ACB returns this weekend for Absolute Championship Berkut 54: Barnatt vs. Khalidov at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
The main event features a middleweight contest between the KSW middleweight champion Mamed Khalidov (32-4-2 MMA) and the Venator FC middleweight champion Luke Barnatt (12-3 MMA).
Khalidov is coming off first KSW middleweight title defence against Aziz Karaoglu at KSW 35: Khalidov vs. Karaoglu via majority decision. Barnatt is coming off a first round TKO win over Cristian Mitrea at RXF 25: MMA Allstars 3 after defending his Venator title against Stefan Croitoru at Venator FC 3: Palhares vs. Meek.
The co-main event features a featherweight contest between Mike Wilkinson and Brendan Loughnane. The two first fought at UFC on FX 6: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson with Wilkinson earning a controversial unanimous decision.
Loughnane (12-2 MMA) is coming off a win last night against Paul Cook in the main event of Tankō Fighting Championships 2. Prior to the win, Loughnane defended his FCC lightweight title against David Lee and earned a second round TKO win over Eden Newton at Tankō Fighting Championships 1.
Wilkinson was released from the UFC following a unanimous decision loss to Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Fight Night 84: Silva vs. Bisping. Following the loss, Wilkinson signed to ACB and was matched against Soso Nizharadze at Absolute Championship Berkut 41 where he lost a unanimous decision.
The card also features UFC veterans such as Pat Healy, Saul Rogers, Vinny Magalhaes, Rob Whiteford, Nam Phan and Danny Mitchell along with top talent from Russia.
Tickets for the event are still available and can be purchased here.
The full, stacked fight card can be found below for the event along with a video preview of the event.
(Bout order to be confirmed)
Mamed Khalidov vs. Luke Barnatt
Mike Wilkinson vs. Brendan Loughnane
Ion Pascu vs. Aslambek Saidov
Saul Rogers vs. Pat Healy
Pryzemeslaw Mysiala vs. Vinny Magalhaes
Rob Whiteford vs. Nam Phan
Bubba Jenkins vs. Ali Bagov
Andrew Devent vs. Danny Mitchell
Brian Kelleher vs. Murad Kalamov
Kane Mousah vs. Lewis Monarch
Joshua Aveles vs. Amirkhan Adaev
Dean Garnett vs. Michael Tobin
Max Nunes vs. Batraz Agnaev
Adam Zajac vs. Rakhman Dzhanaev
Chris Bungard vs. Iain Feenan
Ibrahim Chuzhigaev vs. David Mitchell
James Lewis vs. Ashley Reece
Azi Thomas vs. Eden Newton
Mukhumat Vakhaev vs. Tanner Boser
Aaron Aby vs. Coner Hignett
Shoaib Yousaf vs. Javonne Morrison
Gaz Corran vs. Shaun Hampton
Marcin Prostko vs. Jenaid Ebanks
Cal Ellenor vs. Declan Williams