On Thursday, Aug. 11, Russian-based kickboxing promotion, Tatneft Cup, returned to the Tatneft Arena in Kazan, Russia for Tatneft Cup 2016.

In the main event of the evening, GLORY veteran Kirill Kornilov returned to the win column with a decision victory over Kirk Krouba. Kornilov lost to top-10 heavyweight Jahfarr Wilnis in his GLORY debut in the semifinals of the GLORY heavyweight contender tournament at GLORY 29. Krouba entered the bout on a losing streak with consecutive knockout losses at ACB Kickboxing 6 and Kunlun Fight 46.

In the evening’s main card action, Said Magomedov remained undefeated in his 13-fight career with a decision victory over fellow Russian lightweight Aleksey Ulyanov.

The event aired live on Tatneft Arena’s Youtube channel.

Kirill Kornilov def. Kirk Krouba by decision
Konstantin Khuzin def. Nikolay Lushin by decision
Maksim Smirnov def. Suliman Kosumov by decision
Semyon Shelepov def. Sekou Bangoura by decision
Andrey Chekhonin def. Alim Ozhev by TKO (leg kicks). Round 2
Said Magomedov def. Aleksey Ulyanov by decision

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Zach Aittama
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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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