Enfusion Live held their second event of the year today in Barcelona, Spain. The card featured a few top match-ups, with the likes of Artur Kyshenko vs. Abraham Roqueni and Cesar Cordoba vs. Sahak Parparyan.
In the main event, Sahak Parparyan and Cesar Cordoba met at 85kg in a battle of two of the division's best fighters. Cordoba took the first two rounds, where he was just too slick and technical for Sahak. To Sahak's credit, he fought much better than he did in his last fight. In the third round it was looking like more of the same before Sahak dropped Cordoba with a right hand over the top while breaking from the inside. That was enough to get Sahak a 10-8 third round and as a result, the fight was scored a draw. Strangely enough, there was no extra round.
Right before the main event was a big 70kg match-up between Artur Kyshenko and Abraham Roqueni. Roqueni started the fight well, moving in, landing shots and getting out in the first round. Kyshenko started to really come on in the second round and was definitely landing the harder, more damaging shots. The third round was more like the second. Roqueni, despite hanging with Kyshenko, just seemed the much more wearier of the two fighters with Kyshenko having all the physical advantages. It looked like a competitive but clear win for Kyshenko. However, Spanish judging struck again and Roqueni was awarded a split decision. Then again, Kyshenko missed weight by 2.5kg.
Update: On second watch, Kyshenko vs. Roqueni is actually a close fight but I don't think Roqueni won. I think an extra round would've been fair to him but it's hard to make a case for him winning two rounds. Kyshenko won the third but the second was closer.
85kg: Sahak Parparyan and Cesar Cordoba draw.
70kg: Abraham Roqueni def. Artur Kyshenko by split decision.
56kg: Iman Barlow def. Maribel Sousa by unanimous decision.
85kg: Moises Ruibal def. Tadej Toplak by KO in Round 1.
70kg: David Calvo def. Mirko Vorkapic by TKO (Cut).
63kg: Nico Barbera def. Ruben Almeida by decision.