On Friday, April 26, Tatneft Cup returned to the Tatneft Arena in Kazan, Russia, for Tatneft Cup 2019 1/8 Finals.

In the night’s main card action, Romania’s Costin Mincu took on Italy’s Claudio Istrate. WKN world champion Mincu had won 12 of his 13 victories by knockout. ISKA world champion Istrate held victories in 32 of his 47 pro bouts.

The event aired live at 12 p.m. ET on Fight Box HD and Match TV (Russia).



FULL RESULTS
Francesco Xhaja def. Liu Wei by TKO (head kick). Round 1
Musa Sultaev def. Yu Jianhong by extra round decision
Li Xiaolong def. Aydin Kucuk by extra round decision
Claudio Istrate def. Costin Mincu by knockout (punches). Round 1
Yury Bessmertny def. Juncheng Chang by extra round decision
Wanxin Zhang def. Vladimir Shulyak by extra round decision
Artur Hamidullin def. Artyom Shvetsov by extra round decision
Ziqiang Zhang def. Ahmet Mucolgov by extra round 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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