For Ivan Shtyrkov, the fight at the Yekaterinburg tournament on May 6 will be the first in the RCC in the last two years. And he is fully ready for the fight, Ilyas Khamzin is sure.
Ivana Shtyrkov and Mikhail Kolobegov (Photo: Archangel Michael’s press service)
Ivan Shtyrkov is fully prepared for the fight with Mikhail Kolobegov, he has excellent chances to win. Ilyas Khamzin, second to former UFC champion and Archangel Michael club fighter, told RBC Sport about this.
“Vanya Shtyrkov is waiting for a good fight, he is fully ready for her, we are looking forward to the return of Ural Hulk, I think he has excellent chances to win,” said Khamzin.
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On May 6, Yekaterinburg will host the RCC 11 international mixed martial arts tournament, the main event of which will be the fight between Ivan Shtyrkov (19-2-1) and Mikhail Kolobegov (13-4).
For Shtyrkov, this fight will be his first at the RCC in the last two years. The Russian fighter entered the cage three times in ACA tournaments and managed to score a high-profile fight against Magomed Ismailov and two wins: over Murat Gugov and Artur Astakhov. Now Shtyrkov is among the 7 strongest Russian fighters in his division.
Kolobegov also has a fight against Astakhov, but it ended in defeat. The duel took place only in Yekaterinburg, so the Ural public is already familiar with the Russian light heavyweight.
Another highlight of the show will be the fight between middleweights Yasubey Enomoto (22-13) and Arseniy Smirnov (11-1). The fighters could have met in December of last year, but then the coronavirus intervened.
Khamzin (9-2) himself will also take part in fight night, his opponent will be Victor Figueiredo (12-4) of Brazil.
“I am 100% ready for my fight, to show everything that I am capable of. Ready to win and ready to show what he is capable of,” Khamzin said.
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