Roman Mailov, a 21 year old up and coming fighter out of Poltava, Ukraine, recently signed with GLORY and today he fought his final fight of 2012 in Moscow, Russia. The event he fought on was W5's last event of the year, also with their finals of year-long tournaments which they ran.
Mailov faced Fikri Arican of Turkey and picked up his 16th win in a row, going 9-0 in 2012. The fight was set to go to an extra round but Arican refused to fight any longer so Mailov was awarded the victory by TKO.
W5 did a great job of building Mailov up as a fighter. They featured him consistently on their events and slowly but surely increased his level of competition. It also must be taken into account that 2012 was also the year where Mailov stepped up to fight at 70kg from his previous fighting weight of 63.5-67kg that he was fighting at before this year. The move up in weight has paid off, as he's been signed to GLORY and is set to make his debut for them in 2013.
Also on the card was Mailov's teammate and super prospect Alim Nabiev, who at 18 years old is also tearing through his competition, going 8-0 in Russia this year after his unanimous decision win today against Stanislav Kazantcev at 70kg. Also on the car dwas Alexander Surzhko, who took unanimous decision over England's Pete Irving.