On Saturday, March 11, Eurasia Fight Nights visited Bryanski, Russia for Fight Nights Global 61.

In the evening’s main event, former M-1 welterweight champion Yasubey Enomoto took on former ONE Championship title challenger Nikolay Aleksakhin. Enomoto defeated another former ONE veteran in his most recent outing at ACB 50. Aleksakhin fell in his past two outings against Saigid Izagahmayev at Fight Nights Global 57 and Ben Askren at ONE Championship: Global Rivals.

Also on the card, former Bellator MMA titleholder Emanuel Newton met Artur Astakhov.

The event aired live at 11 a.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass and Match TV (Russia).

Nikolay Aleksakhin def. Yasubey Enomoto by TKO (knee injury). Round 2, 1:09
Artur Astakhov def. Emanuel Newton by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-28)
Gadzhimurad Khromagomedov def. Giorgi Lobzhanidze by decision
David Gladun def. Yuri Izotov by decision
Evgeniy Ignatiev def. Gadzhi Rabadanov by decision
Nikita Mikhailov def. Alexei Pastorov by decision
Maxim Panshin def. Andrey Zheltov by decision
Iskhak Aliev def. Roman Tkachenko by decision

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