The duel between Dmitry Trubin and Tim Bresnan is to some extent the title one. Despite the fact that the athletes fought for fifth place, the outcome of this fight was very important for us, the audience. ()
Indeed, in fact, previously Tim showed a good fight and confirmed his status as a strong and complex opponent. Dmitry, in his turn, had a number of losses, but these losses were from the strongest athletes. After the fight with Alex Kurdecha, it became clear to us that Dmitry was no longer an outsider in the Top 8, but at that moment, he was weaker than the finalists were. And it was the duel against Tim Bresnan that perfectly explained the position of Dmitry Trubin among the top eight.
The fight itself turned out to be very unpredictable. Many expected Tim to win, but those who bet on Trubin still expected a tense fight with long rounds and an unknown outcome until the end of the meeting. But Dmitry made and brought the form with which he did not leave a single chance to Tim. Trubin didn’t even have to realize his rich technical arsenal, he repeatedly attacked on toproll and opened his opponent’s wrist, regardless in straps or not.