Kazakhstan's Khorlan Zhakansha will fight for the 55 kilograms Greco-Roman title at the World Wrestling Championships after defeating defending champion Eldaniz Azizli of Azerbaijan in the semi-finals.
Zhakansha progressed to the final on home soil with an 11-5 win over Azizli in the last four at Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan.
He will face Nugzari Tsurtsumia in the gold-medal match after the Georgian thrashed Shota Ogawa of Japan 8-0 in his semi-final.
Ogawa and 2018 world champion Azizli will have the chance to claim bronze medals following their semi-final defeats.
Russian Stepan Maryanyan will defend his 63kg crown after he booked a place in the final with a 4-2 win over Armenia's Slavik Galstyan.
Kazakhstan's Khorlan ZHAKANSHA knocks off reigning world champion Eldaniz AZIZLI (AZE) & will look to become the host nation's first GR world champion since 1999. He'll wrestle last year's U23 world champion Nugzari TSURTSUMIA (GEO) in Sunday's gold-medal bout. #WrestleNurSultan pic.twitter.com/Nm96f0z0Ky— United World Wrestling (@wrestling) September 14, 2019
Standing in Maryanyan's way of a second consecutive world title will be Shinobu Ota of Japan, who outclassed Kazakhstan's Almat Kebispayev 10-1 in the last four.
Maryanyan's compatriot and European champion Abuyazid Mantsigov will contest the 72kg final with Aram Vardanyan of Uzbekistan.
Mantsigov progressed by defeating Hungary's Balint Korpasi 8-0, while Vardanyan overcame Bulgaria's Aik Mnatsakanian 4-1.
Georgia's Lasha Gobadze will take on Rafig Huseynov of Azerbaijan for the 82kg gold medal after both wrestlers came through their semi-finals.
Gobadze beat Nurbek Khashimbekov of Uzbekistan 3-1 in a low-scoring contest, while Huseynov edged out Olympic bronze medallist Saeid Abdevali of Iran 8-5.
The finals in all four weight categories, none of which are on the Olympic programme, take place tomorrow.