RCC Fair Fight 24 Fight Card Revealed; Nikita Kozlov and Ariel Machado Among The Announced Fighters To Compete on February 3

Feb 01, 2024
Ariel Machado on the attack. Photo: GLORY Kickboxing
Fair Fight's first card of the year will feature several notable fighters.

Fair Fight has been Russia's best kickboxing promotion in recent years and it seems like it'll hold on to that distinction this year as well.

Nikita Kozlov, regarded as one of the best Light Heavyweights in the world, will face Matheus Nogueira.


Kozlov has most recently had his 14-fight win streak snapped by the surging Dutch prospect Thian De Vries and will look to bounce back against Nogueira, a Brazilian talent who's slowly and steadily made his name as one of South America's brighter talents in the heavier weight classes. 

One of Kozlov's past opponents, the one-time GLORY Light Heavyweight title challenger Ariel Machado, will take on an Arseniy Smirnov, a former mixed martial artist who's gone a perfect 3-0 since transitioning back to kickboxing. 


The third and final fight above the 90 kilogram limit, will see 40-fight veteran Mladen Kujundžić take on undefeated Ivan Petrenko

Although Kujundžić will have a notable edge in experience over his 31-year-old opponent, Petrenko has looked picture perfect in his four victories over the past years, not to mention he's likewise had a perfect run in his two IFMA European and one World muaythai championship run.

Fans of contests in smaller MMA gloves will have a total of five fights to look forward to: Abdulmalik Mugidinov versus Ibragim Abdulmezhidov, Denis Burmatov versus Sergei Krutelev, Vladimir Tulaev versus Masoud Minaei, Patrik Záděra versus Rodion Sheremet, as well as Nikita Minin versus Dimitry Khabibullin. The first of these is perhaps the most interesting one, Abdulmezhidov has prior experience fighting in smaller gloves, while Mugidinov had a solid amateur Muay Thai career - he is a two-time IFMA World championships runner-up.

Tickets for the event are on sale, while the live broadcast remains exclusive to those with a Russian IP through the Udar TV channel.


RCC Fair Fight 24

Aleksei Ulianov vs. Jamal Yusupov – Interim RCC Fair Fight 70 KG title

Zhora Akopyan vs. Andrey Elin

Arseniy Smirnov vs. Ariel Machado

Nikiza Kozlov vs. Matheus Nogueira 

Denis Burmatov vs. Sergei Krutelev – RCC XTREME Rules

Vladimir Tulaev vs. Masoud Minaei – RCC XTREME Rules

Nikita Minin vs. Dimitry Khabibullin – RCC XTREME Rules

Mladen Kujundžić vs. Ivan Petrenko

Patrik Záděra vs. Rodion Sheremet – RCC XTREME Rules

Abdulmalik Mugidinov vs. Ibragim Abdulmezhidov – RCC XTREME Rules