Fight Code returned yesterday, this time in Minsk, Belarus and a bunch of hometown talent was on hand in both the Dragons 72.5kg tournament and prestige fights.
The Dragons 72.5kg tournament continued with four fights, most notably featuring Fight Code Dragons 2011 winner Yury Bessmertny, who defeated Edvin Erik Kibus by decision. Tatneft 80kg competitor Vitaly Nikiforov made the drop to 72.5kg and defeated Evgeni Telitsa by decision. In two other Dragons tournament fights, Dmitry Baranov defeated Maxim Smirnov by decision and Farhat Ahmedjanov defeated Tadas Jonkus by decision. All four winners move on to the Final 16 round that already includes Mustapha Haida and Enriko Gogokhia.
In prestige fights, Chingiz Allazov and Dmitry Shakuta both fought. Allazov is a rising star and Shakuta has been around for a long time at 77-81kg. Allazov is slowly moving up in weight and this fight against Dmitry Rudenko was at 69kg and Allazov ended up winning by decision. Shakuta's fight was at 81kg against Igor Ljapin and he scored a rare knockout, with a high kick in the third round.
Full results below:
Dragons 72.5kg tournament:
Yury Bessmertny def. Edvin Erik Kibus by decision.
Vitaly Nikiforov def. Evgeni Telitsa by decision.
Dmitry Baranov def. Maxim Smirnov by decision.
Farhat Ahmedjanov def. Tadas Jonkus by decision.
69kg: Chingiz Allazov def. Dmitry Rudenko by decision.
81kg: Dmitry Shakuta def. Igor Ljapin KO (High Kick) in Round 3.
Michal Krcmar def. Mansur Azerbiev by decision.
Valentin Slavikovsky def. Oleg Primachev by KO (High Kick) in Round 1.