov, Magomed Bibulatov and Magomed Magomedov have all agreed to exclusive multi-fight, multi-year contracts.
“We are excited to welcome these three fast-climbing, young stars to the WSOF roster and expect them to shake things up in the world of MMA,” WSOF president Ray Sefo said. “Over the last couple of years, we have seen a tremendous amount of high-caliber talent being unearthed from Russia, and I am proud to say that WSOF has been pro-active and played a significant part in these discoveries, and will continue to search and sign the most promising talent from this part of the world as well as elsewhere around the globe.”
Vagabov, a 29-year-old middleweight (15-0), boasts an incredible 74-percent finish rate over the course of his 15 professional fights, with seven of his wins having come by way of knockout and four of his victories via submission. He is coming off a second round (2:43) TKO (punches) of Chris Katanga in Moscow, Russia on April 18.
A 26-year-old flyweight, Bibulatov (9-0) notched his ninth career win on March 14, scoring a first round (1:30) KO on Eduardo Felipe in Grozny. Bibulatov’s best accolade to date is perhaps his victory of a one-night, eight-man tournament in 2013, when he defeated three consecutive opponents, including two by way of first round submission, to emerge the winner of the single-elimination affair.
Magomedov (10-1) is a surging bantamweight who will put a nine-fight win streak and an outstanding finish rate of 70 percent when he makes his WSOF debut. In his last start, Magomedov earned a unanimous decision over Paata Robakidze in 2014.