In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eastern Europe’s largest promotion, Absolute Championship Akhmat, has rescheduled two upcoming Russian events and postponed a third in Poland indefinitely.
AСA president Alexey Yatsenko told Sherdog.com, “The events planned for March and April in Russia were postponed to other dates because of Russia’s ban on organizing mass events of over 50 people. ACA 107 in Moscow was postponed to July 24, and ACA 106 in St. Petersburg to August 21. The place for the tournaments will be the same: Sibur-Arena in St. Petersburg and VTB-Arena in Moscow."
The main event of ACA 107 should be a duel between two of Russia’s most striking and charismatic fighters, Aleksander Emelianenko and Magomed Ismailov. ACA 106, meanwhile, will be headlined by two title fights: Abdul-Aziz Abdulvahabov vs. Hacran Dias and Murad Abdulaev VS Elias Silverio.
The date of ACA 108 in Warsaw, originally scheduled for April 24th, will be announced later. “We immediately decided to postpone the tournaments to other dates, and not to hold events without spectators,” said Yatsenko. “Human life is the main value. The main priority of the ACA is the health of not only the spectators, but also the fighters and their teams, and the staff of the ACA league. We are closely monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 threat. We hope that the situation will soon return to normal, and after a forced pause we will resume events.”