‘Mongolian naturalized fighter’ Nandin Erden suffers knockout in Road FC lightweight tournament final
Mongolian naturalized South Korean fighter Nandin Erden (36-Tim Finish, Korean name Kim In Sung) suffered a heartbreaking KO loss to a Russian powerhouse.
The Mongolian fighter was knocked out by Artur Soloviev (29-Russia) with a punch at 1:32 of the first round in the final round of the lightweight (70 kg and under) tournament of the ‘Gupne Road FC 066’ mixed martial arts tournament held at the Wonju Chiak Gymnasium in Wonju, Gangwon-do Province, on March 29 (5 minutes, 3 rounds + 1 overtime).
Soloviev took home the tournament championship trophy and $100,000 in prize money. Nandinjerden, on the other hand, will have to look forward to next year’s tournament.
Nandinerden defeated Brazil’s Filipe Jezus in the quarterfinals and former Shooto Pacific Rim champion Devana Staro in the semifinals to reach the final.
A former member of the Mongolian national boxing team, Nandinerden, who boasts a great punching ability, put pressure on her opponent early in the first round. He landed several leg kicks and punches to take the match in his favor.
However, it was a single punch from Solovyev that sealed the deal. Nandinjerden swung in with a punch and Solovyev countered with a left counter hook.먹튀검증
Nandinjerden was stunned and unable to compose himself after taking the big punch. Solovyev took advantage of the opportunity and landed another right hand that immediately knocked Nandinjerden out cold. Nandinerden fell forward like a fallen tree and the referee quickly stopped the fight. A defensive lapse in the early pressure proved costly for Nandinjerden.
Solovyev was crowned the inaugural winner of the lightweight tournament after knocking out Tae Young Yoon and Max The Body in the quarterfinals and semifinals. He also took home 100 million won in prize money.
“All along, my opponents said I could beat them easily, but in the end, I did it without going to the second round,” Solovyev said, adding, “I’m ready to fight anybody at any time.”
Nandinjerden, on the other hand, said: “It hurts. I thought I could win easily, but I lost like this. I’m very disappointed,” he said, adding, “I can’t wait to participate in the next tournament.”