On Thursday, Sept. 22, Russian-based kickboxing promotion, Tatneft Cup, returned to the Tatneft Arena in Kazan, Russia for Tatneft Cup 2016: 1/4 Final.

In the main event of the evening, Russian kickboxing prospect Nadir Gadjiev earned his fourth career victory when he upset 50-fight veteran Clyde Brunswijk. Brunswijk took the bout on short notice replacing the injured D’Angelo Marshall.

In the evening’s main card action, Russian prospect Sheymon Shelepov continued his winning streak against the far more experienced Belgian Kirk Krouba. Shelepov earned his seventh career victory in 10 professional bouts. Krouba re-entered the tournament field as a late replacement after losing to Kirill Kornilov previously.

The event aired live on Tatneft Arena’s Youtube channel. The full event video is available here.

Nadir Gadjiev def. Clyde Brunswijk by TKO (head kick). Round 2
Semyon Shelepov def. Kirk Krouba by decision
Nikolay Lushin def. Alexander Dmitrenko by decision
Alexei Ulyanov def. Ilya Sokolov by extra round decision
Andrey Chekhonin def. Surik Magakyan by TKO (leg kicks). Round 1
Maksim Smirnov def. Farkhad Akhmedzhanov 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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