Complete Absolute Championships Berkut 48 Results: Three UFC Veterans & Two Title Fights Highlight This Card

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Abdul-Aziz Abdulvakhabov def. Ali Bagov by TKO via doctor stoppage to retain the ACB Lightweight Title

Askar Askarov def. Jose Maria Tome by submission via anaconda choke to win the ACB Flyweight Title

Michail Tsarev def. Shamil Abdulkhalikov by submission via triangle choke

Ben Alloway def. Sergei Khandozhko by submission via rear naked choke

Max Nunes def. Maxim Futin by TKO via doctor stoppage

Amirkhan Adaev def. Marcio Breno Rodrigues Braga by decision

Mukhamed Berkhamov def. Jesse Taylor by submission via arm bar

Abdul-Rahman Dzhanaev def. Vasily Novikov by decision

Stanislav Vlasenko def. Andrei Ciubotaru by decision

Mukhomad Vakhaev def. Sergei Bilostenniy by submission via rear naked choke

Ruslan Albitarov def. Marcin Lasota by decision

Denis Kanakov def. Abdul-Rakhman Makhazhiev by TKO via fighter refusing to engage


Round By Round Recap

Denis Kanakov vs. Abdul-Rakhman Makhazhiev

Round One: The round begins with Makhazhiev nailing Kanakov with a leg kick, Kanakov responds by kicking Makhazhiev in the midsection. Kanakov drops a kicking Makhazhiev with a counter right, Makhazhiev scrambles to his feet and Kanakov drops him again with a right. Makhazhiev scrambles to his feet again and he scores a takedown on Kanakov, Kanakov scrambles to his feet and Makhazhiev tries pulling guard to get the fight to the ground. Makhazhiev scores another takedown on Kanakov and Kanakov gets right back to his feet, Makhazhiev holds Kanakov against the cage wall. Makhazhiev drops for a heel hook and Kanakov escapes to get top position, Kanakov stands up to get the fight standing again. Kanakov nails Makhazhiev with a two punch combo to avoid the takedown, Kanakov follows that up by kicking Makhazhiev in the midsection. Kanakov nails Makhazhiev with a few strikes after Makhazhiev tried pulling guard again as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kanakov

Round Two: The round begins with Makhazhiev keeping Kanakov at bay by throwing some jabs, Kanakov rocks Makhazhiev with a multi-punch combination. Makhazhiev grabs Kanakov and he cracks him with a knee strike to the midsection, Makhazhiev pulls guard and Kanakov attacks him with some ground and pound before standing up. The referee stops the fight after Makhazhiev refuses to stand up after pulling guard.

Official Result: Denis Kanakov def. Abdul-Rakhman Makhazhiev by TKO via fighter refusing to engage

Marcin Lasota vs. Ruslan Albitarov

Round One: The round begins with Lasota attacking Albitarov with a punching combination, Albitarov catches a swinging Lasota with a counter right. Albitarov charges at Lasota while landing a three punch combination, Lasota stuns a swinging Albitarov with a counter left hook. Albitarov scores a takedown on Lasota and he gets the open guard, Albitarov starts attacking Lasota with some ground and pound. Lasota tries attacking Albitarov with some rubber guard maneuvers, Albitarov hits Lasota with a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Albitarov

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters just taking some wild swings at each other, Lasota comes forward while attacking Albitarov with a multiple punch combination. Lasota starts catching a swinging Albitarov with a lot of counter strikes, Lasota goes for the takedown and Albitarov winds up getting the top position. Albitarov starts attacking Lasota with some ground and pound, Lasota rolls for a triangle choke followed by an arm bar and Albitarov escapes both to maintain top position. The referee decides to stand up the fighters for inactivity, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Albitarov cracking Lasota with a two punch combination, Lasota charges at Albitarov while throwing a combination. The fighters catch each other at the same time with right hooks, Lasota then hits a swinging Albitarov with a counter right hook. Albitarov then pops Lasota with a right uppercut, Lasota responds by popping Albitarov with a two punch combination. Albitarov accidentally pokes Lasota in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Albitarov scoring a takedown on Lasota and he gets the open guard. Lasota tries attacking Albitarov with a few strikes while on his back, Albitarov tries attacking Lasota with some ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Ruslan Albitarov def. Marcin Lasota by decision

Sergei Bilostenniy vs. Mukhomad Vakhaev

Round One: The round begins with Bilostenniy attacking Vakhaev with some leg kicks, Bilostenniy attacks Vakhaev with a variety of kicks. Bilostenniy also starts peppering Vakhaev with a few jabs followed by a right, Vakhaev chases Bilostenniy around the cage while throwing rights. Vakhaev scores a takedown on Bilostenniy and he gets the half guard, Vakhaev starts attacking Bilostenniy with some ground and pound. The referee halts the fight after an illegal strike from Vakhaev, the action resumes with Bilostenniy nails Vakhaev with a head kick. Vakhaev charges at Bilostenniy while throwing a combination, Vakhaev nails a swinging Bilostenniy with a counter right. Vakhaev scores another takedown on Bilostenniy and he gets the half guard, Vakhaev transitions to the full mount on Bilostenniy. Vakhaev starts attacking Bilostenniy with ground and pound, Vakhaev transitions to back control on Bilostenniy. Vakhaev locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Mukhomad Vakhaev def. Sergei Bilostenniy by submission via rear naked choke

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Andrei Ciubotaru vs. Stanislav Vlasenko

Round One: The round begins with Ciubotaru attacking Vlasenko with leg kicks, Ciubotaru nails Vlasenko with a pair of punches to the midsection. Ciubotaru rocks Vlasenko with a left hook to avoid the takedown, Vlasenko rolls for the knee bar and Ciubotaru escapes to get top position. Vlasenko scrambles to his feet and he holds Ciubotaru against the cage wall, Ciubotaru scores a takedown on Vlasenko and he gets the full guard. Ciubotaru starts attacking Vlasenko with some ground and pound, Vlasenko scrambles at the right time to get the fight standing again. Vlasenko scores a takedown on Ciubotaru and he gets the open guard, the referee stands up the fighters after an accidental headbutt. Vlasenko scores another takedown on Ciubotaru and he immediately postures up, Valsenko nails Ciubotaru with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Vlasenko

Round Two: The round begins with Ciubotaru attempting a spinning back kick against Vlasenko, Ciubotaru scores a takedown on Vlasenko and he gets the full guard. Ciubotaru starts attacking Vlasenko with some ground and pound, Ciubotaru transitions to the half guard position on Vlasenko. Vlasenko scrambles to his feet and his instantly scores a takedown on Ciubotaru, Vlasenko quickly gains the full mount on Ciubotaru. Vlasenko starts attacking Ciubotaru with ground and pound. Ciubotaru uses a push off of the cage wall to get back on top of Vlasenko, Vlasenko shoves Ciubotaru off of him and he regains top position. Vlasenko attacks Ciubotaru with more ground and pound, Ciubotaru rocks and drops Vlasenko with an up kick. Vlasenko recovers to get the full mount, Vlasenko attacks Ciubotaru with ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Ciubotaru charging at Vlasenko to land a superman punch, Vlasenko looks for the takedown and Ciubotaru counters with a knee strike. Vlasenko scores a takedown on Ciubotaru and he gets the full mount, Vlasenko starts attacking Ciubotaru with ground and pound. Ciubotaru pushes off the cage wall again to get the fight standing, Vlasenko holds Ciubotaru against the cage wall while landing a few knee strikes. Vlasenko scores another takedown on Ciubotaru and he gets the full mount again, Vlasenko attacks Ciubotaru with a lot of ground and pound. Vlaasenko transitions to back control on Ciubotaru, Vlasenko returns to the full mount position on Ciubotaru. Vlasenko attacks Ciubotaru with more ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Stanislav Vlasenko def. Andrei Ciubotaru by decision

Vasily Novikov vs. Abdul-Rahman Dzhanaev

Round One: The round begins with Dzhanaev attacking Novikov with a high kick, Dzhanaev backs up Novikov with a spinning heel kick attempt. Dzhanaev lands a kick to the midsection of Novikov, Novikov responds by catching Dzhanaev with a few leg kicks of his own. Dzhanaev backs up Novikov after attempting a hurricane kick, Dzhanaev grabs Novikov and he attacks him with a few knee strikes. Novikov scores a takedown and Dzhanaev gets right back up to his feet, Dzhanaev scores a takedown on Novikov and he immediately postures up. The referee stands the fighters up for inactivity, the action resumes with Novikov scoring a takedown on Dzhanaev. Dzhanaev locks Novikov in a triangle choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dzhanaev

Round Two: The round begins with Novikov cracking Dzhanaev with a superman punch, Dzhanaev backs up Novikov with a head kick attempt. Dzhanaev attacks a charging Novikov with a spinning back heel kick, Novikov starts attacking Dzhanaev with some leg kicks. Novikov looks for the takedown and Dzhanaev winds up in top position, the referee decides to stand up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Dzhanaev nailing Novikov in the midsection with a spinning heel kick to the midsection, Dzhanaev scores a takedown on Novikov and he gets the open guard. Novikov sweeps Dzhanaev and Dzhanaev is quick to regain top position, Novikov catches Dzhanaev in a triangle choke as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Novikov nailing Dzhanaev with a few lefts, Novikov also starts nailing Dzhanaev with some leg kicks as well. Dzhanaev nails a kicking Novikov with a spinning heel kick to the head, Dzhanaev nails a kicking Novikov with a counter strike combination. Dzhanaev scores a takedown on Novikov and he gets the full guard, the referee stands up the fighters just as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Abdul-Rahman Dzhanaev def. Vasily Novikov by decision

Mukhamed Berkhamov vs. Jesse Taylor

Round One: The round begins with Taylor quickly looking for the takedown on Berkhamov and Berkhamov winds up in top position, Taylor scrambles to his feet after eating a few strikes. Taylor scores a takedown on Berkhamov and Berkhamov gets right back to his feet, Taylor scores another takedown on Berkhamov. Berkhamov scrambles and he catches Taylor in the arm bar to force a tap out.

Official Result: Mukhamed Berkhamov def. Jesse Taylor by submission via arm bar

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Marcio Breno Rodrigues Braga vs. Amirkhan Adaev

Round One: The round begins with Braga kicking Adaev right in the midsection, Braga charges at Adaev to land a short right. Braga also starts attacking Adaev with some leg kicks, Adaev accidentally nails Braga low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Adaev nailing Braga with a right hook, Adaev kicks Braga in the midsection before a grappling session begins. Adaev attacks Braga with a few knee strikes to the midsection, Adaev scores a takedown on Braga and he gets the full guard. Adaev starts attacking Braga with some ground and pound, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Braga attacking Adaev with a head kick, Adaev responds by kicking Braga in the midsection. Adaev scores a takedown on Braga after avoiding the cartwheel kick and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Adaev

Round Two: The round begins with Adaev attacking Braga with a few front kicks, Adaev scores a takedown on Braga and he gets back control. Adaev starts attacking Braga with some ground and pound after a kimura attempt, Braga eventually forces Adaev into the full guard position. Adaev is quick to attack Braga with more ground and pound, Adaev postures up to avoid a triangle choke and he remains standing as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Braga attacking Adaev with a two punch combination, Adaev holds Braga against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Adaev scores a takedown on Braga and he gets the full guard, Adaev starts attacking Braga with some ground and pound. The referee decides to stand up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Braga nailing Adaev with an uppercut. Adaev scores another takedown on Braga and he gets the full guard, Braga causes a scramble to get the fight standing again. Braga holds Adaev against the cage wall for a few moments while looking for a takedown, Adaev then cracks Braga with a three punch combination. Braga pulls guard to get the fight to the ground again, Braga rolls for a triangle choke and Adaev escapes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Amirkhan Adaev def. Marcio Breno Rodrigues Braga by decision

Max Nunes vs. Maxim Futin

Round One: The round begins with Nunes attacking Futin with leg kicks, Futin charges at Nunes while throwing right. Futin starts attacking Nunes with a few leg kicks of his own, Futin charges at Nunes again while throwing punches. Nunes responds by kicking Futin in the midsection, Futin grabs a hold of Nunes and he holds him against the cage wall. Futin scores a takedown on Nunes and Nunes gets right back up to his feet, Futin scores another takedown on Nunes and he gets the full guard. Futin starts attacking Nunes with some ground and pound, Futin transitions to the half guard position on Nunes. Nunes scrambles at the right time to get the fight standing again, Futin quickly holds Nunes against the cage wall while looking for another takedown until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Futin

Round Two: The round begins with Futin attacking Nunes with some leg kicks, Nunes responds by backing Futin with a switch kick. Futin nails a kicking Nunes with a counter right before holding him against the cage wall, Futin drags Nunes to the ground and Nunes pops right back up to his feet. The referee separates the fighters for a lack of activity, the action resumes with the referee giving both fighters a yellow card for failure to engage. The action again resumes with Nunes attempting a head kick against Futin, Futin goes for the takedown and Nunes creates distance with a front kick attempt. Futin holds Nunes against the cage wall while looking for the takedown, the referee again separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Futin nailing Nunes with a multiple punch combination, Nunes attempts a takedown as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Nunes nailing Futin with a few leg kicks, Futin cracks a swinging Nunes with a counter right. Futin chases a dancing Nunes all over the cage, Nues cracks an incoming Futin with a short left followed by a knee strike to the head. The referee halts the fight because Futin is bleeding badly from the knee strike, the doctor says that the fight cannot continue because the cut on Futin’s head is too bad.

Official Result: Max Nunes def. Maxim Futin by TKO via doctor stoppage

Benny Alloway vs. Sergei Khandozhko

Round One: The round begins with Khandozhko attacking Alloway with leg kicks, Khandozhko changes things up by kicking Alloway in the midsection. Alloway lands a leg kick after Khandozhko kicks him in the midsection again, Alloway drops a swinging Khandozhko with a jab. Alloway quickly gets top position on a downed Khandozhko, the referee decides to stand up the fighters for inactivity. Alloway attacks Khandozhko with a jumping front kick, Khandozhko lands a few lefts as Alloway attacks him with a head kick. Khandozhko lands another kick to the midsection of Alloway, Khandozhko scores a takedown on Alloway and he gets the open guard. Khandozhko starts attacking Allloway with some ground and pound, the referee again stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Khandozhko attacking Alloway with leg kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Khandozhko

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Alloway attacks Khandozhko with a head kick attempt. Alloway grabs Khandozhko and he holds him against the cage wall while landing a few knee strikes, Khandozhko scores a takedown on Alloway and he gets the open guard. Khandozhko transitions to the half guard on Alloway, Alloway causes a scramble that get the fight standing again. Alloway drags Khandozhko to the ground and he gains back control, Allloway starts peppering Khandozhko with short range strikes. Alloway attacks Khandozhko with ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Alloway kicking Khandozhko in the midsection, Khandozhko nails Alloway with a left hook after avoiding a head kick. Alloway responds by attacking Khandozhko with leg kicks, Alloway scores a takedown on Khandozhko and he gets back control. Khandozhko scrambles and he gets right back to his feet. Alloway scores another takedown on Khandozhko and he gets the half guard, Alloway transitions to back control on Khandozhko. Alloway locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Ben Alloway def. Sergei Khandozhko by submission via rear naked choke

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Shamil Abdulkhalikov vs. Michail Tsarev

Round One: The round begins with Abdulkhalikov attacking Tsarev with a head kick attempt, Abdulkhalikov also peppers Tsarev with some jabs. The fighters clinch and they exchange several knee strikes, Abdulkhalikov scores a takedown on Tsarev and he gets the full guard. Tsarev catches Abdulkhalikov in a guillotine choke from out of nowhere to force a tap out.

Official Result: Michail Tsarev def. Shamil Abdulkhalikov by submission via triangle choke

ACB Flyweight Title Decision Fight: Askar Askarov vs. Jose Maria Tome

Round One: The round begins with Tome attacking Askarov with a head kick and a spinning back fist, Askarov starts landing some leg kicks of his own. Tome scores a takedown on Askarov and both men pop back up to their feet, Tome tries hitting Askarov with a superman punch. Askarov nails Tome with a right before scoring a takedown, Tome rolls for a heel hook and Askarov escapes to maintain top position. Askarov transitions to the side control position on Tome, Tome scrambles to his feet and Askarov drags him back to the ground. Askarov quickly gains back control on Tome, Askarov tries weakening Tome down by peppering him with short range strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Askarov

Round Two: The round begins with Tome attacking Askarov with a head kick attempt, Askarov lands a plethora of leg kicks on Tome. Askarov scores a takedown on Tome after landing a few lefts, Askarov quickly starts attacking Tome with ground and pound. Tome scrambles to his feet and the fighters are standing again, Tome then hits Askarov with a spinning heel kick to the midsection. Askarov starts tripping up Tome with some of his leg kicks, Tome responds by kicking Askarov in the midsection. Askarov scores a takedown on Tome and he gets side control, Tome scrambles to his feet and he holds Askarov against the cage wall. Askarov then pops Tome with a left hook to the face, Askarov chases Tome around the cage while landing combinations. Askarov catches a kicking Tome with a counter right as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Tome charging at Askarov while throwing strikes, Askarov goes back to attacking Tome with leg kicks. Askarov cracks Tome with a two punch combination, Askarov rocks a swinging Tome with a counter strike combination. Tome starts to just take some wild swings against Askarov, Tome attacks Askarov with a few kicks to the midsection. Tome grabs Askarov and he holds him against the cage wall, the fighters break away from each other and Tome nails Askarov with several leg kicks. Askarov briefly rocks Tome with a pair of right hooks, Tome nails a swinging Askarov with a counter right hook. Tome just swings away at Askarov as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tome (Overall Score: 29-28 for Askarov)

Round Four: The round begins with Toome nailing Askarov with a spinning elbow strike, Askarov scores a takedown on Tome and he gets the half guard. Tome is able to scramble to his feet and Askarov cracks him with an uppercut, Askarov goes back to attacking Tome with some leg kicks. Askarov starts peppering Tome with a series of jabs as well, Tome cracks a swinging Askarov with a counter right. Askarov recovers and he backs up Tome with a straight left, Askarov eats a kick to the body before nailing Tome with another straight left. Askarov scores another takedown on Tome and he gets side control, Tome causes another scramble to get the fight standing again. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Askarov (Overall Score: 39-37 for Askarov)

Round Five: The round begins with Tome nailing Askarov with a two punch combination followed by a kick to the midsection, Tome follows that up by catching Askarov with a trio of punches. Tome holds Askarov against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Tome separates from Askarov before landing a left hook. Askarov drops a swinging Tome with a left hook, Askarov catches Tome in the anaconda choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Askar Askarov def. Jose Maria Tome by submission via anaconda choke to win the ACB Flyweight Title

ACB Lightweight Title Fight: Abdul-Aziz Abdulvakhabov (Champion) vs. Ali Bagov

Round One: The round begins with Bagov going for the takedown and Abdulvakhabov winds up getting top position, Bagov scrambles to his feet before scoring a takedown on Abdulvakhabov. Bagov gets the full mount and he gets the full mount, Bagov attacks Abdulvakhabov with tons of ground and pound. Bagov continues to just assault Abdulvakhabov with strikes, Bagov transitions to back control on Abdulvakhabov. Bagov returns to the full mount to attack Abdulvakhabov with a plethora of strikes, Abdulvakhabov is able to scramble and shake Bagov off of him. Abdulvakhabov gains top position on Bagov to land some ground and pound, Abdulvakhabov transitions to side control on Bagov. Abdulvakhabov nails Bagov with a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bagov

In between rounds, the doctor checked on an apparent injury that Bagov suffered in the first round and it was deemed that Bagov could not continue.

Official Result: Abdul-Aziz Abdulvakhabov def. Ali Bagov by TKO via doctor stoppage to retain the ACB Lightweight Title

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