Absolute Championship Akhmat is back in 2022 and ready to rock with male fighters from across the European continent and beyond. A battle for the ACA middleweight belt takes the main event stage in Grozny, while a top contender bout at flyweight takes the co-main event. All of that and more will be right here as MMA Sucka brings live ACA 135 results.
Main Event- Paper Champ or Real Deal?
Magomedrasul Gasanov received a bit of good fortune when his interim belt got an automatic upgrade to full champion status. After knocking out Nikola Dipchikov at ACA 121 to win the interim belt, then-champion Salamu Abdurakhamanov later vacated his belt due to health concerns. The vacancy promoted Gasanov to undisputed champion status, despite never fighting the champion.
Now, he has the chance to prove his championship status against Abdul Rahman Dzhanaev, who is ranked number three in the division by the ACA. Dzhanaev has won four straight in the ACA, and looks to challenge the towering 11-fight win streak of Gasanov.
Rest of the Card
Rustam Kerimov is not only the top contender in the ACA bantamweight division, but one of the highest-rated prospects in all of MMA. Undefeated at 15-0, today’s fight with Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev is the biggest test of his career thus far. A victory for Kerimov should certainly earn him a crack at the ACA 135lbs belt or a signing to an even bigger promotion.
In prelim action, Murad Kalamov looks to top his insane Twister finish in his last fight against Tomas Deak from the Slovak Republic, and number-six ranked flyweight Azamat Pshukov takes on Lenar Suleimanov.
The card airs for free on the ACA’s PPV site.
ACA 135 RESULTS
Main Card (PPV-ACA.MMA.com, 12:15pm EST / 9:15am PST)
Magomedrasul Gasanov def. Abdul-Rakhman Dzhanaev via TKO (Retirement) at 5:00 of round 4 to defend the ACA Middleweight Championship
Rustam Kerimov def. Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev via Unanimous Decision (29-28 x4, 30-27)
Rasul Albaskhanov def. Alexsandro Praia via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x5)
Shamil Shakhbulatov def. Igor Zhirkov via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 4:31 round 3
Tomas Deak def. Murad Kalamov via Submission (Ezekiel Choke) at 1:49 of round 1
Prelims (10:15am EST / 7:15am PST)
Azamat Pshukov def. Lenar Suleimanov via TKO (Punches) of 3:36 of round 3
Adlan Ibragimov def. Carlos Eduardo via TKO (Doctor Stoppage- Cut) at 5:00 of round 1
Zamir Aripshev def. Bekbolot Abdylda via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x2, 30-26 x2)
Denis Silva def. Xusanboy Atabayev via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)