Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Brian Gordon
2008-05-16 : Ruslan Provodnikov 142 lbs beat Brian Gordon 143½ lbs by UD in round 6 of 6
- Location: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Toby Gibson
- Judge: Adalaide Byrd 60-54
- Judge: Glenn Trowbridge 59-55
- Judge: Lisa Giampa 58-56
A right hook and a follow-up barrage at the end of the first round placed the bout in the control of Provodnikov. Gordon survived some brutally efffective power shots from Provodnikov throughout the first five rounds. Gordon stunned Provodnikov in the final round, but Provodnikov's body attack was the difference in the fight.