After hosting their first event in 2012, the Russian based Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB) are now firmly established in the MMA world, and tonight in Nottingham ACB 87 takes place, and I will be live from cageside covering the event for Fightpost.
While the majority of their shows have been in Europe, they have also ventured further afield to Canada and Brazil in their relatively short history, and tonight they land in Nottingham.
Fifteen fights and fifteen British fighters make up the card, headlined by the rising star Kane Mousah (10-1) squaring off against the former UFC fighter Robert Whiteford (14-4) both fighters have had the usual social media exchange leading up to the fight, and had to be separated yesterday at the weigh ins.
Of further interest to UFC fans the 36 year old former TUF winner Andre Winner (21-11-2) returns for the first time since 2016 when he takes on Adam Aliev (8-2).
Another UFC vet Takeya Mizugaki will look to prove he can still compete at this level in his fight with Pietro Menga, and the touted prospect Dominique Wooding and Dean Garnett will also clash on when the promotion hits Nottingham for the first time in its history tonight.
ACB 87 Fight Card:
Kane Mousah vs. Robert Whiteford
Piotr Strus vs. Fernando Gonzalez
Pietro Menga vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Mike Rhodes vs. Ibragim Chuzhigaev
Robert Emerson vs. Shamil Shkahbulatov
Andre Winner vs. Adam Aliev
Alex Gilpin vs. Adlan Mamaev
Tim Wilde vs. Alibek Achazaev
Sam Boult vs. Stanislav Vlasenko
Kyle Nelson vs. Amir Elzhurkaev
Regis Sugden vs. Stephen Martin
Dean Garnett vs. Dominique Wooding
Ashley Reece vs. Adam Proctor
Chris Maih vs. Carlos Abreu