FNG 84 Gets Title Fight, Along with Former UFC Vets Ali Bagautinov and Viktor Pesta
Fight Nights Global heads to Slovakia on March 3, where FNG 84 will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight, as defending champion Tomás Deák rematches former foe Sharaman Chupanov. Yasubey Enomoto takes on Shamil Amirov and former UFC veterans Ali Bagautinov and Viktor Pesta take prominent place on the main card, as they fight Andy Young and Alexander Gladkov, respectively, (h/t Marcel Dorff)
The first fight between Deák (17-9-1) and Chupanov ended in a controversial split decision victory for now champion, Deák. It still serves as Chupanov’s only loss. Deák won the bantamweight strap in his last fight as he beat Nikita Chistyakov in a dominant first round stoppage. Chupanov (4-1-1) has since picked up three consecutive wins, including his last bout where he defeated Jackson-Wink product Stephen Cervantes.
Former M-1 champion, Enomoto (16-10), takes on freestyle wrestling standout, Shamil Amirov (3-0-1) who recently fought former UFC bad guy, Rousimar Palhares, in a contest which ended in a controversial split decision draw.
Former UFC heavyweight, Viktor Pesta (12-4), had a somewhat dismal run with the North American promotion, losing four of his five fights, with three coming by stoppage. He’s since gone back to winning ways, picking up back to back wins over string regional competition in Michal Kita and Alexei Kudin. Pesta remains undefeated in the regional circuit and he will look to continue that streak over his next opponent, Alexander Gladkov (10-1).
Seven-fight UFC veteran, Ali Bagautinov (17-7), had a fairly successful run in the UFC winning four of seven and managing to get himself a title fight with flyweight kingpin, Demetrious Johnson. His only losses in the UFC came to Johnson and former title challengers Joseph Benavidez and Kyoji Horiguchi. Since he was released by the UFC, Bagautinov suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Tyson Nam, as he took a head kick in the final seconds of the third round after dominating the majority of the fight. He has since won two on the bounce, and will look to make it a third in March. Bagautinov is set to face BAMMA veteran Andy Young (11-9).
🔥📋FIGHT NIGHTS GLOBAL 84. Файткард турнира 🗓March 2, ⏰5:00 PM 📍Bratislava (Slovakia). Hant Arena. 🎫Купить билеты: goo.gl/5eqrox 🏆61.2 kg. 5×5. Title fight. 🇷🇺Sharamazan Chupanov (Russia) – 🇸🇰Tomas Deak (Slovakia) 🇷🇺Шарамазан Чупанов (Россия) – 🇸🇰Томаш Дэк (Словакия) ✔56.7 kg 3×5 🇬🇧Andy Young (Northern Ireland) – 🇷🇺Ali Bagautinov (Russia) 🇬🇧Энди Янг (Северная Ирландия) – 🇷🇺Али Багаутинов (Россия) ✔+93 kg 3×5 🇷🇺Alexander Gladkov (Russia) – 🇨🇿Viktor Pesta (Czech Republic) 🇷🇺Александр Гладков (Россия) – 🇨🇿Виктор Пешта (Чехия) ✔83.9 kg 3×5 🇬🇪Nodar Kudukhashvili (Georgia) – 🇸🇰Samuel Kristofic (Slovakia) 🇬🇪Нодар Кудухашвили (Грузия) – 🇸🇰Самуэль Кристофич (Словакия) ✔77.1 kg 3×5 🇨🇭Yasubey Enomoto (Switzerland) – 🇷🇺Shamil Amirov (Russia) 🇨🇭Ясубей Эномото (Швейцария) – 🇷🇺Шамиль Амиров (Россия) ✔83.9 kg 3×5 🇵🇱Filip Tomczak (Poland) – 🇸🇰Jozef Wittner (Slovakia) 🇵🇱Филип Томжак (Польша) – 🇸🇰Йозев Виттнер (Словакия) ✔83.9 kg 3×5 🇫🇷Abdoul Soulake (France) – 🇸🇰Marek Mazuch (Slovakia) 🇫🇷Абдул Саулак (Франция) – 🇸🇰Марек Мазуч (Словакия) ✔+93.0 kg 3×5 🇦🇹Dritan Barjamaj (Austria) – 🇷🇺Yevgeny Orlov (Russia) 🇦🇹Дритан Бариамай (Австрия) – 🇷🇺Евгений Орлов (Россия) ✔77.1 kg 3×5 🇺🇦Vitaliy Stoyan (Ukraine) – 🇷🇺Maxim Butorin (Russia) 🇺🇦Виталий Стоян (Украина) – 🇷🇺Максим Буторин (Россия)