Absolute Championship Berkut 79 Results: Bellator MMA Veteran Marcelo Alfaya Headlines The Card

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Arbi Aguev def. Marcelo Alfaya by KO via strikes (R1)

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Adlan Bataev def. Maike Linhares by unanimous decision

Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov def. Luis Fernando by KO via strikes (R1)

asul Shovhalov def. Clecio Oliveira by submission via triangle choke (R1)

Baisangur Vakhitov def. Jae Young Kim by unanimous decision

Husein Kushagov def. Michal Wiencek by TKO via strikes (R1)

Abdul-Rakhman Temirov def. Andre Borges by unanimous decision

Shamil Shakhbulatov def. Xavier Alaoui by majority decision

Kurban Gadzhiev def. Janailson Pereira by unanimous decision

Magomed Ginazov def. Bruno Viana by TKO via strikes (R2)



Kurban Gadzhiev vs. Janailson Pereira

Round One: The round begins with Gadzhiev attacking Pereira with some leg kicks, Pereira misses a flying knee strike against Gadzhiev. Gadzhiev grabs Pereira to nail him with some knee strikes before scoring a takedown, Gadzhiev starts attacking Pereira with some ground and pound. Gadzhiev transitions to the half guard against Pereira, Pereira eats a few strikes while getting Gadzhiev back in his full guard. Gadzhiev attacks Pereira with more ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gadzhiev

Round Two: The round begins with Pereira backing Gadzhiev into the cage wall with a few high kick attempts, Gadzhiev scores a takedown on Pereira and he gets the open guard. Gadzhiev transition to the half guard against Pereira. Gadzhiev starts attacking Pereira with ground and pound, Gadzhiev gains back control against a scrambling Pereira. Pereira scrambles to his feet and Gadzhiev gets him against the cage all until dragging him back to the ground, Gadzhiev goes for the rear naked choke on Pereira and Pereiar escapes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Pereira coming forward and swinging away at Gadzhiev, Pereira scores a takedown on Gadzhiev and he gets the open guard. Pereira starts attacking Gadzhiev with some ground and pound, Pereira gains the back control position against Gadzhiev. Gadzhiev gets up and he shakes Pereira off of him to get top position, Gadzhiev transitions to the half guard against Pereira. Gadzhiev attacks Pereira with ground and pound upon gaining back control, Gadzhiev swings away at Pereira as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Kurban Gadzhiev def. Janailson Pereira by unanimous decision

Xavier Alaoui vs. Shamil Shakhbulatov

Round One: The round begins with Alaoui getting Shakhbulatov up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Alaoui again gets Shakhbulatov against the cage wall. The fighters separate again and Alaoui swings away at Shakhbulatov, Alaoui starts nailing Shakhbulatov with some leg kicks. Alaoui again grabs Shakhbulatov and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate again and Shakhbulatov nails an incoming Alaoui with a knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Alaoui

Round Two: The round begins with Shakhbulatov backing up Alaoui with a high kick attempt, Alaoui briefly gets Shakhbulatov against the cage wall again. Shakhbulatov also starts attacking Alaoui with some leg kicks, Shakhbulatov drops a swinging Alaoui with a counter right hook. Shakhbulatov gets the top position on a downed Alaoui, Shakhbulatov transitions to back control on a scrambling Alaoui. Alaoui gets to his feet as Shakhbulatov remains on his back, Shakhbulatov drags Alaoui back to the ground with a rear naked choke attempt and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Alaoui charging Shakhbulatov while throwing a punching combination, Alaoui grabs Shakhbulatov and holds him against the cage wall. Shakhbulatov spins and gets Alaoui against the cage wall. Shakhbulatov drags Alaoui down to his knees while keeping him against the cage wall, Alaoui gets free and he gets Shakhbulatov against the cage wall again. Alaoui goes for a takedown and Shakhbulatov nails him with a knee strike to the midsection, the fighters continue grappling until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Shamil Shakhbulatov def. Xavier Alaoui by majority decision

Abdul-Rakhman Temirov vs. Andre Borges

Round One: The round begins with Borges attacking Temirov with some leg kicks, Temirov catches a swinging Borges with a counter right. Temirov scores a takedown on Borges and he gets the open guard, Temirov starts attacking Borges with ground and pound. Borges scrambles to his feet and Temirov holds him against the cage wall, Temirov drags Borges back to the ground while gaining the half guard. Temirov goes back to attacking Borges with ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Temirov 

Round Two: The round begins with Borges attacking Temirov with leg kicks, the fighters also just start swinging away at each other. Temirov starts catching Borges with some punching combinations, Temirov attacks a swinging Borges with a head kick attempt. The fighters take turns attacking each other with punching combinations, Temirov scores a takedown on Borges and he gets the full guard. Temirov starts nailing Borges with some ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Borges goes for a takedown and Temirov catches him in a d’arce choke. Borges scrambles to get free and Temirov gets top position, Temirov starts attacking Borges with ground and pound. Temirov occasionally postures up to attack Borges with strikes, Temirov continues swinging away at Borges until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Abdul-Rakhman Temirov def. Andre Borges by unanimous decision

Michal Wiencek vs. Husein Kushagov

Round One: The round begins with Kushagov attacking Wiencek with a wild right, Wiencek comes forward to attack Kushagov with knee strikes. Kushagov scores a takedown and Wiencek gets right back up, Kushagov rocks Wiencek with a multiple punch combination. Kushagov briefly drops Wiencek with a right to the midsection, Wiencek starts hunting for takedowns against Kushagov. Kushagov holds Wiencek while landing some ground and pound, Kushagov has back control on Wiencek while landing more strikes. Wiencek gets to his feet and Kushagov continues swinging away at him, Kushagov drops Wiencek with a body shot and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Husein Kushagov def. Michal Wiencek by TKO via strikes (R1)

Magomed Ginazov vs. Bruno Viana

Round One: The round begins with Viana attacking Ginazov with some leg kicks, Viana also attempts a front kick against Ginazov. Viana catches Ginazov with a spinning heel kick to the midsection, Ginazov starts nailing Viana with leg kicks of his own. Ginazov scores a takedown on Viana and he gets the full guard, Viana scrambles to his feet and Ginazov holds him against the cage wall. Ginazov scores another takedown on Viana and Viana gets right back up, Ginazov gets another takedown on Viana and he gets the open guard. Ginazov starts attacking Viana with some ground and pound, Viana rolls for a heel hook and eats strikes from Ginazov as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ginazov

Round Two: The round begins with Viana attacking Ginazov with an overhand right, Ginazov comes forward and swings away at Viana. Ginazov drops Viana with leg kicks before pouncing on him with strikes until the round ends.

Official Result: Magomed Ginazov def. Bruno Viana by TKO via strikes (R2)

Jae Young Kim vs. Baisangur Vakhitov

Round One: The round begins with Kim attacking Vakhitov with some leg kicks, Vakhitov cracks a swinging Kim with a counter left hook. Vakhitov nails Kim with a multiple punch combination before scoring a takedown, Vakhitov starts attacking Kim with some ground and pound. Kim tries scrambling to his feet and Vakhitov holds him in the seated position until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Vakhitov

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Vakhitov scores a takedown on Kim and he gets the open guard. Kim gets back to his feet and Vakhitov gets him against the cage wall, Kim drags Vakhitov to the ground and attacks him with a plethora of strikes. Vakhitov scrambles to his feet before scoring a takedown on Kim, Vakhitov gets Kim to a seated position as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Kim coming forward and swinging away at Vakhitov, Vakhitov scores a takedown on Kim and gets him in the seated position. Kim gets to his feet and gets into a striking exchange with Vakhitov, Vakhitov scores another takedown on Kim and he gets him in the seated position. Vakhitov attacks Kim with some ground and pound, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity and Vakhitov scores another takedown as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Baisangur Vakhitov def. Jae Young Kim by unanimous decision

Rasul Shovhalov vs. Clecio Oliveira

Round One: The round begins with Shovhalov attacking Oliveira with a multiple strike combination, Shovhalov starts nailing Oliveira with some leg kicks. Oliveira scores a takedown and Shovhalov catches him in a triangle choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Rasul Shovhalov def. Clecio Oliveira by submission via triangle choke (R1)

Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov vs. Luis Fernando

Round One: The round begins with Yagshimuradov attacking Fernando with leg kicks, Yagshimuradov drops a swinging Fernando with a counter strike combo and Fernando goes out cold.

Official Result: Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov def. Luis Fernando by KO via strikes (R1)

Adlan Bataev vs. Maike Linhares

Round One: The round begins with Linhares attacking Bataev with some leg kicks, Bataev attacks Linhares with some leg kicks of his own. Bataev backs up a swinging Linhares with a counter strike combination, Bataev grabs Linhares and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Bataev attacks Linhares with a punching combination, Bataev scores a takedown on Linhares after landing a two punch combination. Linhares scrambles to his feet and Bataev pops him with a right to the midsection, Linhares attacks Bataev with a front kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bataev

Round Two: The round begins with Bataev cracking Linhares with a punching combination, Bataev comes forward and swings away at Linhares. Bataev grabs Linhares and he holds him against the cage wall, the fighters briefly separate before Bataev gets Linhares against the cage wall again. The fighters separate and Batev attacks Linhares with punching combinations, Bataev nails Linhares with an uppercut before getting him against the cage wall. Linhares breaks free and the fighters swing wildly at each other until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Bataev nailing Linhares with a three punch combo before getting him against the cage wall, the fighters separate after landing a few strikes. Bataev grabs an incoming Linhares and he gets him against the cage wall again, the fighters separate and Bataev attacks Linhares with leg kicks. Bataev again grabs Linhares and again puts him against the cage wall, the fighters break away from each other and just swing wildly at each other. Linhares grabs Bataev and holds him against the cage wall until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Adlan Bataev def. Maike Linhares by unanimous decision

Arbi Aguev vs. Marcelo Alfaya

Round One: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Alfaya goes for the takedown and Aguev gets top position. Aguev destroys Alfaya with a plethora of strikes on the ground until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Arbi Aguev def. Marcelo Alfaya by KO via strikes (R1)

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