ACB 54 takes place on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England and marks the Russian promotion’s second visit to the United Kingdom.
The headline bout of the event will feature a clash of champion’s contest that pits KSW middleweight champion Mamed Khalidov against Venator FC Middleweight champion Luke Barnatt.
Khalidov (32-4-2) has long been considered one of the hottest MMA fighters outside of the UFC after going on a 12-fight, 7-year unbeaten run that has seen the Polish fighter defeat the likes of Matt Lindland, Kendall Grove, Melvin Manhoef and Brett Cooper during this period.
Reigning Venator middleweight champion Barnatt (12-3) has finished all 4 of the opponents he has faced since the Brits 6-fight stay with the Ultimate Fighting Championship was brought to an end following a unanimous decision loss to Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 66.
The stacked card also features a rematch between TUF Smashes finalists Mike Wilkinson and Brendan Loughnane, one of Europes most feared lightweights Saul Rogers was scheduled to face UFC veteran Pat Healy before injury forced the American off the card.
Also, Ali Bagov will welcome former Bellator stalwart Bubba Jenkins to the ACB cage and Sweden’s Max Nunes will be looking for his second win under the Absolute Championship Berkut when he takes on Batraz Agnaev.
The live stream for this HUGH event which goes down in Manchester, England will appear HERE shortly.
ACB 54 Mamed Khalidov vs. Luke Barnatt Video Preview
ACB 54 Mamed Khalidov vs. Luke Barnatt Card
Mamed Khalidov def. Luke Barnatt via TKO (Strikes) (Round 1 – 0:21)
Brendan Loughnane def. Mike Wilkinson via TKO (Strikes) (Round 1 – 2.30)
Aslambek Saidov def. Ion Pascu via Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-28, 29-28)
Aurel Pirtea def. Saul Rogers via Submission (Guillotine choke) (Round 2 – 0.53)
Ali Bagov def. Bubba Jenkins via Submission (Reverse triangle choke) (Round 2 – 4.01)
Joshua Aveles def. Amirkhan Adaev via split decision (29-28 28-29 29-28)
Batraz Agnaev def. Max Nunes via TKO (Strikes) (Round 1 – 2:57)
Rakhman Dzhanaev def. Adam Zajac via TKO (Doctors orders / Strikes) (Round 2 – 2:15)
Andrew Devent def. Danny Mitchell via TKO (Strikes) (Round 1 – 0:35)
Murad Kalamov def. Niko Gjoka via Submission (Triangle Choke) (Round 2 – 0:50)
Kane Mousah def Lewis Monarch via Unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Dean Garnett def. Michael Tobin via TKO (Strikes) (Round 2 – 0:31)
Ibrahim Chuzhigaev def. David Mitchell via TKO (Strikes) (Round 3 – 0:55)
Rob Whiteford def. Nam Phan via Submission (Front Choke) (Round 1 – 0:21)
Mukhumat Vakhaev def. Tanner Boser via Split decision (29-28, 29-30, 29-28)
Shoaib Yousaf def. Javonne Morrison via TKO (Strikes) (Round 1 – 3:24)
Ashley Reece def. James Lewis via TKO (Strikes) (Round 2 – 2:43)
Chris Bungard def. Iain Feenan via Submission (Triangle choke) (Round 1 – 2:41)
Azi Thomas def. Eden Newton via TKO (Strikes) (Round 1 – 4:46)
Aaron Aby def. Coner Hignett via Split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Gaz Corran def. Shaun Hampton via Unanimous decision (30-28, 30-29, 29-27)
Jenaid Ebanks def. Marcin Prostko via Submission (RNC) (Round 2 – 1:22)
Cal Ellenor def. Declan Williams via Submission (RNC) (Round 1 – 4:16)