Recently, the Krasnaya Polyana gaming zone hosted several major matches at once at the traditional festive AMC FIGHT NIGHTS 118 tournament at RED ARENA. However, the result of the main fight for the lightweight title surprised the spectators, athletes and organizers.
Magomed Sulumov and Akhmed Aliyev met in a cage to determine the new owner of the championship belt. Over three rounds, the fighters demonstrated a spectacular and open matchup. Both athletes withstood a high pace, combined blows, actively exchanged attacks. Reigning division champion Ahmed Aliyev (33 years old) loaded the challenger with an extensive arsenal of kicks and held the initiative by a small margin. The challenger Magomed Sulumov (25 years old) responded with effective counterattacks and strangulation attempts. The fight could become the highlight of the tournament and define a new lightweight champion.
However, 20 seconds before the end of the third round, Aliyev inflicted an unintentional blow to his opponent’s eye. A team of doctors climbed into the cage to help Magomed Sulumov. The applicant made the final decision to continue the fight on his behalf:
– The finger got very deep in the eye, I can not continue with such a wound. Unfortunately, it happened.
Ahmed Aliyev expressed his disappointment at this result and addressed all those gathered at RED ARENA:
– We promised to carry out a real massacre, but this unfortunate injury happened. I apologize to my opponent, his team, organizers and fans. Ready for a rematch ASAP.
The president of the AMC FIGHT NIGHTS promotion, Kamil Hajiyev, assured the audience of the mandatory rematch:
– 3 rounds brought great pleasure to the audience. It was a championship match and keep those stories going, we will definitely be back in this matchup.
Artur Huseynov and David Barkhudaryan met in the main event of the evening. Huseynov accepted the challenge on short notice. This did not stop him from displaying the depth of his attack potential and his signature stamina. Barkhudaryan, in turn, more often had an advantage in the fight on the canvas. The wrestler occupied more advantageous positions and attacked serially, actively using his elbows. Such tactics allowed him to become the winner by unanimous decision.
A total of 13 fights took place within the AMC FIGHT NIGHTS 118 tournament. And the guests of RED ARENA were 1,300 people.