Vladimir Mineyev knocked out Rafael Carvalho

Famous Russian fighter Vladimir Mineyev successfully defended the championship belt of “REN TV Fight Club”, gaining an early victory over Brazilian Rafael Carvalho in a kickboxing rules bout at an event in Elista.

After a close first round in the second three minutes, Mineyev started to come down hard on his bolder opponent, and at the end of the second minute, he sent Carvalho to the floor with a counter left side kick that landed squarely on the jaw. The former Bellator champion was unable to get up before the count expired, so the referee stopped the fight at the 2:01 mark of the second round, recording a knockout victory for the Russian.

Recall that 33-year-old Vladimir Mineev, who also holds the AMC Fight Nights middleweight title, after the fight will return to the NWO zone, where he is serving under contract. The Russian fought the Brazilian during his vacation, which he received by agreement with his command.