- 3 years ago
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Rasul Mirzaev's next fight will apparently take place in court rather than a Bellator cage.
Multiple Russian news outlets are reporting that Mirzaev was recently arrested in his native country and charged in the
death of a 19-year-old student.
Mirzaev and Ivan Agafonov reportedly engaged in a verbal altercation
outside of a Moscow night club before a single punch from the undefeated
Russian prospect knocked the student down and eventually unconscious.
He died from the blow four days la read news >>
- 3 years ago
- 184 views
It doesn’t appear Bellator prospect Rasul Mirzaev will be making his stateside debut any time soon. The Russian fighter has reportedly been arrested and charged with the death of a 19-year-old student resulting from a fight. Read More >> read news >>
- 3 years ago
- 158 views
Rasul Mirzaev, an undefeated featherweight, has been arrested and charged with causing grievous bodily harm resulting in death following an altercation with a 19-year-old student outside of a Moscow night club last weekend, several Russian news outlets reported on Friday. read news >>
- 3 years ago
- 144 views
Bellator Fighting Championships has signed undefeated featherweight Rasul Mirzaev to a multi-fight contract. read news >>
- 3 years ago
- 211 views
Bellator Fighting Championships continues their strategy of finding top
global talent, and undefeated Russian prospect Rasul Mirzaev is the promotion's latest signing.
MMAjunkie.com today learned of the move, and Mirzaev is expected to debut for Bellator this fall.
An opponent and date for his first appearance for the promotion have yet to be determined.
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Bellator MMA fighter Joe Vedepo was arrested Friday after reportedly head-butting a police officer outside a sports bar in Iowa City, Iowa. read news >>
Just 13 days after seeing his three-fight winning streak come to a violent halt at Bellator 131, former UFC fighter Joe Vedepo was arrested for allegedly head-butting an Iowa City police officer Friday night. According to The Gazette, a newspaper that serves eastern Iowa, Vedepo, a current Bellator MMA fighter, refused to leave a bar called the Sports Column, a decision that prompted an employee to call the police. The criminal complaint, per The Gazette, said Iowa City police officers responded read news >>
Bellator MMA fighter Joe Vedepo remains in custody on Monday with a $10,000 bond for allegedly assaulting a police officer in Iowa on Friday. read news >>
When mixed martial arts (MMA) fans last saw Joe Vedepo, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran was on the wrong side of a "King" Mohammed Lawal whooping, three rounds of takedowns and ground 'n pound to open Bellator 131 in San Diego, California (see full results here). The referee that night, Jason Herzog, saved "The Doctor" from further injury 39 seconds into the third round. He couldn't treat himself for his own wounds medically, and he probably shouldn't represent himself legally, read news >>
Bellator light heavyweight Joe Vedepo was arrested this past Friday afternoon after allegedly hospitalizing an Iowa City police officer during a drunken altercation outside of a sports bar. According to a report from KCRG, officers responded around 2:22 p.m. to a call from Sports Column indicating that Vedepo, 31, was intoxicated and refused to leave the premises. Vedepo reportedly told officers that he "knew his rights" and resisted law efforts as he attempted to reenter the bar, ultimately hea read news >>
Former Bellator and UFC fighter War Machine reportedly laughed and smiled as porn-star ex-girlfriend Christy Mack detailed the summer night he allegedly beat her within inches of her life. Additionally, excerpts of Mack's 911 call from the August 8 incident were played for the Clark County District Court in Las Vegas, and local media outlet KTNV Channel 13 Action News was there to cover it (Warning: contains graphic images). "Jon! Jon!," Mack screamed at the top of her lungs in fear during an ex read news >>
Russian MMA heavyweight Alexander Emelianenko reportedly got engaged this past weekend while in jail awaiting trial for sexual assault. Alexander Emelianenko is certainly not wasting any time in prison. The controversial Russian heavyweight, who spent a portion of his career fighting under the PRIDE banner, and is best known as the brother of legendary heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko, is currently facing charges for the sexual assault of a 27-year-old Polina Stepanova. That, however, has not stopp read news >>
Former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko suffered another disappointing defeat this week. After suffering back-to-back losses for the first time since 2006, Alexander Shlemenko added to his losing skid when he returned to his home country to take part in the Russian Combat Sambo Championships. The tournament, which was held in St. Petersburg, saw the former Bellator middleweight champion compete in 90 kilograms (198.4 pounds) weight category. He was arguably the most notable com read news >>
- 2 months ago
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There’s a magical way that old-school martial arts flicks were able to make us gaze upon them with intrigue and a desire to do the same out-of-this world moves we saw on screen. I think at one time I actually thought I could easily do the same stuff Jean-Claude Van Damme did in “Bloodsport,” down to throwing a blinding powder in my eyes and trying to avoid punches because eyesight is overrated. I know, dumb. But, ah, to be young again. Anyway, most of us have grown up to the point where we don’t read news >>