On Saturday, May 20, Absolute Championship Berkut traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia for ACB 61: Balaev vs. Bataev.

In the night’s main card action, undefeated prospects Adlan Bataev and Marat Balaev competed for the featherweight title. UFC veterans Albert Tumenov and Elvis Mutapcic took on Ismael de Jesus and Beslan Isaev, respectively. ONE Championship veteran Alexey Butorin picked up a knockout win over Nikola Dipchikov.

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

Marat Balaev def. Adlan Bataev by split decision
Alexey Butorin def. Nikola Dipchikov by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:04
Beslan Isaev def. Elvis Mutapcic by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:33
Albert Tumenov def. Ismael de Jesus by knockout (punch). Round 1, 0:46
Denis Smoldarev def. Tanner Boser by unanimous decision
Oleg Borisov def. Dukvaha Astamirov by unanimous decision
Arman Ospanov def. Taichi Nakajima by knockout (spinning wheel kick). Round 2, 1:35
Alexei Martynov def. Vasiliy Palyok by unanimous decision
Rustam Kerimov def. Tural Ragimov by TKO (punches. Round 1, 0:22
Luis Palomino def. Marcos Schmitz by unanimous decision
Mikhail Kolobegov def. Piotr Strus by split decision

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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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