After an eventful ACB 66, we summarise the action including an emphatic victory for top prospect Herdeson Batista and a brutal TKO from Viskhan Magomadov.
In the main event, Herdeson Batista recorded a short but sweet victory over Daud Shaikhaev when he knocked his opponent out in the fourth minute of the opening round with a brutal knee.
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This moved the 25-year-old prospect to (12-1).
First round knockouts were a familiar theme on the card with four of the last five fights all being first round knockouts. One of which, being the most brutal finishes in Grozny.
Viskhan Magomadov faced fellow eastern European lightweight Oleg Khachaturov in the latter ongoings of the card. With just over a minute left of the opening round remaining, Magomadov brutally finished his opponent with three clubbing shots to the face of his opponent.
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Despite the eye-catching finish, questions were raised of referee Ashot Ashugyan as the stoppage seemed late to say the least, as well as being distanced far away from the threatening position. A win for Magomadov saw him move to (6-2) ending the winning streak of five for Khachaturov.
Officiating seemed to be an ongoing issue with both the late stoppage and also an early stoppage.
One more incident at ACB 66, referee Viktor Komeev stopped the fight between Bai-Ali Shaipov and Anatolij Baal believing that the fighter had tapped. However, this wasn’t the case. The fight was then deemed a no contest.
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ACB 66 full results
Herdeson Batista def. Daud Shaikhev via KO (Knee) – (Round 1 – 3:09)
Baysangur Vakhitov def. Bruno Assis via KO (Punches) – (Round 1 – 2:53)
Carlos Prada def. Akhmadkhan Bokov via decision (Unanimous) -(Round 3 – 5:00)
Viskhan Magomadov def. Oleg Khachaturov via KO (Punches) – (Round 1 – 3:54)
Amirkhan Guliev def. Aleksander Pysanko via TKO (Punches) – (Round 1 – 3:58)
Bai-Ali Shaipov vs Anatolij Baal – No Contest (Referee error – premature stoppage)
Bekhan Aktaliev def. Klaudio Vecani via decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 – 5:00)
Walter Pereira Jr. def. Islam Yunusov via technical submission (Rear-naked choke) – (Round 3 – 1:00)
Rustam Taldiev def. Elezaj Erand via submission (Rear-naked choke) – (Round 3 – 1:21)
Attili Korkmaz vs Asadullah Akhazaev via decision (Unanimous) – (Round 3 – 5:00)
Vadim Panevin def. Adam Gagiev via technical submission (Guillotine) – (Round 1 – 4:14)
Adam Aliev def. Josue Vieira via decision (Unanimous) – (Round 3 – 5:00)
Vakha Shankhoev def. Ivan Gulchin via TKO (Punches) – (Round 3 – 3:53)
Mehdi Baydulaev def. Nikolay Kondratuk via TKO (Punches) – (Round 2 – 1:33)
Movsar Bokov def. Farzad Ghaderi via TKO (Punches) – (Round 2 – 1:42)
Umar Gaisumov def. Anatoly Safronov via decision (Unanimous) – (Round 3 – 5:00)
Stanislav Zinchenko def. Zurab Archakov via TKO (Punches and Elbows) – (Round 1 – 4:45)
Aslan Ismailov def. Nurbek Abdzhaparov via KO (Punch) – (Round 2 – 4:31)
Akhmed Kukaev def. Marat Tagirov via submission (Guillotine) – (Round 1 – 3:31)
Inal Kerimov def. Ilyas Tutaev via TKO (Punches) – (Round 3 – 2:44)
Alexander Antenenko def. Abo Dzeitov via TKO (Punches and Elbows) – (Round 2 – 1:27)
Abdulla Almurzaev def. Alexey Sotnikov via TKO (Punches) – (Round 1 – 3:35)
Amir Badiev def. Intezar Babaniyazov via decision (Unanimous) – (Round 3 – 5:00)