On Friday, March 30, Fight Nights held its 85th event from Moscow, Russia.

In the night’s main event, middleweight champion Abusupyan Alikhanov put the belt and his nine-fight winning streak on the line against fellow combat sambo practitioner Roman Kopylov, who remains undefeated with seven victories in his professional MMA career.

Elsewhere on the card, Russian Aliaskhab Khizriev took out UFC veteran Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares to win the welterweight title.

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

Roman Kopylov def. Abusupyan Alikhanov by TKO. Round 4, 5:00 – for middleweight title
Aliaskhab Khizriev def. Rousimar Palhares by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:58 – for welterweight title
Magomed Ismailov def. Ildemar Alcântara by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:41
Raimond Magomedaliev def. Valdir Araujo by knockout (punch). Round 1, 0:17
Magomed Yunisulau def. Boyd Allen by unanimous decision
Akhmed Balkizov def. Bekhrouz Zukhurov by unanimous decision
Zelim Imadaev def. Ivan Gluhak by knockout (punch). Round 1, 0:13
Maksim Schekin def. Gabriel Sabo by knockout (punch). Round 1, 3:35
Andrei Ciubotaru def. Murat Kazgan by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:19
Vladimir Seliverstov def. Aleksandr Dankov by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:33
Julia Borisova def. Liliya Shakirova by unanimous decision
Ismail Sagov def. Eradzh Kholov by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:10
Ali Yousefi def. Nikolai Baikin by unanimous 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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