On Saturday, Dec. 16, Fight Nights Global held its 82nd event from Moscow, Russia.
In the evening’s main event, former Bellator champion and undefeated heavyweight Vitaly Minakov took on fellow Bellator veteran Tony Johnson Jr. Minakov had finished 18 of his 20 victories. Johnson Jr. had wins in seven of his past nine fights with victories over former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia, current UFC contenders Derrick Lewis and Alexander Volkov.
The event aired live at 10:30 a.m. ET on Match TV (Russia).
Vitaly Minakov def. Tony Johnson Jr. by knockout. Round 2, 0:38
Vener Galiev def. Nikolay Gaponov by knockout. Round 1, 4:14
Shamil Akhmedov def. Leandro Silva by knockout. Round 3, 3:14
Alexandr Shabliy def. Miroslav Štrbák by knockout. Round 2, 3:02
Khalid Murtazaliev def. Grzegorz Siwy by TKO. Round 1, 4:31
Aigun Akhmedov def. Aldir Araujo by unanimous decision.
Dmitry Bikrev def. Asif Tagiev by TKO (ground and pound). Round 1, 2:53
Vladimir Tyurin def. Robert Oganesyan by TKO (ground and pound). Round 1, 1:35
Mariya Agapova def. Liliya Kazak by split decision
Radomir Filippov def. Safarbeka Kurbanova by TKO. Round 2, 1:29
Nikita Mikhailov def. Vadim Buseev by unanimous decision
Oleg Kubanov def. Ismail Sagov by TKO. Round 1, 2:42