Sanzhar Adilov (3-0) of Kazakhstan in 2017 won the amateur MMA world championship and was awarded as the best fighter of the tournament. Two years before that in 2015 he’s become the vice world champion in Combat Sambo. In professional MMA Adilov won all three of his fights early finishing his opponents in the first round.
Vazha Tsiptauri (5-1) is the Georgian national kickboxing and MMA champion. In M-1 Global Tsiptauri fought three times and won each fight the same way via guillotine choke. Tsiptauri is a well-rounded fighter and despite winning his lasts fights choking his opponents out, he also has great kickboxing and before joining M-1 Global he even knocked out his opponent with a huge head kick. One more victory and the Georgian fighter can get his title shot!
Watch the flyweight bout at M-1 Challenge 96 on August 25th in Saint Petersburg, Russia.