Fight Nights Global 85 : Kopylov Upsets Alikhanov Wins Middleweight Title
Venue : VTB Ice Palace, Moscow
Roman Kopylov in the event headliner caused a major upset despite going in as an underdog , defeating Abdulsupyan Alikhanov, with some good beating that ended up involving the Alikhanov corner call the fight to a stop.
Kopylov (7-0, 7 KOs) ensured his unbeaten record remained intact, despite the former champion testing his guts in the early rounds of the 185 pound title fight but Kopylov to that all in, messed with his plans and ended up taking his title.
Alikhanov began to see the best of Kopylov in the second round, when he actually settled, defended a take down, sent Alikhanov some good strikes which ended up creating a cut in his fore head.
The third round was more of the second while the fourth had Alikhanov try to prove some point but Kopylov, had more on him in that prompting Alikhanov’s corner stop the fight, preventing a fifth round.
🌐 Full Fight Nights Global 85 Results
Roman Kopylov def. Abdulsupyan Alikhanov via TKO (corner stoppage) Round 4, 5:00 (Middleweight Title Fight)
Aliaskhab Khizriev def. Rousimar Palhares TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:58 – (Interim Welterweight Title Fight)
Magomed Ismailov def.
Ildemar Alcantara via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:03
Raimond Magomedaliev def. Valdir Araujo via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:17
Magomed Yunusilau def.
Boyd Allen via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)
Akhmed Balkizov def.
Bekhruz Zukhurov via unanimous decision
Zelim Imadaev def. Ivan Gluhak via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:13
Maxim Shchekin def. Gabriel Sabo via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:35
Andrei Ciubotaru def. Murat Kazgan via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:19
Vladimir Seliversto def. Alexander Dankov via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 4:33
Julia Borisova def. Liliya Shakirova via unanimous decision
Ismail Sagov def. Eradzh Kholov via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:10
Ali Yousefi def. Nikolay Baykin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)