The undefeated black belt in judo, former Bellator and world combat sambo champion Vitaly Minakov entered this fight with a perfect mma record of 20-0-0 (90% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.18 heavyweight in the world. He has fought twice in 2017 beating DJ Linderman (=Minakov vs Linderman) and Antonio Bigfoot Silva (=Minakov vs Silva).
His opponent, Tony Johnson, has a record of 11-3-0 (55% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.26 in the same weight class. He lost to Cheick Kongo last year (=Kongo vs Johnson) but he came back to win in 2017 with Magomedbag Agaev. Minakov vs Johnson is the main event of Fight Nights Global 82 – FNG 82. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Fight Nights Global 82
Where: Russia Hall, Moscow, Russia
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Minakov’s previous fight: Vitaly Minakov vs Antonio Silva
Johnson’s next fight: Aleksander Emelianenko vs Tony Johnson
Minakov’s next fight: Vitaly Minakov vs Cheick Kongo 2
Minakov vs Johnson full fight video:
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