Ian Heinisch is the bad dude that enjoyed his time in prison and he is a dangerous fighter to face on any day. He has been bookies favorite but never underestimate the underdog. Omari Akhmedov extremely well skilled in Russian Sambo makes him a dangerous all-rounded fighter.
Heinisch vs Akhmedov 1st Round Went To The Underdog
Akhmedov did no get take this fight easily and Akhmedov's punching skills early in the first fight landed some critical damage to Heinisch's face.
Akhmedov was kicking Heinisch's face pretty much the whole round. Heinisch was always a step and punch too late.
Akhmedov's great takedown was a result of Heinisch's undiscipline and sporadic fake punts.
Akhmedov waited patiently and let Heinisch come closer to him. Akhmedov was just nailing him with strong direct punches.
Heinisch vs Akhmedov 2nd Round: Technical Russian Strikes like Praying Mantis
Akhmedov continued his excellent work from the first round and kept pushing Heinisch's ability and stamina.
Akhmedov's strong start saw him land a few devastating shots in the first 2 minutes of the second round.
Heinisch vs Akhmedov was a much more technical fight than Brown vs Saunders.
Both Heinisch and Akhmedov attempted to land knee kicks and various takedowns. Akmedov has usually had an upper hand. He defended well executed Heinisch's takedown attempted at the end of the second round.
Heinisch's kicked seem to bother Akhmedov a bit late in the second round as their accuracy has increased.
3rd Round Drama
It was obvious that both fighters are slowly but surely running out fo steam. Both fighters landed several very good shots but it started to be clear that Akhmedov's exhaustion late in the 3rd round helped Heinisch to start landing critical hits and kicks.
Akhmedov did his best to dodge and stall as much of the last 2 minutes of the fight looking at the clock frequently.