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EFN Fight Night Global took place Febraury 23rd from the Krylatskoye Sports Palace in Moscow, Russia and could be seen on UFC Fight Pass. In the night’s Main Event, Vitaly Minakov remained undefeated with a victory over D.J. Linderman. After dominating most of round one, Minakov was caught and hurt by Linderman at the end of round one, being saved by the bell. From there it was all Minakov as he took Linderman down in round two and dominated him before finishing him in the third. In the Co-Main Event, Akhmed Aliev scored a big win over UFC veteran Efrain Escudero winning all three rounds, each round closer than the previous. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Lightweight: Rizvan Abuev (9-1) defeated Kanybek Beisheev (3-1) via TKO at 3:40 of Round 1.
2. Lightweight: Nariman Abbasov (16-3) defeated Artur Zaynukov (3-1) via Unanimous Decision. We scored it (29-28 Abbasov.
3. Light Heavyweight: Kurban Omarov (6-0) defeated Joaquim Ferreira (20-12) via TKO at 1:26 of Round 2.
4. Flyweight: Vartan Asatryan (12-5) defeated Elner Ibragimov (8-6) via TKO at 4:07 of Round 1.
5. Light Heavyweight: Yusep Suleymanov (5-2) defeated Alexey Sidorenko (3-3) via Majority Decision. We scored it 29-28 Suleymanov.
6. Lightweight: Alexander Matmuratov (7-3) defeated Adi Alic (6-2) via Split Decision. We scored it 28-28.
7. Middleweight: Roman Kopylov (3-0) defeated Artem Shokalo (18-20) via TKO at 4:11 of Round 3.
8. Bantamweight: Tomas Deak (16-9-1) defeated Alexander Yanishev (2-1) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:25 of Round 2.
9. Lightweight: Akhmed Aliev (15-4) defeated Efrain Escudero (26-12) via Unanimous Decision. We scored it 30-27 Aliev.
10. Heavyweight: Vitaly Minakov (19-0) defeated D.J. Linderman (20-12) via KO at 3:14 of Round 3.
Submission of the Night: Tomas Deak
Knockout of the Night: Vitaly Minakov
Fight of the Night: Vitaly Minakov vs D.J. Linderman