Fair Fight Promotions returns this Sunday April 21 with another world-class kickboxing event.
Fair Fight VIII takes place in the city of Yekaterinburg, and there are thirteen bouts scheduled.
Fair Fight Champion Alexander Skvortsov defends his title for the second time against veteran Michael Krcmar. Skvortsov retained his belt at Fair Fight VII in February with a points win against Rashid Salikhov.
Krcmar, fighting out of the Czech Republic, is a veteran of over 100 fights. He fought Buakaw in a Thai-rules fight last year but lost a decision. Krcmar (76-30) will have a big experience edge over the Russian champion, who has a listed record of 11-4.
GLORY veteran Artur Gorlov faces Beibulat Isaev in a 95 kg match up. Gorlov lost both his bouts with GLORY, but the 0-2 record doesn’t tell the whole story. Some thought he did enough to earn the decision against Luis Tavares at GLORY 62, which took place in Tavares hometown of Rotterdam. The tough Latvian then went to France and fought Zinedine Hameur-Lein, but was disqualified in a fight where he had the advantage.
Gorlov fights out of the Team Kyshenko camp under Ukrainian legend Artur Kyshenko.
Unbeaten Belorussian Vadim Vaskov, who fights out of the famed Gridin Gym, is also scheduled for action. Maxim Sulgin returns after a win at Fair Fight VII. Sulgin defeated Bellator title challenger Djibril Ehouo last year at the ACB 17 event.
Here is the fight card released by the promotion.
Fighters from the Russian Federation, Australia, Belarus, China, Czech Republic, Latvia, and Romania are scheduled to compete.
All fighters represent the Russian Federation unless listed otherwise.
Fair Fight VIII
21 April, 2019
Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation
Start Time: 16:00 Local Time
Broadcast: YouTube (Free Event)
-70 kg: Alexander Skvortsov vs Michael Krcmar (Czech Republic)-Main Event (For Skvortsov’s Fair Fight Title)
-95 kg: Artur Gorlov (Latvia) vs Beibulat Isaev
-70 kg: Maxim Sulgin vs Jo Batong (China)
-84 kg: Sergey Veselkin vs Adelin Michael (Romania)
-72 kg: Vasily Semenov vs Jay Tonkin (Australia)
-70 kg: Vadim Vaskov (Belarus) vs Elkun Orujov
-77 kg: Usubyan Mamuka vs Evgeny Vorontsov
-77 kg: Alexander Sanochkin vs Matey Kozubovsky (Czech Republic)
-80 kg: Dmitry Khabibullin vs Igor Vorobev
-77 kg: Ilyas Khamzin vs Alexander Khomenko
-70 kg: Nikita Kurbatov vs Konstantin
-65 kg: Mikhail Ivanov vs Rodion Sheremet
-70 kg: Ali Aliyev vs Timur Gatin