Complete Fight Nights 53 Day 1 Results: Ayub Gimbatov Gets Past Artem Shokalo In The Main Event, The Flyweight Tournament Kicks Off & A BJJ Rules Fight

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Ayub Gimbatov def. Artem Shokalo by submission via arm bar

Tomas Deak def. Vadim Buseev by decision (Flyweight Tournament Quarterfinals)

Abdurahman Bilarov def. Vyacheslav Ilyin by submission via d’arce choke (BJJ Rules Fight)

Gadzhimurad Khiramagomedov def. Yuri Izotov by decision

Aigun Akhmedov def. Vasily Novikov by TKO via strikes

Ali Isaev def. Michael Kabargin by decision

Alexander Yanyshev def. Arthur Magomedov by decision (Flyweight Tournament Quarterfinals)

Nikita Chistyakov def. Vadim Zhlobich by submission via rear naked choke (Flyweight Tournament Quarterfinals)

Zamir Aripshev def. Aram Arzumanian by TKO via strikes

Alexandr Kakhiani def. Stanislav Podolskiy by decision

Dinara Shukeeva def. Anastasia Kim by TKO via strikes


Round By Round Recap

Anastasia Kim vs. Dinara Shukeeva

Round One: The round begins with Shukeeva attacking Kim with leg kicks, Shukeeva also pops Kim with a few jabs as well. Shukeeva backs up Kim with a straight left to the face, Shukeeva drops Kim with a multi-punch combination and she pounces on the downed fighter with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Dinara Shukeeva def. Anastasia Kim by TKO via strikes

Alexandr Kakhiani vs. Stanislav Podolskiy

Round One: The round begins with Kakhiani attacking Podolskiy with leg kicks, the fighters have a striking exchange that ends with Kakhiani nailing Podolskiy with a knee strike to the midsection. Podoolskiy uses a push kick to create some distance with Kakhiani, Podoolskiy holds Kakhiani against the cage wall for a few moments. Podolskiy rocks a swinging Kakhiani with a counter strike combination, Kakhiani backs up Podolskiy with a head kick attempt. Kakhiani goes back to attacking Podolskiy with leg kicks, Podolskiy holds Kakhiani against the cage wall after a striking combination landed. Kakhiani looks for the takedown and Podolskiy catches him in a guillotine choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kakhiani

Round Two: The round begins with Kakhiani immediately attacking Podolskiy with leg kicks, Kakhiani nails Podolskiy with a head kick attempt as well. Kakhiani just attacks Podolskiy with every kind of kick he can throw, Podolskiy tries attacking Kakhiani with a spinning back fist. Kakhiani trips up a kicking Podolskiy with some more of his leg kicks, Podolskiy charges at Kakhiani while throwing a multiple punch combination. Kakhiani responds by nailing Podolskiy with a straight right, Podolskiy misses a superman punch attempt against Kakhiani. Kakhiani scores a takedown on Podolskiy and he gets side control on him, Kakhiani starts attacking Podolskiy with some ground and pound. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with the fighters circling each other until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kakhiani (Overall Score: 20-18 for Kakhiani)

Round Three: The round begins with Kakhiani going back to his leg kicking attack on Podolskiy, Kakhiani scores a takedown on Podolskiy after landing a right. Kakhiani starts attacking Podolskiy with some ground and pound, Podolskiy scrambles to his feet and Kakhiani kicks him in the midsection. Kakhiani goes right back to attacking Podolskiy with leg kicks, Kakhiani backs up a swinging Podolskiy after landing a four punch combination. Podolskiy scores a takedown and he gets the half guard on Kakhiani, Kakhiani scrambles to his feet after eating a few shots. Kakhiani goes right back to nailing Podolskiy with more leg kicks, Podolskiy responds by catching Kakhiani with an uppercut. Podolskiy goes for the takedown and he gets caught in the guillotine choke from Kakhiani. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity just as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kakhiani (Final Score: 30-27 for Kakhiani)

Official Result: Alexandr Kakhiani def. Stanislav Podolskiy by decision

Aram Arzumanian vs. Zamir Aripshev

Round One: The round begins with Aripshev attempting a superman punch against Arzumanian, Arishev scores a takedown on Arzumanian and he gets side control. Arzumanian is quick to trap Aripshev in the half guard position, Aripshev starts nailing Arzumanian with some ground and pound. Arzumanian eats more shots as he forces Aripshev into his full guard, Aripshev is quick to regain the side control position on Arzumanian. Aripshev lands a few blows as he gains back control on Arzumanian, Aripshev starts attacking Arzumanian with a lot of ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Zamir Aripshev def. Aram Arzumanian by TKO via strikes

EFN Flyweight Tournament Quarterfinal Round Fight: Nikita Chistyakov vs. Vadim Zhlobich

Round One: The round begins with Chistyakov attacking Zhlobich with some leg kicks, Zhlobich returns the favor by attempting a few leg kicks of his own. Chistyakov momentarily backs up Zhlobich with a high kick attempt, Chistyakov backs up Zhlobich again with a two punch combo. Chistyakov scores a takedown on Zhlobich and he gets the full guard, Chistyakov transitions to the north/south position on Zhlobich. Chistyakov transitions to back control on a scrambling Zhlobich, Chistyakov locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Nikita Chistyakov def. Vadim Zhlobich by submission via rear naked choke

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EFN Flyweight Tournament Quarterfinal Round Fight: Arthur Magomedov vs. Alexander Yanyshev

Round One: The round begins with Yanyshev landing a straight right on Magomedov, Magomedov starts attacking Yanyshev with some leg kicks. Magomedov scores a takedown on Yanyshev and he gets back control, Magomedov rolls for the arm bar and Yanyshev scrambles to break free and to get the fight standing again. Yanyshev scores a takedown and he gets the open guard on Magomedov, Yanyshev starts attacking Magomedov with some ground and pound. Magomedov scrambles and he winds up getting top position on Yanyshev, Yanyshev scrambles to his feet with Magomedov holding onto his back. Magomedov scores another takedown on Yanyshev and Yanyshev gets right back to his feet. Yanyshev winds up dragging Magomedov to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Magomedov

Round Two: The round begins with Magomedov cracking a swinging Yanyshev with a counter right, Yanyshev scores a takedown on Magomedov and he gets the open guard. Yanyshev transitions to the half guard position on Magomedov, Yanyshev lands some strikes on Magomedov as he is moved back to the open guard. Magomedov scrambles and he winds up getting top position on Yanyshev, Yanyshev gets to his feet with Magomedov holding onto him. Magomedov scores another takedown on Yanyshev and he gets the open guard, the referee decides to stand up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Yanyshev scoring a takedown on Magomedov, Magomedov does get back to his feet as Yanyshev nails him with strikes. Magomedov goes for the takedown and he gets caught in a guillotine choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Yanyshev (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Yanyshev landing a left before scoring a takedown on Magomedov, Magomedov gets right back to his feet and he looks for the takedown on Yanyshev. Yanyshev winds up getting back control on Magomedov during Magomedov’s takedown attempt, Yanyshev goes for the arm triangle choke. Yanyshev releases the choke to nail Magomedov with some ground and pound, Magomedov gets back to his Yanyshev drags him back to the ground. Magomedov spins and he winds up getting top position on Yanyshev, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Yanyshev landing a striking combination on Magomedov, Magomedov decides to just hold Yanywhev against the cage wall. Yanyshev scores the takedown and he gets back control on Magomedov, Magomedov scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Magomedov goes for the takedown and he barely gets it as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Yanyshev (Final Score: 29-28 for Yanyshev)

Official Result: Alexander Yanyshev def. Arthur Magomedov by decision

Ali Isaev vs. Michael Kabargin

Round One: The round begins with Kabargin nailing Isaev with a right to the midsection, Isaev responds by nailing Kabargin with a kick to the midsection. Isaev follows that up by nailing Kabargin with a spinning back kick to the rib cage, Kabargin recovers to hit Isaev with a two punch combination. Isaev scores a takedown on Kabargin and he gets the full guard, Isaev starts attacking Kabargin with some ground and pound. Isaev briefly postures up to land some more strikes on Kabargin, Isaev transitions to side control on Kabargin. Isaev briefly postures up again to hit Kabargin with a few more strikes, Kabargin forces Isaev back into the full guard while eating more strikes. Isaev nails Kabargin with a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Isaev

Round Two: The round begins with Kabargin nailing a swinging Isaev with a counter strike combination, Isaev looks for the takedown and Kabargin nails him with an uppercut. Isaev scores the takedown and he gets the full guard, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Isaev barely catching Kabargin with a head kick, Isaev scores a takedown on Kabargin and he gets the full guard. Isaev transitions to side control on Kabargin after landing a hammer fist, Isaev starts attacking Kabargin with some more ground and pound. Kabargin quickly recaptures Isaev in the full guard position, the referee decides to stand the fighters up for inactivity. The action resumes with Isaev scoring another takedown on Kabargin, the referee again stands the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Kabargin nailing Isaev with a left hook, Kabargin rocks Isaev with a multiple punch combination. Isaev holds Kabargin against the cage wall while landing some punches of his own as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Isaev (Overall Score: 20-18 for Isaev)

Round Three: The round begins with Kabargin nailing Isaev with a right to the midsection, Kabargin follows that up by nailing Isaev with a left hook. Kabargin starts attacking Isaev with some leg kicks as well, Isaev eats a right after nailing Kabargin with a leg kick. Kabargin then cracks Isaev with a kick to the midsection, Kabargin backs Isaev into the cage wall with a two punch into a liver kick combination. Isaev scores a takedown on Kabargin and he gets the full guard, Isaev attacks Kabargin with some ground and pound. The referee decides to stand up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Kabargin cracking Isaev with a left. Isaev tries slowing Kabargin down by landing a leg kick, Kabargin charges at Isaev while throwing strikes. Isaev scores a takedown on Kabargin as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kabargin (Final Score: 29-28 for Isaev)

Official Result: Ali Isaev def. Michael Kabargin by decision

 

Aigun Akhmedov vs. Vasily Novikov

Round One: The round begins with Novikov attacking Akhmedov with some leg kicks, Novikov follows that up by landing a spinning back kick to the midsection of Akhmedov. Novikov holds Akhmedov against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Akhmedov spins Novikov and he catches him with a knee strike to the midsection. Akhmedov drops Novikov with an elbow strike to the head, Akhmedov gets the open guard on Novikov while landing a lot of ground and pound. Akhmedov transitions to the side control position on Novikov, Novikov eventually forces Akhmedov back into the full guard. Akhmedov starts nailing Novikov with a lot more ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Aigun Akhmedov def. Vasily Novikov by TKO via strikes

Gadzhimurad Khiramagomedov vs. Yuri Izotov

Round One: The round begins with Khiramagomedov attacking Izotov with a high kick, Khiramagomedov scores a takedown on Izotov and he gets the open guard. Khiramagomedov quickly transitions to the side control position on Izotov…

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Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Khiramagomedov (based on what we saw)

Round Two: The action resumes from the technical difficulties midway through round two, which is where we see Khiramagomedov rock Izotov with a straight right. Khiramagomedov nails Izotov with a standing elbow strike before scoring a takedown, Khiramagomedov starts attacking Izotov with some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Khiramagomedov (based on what we saw) (Overall Score: 20-18 for Khiramagomedov)

Round Three: The round begins with Khiramagomedov nailing Izotov with a spinning back kick to the head, Khiramagomedov then clocks a backing Izotov with a right hook. Izotov catches a swinging Khiramagomedov with a counter punch combination, Khiramagomedov holds Izotov against the cage wall for a few moments. Khiramagomedov nails a swinging izotov with a counter punch combination of his own, Khiramagomedov then hits Izotov with jabs to his midsection. Khiramagomedov also starts attacking Izotov with a few leg kicks as well, Izotov looks for the takedown and Khiramagomedov nails him with a knee strike. Khiramagomedov barely connects with a spinning back elbow strike on Izotov, Izotov looks for the takedown and Khiramagomedov winds up in top position. Khiramagomedov stands up and he allows Izotov to stands as well just as thee round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Khiramagomedov (Final Score: 30-27 for Khiramagomedov)

Official Result: Gadzhimurad Khiramagomedov def. Yuri Izotov by decision

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BJJ Rules Fight - (1 Round/7 Minutes/No Striking): Abdurahman Bilarov vs. Vyacheslav Ilyin

Round One: The round begins with the fighters locking up and not much happening afterwards, Bilarov scores the takedown and Ilyin rolls for his leg immediately. Bilarov escapes the leg hold from Ilyin and he maintains top position, Bilarov transitions to side control on Ilyin. The fighters scramble for position and Bilarov winds up in the north/south position, Bilarov catches Ilyin in the d’arce choke and a tap out follows.

Result: Abdurahman Bilarov def. Vyacheslav Ilyin by submission via d’arce choke

EFN Flyweight Tournament Quarterfinal Round Fight: Tomas Deak vs. Vadim Buseev

Round One: The round begins with Deak dropping a swinging Buseev with a counter left, Deak quickly gets top position on a downed Buseev. Buseev rolls for the arm bar and Deak escapes to get side control, Deak starts attacking Buseev with some ground and pound. Buseev scrambles to his feeet to get the fight standing again, Deak scores another takedown and he gets the half guard on Buseev. Buseev is quick to get Deak in his full guard, the referee stands up the fighters for a lack of activity on their part. The action resumes with Deak catching Buseev with a punching combination, Deak goes for the takedown and Buseev counters with an uppercut. Deak then cracks Buseev with a two punch combination, Deak eats a few shots before landing another two punch combination on Buseev. Deak scores a takedown on Buseev and he gets back control, Deak attacks Buseev with a lot of ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Deak

Round Two: The round begins with Deak going for a takedown and eating a knee strike for his efforts, Deak scores a takedown on Buseev and he gets back control. Buseev stands up with Buseev still on his back, Buseev shakes Deak off of his back and they clinch along the cage wall. Deak scores another takedown on Buseev and he gets the half guard, Deak starts attacking Buseev with some ground and pound. Buseev eats more shots as he traps Deak in his full guard, Deak lands a few elbow strikes on Buseev as well. Deak postures up and Buseev scrambles to his feet as well, Deak backs Buseev into the cage wall by landing a five punch combination. Deak scores another takedown on Buseev and he controls his head as Buseev attempts to get back up, Deak gains back control on a downed Buseev. Buseev gets back to his feet and Deak drags him back to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Deak (Overall Score: 20-18 for Deak)

Round Three: The round begins with Buseev attacking Deak with a front kick, Buseev then hits a swinging Deak with a counter strike combination. Deak looks for the takedown and Buseev nails him with a knee strike to the rib cage, Buseev backs Deak into the cage wall with a multiple punch combination. Buseev and Deak are just swinging wildly at each other, Deak gets rocks during the exchange and he fails at a takedown attempt. Buseev just charges forward while throwing strikes at Deak, Buseev nails Deak with some kicks to his midsection. Deak finally drags Buseev to the ground and he peppers him with a few strikes, Buseev scrambles to his feet and Deak drags him right back to the ground. Deak starts attacking Buseev with some ground and pound as he gains back control, Deak continues landing strikes on Buseev until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Buseev (Final Score: 29-28 for Deak)

Official Result: Tomas Deak def. Vadim Buseev by decision

 

Ayub Gimbatov vs. Artem Shokalo

Round One: The round begins with Shokalo nailing Gimbatov with a three punch combination, Gimbatov scores a takedown on Shokalo and he gets side control. Shokalo scrambles to his feet with Gimbatov holding onto him, Gimbatov scores another takedown on Shokalo and he gets the half guard. Shokalo eats a few shots as he traps Gimbatov in the full guard, Shokalo finds a way to get back to his feet and Gimbatov drags him right back to the ground. Gimbatov starts attacking Shokalo with some ground and pound, Shokalo gets back up again and Gimbatov brings him back to the ground. Shokalo again stands up and Gimbatov scores yet another takedown, Gimbatov gains back control on Shokalo and then full mount. Gimbatov rolls for the arm bar and the tap out follows.

Official Result: Ayub Gimbatov def. Artem Shokalo by submission via arm bar

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