Khasan Magomedsharipov, the brother of former UFC star Zabit Magomedsharipov, has perhaps his stiffest test to date in front of him due to an opponent change.
At Bellator 299 on Sept. 23 in Dublin, Magomedsharipov (8-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) will now face Piotr Niedzielski (17-6 MMA, 1-2 BMMA), who replaces Martin McDonough, promotion officials recently informed MMA Junkie.
The event takes place at The O2 with the main card on Showtime after prelims on MMA Junkie.
Magomedsharipov, 22, has passed all of his professional tests with flying colors. His resume currently shows three knockouts, two submissions, and two decisions. He most recently competed at Bellator 291 in February when he finished Martin Hudson by first-round TKO due to ground-and-pound.
Niedzielski, 32, entered Bellator on an eight-fight winning streak and as the Babilon MMA lightweight champion. In his promotional debut, he defeated former Bellator featherweight title challenger Pedro Carvalho by split decision. He’s since dropped back-to-back decisions to Richie Smullen and Yves Landu.
With the change, the Bellator 299 lineup includes:
Champion Johnny Eblen vs. Fabian Edwards – for middleweight title
Pedro Carvalho vs. Aaron Pico
Mads Burnell vs. Daniel Weichel
Levan Chokheli vs. Sabah Homasi
Brian Moore vs. Otto Rodrigues
Luke Trainer vs. Laurynas Urbonavicius
Mark Ewen vs. Noah Gugnon
Kenny Mokhonoana vs. Josh O’Connor
Chiara Penco vs. Mackenzie Stiller
Romain Debienne vs. Nicolo Solli
Daniel Miceli vs. Peter Queally
Gregory Babene vs. Charlie Ward
Ciaran Clarke vs. Przemyslaw Gorny
Darragh Kelly vs. Jelle Zeegers
Mansour Barnaoui vs. Jay Jay Wilson
Roman Faraldo vs. Luca Poclit
Khasan Magomedsharipov vs. Piotr Niedzielski
Davy Gallon vs. Attila Korkmaz
Asael Adjoudj vs. Ibrahim Al-Faqih Hassan
Kasim Aras vs. Sergey Bilostenniy
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for Bellator 299.