What will happen if two ambitious, talented drummers meet in a raid, each with 7 knocked out opponents behind them? That's right, one of them will become the eighth for his opponent with a high degree of probability.
On May 24, 2018, in the framework of the M-1 Challenge 92 tournament, Helson Henriques, who was considered one of the best lightweight fighters in Portugal, entered the rage. On account of his titles were the titles of the champion of the Cage Fighters and the World Strikers League. And out of 9 victories, 7 he won by knockout. A bright, charismatic fighter with a percussive fighting style. But his opponent was even more interesting.
7 fights, 7 wins, all 7 by knockout in the first round. In theory, this is enough to understand the level of a 19-year-old athlete from Kaliningrad, Aleksey Ilyenko, nicknamed Phenomenal. However, we add to this four more titles of the champion of Russia and two titles of the world champion in hand-to-hand combat among juniors. And we also add that with the manner of fighting, Alexey always copied the brightest representatives of the striking style in the world of MMA and did it very successfully, delighting the audience with knockouts from knee jumps and non-standard technique.
That evening, two very ambitious and very interesting fighters were in the raid to arrange a spectacular battle for the audience.