ACA 118 finds itself it’s first main event for the 2021 calendar year. A welterweight title fight between the champ, Murad Abdulaev (20-7) and the number one contender, Abubakar Vagaev (19-3) will take place on February 26, serving as the main event of ACA’s first card of the year.
The two have fought once more in the past, a second round TKO in favor of Vagaev. That fight took place in 2018 at WFCA 53. Now, the two fight with the ACA strap on the line.
Since that fight, Murad Abdulaev lost his ACA debut to Albert Tumenov. But, after that, he has won two straight, beating Vyacheslav Vasilevskiy and Ali Bagov at ACA 110 for the welterweight title. Now, Abdulaev looks to keep his title streak alive at ACA 118 with a repeat performance from his first time out with Vagaev.
On the other side of the cage, Abubakar Vagaev has been gunning down a shot at the title again. Since his loss to Abdulaev, he’s rattled off three straight in ACA. The lead up to ACA 118 has seen Vagaev take wins over Fernando Gonzalez, Gadzhimurad Khiramagomedov, and Yasubey Enomoto all by decision. A win over Abdulaev would cement himself as the best Russian welterweight not signed to a major promotion.
Building ACA 118
There are currently no other fights officially booked for ACA 118. But rumors are swirling about another fight to be announced any time now. Former bantamweight title challenger, Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev, who has a 24-6 record, returns after his gut wrenching loss to Daniel Oliveira at ACA 112 back in October. He returns to take on Pavel Vitruk who is 13-3-1. Vitruk won his ACA debut at ACA 110 against Valeriy Khazhirokov and looks to notch another great win over a former title challenger. The fight isn’t yet official, however.
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