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BloodyElbow’s Karim Zidan rounds up the latest news, updates, and videos from across the world in Russia and the Caucasus. The proliferation of Russian MMA over the past few years has become impossible to deny. There are approximately 30 fighters on the UFC roster of Russian origin and that number is gradually rising with each passing month. With an endless array of prospects in Russia, as well as the North Caucasus regions of Chechnya and Dagestan, it can get difficult trying to keep up with th read news >>

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Rustam Khabilov is one of many Russian fighters to have made a major splash in the UFC over the past few years and that puts him in an enviable position as one of the men leading the charge of the “Russian Invasion.”Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Russia's top MMA organization announced the launch of a new armored knight fighting project titled ‘M-1 Medieval.’ Back in August 2014, M-1 Global hosted an event in St. Petersburg, Russia that pitted some of the top talent in the region, as well as the country's first professional armored knight fight at an MMA event. Following positive response from the crowds in attendance, the promotion has decided to launch the ‘M-1 Medieval' project, which is an offshoot of M-1 that will feature profession read news >>

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Saturday’s OPLOT event in Russia saw a fighter seize up following a KO loss. Watch the highly graphic video here. While one can expect to see some unorthodox incidents at regional MMA events, particularly in countries where no regulatory body exists to watch over the sport, few anticipated the harrowing scene that would unfold at the OPLOTqualifying tournament on Saturday afternoon. During the event, a fighter was hit with a spinning back kick to the head that separated him from his consciousnes read news >>

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Saturday’s OPLOT event in Russia saw a fighter seize up following a KO loss. Watch the highly graphic video here. While one can expect to see some unorthodox incidents at regional MMA events, particularly in countries where no regulatory body exists to watch over the sport, few anticipated the harrowing scene that would unfold at the OPLOTqualifying tournament on Saturday afternoon. During the event, a fighter was hit with a spinning back kick to the head that separated him from his consciousnes read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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BloodyElbow’s Karim Zidan rounds up the latest news, updates, and videos from across the world in Russia and the Caucasus. The proliferation of Russian MMA over the past few years has become impossible to deny. There are approximately 30 fighters on the UFC roster of Russian origin and that number is gradually rising with each passing month. With an endless array of prospects in Russia, as well as the North Caucasus regions of Chechnya and Dagestan, it can get difficult trying to keep up with th read news >>

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BloodyElbow’s Karim Zidan rounds up the latest news, updates, and videos from across the world in Russia and the Caucasus. The proliferation of Russian MMA over the past few years has become impossible to deny. There are approximately 30 fighters on the UFC roster of Russian origin and that number is gradually rising with each passing month. With an endless array of prospects in Russia, as well as the North Caucasus regions of Chechnya and Dagestan, it can get difficult trying to keep up with th read news >>

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Russian female mixed martial artist Julia Berezikova has joined a patriotic group aimed at protecting Russia from pro-democracy protesters. Last year, the Maidan protests in Kiev successfully led to the ejection of former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych. Russia and the Ukraine have since been at odds, and that had helped bring about ‘patriotic' Russian groups such as ‘Anti-Maidan.' The group, which is named in reference to square where the protests took place in Kiev, was created to hinder p read news >>

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BloodyElbow’s Karim Zidan rounds up the latest news, updates, and videos from across the world in Russia and the Caucasus. The proliferation of Russian MMA over the past few years has become impossible to deny. There are approximately 30 fighters on the UFC roster of Russian origin and that number is gradually rising with each passing month. With an endless array of prospects in Russia, as well as the North Caucasus regions of Chechnya and Dagestan, it can get difficult trying to keep up with th read news >>

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The UFC has announced a partnership with Russian state television broadcasting company VGTRK, one of the biggest TV networks in Russia. This can be considered a big step in the organization's expansion into Eastern Europe. To date, breaking into the Russian MMA market has always been somewhat of an unattainable task for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. While they are present with live events and television programming in almost every viable market of the world, they have failed to expand into read news >>

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The UFC is expanding its presence in Russia with a newly announced broadcast partnership.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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UFC lightweight Rashid Magomedov is keen to be a part of the UFC’s first ever event in Russia. With the recent revelation that the UFC had seemingly negotiated a television broadcast deal in Russia to deliver UFC programming to over 50 million homes, several native fighters have been patiently awaiting the announcement of the UFC's first ever event in Russia. Former M-1 welterweight champion and current UFC lightweight competitor Rashid Magomedov voiced his opinion recently and made it clear tha read news >>

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The UFC will be available in 55 million households in Russia, and that is great news for Rashid Magomedov. The Russian lightweight, who scored his 11th win in a row with a late finish against the then-undefeated Elias Silverio at UFC Fight Night 58 in Barueri, Brazil, on Dec. 20, is excited with the possibility of finally being able to fighting in front of his countrymen after joining the UFC. "That would be great," Magomedov told MMAFighting.com through a translator following his win over Silve read news >>

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Former UFC heavyweight Oleg Taktarov delves into the Crimean crisis and how Americans perceive them. One of the troubling topics in politics over the past year has been the Russia-Crimea crisis and the fallout of the war. That was later coupled with the collapse of the rouble, which has only added to concern that the country is on the brink of a serious recession. However, former UFC tournament champion Oleg Taktarov believes his people are at their best at a time of crisis. "When crisis happens read news >>

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