Absolute Championships Berkut 52 Results: ACB Makes It's Debut In Austria

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Patrik Kincl def. Arbi Agujev by TKO via strikes (4:42, R2)

Michal Andryszak def. Denis Smoldarev by KO via knee strike (3:18, R1)

Malik Merad def. Cristian Mitrea by TKO via strikes (4:31, R1)

Nikola Dipchikov def. Alexander Takacs by TKO via strikes (4:18, R1)

Erhan Kartal def. Rubenilton Pereira by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov def. Dan Konecke by TKO via strikes (2:44, R2)

Joao Luis Nogueira def. Shamil Nikaev by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Ismail Naurdiev def. Andrei Vasinca by KO via strikes (1:28, R1)

Matjaz Vicar def. Khamzat Musaev by submission via arm bar (4:46, R1)

Niko Gjoka def. Paulo Rodrigo De Sousa by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)


Round By Round Recap

Niko Gjoka vs. Paulo Rodrigo De Sousa

Round One: The round begins with Gjoka attacking De Sousa with a crescent kick, Gjoka continues attacking De Sousa with a variety of kicks. Gjoka starts nailing De Sousa with some leg kicks as well, Gjoka scores a takedown on De Sousa and he gets the full guard. Gjoka postures up and De Sousa trips him up to gain top position, De Sousa catches Gjoka in a modified calf slicer. Gjoka scrambles at the right time to get the fight standing as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gjoka

Round Two: The round begins with Gjoka attacking De Sousa with a spinning heel kick that gets blocked, Gjoka scores a takedown on De Sousa and he gets the open guard, Gjoka starts attacking De Sousa with some ground and pound. Gjoka transitions to the half guard position on De Sousa, De Sousa traps Gjoka back into his full guard once again, De Sousa continues attacking Gjoka with submission attempts while on his back. The referee decides to stand up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Gjoka catching De Sousa with a side kick to the head. Gjoka backs De Sousa into the cage wall while throwing a combination, Gjoka scores a takedown on De Sousa and he gets the half guard position. Gjoka attacks De Sousa with more ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Gjoka attacking De Sousa with a combination before scoring the takedown, Gjoka transitions to the half guard position on De Sousa. Gjoka postures up and he attacks De Sousa with some strikes, the referee decides to stand up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Gjoka nailing De Sousa with a short right, Gjoka then holds De Sousa against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. De Sousa drops to the ground while going for a kimura and Gjoka escapes to gain top position, Gjoka gains the half guard while nailing De Sousa with strikes. De Sousa quickly traps Gjoka in his full guard while eating more strikes, Gjoka gains back control on a scrambling De Sousa. Gjoka returns to the half guard position on De Sousa, Gjoka rolls for the arm bar and De Sousa escapes with Gjoka retaining top position. Gjoka goes for an arm bar again and he releases it just as the bell sounds.

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

Official Result: Niko Gjoka def. Paulo Rodrigo De Sousa by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Dan Konecke vs. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov

Round One: The round begins with Konecke attacking Yagshimuradov with a few kicks, Yagshimuradov swarms on Konecke with a striking combination. Konecke trips on a takedown attempt and Yagshimuradov nails him with a few strikes, Yagshimuradov gets top position while keeping Konecke on the ground. Yagshimuradov starts attacking Konecke with some ground and pound, Yagshimuradov transitions to back control on Konecke while landing more strikes. Yagshimuradov postures up while nailing Konecke with more strikes, Yagshimuradov attacks Konecke with more strikes while controlling his head. Konecke eats more strikes as he traps Yagshimuradov in his full guard and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Yagshimuradov

Round Two: The round begins with Konecke kicking Yagshimuradov in the midsection, Konecke also starts attacking Yagshimuradov with leg kicks. Konecke misses a spinning heel kick to the head of Yagshimuradov, Yagshimuradov then lands a front kick on Konecke. Yagshimuradov drops Konecke with a right and he pounces on him with a few strikes before allowing him to stand up, Yagshimuradov then pops Konecke with an uppercut. Yagshimuradov drops Konecke with a spinning head kick followed by a knee strike, Yagshimuradov pounces on a downed Konecke until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov def. Dan Konecke by TKO via strikes (2:44, R2)

Cristian Mitrea vs. Malik Merad

Round One: The round begins with Mitrea attacking Merad with a push kick, Mitrea scores a takedown and Merad sweeps him to get top position. Merad starts attacking Mitrea with a lot of ground and pound, Mitrea catches Merad in his full guard while eating more strikes. Merad continues to just assault Mitrea with ground and pound, Merad transitions to the half guard while nailing Mitrea with more and more strikes. Merad nails Mitrea with illegal strikes and the referee takes point from him, the action resumes with Merad nailing Mitrea with a plethora of strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Malik Merad def. Cristian Mitrea by TKO via strikes (4:31, R1)

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Khamzat Musaev vs. Matjaz Vicar

Round One: The round begins with Musaev nailing Vicar with a right, Musaev rocks a kicking Vicar with a counter right hook. Vicar tries attacking Musaev with some leg kicks, Vicar then lands a kick to the midsection of Musaev. Musaev continues backing up Vicar by nailing him with rights, Vicar briefly drops Musaev during a striking exchange. Vicar looks for a takedown and Musaev cracks him with a knee strike, Musaev rocks a swinging Vicar with a counter right. Musaev pounces on a downed Vicar with strikes, Vicar catches Musaev in an arm bar and Musaev escapes after a long struggle. Musaev starts attacking Vicar with some ground and pound, Vicar rolls for a second arm bar and Musaev taps out.

Official Result: Matjaz Vicar def. Khamzat Musaev by submission via arm bar (4:46, R1)

Ismail Naurdiev vs. Andrei Vasinca

Round One: The round begins with Vasinca attacking Naurdiev with leg kicks, Naurdiev backs up Vasinca after landing a right. Naurdiev cracks a swinging Vasinca with a counter right hook, Naurdiev nails Vasinca with a flying knee strike. Naurdiev drops Vasinca with a follow up striking combination and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Ismail Naurdiev def. Andrei Vasinca by KO via strikes (1:28, R1)

Erhan Kartal vs. Rubenilton Pereira

Round One: The round begins with Pereira attacking Kartal with leg kicks, Pereira tries atacking Kartal with a head kick. Kartal starts to just swing wildly against Pereira, Pereira attacks Kartal with a front kick to the midsection. Kartal starts attacking Pereira with leg kicks of his own, Pereira starts peppering Kartal with some jabs as well. Kartal backs up Pereira after landing a multiple punch combination, the fighters clinch and eventually separate. Kartal then cracks Pereira with a kick to the midsection, Pereira goes for the takedown and Kartal cracks him with an elbow strike. Kartal momentarily drops Pereira with a leg kick, the fighters have a wild striking exchange in the center of the cage as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kartal

Round Two: The round begins with Kartal attacking Pereira with some leg kicks, the fighters engage in some wild striking exchanges. Pereira starts peppering Kartal with some jabs as well, Kartal then lands a kick to the midsection of Pereira. Kartal charges forward while throwing a combination against Pereira, Kartal accidentally nails Pereira low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Kartal kicking away at Pereira, Kartal then pops a swinging Pereira with a punching combination. Kartal then attacks Pereira with a high kick that gets blocked, Pereira scores a takedown on Kartal and he gets the full guard as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Kartal attacking Pereira with a high kick, Pereira looks for the takedown and Kartal drops him with a knee strike. Kartal also allows a downed Pereira to stand back up, Kartal goes back to attacking Pereira with leg kicks. Kartal barely lands a high kick on a swinging Pereira, Pereira scores a takedown on Kartal and he gets the open guard. Kartal keeps on getting up and Pereira keeps dragging him back to the ground, Kartal eventually scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Pereira then lands a two punch combination on Kartal, Pereira scores another takedown on Kartal and he gets the half guard. Pereira attacks Kartal with ground and pound, Kartal scrambles to his feet as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Erhan Kartal def. Rubenilton Pereira by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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Alexander Takacs vs. Nikola Dipchikov

Round One: The round begins with Dipchikov taking a few swings at Takacs, Takacs starts hunting for the takedown against Dipchikov. Takacs goes for a takedown and Dipchikov cracks him with a three punch combination, Dipchikov cracks a backing Takacs with a pair of lefts. Dipchikov charges at takacs while landing a combination, Takacs starts attacking Dipchikov with leg kicks. Dipchikov lands a multiple strike combination on Takacs while avoids more takedown attempts, Dipchikov then cracks Takacs with a knee strike to the face. Dipchikov drops Takacs with a knee strike and he pounces on him with strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Nikola Dipchikov def. Alexander Takacs by TKO via strikes (4:18, R1)

Shamil Nikaev vs. Joao Luis Nogueira

Round One: The round begins with Nikaev attacking Nogueira with some leg kicks, Nikaev then plants a kick to the midsection of Nogueira. Nikaev catches Nogueira with a few leg kicks as well, Nikaev drops Nogueira during a striking exchange. Nogueira scores a takedown on Nikaev and he releases it to gain top position, Nikaev scrambles to his feet and Nogueira holds him against the cage wall. The fighters break away from each other and Nikaev kicks Nogueira in the midsection again, Nikaev trips up Nogueira and he allows him to stand back up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nogueira

Round Two: The round begins with Nikaev attacking Nogueira with a few kicks, Nikaev then cracks Nogueira with a left hook to the midsection. Nikaev also starts attacking Nogueira with a bunch of leg kicks, Nikaev cracks a swinging Nogueira with a counter right hook. Nogueira tries attacking Nikaev with a spinning back fist, Nikaev drops Nogueira with a left hook and he quickly gains top position. Nikaev starts attacking Nogueira with some ground and pound, Nikaev postures up and he cracks Nogueira with a few strikes upon returning to his full guard. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Nikaev swinging away at Nogueira as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Nikaev catching Nogueira with some leg kicks, Nogueira starts hunting for takedowns against Nikaev. Nikaev charges at Nogueira while throwing combinations, Nogueira scores a takedown on Nikaev and he gets back control. Nogueira transitions to the full mount on Nikaev, Nogueira transitions to back control on a scrambling Nikaev. Nikaev scrambles again and Nogueira winds up gaining side control, Nogueira advances to the half guard on Nikaev. Nikaev scrambles at the right time to get on top of Nogueira as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Joao Luis Nogueira def. Shamil Nikaev by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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Michal Andryszak vs. Denis Smoldarev

Round One: The round begins with Andryszak nailing Smoldarev with a kick to the midsection, Andryszak then cracks Smoldarev with an overhand right. Andryszak puts Smoldarev against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Andryszak scores a takedown on Smoldarev and he gets the half guard, Andryszak starts attacking Smoldarev with some ground and pound. Smoldarev scrambles to his feet and Andryszak crushes him with a knee strike to force a referee stoppage.

Official Result: Michal Andryszak def. Denis Smoldarev by KO via knee strike (3:18, R1)

Arbi Agujev vs. Patrik Kincl

Round One: The round begins with Agujev attacking Kincl with a variety of kicks, Agujev backs up Kincl after landing a multiple strike combination. Agujev holds Kincl against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Agujev catches Kincl with some knee strikes as well. The fighters separate and Agujev quickly puts Kincl back against the cage wall, Kincl spins Agujev into the cage wall while landing knee strikes. Kincl scores a takedown on Agujev and he gets the half guard, Kincl transitions to the side control position on Agujev. Agujev scrambles to his feet before scoring a takedown on Kincl, Agujev transitions to the half guard while landing strikes and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Agujev

Round Two: The round begins with Agujev coming forward while throwing combinations, Agujev cracks a swinging Kincl with a counter right. Agujev follows that up by nailing Kincl with an overhand right, Agujev backs Kincl into the cage wall after landing a huge combination. Agujev scores a takedown on Kincl and he gets the full mount, Agujev rolls for the arm bar and Kincl escapes to get top position. Kincl transitions to the half guard position on Agujev, Kincl advances to the fullmount position and then back control on Agujev. Kincl attacks Agujev with a lot of ground and pound, Kincl transitions to the full mount on Agujev while landing more strikes. Kincl attacks Agujev with more ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Patrik Kincl def. Arbi Agujev by TKO via strikes (4:42, R2)

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