Absolute Championship Berkut returns this week for ACB 41: The Path to Triumph. The event will take place on Friday 15th July at the Adler Arena in Sochi, Russia.
The main event features a heavyweight bout between Denis Goltsov and Paul Buentello.
Denis Goltsov (17-4 MMA) is riding an incredible 12 fight winning streak coming into this main event in Russia. ‘The Russian Bogatyr’ has finished his last five fights, most recently submitting Strikeforce and WSOF veteran Mike Kyle midway through the first round.
Paul Buentello (35-16 MMA) is also on a winning streak (2) both under the Abu Dhabi Warriors banner following a close split-decision loss to Myron Dennis at Legacy FC 59. A TKO win over the legend Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou was followed up by a first round TKO win over Eric Prindle in May 2016.
The co-main event is an exciting bantamweight bout between Russia’s Petr Yan and England’s Ed Arthur.
Yan (5-1 MMA) is coming off the first loss of his career, a split decision Magomed Magomedov at ACB 32. Four out of Yan’s six professional MMA bouts has come under the Absolute Championship Berkut banner.
His opponent, Arthur (7-1 MMA) rebounded nicely following losing his BAMMA bantamweight title loss to Shay Walsh at BAMMA 23: Night Of Champions by earning a first-round TKO stoppage of Cameron Else at BAMMA 25: Champion vs. Champion in May of this year.
Also featured on the card is former UFC fighter Mike Wilkinson who competes in his first bout after his release from the promotion following a unanimous decision loss to Makwon Amirkhani at UFC Fight Night 84: Silva vs. Bisping in February this year. Wilkinson takes on Soso Nizharadze in a featherweight contest.
The full card for ACB 41: The Path to Triumph can be found below along with a video preview of the event:
Denis Goltsov vs. Paul Buentello
Petr Yan vs. Ed Arthur
Ibragim Tibilov vs. G. Martinez Ayme
Eduard Vartanyan vs. Márcio Breno
Sharaf Davlatmurodov vs. Benny Alloway
Alexandr Shabliy vs Michael Brightmon
Michał Andryszak vs. Tim Hague
Soso Nizharadze vs. Mike Wilkinson
Valeriy Khazhirokov vs. Damian Szmigielski
Marat Balaev vs. Suleiman Bouhata