Fight Nights Global 83 Results: Aliev Scores Wheel-Kick Knockout, Jojua Wins Inaugural Women’s Bantamweight Title

On Thursday, Feb. 22, Fight Nights Global hosted its 83rd event from Moscow, Russia.

In the evening’s main event, the promotion’s lightweight champion Magomedsaygid Alibekov faced challenger Akhmet Aliev.

Gold is also on the line in the co-main event as the promotion crowned its inaugural women’s bantamweight champion when the formerly undefeated Marina Mokhnatkina took on Liana Jojua.


The event aired live at 9 a.m. ET on Match TV (Russia).

Akhmet Aliev def. Magomedsaygid Alibekov by knockout (spinning wheel kick). – for lightweight title
Liana Jojua def. Marina Mokhnatkina by decision – for women’s bantamweight title
Nikolay Aleksakhin def. Dominique Steele by TKO (strikes). Round 1
Omar Nurmagomedov def. Shyudi Yamauchi by unanimous decision
Dmitry Bikrev def. Vasiliy Zubkov by knockout (right hook). Round 1
Vartan Asatryan def. Rizvan Abuev by unanimous decision
Ali Isaev def. Vladimir Daineko by TKO (ground and pound). Round 2
Aleksey Sidorenko def. Hasan Yousefi by knockout (overhand right). Round 1
Bakhachali Bakhachaliev def. Ruslan Serikpulov by submission (reverse triangle-choke). Round 2
Gadzhi Rabadanov def. Igor Tarytsa by unanimous decision
Svetlana Zotkina def. Olga Vlasova by submission (armbar). Round 1