TNA Fights, promoter of the Tatneft Cup, today announced a new participant in the 2019 Tatneft Cup event taking place on 21 February in Kazan, Russia.
Former champion Roman Kryklia recently withdrew from the 2019 event, and the promotion has been looking for a suitable replacement.
Today, it was announced Jegish “The Armenian Lion” Yegoian will replace Kryklia in this year’s tournament in the +80 kg weight category.
Yegoian is based in Amsterdam and fights out of the Hemmers Gym. He’s an ISKA champion and 2015 SUPERKOMBAT tournament winner, with a listed record of 29-6-2 (7 KOs).