This fight must have happened earlier in 2017 at M-1 Challenge 85, but the Georgian fighter got injured in the contender bout and needed a few months for rehabilitation. The champion decided not to waste time without fights and defeated Rogerio Karranca from Brazil at that event.
Raul Tutarauli got his title shot after the victory over Vladimir Kanunnikov and now when he is healthy again, he is ready to give everything he has to win that belt. This is going to be the second fight of these athletes, they have already met in 2016 and that time Ismagulov won by the way of TKO in the third round. Since that event Ismagulov has become a champion and Tutarauli did not lose a single fight, so we are going to see a great rematch of two furious fighters!