I believe he is . I mean, his last fight against Jeremy Stephens was a close, non impressive, decision. Same with Kyle Bochniak. So, is he really that good? I've even heard his better than Khabib and a beast during training, but haven't seen much of it in his fights. And he's a tall 145er with a big range advantage. Calvin Kattar with the upset is a real possibility. Although i believe fighting in Russia would help Zabit if the fight is somehow close.