Igor Mazurenko shared his impressions about the fight of the first couple of participants of the Top-8 first stage Evgeny Prudnik and Rustam Babayev. ()
First of all, it should be noted that some of sportsmen began to prepare immediately when they learned that they were in the Top-8, and some, for example, Ongarbayev, began to prepare a few weeks ago. Nevertheless, everyone was ready for their performance.
Let's discuss the fight of Evgeny Prudnik and Rustam Babayev.
After we started making films about them, I began to doubt that Rustam could do something with Evgeny. Due to his parameters, Rustam cannot gain much weight. Now, in fact, the weight does not play any role. But Prudnik surpassed himself. A few months ago, he fought in the category of 95 kg, and now he weighs 108 kg, and judging by his progress, I do not think he will stop at this. For Babayev, 95 kg is all-normal. It is also worth noting that Rustam lost about 5 kg during the flight and adaptation, which affected the result. But Prudnik also flew.
What we saw during the struggle is Evgeny’s pure advantage over Rustam.
If Prudnik stops Babayev, he wins.