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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 >>

  • 9 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 >>

  • 11 days ago
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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 >>

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

  • 18 days ago
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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 >>

  • 20 days ago
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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 >>

  • 25 days ago
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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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In the second part of The MMA Diaries: Russia, Karim Zidan ponders the tragic history of St. Petersburg while discovering the city, and details his experiences commentating the fights on the M-1 Challenge 54 broadcast. Day 2 Entry 3 - A city of tragic beauty I love thee, Peter's own creation; I love thy stiff and stately sight, Broad Neva's powerful fluxation, Her great embankments' granite might, Inwrought designs of iron gateways, Thy still, transparent, thoughtful nights When soft and silvery read news >>

  • a month ago
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In part 1 of BloodyElbow’s extended interview with M-1 Global President Vadim Finkelchtein, the promotion’s founder delves into the potential obstacles the UFC will face if they attempt to go to Russia in 2015. After nearly two decades at the helm of an international MMA promotion, Vadim Finkelchtein considers himself a savvy businessman capable of managing expenses and steering his company through turbulent times in a volatile and ever-changing industry. As the founder, owner and President of M read news >>

  • a month ago
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The Las Vegas Review-Journal revealed that the UFC is planning 23 foreign events in the coming year, including a "new global market" in Russia. After emphasizing their intent for global expansion over the past year, it appears the UFC will continue to implement that plan heading into 2015. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the UFC is targeting 23 foreign events in the coming year, including potential stops in Russia, South Korea and Scotland. While none of these events have been confirm read news >>

  • a month ago
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship has no plans on slowing down its international expansion. read news >>

  • a month ago
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"Vadim and his team told me to go down in the second. They told me to come out in the first round and throw some jabs, feel it out, then in the second round catch a body shot and go (down). As far as I know, Mickey had no knowledge of this, he was in the dark. He didn't have anything to do with the fix being in, that was all his people. I had an agenda that I was given by people behind the scenes. I hope to come back and have a legitimate, on the up-and-up fight. I had a great experience in Russ read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Frankie Edgar, who blew the doors off No. 2-ranked Cub Swanson earlier this month in Austin, Texas, argued his case for a crack at the 145-pound title by posting a UFC poll that had the mixed martial arts (MMA) favoring him over Irish sensation Conor McGregor. Crunch the numbers right here. It appears the stateside fans aren't the only ones leaning toward "The Answer," who took Jose Aldo to the limit in early 2013 but came up on the ju read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) reach is about to get bigger, according to Garry Cook. With television deals in Mexico, Brazil, Japan, and other countries around the globe, fight fans are privy to the excitement that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events bring, on what seems to be a weekly basis. But the world's preeminent mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion isn't planning to slow down any time soon -- no, seriously -- as it looks to continue its global assault by bringing its produc read news >>

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