2023 Senior World Championships

Watch Kyle Dake & Zaurbek Sidakov In Epic World Gold Medal Match

Watch Kyle Dake & Zaurbek Sidakov In Epic World Gold Medal Match

Wrestling fans were finally treated to a World Championship match between 4x World Champ Kyle Dake and 3x World/Olympic champ Zaurbek Sidakov.

Sep 18, 2023 by David Bray

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Kyle Dake and Zaurbek Sidakov entered their 2023 World Championship final with seven titles between them. Their match was a dramatic 17-point thriller, and in the end, Sidakov earned his 4th World/Olympic gold medal and remained undefeated in World and Olympic competition.

Dake scored the only point of the first period on the strength of a step out mid way through the round. In the second period, the match opened up with 16 points between the two champs.

Sidakov earned a takedown from an outside step early in the period plus another point from an expired activity clock. Dake responded with a takedown of his own to take a 3-3 lead on criteria. In the final minute of action, Sidakov went back to his outside step which resulted in an 11-point exchange between the two wrestlers. When the dust settled, Sidakov's hand was raised with a 10-7 victory in a match that won't be soon forgotten. After the match, Dake commented on their thrilling bout.

Kyle Dake's post match interview