On Friday, Nov. 11, Tatneft Cup returned to the Tatneft Arena in Kazan, Russia for the Tatneft Cup Final.
In the evening’s main event, Aleksey Ulyanov won the 2016 Tatneft Cup 70-kilogram tournament with a hard fought decision victory over Maksim Smirnov. Ulyanov and Smirnov earned their place in the finals with a victory over Ilya Sokolov and Farkhad Akhmedzhanov, respectively, in the semifinals this past September.
In the rest of the evening’s action, top heavyweights battled for positioning just outside the top 10 when Ukrainian Tsotne Rogava fought Belgium’s Thomas Vanneste. Semyon Shelepov took home the 2016 Tatneft Cup 80-kilogram plus tournament belt with a first-round knockout win over Nadir Gadjiev. Nikolay Lushin won the 2016 Tatneft Cup 80-kilogram tournament title over Andrey Chekhonin.
The event aired live at 10 a.m. ET on YouTube and Match TV (Russia). Watch the entire event above.