Artem Vakhitov, the ultimate kickboxer to defeat present UFC champion Alex Pereira below the GLORY Kickboxing banner, picked up his first win in combined martial arts.
After struggling a dislocated elbow 55 seconds into his MMA debut in June, Vakhitov returned at a International Ertaymash Federation match in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on Saturday, incomes a technical knockout over his 0-1 opponent, Siyavush Salokhov.
After a a hit newbie occupation the place he received 3 global championships in addition to taking gold in 2013 on the International Struggle Video games, the Prokopyevsk, Russia local became professional in 2009 and signed with GLORY Kickboxing 4 years later.
He claimed the GLORY gentle heavyweight global identify on two separate events and recently sits as Struggle Press’ No. 6 ranked pound-for-pound kickboxer on the planet.
Vakhitov squared off with Alex Pereira in back-to-back bouts, coming…