The universal fighter from Yakutia Ivan Okhlopkov has won the fight using a chokehold at one of the biggest mixed martial arts tournaments in the world Fight Night Global 79. The spectacular fight took place in Penza on November 19.
Ivan Okhlopkov was offered to participate in Fight Night Global last winter. Tomponsky ulus-born athlete was training for over a month at the Moscow club “Eagles” under the mentorship of the renowned coach Islam Karimov.
“My opponent didn’t come up with anything unexpected, I was prepared for him, so I performed accordingly. Trainings were more tiring than the fight itself. I managed to get a use of a chokehold, which I practiced on sparring” – the champion Ivan Okhlopkov has told.
That was the fourth and the last professional fight of the 36-year old yakut athlete. Originally his opponent was supposed to be Davar Matichev from Bosnia and Herzegovina, but his submission was withdrawn. Fighting against Okhlopkov was a 24-year old representative of the famous “Lomonosov-MMA” club Mikhail Sarbashev from Saint-Petersburg.