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SENSHI belt will be on the line at Russia`s biggest martial arts event

A fight under the KWU SENSHI rules will be part of the fight card of the biggest martial arts event in Russia – “Battle of Champions 12: School vs. School”. The fight night will take place on the 13th of November in the sports hall “Luzhniki” in Moscow.

Andrey Chekhonin – Ali Aliev

The organizer of the event is the Russian Union of Martial Arts. 8 fights will be conducted, including a bout for Russia’s National kickboxing belt, a Muay Thai championship belt, and KWU SENSHI rules fight.

WAKRO PRO World Champion in low kick style, medalist from World Cup and winner in “Battle of Champions” Andrey Chekhonin will face Ali Aliev – a former World Kickboxing Cup holder and medalist from Muay Thai World Cup. 

This will be the second KWU SENSHI fight that will be part of this elite event. Last year at “Battle of Champions 11” the Czech Kyokushin star Jan Soukup won the SENSHI belt. He is also Champion of Europe, Silver medalist from the World Championship, and a winner of the prestigious “All Japan” tournament. He met the 2-times European and World Champion Timur Gastashev from Russia. The three rounds were not enough for the World Class fighters, so an extra round was given by the judges. Sokoup managed to outsmart his opponent in the 4th round and won the SENSHI KWU belt. This time the undefeated at SENSHI fighter Chekhonin will be the one to fight for the belt.

The fight night will start at 7 PM (Moscow time). Here`s a full list of the fights:

  1. Andrey Chekhonin will face Ali Aliev on the KWU SENSHI rules fight
  2. Vitaliy Ishakhneli (2x World Kyokushin Champion) – Evgeniy Shalamaev (World Kudo Champion)
  3. Magomed Makhamaev and Dmitriy Chengeliya will fight for the National Kickboxing belt of Russia.
  4. Artem Vinnik from Belarus will fight the 2x World Champion Aik Begyan from Russia
  5. Ruslan Shogenov (4x World Ashihara Karate Champion) – Tahir Abdulaev (boxing, World Champion)
  6. Yurii Fedorov (Kickboxing World Champion) – Aleksandr Pusutuev (Taekwondo World Championship medalist and European Champ);
  7. Mher Manukyan (Jiu-Jitsu World Championship medalist and European Champion) – Shamidhan Magomedov (Grappling, Russian Champion)
  8. Magomed Magomedov (2x World Sambo Champion) – Ramis Teregulov (Pankration 2x World Champion)

Evgeniy Shalamaev – Vitaliy Ishakhneli

Editor’s note: The list of battles is not the order of how the battles will take place


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