On Thursday, May 25, Absolute Championship Berkut brought the cage to Colosseum Sports Complex in Grozny, Russia, for Absolute Championship 59: Young Eagles 18. The event was initially scheduled to take place in Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia this past April, 29, however the event was canceled in the days leading up to the event.

In the night’s main event, ACB middleweight grand prix finalist Husein Kushagov took on Brazil’s Roberto “Facada” Neves.

The event aired live at 11 a.m. ET on Combat Press via FITE TV.

Husein Kushagov def. Roberto Neves by unanimous decision
Baysangur Vakhitov def. Igor Litoshik by knockout (overhand right). Round 1, 1:25
Yusup Umarov def. Alex Sandro Alves by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:30
Rasul Saytkhojayev def. Khanif Mirzamagomedov by unanimous decision
Daud Shaikhaev def. Michael Bobner by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2, 0:38
Sukhrob Davlatov def. Rakhman Makhazhiev by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 1:11
Alihan Suleimanov def. Alikhon Khasanov by unanimous decision
Saifullah Dzhabrailov def. Kanat Keldibekov by unanimous decision
Kubanych Abdisalam def. Usman Bisultanov by TKO (punches and elbows). Round 2, 4:45
Maxim Konovalov def. Viskhan Amirkhanov by unanimous decision
Rustam Gadzhiev def. Timur Shidov by submission (knee bar). Round 2, 2:39
Aliskhan Chadaev def. Aidarbek Kabylov by unanimous decision
Shamil Akhmaev def. Ruslan Mavlyutov by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 1:48
Adam Gagiev def. Eldar Shopagov by unanimous decision
Iliyas Yakubov def. Alexander Kozubenko by submission (keylock). Round 1, 2:20
Aslan Shogov def. Bagavdin Saidov by submission (ezekiel choke). Round 2, 2:12
Gadzhimurad Olokhanov def. Muhammad Pashaev by submission (mounted triangle-choke). Round 2, 3:57

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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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