On Saturday, Aug. 18, Top Rank returned to ESPN from the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., for Jennings vs. Dimitrenko.

In the night’s main event, Germany’s Alexander Dimitrenko met Philadelphia-native Bryant Jennings for the IBF international and NABO heavyweight titles. Dimitrenko, 36, had won 41 of his 44 professional fights including 26 wins by way of knockout. Jennings rode a four-fight winning streak since losing back-to-back championship bouts against Luis Ortiz and Wladimir Klitschko.

Also, NABF super middleweight titleholder Jesse Hart put his belt on the line against Mike Gavronski.

The undercard action kicked off at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+. The main card aired live at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

Bryant Jennings def. Alexander Dimitrenko by TKO. Round 9, 1:52 – IBF internation and NABO heavyweight titles
Jesse Hart def. Mike Gavronski by TKO. Round 3, 0:52 – NABF super middleweight title
Jason Sosa def. Reynaldo Blanco by unanimous decision
Shakur Stevenson def. Carlos Ruiz by unanimous decision (80-72 x3)
Christian Carto def. Javier Gallo by unanimous decision
Thomas LaManna def. Matthew Strode by unanimous decision
Joseph Adorno def. Agustine Mauras by knockout. Round 1, 1:39
Oleksandr Teslenko def. Avery Gibson 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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