Jeff Snowman Monson received a technical knockout in Khabarovsk
Despite the claims of readiness to fight, he could not overcome Russian fighter Eugene Yerokhin
In Khabarovsk, June 6th, the one of the most prestigious tournament among the competitions for mixed martial arts — "Mayor's Cup" MMA was finished. This year the organizers have dedicated it to 70-year anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Viewers saw nine matches — seven fights in two rounds and two meetings were three time periods.
Two fighters from Amur Region and Khabarovsk Territory in Russia Nikita Basun and Elnur Agayev were the first who came into the "cell". From the first round Agayev was leading confidently. Elnur Agayev won by unanimous decision. German Berezkin from Yakutia and the local fighter Nemat Zeynalov became the seconds in the "Octagon". However, in this battle luck turned to the guests of the tournament. Herman won by split decision.
Victor Safronov from Russian small city Birobidzhan made his debut in the "cage". His opponent was the more experienced fighter from Khabarovsk Mikhail Volkov. Hi could choke hold reception. Referee stopped the bout in the second round at 2 minutes 20 seconds of the 5 minutes. Next on the "cell" were Abdumalik Hozhimatov from Uzbekistan and Eugene «BadBoy» Ryazanov from Khabarovsk. This fight was quite complicated. Opponents didn’t give each other to relax. However, the judges unanimously awarded the victory Ryazanov, who jumped for joy at the "cage". «BadBoy» thanked everyone for their support, and dedicated the fight to his mother.
One of the spectacular fights was a meeting of Alexis "Gladiator" Polpudnikov (Khabarovsk) and Ramazan Kurbanismailov (Moscow) in the "Octagon". Both athletes are fairly young, but in these sporting life, they had met in the "cage". Last year in Moscow, the outcome was a draw. However, this time titled fighter from Khabarovsk was able to overcome the opponent.
"Today we had a rematch. Just everything turned out. Thanks to my trainers, just before the battle Alexander Shlemenko gave me advice. Thank you all for coming, " — said "Gladiator” after the fight.
Next there was a confrontation between Ukraine and Russia. Stephan Poshivak from the ukranian city Lviv fought with Gennady Kovalev from Vladivostok. By the way, the Russian fighter was accompanied by three motorcyclists, one of them was trying to drive effectively, but without calculating the forces flew scene. According to the organizers, he's all right. Kovalev led in the "Octagon" for two rounds confidently, he won. Tayvan Ertonts Narantuya ftom Mongolia and the local fighter Haji Zaypullaev were the next who came into the "cell". According to RIA "Vostok-Media", on the eve of the tournament the fighter from Brazil Mateus Senna withdrew from the competition due to shoulder injury. That is why the guests of the tournament saw in "the octagon" athlete from Mongolia. Haji won in the first round by submission at hand "armbar".
It was no exception the traditional auction of gloves signed by all athletes, the money from which will go to charity. The starting price was 15 thousand rubles. However, the second in a row man called 50 thousand rubles, despite the fact that one course is 5 thousand rubles. The final confrontation took place between the gloves between women and men. In it "TKO" Svetlana won, giving a half of million rubles for the development of children's sport in the Khabarovsk Territory.
Then the "hotter" battles began. Helson Henriquez from Portugal and Hakob "Sniper" Stepanian (St. Petersburg) started the fight in three rounds. The first two five-minute were quite tense. Athletes are not inferior to each other. The third round will put everything in its place. The judges took a unanimous decision to win Hakob Stepanyan.
"The fight was very difficult. In the first round I was injured arm, and it was hard. But with your help, everything turned out. Thank you to my manager because he supported me today. Of course, thank all of you very much. I'll be honest, you're the best fans that I have met, " — said Hakob Stepanyan.
The most anticipated was the last, ninth fight between the legend of fights without rules Jeff Snowman Monson and the local fighter Eugene Yerokhin. As the agency wrote, the arrival of the guest from the USA was delayed for a few days. Snowman was late for the plane and had to travel to Vladivostok, and only then he went by car to Khabarovsk. Fortunately, this did not affect the master-class and the match, they managed to hold. Monson went to the "octagon" under the heroic song. It’s no wonder. Prior to this, he said the adoption of Russian citizenship. In the "cell" the Snowman behaved not very active. He remained a long time to sit in the "pit", as its basis is grappling. Yerokhin did not submit to provocation of Monson. Already in the second round fighter from Khabarovsk was able to overcome Snowman from the USA by TKO. While Monson said that he was ready for a fight with Yerokhin.
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