ACA Kickboxing returns on March 2 with an event in the Republic of Chechnya in the Russian Federation. Here’s some recent news announced by the promotion.
Stetsurenko Wins Knockout of the Year
Hard-hitting Russian fighter Alexander Stetsurenko received a “Knockout of the Year” award last Friday in Haikou, China for his stoppage win over China’s Fu Gaofeng at a WLF event in November.
Stetsurenko knocked down the Chinese fighter twice, before he finished Fu with a nasty body shot in the third stanza.
The fighter also won twice in bouts for ACB last year. He defeated former GLORY fighter Jonatan Oliveira by decision at ACB KB 15 in Moscow in April. In August, the former Kunlun Fight and W5 Champion outpointed Pavel Provashinskiy of Belarus at ACB KB 17.
Fighter Announcements for ACA KB 18
Tamerlan Bashirov was previously announced for the main event of ACA KB 18. The young Bashirov lost a decision to Zakaria Tijarti of Morocco at ACB KB 13 in Paris, but rebounded with a win at ACB KB 16. Bashirov defeated Calin Petrisor at the event, held in Targoviste, Romania.
Islam Hozdevdiev of Chechnya will make his ACA KB promotional debut in March. Muhammad Abuev, an 85 kg fighter who competed at ACB KB 14, is also scheduled to appear. Another fighter made official for ACA KB 18 is Abdul-Aziz Yusupov.