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Marat Balaev def. Adlan Bataev by split decision to retain the ACB Featherweight Title
Alexey Butorin def. Nikola Dipchikov by TKO via strikes (R1)
Mikhail Kolobegov def. Piotr Strus by split decision
Albert Tumenov def. Ismael De Jesus by KO via strikes (R1)
Denis Smoldarev def. Tanner Boser by unanimous decision
Oleg Borisov def. Dukvaha Astamirov by unanimous decision
Beslan Isaev def. Elvis Mutapcic by KO via strikes (R1)
Luis Palomino def. Marcos Schmidtz by unanimous decision
Rustam Kerimov def. Tural Ragimov by KO via strikes (R1)
Alexei Martynov def. Vasily palyok by unanimous decision
Arman Ospanov def. Taichi Nakajima by KO via spinning heel kick (R2)
Round By Round Recap
Luis Palomino vs. Marcos Schmidtz
Round One: The round begins with Schmidtz attacking Palomino with leg kicks, Palomino responds by landing some leg kicks of his own. The fighters just start to swing wildly at each other, Palomino comes forward to crack Schmidtz with a right uppercut. Schmidtz and Palomino take turns attacking each other with two punch combinations, Schmidtz cracks Palomino with a leg kick followed by a right hook. Schmidtz looks for the takedown and Palomino blocks by going for a front choke, Palomino cracks Schmidtz with an uppercut followed by a knee strike. The fighters both drop each other simultaneously as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Palomino
Round Two: The round begins with Schmidtz attacking Palomino with a few kicks to the midsection, Schmidtz continues attacking Palomino with a variety of kicks. Schmidtz and Palomino have a wild striking exchange near the cage wall, Palomino tries attacking Schmidtz with a high kick. Palomino goes back to attacking Schmidtz with some leg kicks, Schmidtz eats a left as he attacks Palomino with a multiple punch combination. Schmidtz nails Palomino with a left after a failed takedown attempt, Palomino looks for a takedown and Schmidtz catches him in a front choke as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Schmidtz (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)
Round Three: The round begins with Palomino cracking Schmidtz with a few rights, Palomino then rocks Schmidtz with a two punch combination. Palomino backs Schmidtz into the cage wall while peppering him with jabs, Palomino rocks Schmidtz again with another punching combination. Schmidtz lands a combo of his own on Palomino after blocking a high kick, Palomino barely connects with a spinning heel kick on Schmidtz. Palomino drops Schmidtz and he pounces on him with strikes, Palomino settles in the half guard of Schmidtz. Palomino attacks Schmidtz with more strikes while on the ground, Schmidtz scrambles to his feet and he holds Palomino against the cage wall as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Palomino (Final Score: 29-28 for Palomino)
Official Result: Luis Palomino def. Marcos Schmidtz by unanimous decision
Mikhail Kolobegov vs. Piotr Strus
Round One: The round begins with Strus popping Kolobegov with a few jabs, Strus then attacks Kolobegov with a few right hooks. Strus starts catching Kolobegov with a few leg kicks, Kolobegov responds by nailing Strus with a left hook. Kolobegov grabs Strus and he clobbers him with a series of knee strikes, Kolobegov grabs Strus and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Kolobegov rocks Strus with a right hook, Kolobegov continues attacking Strus with counter strikes. Kolobegov then cracks Strus with a two punch combination, Kolobegov backs up Strus after landing a pair pf left hooks. Kolobegov pops a swinging Strus with a counter left to the face as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kolobegov
Round Two: The round begins with Strus attacking Kolobegov with some leg kicks, Kolobegov rocks a swinging Strus with a three punch combination. Strus responds by attacking Kolobegov with a combination of his own, Kolobegov rocks Strus again with a left hook followed by a right. Kolobegov grabs Strus and he holds him against the cage wall, Kolobegov scores a takedown on Strus and Strus gets right back up. Kolobegov scores another takedown and Strus gets right back up, the fighters break away from each other and Strus attacks Kolobegov with more leg kicks. Strus comes forward while throwing strikes at Kolobegov, Strus accidentally nails Kolobegov low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Strus attacking Kolobegov with more kicks, Strus goes back to peppering Kolobegov with a lot of jabs, the fighters just swing away at each other as well. Strus nails Kolobegov with an uppercut before scoring a takedown, Strus starts attacking Kolobegov with ground and pound as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Strus (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)
Round Three: The round begins with Kolobegov attacking Strus with some leg kicks, Strus comes forward while attacking Kolobegov with punching combinations. Strus goes for a takedown while holding Kolobegov against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Kolobegov nails Strus with a two punch combination. Kolobegov nails Strus with a two punch combination to the midsection, Strus accidentally nails Kolobegov low again and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters just swinging away at each other, Kolobegov scores a takedown on Strus and Strus gets right back to his feet. Strus then hits Kolobegov with a multiple punch combination, Kolobegov responds by attacking Strus with combos of his own. Kolobegov tries attacking Strus with a flying knee strike, Strus comes forward while attacking Kolobegov with more strikes. The fighters just swing at each other as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Strus (Final Score: 29-28 for Strus)
Official Result: Mikhail Kolobegov def. Piotr Strus by split decision
Tural Ragimov vs. Rustam Kerimov
Round One: The round begins with Kerimov attacking Ragimov with leg kicks, Kerimov scores a takedown on Ragimov and he immediately postures up. Kerimov nails Ragimov with a few punches until he goes out cold.
Official Result: Rustam Kerimov def. Tural Ragimov by KO via strikes (R1)
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