The GFC 23 tournament will be held on December 25th in Almaty in the Almaty Arena ice palace. The company's press service has released a full map for the upcoming event, Prosports.kz reports.
In the main game of the evening, a Kazakh fighter, Dauren Ermekov, who represents the Arlan MMA Pro team, will meet Arthur Huseynov. At stake is the intermediate title in the GFC middleweight division (84 kg).
In the evening's co-main match, Igor Svirid (12-8-0) will play against Brazilian Adriano Rodriguez (14-4). The fight is fought in the middleweight division.
Jasulan Akimzhan (4: 1), another representative of the Arlan MMA Pro team, makes his brilliant debut at GFC's featherweight (66 kg) in October this year. On the 25th he will fight Vladislav Korolevsky (5-3) from Russia.
The main card is opened by Sabit Zhusupov, who also represents the Arlan MMA Pro team. For Zhusupov, the upcoming fight is the fourth this year. The fighter performed successfully at the WTKF tournament in Moscow last week.
In an early round, MMA veteran Adil Boranbaev (16-7-1) battles the Brazilian Sandro de Souza (17-8-1).
Bantamweighted Abylay Toles (6-1) meets Khushed Nazarov.
We add that Kuat Khamitov should fight in the main game of the evening, but Naiman's rival refused to fight in Kazakhstan and said the judges would give Khamitov the win.
Recall that the Arlan MMA Pro team sets up the team's second tier for the upcoming tournament. According to the team's representatives, despite the fact that the tournament was announced in a short period of time, the Arlan MMA Pro team's fighters are ready to fight with the strongest opponents.