The undefeated black belt in judo, former Bellator and world combat sambo champion Vitaly Minakov entered this fight with a perfect mma record of 19-0-0 (89% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.19 heavyweight in the world. He fought just once last year beating Peter Graham (=Minakov vs Graham) and then he has defeated DJ Linderman in 2017 (=Minakov vs Linderman).
His opponent, the black belt in judo, karate and Brazilian jiu-jitsu Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, has a record of 19-11-1 (89% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.35 in the same weight class but he won just one out of his last nine bouts, against Soa Palelei in 2015 (=Silva vs Palelei). After this fight he lost four fights, the last one with Ivan Shtyrkov (=Bigfoot vs Shtyrkov). Vitaly Minakov vs Antonio Bigfoot Silva is on the undercard of Sergey Pavlovich vs Mikhail Mokhnatkin – FNG 68. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Fight Nights Global 68
Where: Yubileyny Sports Palace, St Petersburg, Russia
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Minakov’s previous fight: Vitaly Minakov vs DJ Linderman
Silva’s previous fight: Antonio Bigfoot Silva vs Ivan Shtyrkov
Silva’s next fight: Rico Verhoeven vs Antonio Silva
Minakov’s next fight: Vitaly Minakov vs Tony Johnson
Minakov vs Bigfoot Silva Fight Video: