Three of the best fighters in Belarus will be returning to action on December 18 in Minsk. Dmitry Shakuta, Chingiz Allazov and Zabit Samedov will all be fighting.
Dmitry Shakuta has been in kickboxing for a very long time and has also been a top fighter at the 77-80kg weight range for a while. Coming off a controversial loss to Alexander Oleinik at the Tatneft Cup 2011 Finals, Shakuta will want to get back on track with a win. He fought only twice in 2010 and so far this year has fought five times, going 4-1.
Chingiz Allazov is one of the fastest rising prospects in all of kickboxing. He's risen to prominence under the Fight Code banner, completely destroying everyone that's put in front of him. He's only 19 or 20 and has a very bright future ahead of him. He fights around 67kg and he has the frame to grow into a 70kg fighter, where the big recognition in kickboxing is.
Zabit Samedov is a familiar fighter from K-1, having fought under the K-1 banner from 2006 to 2010. Samedov has been rather quiet this year, getting a draw with Ali Cenik and beating Vjekoslav Bajic in September. He also won a fight in MMA in March. He's a rather small heavyweight and he should probably be fighting lower in weight, where he doesn't face size disadvantages and can utilize his skills better.
Full fight card below. As for Tatneft Cup rules, they're pretty much the same as K-1 rules but no clinching at all, not even the one strike, one hand rule that K-1 has.
K-1 rules, 70 kg.
Farhat Ahmedjanov (Minsk, SC Chinook) vs Andrei Hamenok (Novopolotsk SDUSHOR Olympus)
Tatneft Cup rules, 68 lbs.
Genghis Allazov (Belarus, Minsk, SC Chinook) vs Martin Anwar (Austria)
Tatneft Cup rules, 65 kg.
Yuri Zhukovskii (Belarus, Minsk, SC CI) vs Valery Podoyahin (Latvia)
Tatneft Cup rules, 68 kg.
Mansour Azeri (Minsk, Belarus) vs Sergei Kulyab (Odessa, Ukraine, SC Captain)
Evgeni Lapin (Belarus, Gomel) vs Viorel Lipa (Moldova)
K-1 rules, Heavyweight.
Zabit Samedov (Belarus, Minsk, SC Patriot) vs fighter from Romania (No other information given) 114 kg.
K-1 rules, 80 kg.
Dmitry Shakuta (Belarus, Minsk, SC CHOC) vs Pokryshkin (No first name given) (Moldova)