Absolute Championship Burket returns this weekend with ACB 67 in Grozny, Chechnya inside Sports Hall Coliseum.
The main event sees champion Brett Cooper defend his title against undefeated prospect Mukhamed Berkhamov in a welterweight battle. Cooper is undefeated under the promotion holding a record of 2-0; on his debut, the American secured a unanimous decision victory over Beslan Isaev.
Following this, the 30-year old was offered a three-year contract and a championship bout against Aslambek Saidov for the vacant welterweight belt in December 2016. Here Cooper secured a third round TKO victory and became the first ever champion without a Russian passport.
Berkhamov enters the bout looking for his 12th straight victory, the Russian holds a perfect record of 11-0 with nine coming by way of stoppage.
In his most recent outing, the 23-year-old took only two rounds to secure his eighth submission victory of his career against Sharaf Davlatmurodo at ACB 55.
In the co-main event heavyweight Denis Goltsvor will look to make his inaugural title defence against Mukhomad Vakhaev.
In December of last year, he defeated Salimgerey “Tank” Rasulov by unanimous decision to become the champion. Golstov is currently riding a 14-fight win streak and will look to make it 15 with a win over his Russian counterpart.
The 26-year-old finished six of his last seven, however, failed to do so in his most recent outing against Salimgeryey Rasulov securing a unanimous decision win.
Vakhaev enters the bout off the back of three consecutive victories including two first round stoppages over Vladimir Daineko and Sergei Bilostenniy. The 27-year-old’s last bout took place at ACB 54 where he managed to grind out a split decision win over Tanner Boss.
Elsewhere on the ACB 67, Dean Garnett takes on Magomed Magomedov. Garnett is unbeaten in his pro career holding a professional record 8-0-1 including his most recent win, a second round TKO over Michael Tobin at ACB 54 in Manchester. The Liverpudlian is regarded as a hot U.K prospect having previously fought under the Cage Warriors and Bellator banners. The 29-year old will look to secure his second ACB victory tomorrow and continue to make his mark under the promotion.
Magomedov who will be looking to get himself back in the win column after being dealt the only his second loss of his career against Petr Yan at ACB 57. Prior to this “Tiger” only lost one of his 13 fights since his pro debut in April 2011.