On December 18, Yekaterinburg will host the RCC 10 mixed martial arts and kickboxing tournament. The show will headline a three-round middleweight fight between Yasubey Enomoto (22-12) and Arseniy Smirnov (11-1).
For Enomoto, this is the fourth fight in the organization over the past two years – he has victories over Mikhail Ragozin, Ivan Shtyrkov and Sergey Martynov.
Smirnov has long targeted big names. In October, he was supposed to fight against ex-UFC fighter Viscardi Andrade, but he fell ill with a coronavirus. Then Smirnov was offered a replacement in the form of another Brazilian, whom the Russian fighter did not even feel. As a result, Smirnov received a more serious challenge in the form of Enomoto.
Now the Swiss is in the top 20 strongest middleweights playing in Russia, Smirnov is the ninth in this list. However, despite the difference in ratings, the fight promises to be spectacular. Both fighters prefer to work in a stance and know how to take a punch.