Our fighters drilled hard preparing to fight two vs two or one vs two. Their basic fight plan was to exhaust the opponents – wrestling was Levon’s responsibility while Yusup was to show his striking skill. It was the second round which should become crucial. But things went wrong in the opening seconds already – Yusup unexpectedly knocked out his opponent. If you think that being shorthanded means inevitable loss you are wrong, and this fight proved that too. The Berkut guys were not ready to fight against a single opponent, so the Blitzkrieg fighter managed to make it to the extra round which had to be one on one according to the rules. Yusup Suleimanov in his post fight interview said: “We had to choose which one of us is going to arena for the extra round. I stepped in and then I punched my opponent to the head while on the ground which was illegal here. So we lost one point and the Americans won”.