The AMC Fight Nights 102 tournament was held In Krasnoyarsk, where two fights stood out – Vyacheslav Vasilevsky against David Barkhudaryan (middle weight) and Armen Petrosyan against Hasan Yusefi (for the light heavyweight title). – Failure of Vasilevsky
Experienced Vasilevsky (35-9) was considered the favorite in the fight against 25-year-old Barkhudaryan (13-3). However, in the previous fight, in February of this year, David simply did not feel the Brazilian Marcio Santos, who gave an equal fight to Alexander Shlemenko a month ago. The Krasnodar Armenian dealt with him in two minutes, dropping him several times and eventually knocking him out. Barkhudaryan has bombs in his hands. And in a duel with Vasilevsky, he proved that he was very dangerous in a standing position. It all ended in the first round. David hooked Slava with his left hooks, then knocked him down and began to finish. The referee justly stopped the fight.
“Well, I got it,” Barkhudaryan told reporters after the fight. – He saw that I hooked him – he sat down on his ass, and I began to finish. But he is the legend of our sport. Thank you for coming against me in the octagon. It was the most important victory of my career. “
When asked if he would like to fight Shlemenko, David replied: “He is also from Russia, and I respect Alexander. I don’t want to fight him. My wish is to fight an American, and then for the title. I am the first applicant. “
Fight Nights President Kamil Hajiyev in an interview with SE noted that it would be interesting for him to look at the opposition of the drummers – Barkhudaryan versus Vladimir Mineev. But while Mineev has another rival – in October he should go against Magomed Ismailov. The exact date of their fight has yet to be confirmed.
The choice of an opponent for the world pro Muay Thai champion Armen Petrosyan (4-1) seemed strange. The most serious fighter, who was defeat by Hasan Yousefi (7-4), is Dmitry Smolyako. It was in September 2019, and after that – until the mma sports tournament in Krasnoyarsk – the Iranian did not enter the cage.