Update Post: November 30, 2023 4:30 pm
Kharitonov – power! He knocked down a strong Brazilian in three minutes, and this at 43 years old.
Alexander Frolov September 23, 2023, 22:45 Moscow time
Sergey did not feel Thiago Cardoso in the MMA Series tournament.
The “MMA Series-72: All Stars” tournament took place in Moscow at the Luzhniki stadium. In the main event of the evening, the Russian Sergei Kharitonov, 43, and the Brazilian Thiago Cardoso faced each other.
Broadcasts of MMA Series tournaments are available on Okko.
The more experienced Sergei Kharitonov, at 43 years old, is still continuing his fighting career. The parachutist has 43 fights under his belt, in which he won 33 victories. Sergey is known for his performances in various leagues around the world, including StrikeForce and Bellator. Kharitonov fought his last fight under MMA rules in January 2022 in the Eagle FC league and defeated Tyrone Spong by technical knockout. Most recently, Sergey scored a victory in modern pankration over Brazilian Rogers Souza and has now returned to MMA.
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The rival is the Brazilian Thiago Cardoso, 10 years younger than Kharitonov. The Brazilian, unlike Kharitonov, has already fought six fights this year, in which he won four victories and one fight ended in a draw. In total, Thiago has 23 fights and 13 victories.
“I watched the last three or four fights and that’s it. I don’t know how many times he went out there. I don’t care at all. I don’t calculate these options,” Sergei Kharitonov said before the fight in a conversation with “Championship” correspondent Sergei Sorokin.
Kharitonov started the battle strongly. Sergei landed powerful punches and broke the Brazilian’s nose in the opening seconds. Kharitonov carried out several powerful attacks, Cardoso tried to save himself in the fight, but the Russian countered all takedown attempts.
Kharitonov continued to land powerful punches and in the third minute, Sergei knocked down the Brazilian’s mouthguard with a powerful double. Cardoso took the lead and Kharitonov did not find it difficult to finish off his opponent. A series of powerful blows and the referee stopped the fight, recording Kharitonov’s victory by technical knockout. This is power at 43 years old.