The Tatneft Cup continues this Saturday, February 13 with the final qualification fights, with the winners joining previous Tatneft Cup 2013 winners in the quarter finals. As usual, two fights will take place at each Tatneft weight category, 70kg, 80kg and heavyweight respectively.
At 70kg is Tatneft veteran Enriko Gogokhia, who won the Tatneft Cup tournament in 2012. Gogokhia fights Bruno Gazani, who qualified by winning three fights in one night at the Tatneft Cup Brazil. The other 70kg fight sees Maxim Smirnov, who lost to Gogokhia in the Tatneft finals last year, against Belgium’s Rachid Boumalek.
At 80kg, last year’s Tatneft Cup finalist Hicham El Gaoui is back against Brazil’s Anderson Arcanjo, who also qualified by winning the Tatneft Cup Brazil tournament. The other 80kg fight sees Ukraine’s Sergei Papusha fight Belarus’ Peter Romankevich.
At heavyweight, the final Tatneft Cup Brazil qualifier Vitor Miranda will fight last year’s Tatneft heavyweight winner, Tsotne Rogava. Closing out the card, the final heavyweight bout sees Jan Siersema fight Hakim Abdi.
- 70kg: Enriko Gogokhia vs. Bruno Gazani
- 70kg: Maxim SMirnov vs. Rachid Boumalek
- 80kg: Hicham El Gaoui vs. Anderson Arcanjo
- 80kg: Sergei Papusha vs. Peter Romankevich
- HW: Vitor Miranda vs. Tsotne Rogava
- HW: Jan Siersema vs. Hakim Abdi