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MMA Super Cup: Bahrain puts on a dominant performance to enter semi-finals

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon09 March 2022

The last quarter-final of the MMA Super Cup saw Bahrain and Tajikistan going up against each other at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain.

Bahrain started on a strong note in the match and went up 2-0 by securing two back-to-back wins. Aieza Ramos Bertozo picked up the first win for Bahrain via a decision and this was followed by ADCC World Champion Bianca Basilio who successfully made her amateur MMA debut with a first-round submission.

Tajikistan came back into the match in the next bout through Akrom Uzakov who picked up a win against Abdulla Mubarak. Haji Mohamed got Bahrain back into winning ways when he outclassed Bakhtiyor Husainov via a decision. Haji’s win took the lead of Bahrain to 3-1. The lead, however, was cut short by Masud Odinaev who picked up a decision win for Tajikistan.

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IMMAF pound-for-pound top fighter Ramazan Gitinov pushed Bahrain one step closer to the semi-finals when he submitted Jovidon Mahmudov in the second round via submission. The win of Gitinov took the score to 4-2 and piled up the pressure on Tajikistan.

Sultan Omarov did the job for Bahrain with a decision win over Khalid Tolibzoda which in turn guaranteed the semi-final spot for Bahrain. Despite this, Bahrain decided to go ahead with their remaining two bouts, unlike the other teams that decided to forfeit after guaranteeing their spot in the next round.

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Bahrain then went on to dominate the remaining bouts and won the match 7-2. You can see the results below.

Bahrain vs. Tajikistan

  • Bahrain: Aieza Ramos Bertozo def. Tajikistan: Anisa Karimova via decision
  • Bahrain: Bianca Basilio def. Tajikistan: Shohona Ghozoeva via first-round submission
  • Tajikistan: Akrom Uzakov def. Bahrain: Abdulla Mubarak via decision
  • Bahrain: Haji Mohamed Ali def. Tajikistan: Bakhtiyor Husainov via decision
  • Tajikistan: Masud Odinaev def. Bahrain: Kurban Idrisov via decision
  • Bahrain: Ramazan Gitinov def. Tajikistan: Jovidon Mahmudov via second-round submission
  • Bahrain: Sultan Omarov def. Tajikistan: Khalid Tolibzoda via unanimous decision
  • Bahrain: Gadzhi Gadzhiev def. Tajikistan: Abdullokh Nazarov via decision
  • Bahrain: Sultan Gapizov def. Tajikistan: Anvar Langarchiev via decision

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