Michael Tobin to face undefeated Dean Garnett at ACB 54

Australian Michael Tobin will make his Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB) debut next month where he will face undefeated Dean Garnett in a featherweight clash.

The event, ACB 54 “Supersonic”, will take place in Manchester, England on March 11.

“The Great White” Tobin (12-0) has been testing his skills over in Albuquerque, New Mexico training at the Jackson Wink MMA academy. When back home on the Gold Coast, the Judo black-belt splits his training sessions between UFC fighter Ben Alloway and BJJ coach Vicente Cavalcanti.

In his 12-fight career, Tobin has gone to a decision only once with 11 of his 12 wins have come via submission – 10 of them in the first round.

Tobin signed a four-fight contract with Absolute Championship Berkut last month.

Garnett (7-0-1), will also be making his promotion debut in ACB. The 28-year-old has previously fought in Cage Warriors and in his last outing fought in Bellator back in July. That bout against Brazilian fighter Luiz Henrique Tosta ended in a draw.

The event will be headlined by a middleweight bout between Luke Barnatt and Mamed Khalidov.

Fight Card:

  • Luke Barnatt vs. Mamed Khalidov
  • Brett Cooper vs. Aslambek Saidov – ACB welterweight title
  • Abdul-Rakhman Dzhanaev vs. Adam Zajac
  • Vinny Magalhaes vs. Przemyslaw Mysiala
  • Dean Garnett vs. Michael Tobin

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