The welterweight fight between Slipenko and Koshkin will take place on November 3 at the ACA 165 tournament in St. Petersburg. Slipenko has 16 wins and five losses in MMA. In July, the fighter lost to Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov by unanimous decision in the Grand Prix quarterfinals and lost the ASA championship belt. Koshkin has 22 wins and 10 losses; At the moment, the ASA fighter is on a two-fight losing streak.
“It’s a good fight for me both in terms of media exposure and future prospects if I win. I wouldn’t call it a chance to return to the elite… I would call it an opportunity to prove to everyone that I am a top fighter, so that I can confidently gain a foothold in the top 3 or top 5 in our division.
I don’t think I’m an outsider in this fight. On paper it might be true, because I’m on a two-game losing streak, and Vitaly was champion and is now number one. But I think the chances are equal – 50 to 50,” Koshkin told .
All ACA tournaments are broadcast live on . The next tournament will take place on September 22 in Minsk, in the main battle of ASA 163 Ruslan Kolodko and Altynbek Mamashov will compete, the broadcast begins on Friday at 9:30 p.m. Moscow time.
Source : MatchTV
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