Abubakar Mestoev got injured and will be replaced by his fellow countryman Khamzat Aushev in the catchweight bout against Jorge Rodrigues Silva at Battle in the Mountains 7.
Khamzat Aushev (11-3) is the sambo and wrestling master of sports and real submission expert. He finished both of his opponents in M-1 Global within the first minute of the fight. First time it took him 26 seconds to make a heel hook and in the second fight he made the same submission at 0:49 of the first round. Khamzat is now riding a nine-fight winning streak and only last of the fights went the full distance, in eight others he finished his opponents.
One of the most experienced Brazilian lightweights Jorge Rodrigues Silva (38-10) has been fighting in professional MMA for 14 years. Silva won titles in a few local promotions and most of the victories he got by the way of submission. Extremely experienced and dangerous fighter nine times knocked out his opponents and 26 times made them tap.