Mixed martial arts fighter Dovletjan Yagshimuradov from Turkmenistan will perform at the Bellator 268 tournament, which will take place on October 16 in Phoenix (USA), MMA Fighting reports. The opponent of the Turkmen athlete in the light heavyweight division will be Karl Albrektsson.
The 32-year-old Yagshimuradov had 25 fights in professional mixed martial arts, in which he resulted in 18 victories, 6 defeats, and 1 draw. Recall that in the last fight in early April, Yagshimuradov lost to American fighter Corey Anderson by technical knockout in the third round. The Yagshimuradov-Anderson fight became the co-main event of the Bellator 257 tournament.
27-year-old Swedish fighter Karl Albrektsson had 15 fights in MMA with 12 victories and 3 defeats. In the last fight, he defeated Vladimir Mishchenko by technical knockout at the Superior Challenge 22 tournament in Stockholm.
The main fight of the night in the US will be between the current champion of the Bellator league in the light heavyweight category Russian Vadim Nemkov and Lithuanian Julius Anglickas. Earlier, Anthony Johnson was pulled out of the fight against a Russian athlete due to illness.