The Battle of Champions, organized by the Russian Union of Martial Arts, took place in Moscow for the 13th time. Eight fighters representing 8 different martial arts vied for the title of undisputed champion.
The athletes were divided into subgroups, where they competed with each other for elimination for reaching the final.
Combat sambo at the tournament was represented by a member of the Russian national team Aslanbek Kodzaev. He successfully reached the final, defeating grappling, kudo, and wushu.
In the other group there were kyokushin, burmese boxing, thai boxing, and kickboxing representatives.
At the grand final he won a choke hold over a kickboxing representative.
So sambo and Aslanbek Kodzaev became the winner of the tournament and the Absolute Champion!