Shtyrkov will fight with Nemkov in Yekaterinburg

Shtyrkov will fight with Nemkov in Yekaterinburg

The famous Russian fighter Ivan Shtyrkov will return to mixed martial arts on May 13 at the RCC 15 tournament in Yekaterinburg, and his compatriot Viktor Nemkov will be the rival of the Ural Hulk.

The organization of the light heavyweight bout was reported by informed sources close to the situation.

Former M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champion Viktor Nemkov, who is the older brother of reigning Bellator champion Vadim Nemkov, won two fights in a row, defeating Leonardo Guimaraes by unanimous decision at Open FC 15, and finishing by rear naked choke Stepan Gorshechnikov at a regional event in Kemerovo .

At the beginning of this month, Ivan Shtyrkov made an unsuccessful debut in professional boxing, losing by a majority of judges’ votes to compatriot Magomed Ismailov at the RCC Boxing tournament in Yekaterinburg after six rounds. In mixed martial arts, the Ural Hulk is on a series of five victories, the last of which was won in December last year, at the RCC 13 tournament, winning by unanimous decision against Asylzhan Bakhytzhanuly.