The EFC 43 will be the promotion’s last event this year. It takes place in Russia’s capital of Moscow with two title fights at the top of the 11-fight card. The event will begin at 11 AM ET/8 AM PT, and can be seen on FLXcast. MMA Sucka will have fight fans covered with all of the results.
Lightweight champion Mehdi Dakaev is unbeaten since April 2018 and has a six-fight winning streak. He made his last appearance in the cage in April, when he defeated Uzair Abdurakov by decision at EFC 35 for his 5th win by decision in a row.
Makkasharip Zaynukov will try his best to dethrone Dakaev in the main event. He also has a six-fight winning streak, but unlike his opponent, only three fights have been decided by judges. This will be Zaynukov’s debut in EFC, as he has appeared mainly with Gorilla Fighting, during which he impressed fans with his skills and technique.
The middleweight title also will be defended in the co-main event, as reigning champion Faridun Odilov will take on a challenger, Enoc Solves Torres. The Tajik Odilov has an 12-2-2 record and he is looking to not only defend his title, but also continue his five-fight winning streak. In his last fight in February at EFC 33 he has submitted Sergey Kalinin.
Known as ‘El Toreador’, Torres has a 26-10 record. He has fought only once this year, when in July he has defeated Franciso Gatica. Three of his other bouts scheduled this year were canceled due to COVID.
EFC 43 Results
Mehdi Dakaev def. Makkasharip Zaynukov via TKO (Punches), 0:42 of Round 2 and retain the EFC lightweight championship
Faridun Odilov def. Enoc Solves Torres via TKO (Punches), 3:37 of Round 1 and retain the EFC middleweight championship
Sergey Kalinin def. Khayal Iskenderov via TKO (Punches), 0:15 of Round 2
Gamzat Khiramagomedov def. Giuliano del Vigna via KO, 1:54 of Round 1
Gadzhimurad Aliev def. Akhkubeg Omarov via Unanimous Decision (29 – 28, 29 – 28, 29 – 28)
Bagautdin Abasov vs. Zurab Betergaraev via Unanimous Decision (29 – 28, 29 – 28, 29 – 28)
Shamil Iraskhanov def. Nurgazy Akylbek Uulu via Majority Decision
Anvar Chergesov def. Xusanboy Atabayev via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), 2:47 of Round 1
Vitaly Kositsyn def. Kunni Kunniev via Majority Decision
Irgit Oveenchi def. Islam Magomedov via Unanimous Decision
Umidjon Musaev def. Nikita Kochetkov via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), 3:02 of Round 1
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