A heavyweight fight between Ruslan Magomedov and Dmitry Poberezhets has been added to the preliminary card of Absolute Championship Akhmat 115.
ACA 115 will take place in Moscow on Dec. 13 at the VTB Arena. Magomed Ismailov and Ivan Shtyrkov will meet in the main fight of this event. ACA president Aleksey Yatsenko said that every effort will be made to accommodate fan attendance while respecting COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. If spectators are allowed, the venue will only be allowed to fill to 25 percent capacity.
Magomedov’s 15-1 record includes triumphs over Viktor Pesta, Josh Copeland and Shawn Jordan in the UFC. However, Magomedov received a liftetime ban from the Las Vegas-based promotion in 2019 due to multiple violations of the UFC anti-doping policy. Magaomedov returned to active competition following a four-year absence at ACA 101, where he earned a unanimous verdict over Daniel James in November 2019.
Poberezhets (25-5-1, 1 NC) is arguably the most famous heavyweigh fighter in Ukraine. In November 2012, Poberezhets captured the championship title of Swedish promotion ZONE FC by defeating Eddie Bengtsson. The 35-year-old is unbeaten in his last 16 professional bouts, including a first-round stoppage of Adam Palasz at ACA 109 this past August — his first appearance in nearly four years.