[Event] ACA 154 - Vakhaev vs. Goncharov - Mar 17
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Author:  Dent [ Tue Mar 14, 2023 4:23 am ]
Post subject:  [Event] ACA 154 - Vakhaev vs. Goncharov - Mar 17


Absolute Championship Akhmat 154: Vakhaev vs Goncharov was a mixed martial arts event held by Absolute Championship Akhmat on March 17, 2023 at the Basket-Hall Krasnodar in Krasnodar, Russia..

Fight Card

Main Card

Heavyweight 120 kg Russia Alikhan Vakhaev (c) vs. Russia Evgeny Goncharov Grand Prix Quarter-Final bout for the Heavyweight Championship
Bantamweight 61 kg Russia Oleg Borisov (c) vs. Russia Rustam Kerimov Grand Prix Quarter-Final bout for the Bantamweight Championship
Lightweight 71 kg Russia Mukhamed Kokov vs. Brazil Hacran Dias Interim Lightweight Championship
Welterweight 77 kg Russia Albert Tumenov vs. Kyrgyzstan Altynbek Mamashov Welterweight Grand Prix Quarter-Final bout
Featherweight 66 kg Russia Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev vs. Russia Alexey Polpudnikov Featherweight Grand Prix Quarter-Final bout

Preliminary Card

Heavyweight 120 kg Russia Salimgerey Rasulov vs. Russia Kirill Kornilov Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarter-Final bout
Heavyweight 120 kg Russia Mukhamad Vakhaev vs. Brazil Francimar Barroso Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarter-Final bout
Light Heavyweight 93 kg Russia Murat Gugov vs. Brazil Leonardo Silva Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarter-Final bout
Lightweight 71 kg Russia Ali Bagov vs. Russia Daud Shaikhaev
Welterweight 77 kg Russia Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov vs. Russia Lom-Ali Nalgiev
Featherweight 66 kg Russia Zamir Aripshev vs. Kyrgyzstan Nizambek Zhunusov
Lightweight 71 kg Russia Khalid Satuev vs. Russia Bayzet Khatkhokhu
Welterweight 77 kg Brazil Renato Gomes vs. Russia Yakub Sulimanov


On March 17, Krasnodar will host the ACA 154 tournament, the main event of which will be a heavyweight championship fight.

Alikhan Vakhaev will defend his title for the first time against ex-champion Evgeny Goncharov.

Alikhan Vakhaev is the newly minted heavyweight champion. In August last year, Alikhan defeated Selimgerey Rasulov by unanimous decision and took away his champion title. Six months later, Alikhan returns to the cage for the first defense.

His opponent will be former ACA and WFCA champion Evgeny Goncharov, who restarted his career after returning to the league. At the moment, Evgeny is leading a series of 4 victories in a row - he has consistently defeated Muhumat Vakhaev, Tony Johnson, Daniel Omelyanchuk and Anton Vyazigin.

2023 Grands Prix

ACA President Mayrbek Khasiev recently revealed that the promotion will run Grand Prix across all their weight classes, with a total prize pool of $10 million.


Also for each event the following bonuses will be awarded:

$50,000 Performance of the Night.
$25,000 Performance of the Night.
$5000 Stoppage Victory Bonuses.



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