Gorlov Faces Top Russian Boxer in MMA at Fight Nights Global 94
Latvian light heavyweight Artur Gorlov will take on Russian boxer Dmitry Kudryashov in an MMA bout at the Fight Nights Global 94 event taking place on 12 October in Moscow.
Gorlov has recently competed for Glory, where he’s 1-2 and currently ranked eighth in the light heavyweight rankings. He lost a very close decision to Luis Tavares last December at Glory 62, then got disqualified when Zinedine Hameur-Lein appeared to quit because of a foul at Glory 64. He bounced back with a unanimous points win against Yegish Yegoian at Glory 66 in June.
The Team Kyshenko fighter competed in MMA previously from 2010-2013. Gorlov has a 1-2 record in MMA, as well as a 5-1 record in pro boxing.
Kudryashov is currently ranked twelfth at cruiserweight by the World Boxing Council. Known as one of the division’s hardest punchers, “The Russian Sledgehammer” will be making his pro MMA debut versus Gorlov.
Kudryashov competed in the first World Boxing Super Series tournament where he lost by KO to current IBF champion Yuniel Dorticos. He lost by stoppage to top-ranked Junior Makabu in June, and now appears to be testing the waters in MMA.
It’s an intriguing match up between two elite strikers. Gorlov is a world-class kickboxer with a bit of MMA and pro boxing experience, while Kudryashov is known as a big puncher in boxing who’s never competed in MMA. With 4 oz gloves and neither man known as a grappler, the fight could be a terrific stand-up battle.
Golden Fighter Announces New Broadcast Deal
Rising Romanian promotion Golden Fighter Kickboxing announced it has entered into a new broadcasting partnership with the Pro TV and Pro X TV channels in Romania. FightBox HD continues as the English-language broadcaster for the organization.
Pro TV is a popular terrestrial channel in the country, and broadcasts UEFA Europa League and Champions League matches. Previously, Golden Fighter events were aired on satellite, so the move means a potentially bigger audience for Golden Fighter events.
The next Golden Fighter event takes place in November. A team of Romanian fighters will take on a Dutch team in a Romania vs Holland Challenge.
In other Romania news, the Knock Down Gym announced its fighter Adrian Mitu will challenge for a WKU World Title. Mitu is the current Colosseum Tournament -81 kg Champion. He won the title Sunday with a five-round unanimous decision over Ukraine’s Oleksandr Gaychudok.
Superfight Series VIII: Results
British K-1 Rules promotion Superfight Series Championship held an event Saturday in Dunstable, roughly 30 km north of London. SFS VIII: Pure Evolution featured some top kickboxers from the area, and most of the bouts went to the judges’ scorecards.
In the 67 kg weight category, veteran Dominik Matusz (UK #3 in K-1 Rules) defeated Marcel Adeyemi (#4) by majority decision.
Andy Turland, the SFS VI tournament runner-up, defeated Sami Salem in a 68.5 kg match up.
Chase Morton defeated Romania’s Valentin Mogos by majority decision in the headline bout of the night.
Results below courtesy of Amir Subasic and SFS.
21 September, 2019
SFS VIII: Pure Evolution
Dunstable Conference Center, Dunstable, United Kingdom
SFS New Era Bouts:
Taz Mustaq def. Jasper Smith-TKO (3 x 2)
Bradley Grace def. Jabid Gulam-KO (3 x 2)
-68 kg: Toby Bindon def. Johnathan Patrick-Unanimous Decision
-79 kg: Oswald Paprocki def. Hamza Munim-Unanimous Decision
-65 kg: Alexis Garcia def. Zeeshan Haider-Unamimous Decision
-90 kg: Paic Igor def. Nathan Ross-Majority Decision
-73 kg: Marlon Gillet def. Gregely Babocsik-Unanimous Decision
-64 kg: Fran Ramirez def. Ronald Tse-TKO
-68.5 kg: Andy Turland def. Sami Salem-Unanimous Decision
-77 kg: Chris Melhuish def. Lean Jason-TKO
-67 kg: Dominik Matusz def. Marcel Adeyemi-Majority Decision
-77 kg: Chase Morton def. Valentine Mogos-Majority Decision