T.P. Grant and Zane Simon have a tie for their #2 spot at Featherweight between two tough Russian fighters. The Featherweight list is underway and it might very well be the most prospect rich division in the entire sport. Together Zane and I scouted around 130 fighters and narrowed it down to around 30 outstanding prospects. From them we selected out our Top 10 prospects, the rest will be covered in two EXTRA pieces. And for our number two spot Zane and I were torn over who to pick. We had two f read news >>
We're closing in on the top, with another fighter straight out of the Caucasus. T.P. Grant and Zane Simon introduce their #2 Welterweight prospect, the final Russian on the list. If you didn't already think that Russia was the next hot bed of MMA talent, this makes six of the Top 10 Welterweight prospects hailing from Russia. This is the result of a few factors, first that the state sponsored Sambo gyms are adding MMA programs in a deliberate effort to produce more MMA talent. Also as Russia sta read news >>
Two-time winner of the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship and a No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion Jeff Monson (49-13-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will battle Russian MMA fighter Magomed Malikov (6-2 MMA) at M-1 Challenge 40 on June 7 in the Republic of Ingushetia, Russia. read news >>
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Bellator Fighting Championships has signed once-beaten Russian prospect Magomed Saadulaev.
MMAjunkie.com today confirmed the deal with sources close to the fighter.
Saadulaev, who has competed at welterweight in his native nation, is expected to drop to 155 pounds under the Bellator banner.
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M-1 Global today announced that Russian heavyweight Magomed Malikov on Saturday will step up on short notice to meet Aleksander Emelianenko in the main event of M-1 Challenge 28. read news >>
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Lightweight Jose Figueroa and middleweight Magomed Sultanakhmedov both picked up M-1 titles this past weekend during the organization's Showtime debut.
The two fighters won the co-headlining bouts at M-1 Challenger 24, which took place this past Friday at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va.
"The Ultimate Fighter 8" runner-up Vinny Magalhaes also secured a title shot with a victory on the night's card.
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Magomed “White Wolf” Sultanakhmedov isn't a belt collector, but he'd be more than happy to take home the M-1 middleweight championship for beating Tyson Jeffries at Friday's M-1 Challenge on Showtime. Read More >> read news >>
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Ukraine’s Guram Gugenishvili and Belarus’ Artiom Damkovsky were crowned M-1 champions, while Russian prospect Magomed Shikshabekov suffered defeat for the first time at Thursday’s M-1 Challenge 21 at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. read news >>