The 12th bout of SENSHI Cup’s opening night was a throwdown between the 25-years-old Andrey Kotov from Kazakhstan and the 21-years-old Belarusian Siarhei Charnetski. The clash was a semi-final in the -75 kg category.
Kotov was the dominant force in the beginning, landing all kind of punches and kicks. The Belarusian fighter started slowly, but he finished the first round strong. The last part was the decisive one, as Kotov suffered some nasty wounds on his face, but in the end, he was able to hear the final bell. The score was even after the initial three rounds, so a 4th additional one was given, but the Kazakh couldn’t go on and Siarhei advanced to the final.