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Fight Nights Global 81 Results: Matmuratov Defends, Balkizov Tops Akimzhanov

On Friday, Dec. 15, Fight Nights Global held its 81st event from Omsk, Russia.

In the evening’s main event, featherweight champion Alexander Matmuratov made the first defense of his title against Russia’s Evgeniy Ignatiev, who had won nine straight fights.

The event aired live at 7 a.m. ET on Match TV (Russia).


Alexander Matmuratov def. Evgeniy Ignatiev by unanimous decision
Akhmed Balkizov def. Zhasulan Akimzhanov by unanimous decision
Nikita Baltabaev def. Nauruz Dzamikhov by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:30
Julia Borisova def. Mariya Artyukhina by Mariya Artyukhina by unanimous decision
Marina Mokhnatkina def. Karine Silva by submission (kneebar). Round 1, 0:58
Vitaly Kochkin def. Furqan Gozachik by TKO (knee to the body). Round 2, 1:48
Murad Magomedov def. Daniyar Zhantemirov by unanimous decision
Alexey Shurkevich def. Said Samadov by split decision
Makhach Khvadzhaev def. Sultan Gizatulin by unanimous decision
Aleksander Podmarev def. Peter Peretyatko by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:42