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UFC welterweight Albert Tumenov discusses his interest in a fight against Rick Story, as well as how he feels about the UFC’s potential involvement in Russia. Not only did Albert Tumenov look great in his most recent victory against Nico Musoke at UFC on FOX 14 in Stockholm, but the Caucasian native also requested a far tougher opponent for his fifth octagon outing. Shortly after earning the unanimous decision against Musoke, Tumenov informed reporters that he is interested in a fight against Ri 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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UFC has a new home in Mother Russia. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has announced (via MMA Junkie) the signing of a major broadcast deal in Russia with VGTRK (The All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company). The deal will see all upcoming UFC events air on multiple broadcast outlets across Russia, including Russia 2, Sport 1, Fight Club and Sportbox.ru. While the promotion has yet to stage an event in Russia, it is in the plans down the road. The deal will only speed up the 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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The UFC has agreed a significant new partnership with Russian broadcasters VGTRK, whereby all 2015 UFC events will be available across a combination of Russia 2, Sport 1, Fight Club and Sportbox.ru. read news >>

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Zane Simon is joined by Patrick Wyman of Sherdog.com to talk about the prospects of UFC 182, the performances of Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway and the continued flow of other striking arts into MMA and why it's valuable. read news >>

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Mairbek Taisumov has a new opponent for his return to Sweden. The Russian lightweight, originally scheduled to meet Tyan Cabral at the UFC on FOX 14 card in Stockholm on Jan. 24, now meets UFC newcomer Anthony Christodoulou. UFC announced the change Tuesday. Cabral told MMAFighting.com he suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee and will likely need to undergo surgery. Fresh off a 61-second knockout victory over Marcin Bandel at Sweden’s UFC Fight Night 53 in October, Taisumov (22-5) returns to read news >>

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The Knockout of the Year conversation for 2014 has a late entrant. Russian lightweight prospect Timofey Nastyukhin announced his presence in the One FC promotion with authority, winning his promotional debut on Friday at One FC 23 with a memorable knockout of veteran Eduard Folayang. The Vine video comes courtesy of ZombieProphet of FanSided: VINE - Eduard Folayang vs. Timofey Nastyukhin #OneFC #OneFightNight Flying Knee and 2 Soccer Kicks!!! https://t.co/2LFFmATSuD — ZombieProphet (@ZProphet_MM read news >>

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Video: After a 20-year absence from the "sweet science," Golden Globe winning actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring to face 29-year-old Elliot Seymour in Moscow, Russia, and won via second-round technical knockout. read news >>

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UFC chief executive, Garry Cook discusses proposed global expansion plan for Russia. Recently, a report from Standard & Poor confirmed that UFC parent company, ZUFFA is seeing a 40% decline in their earnings for 2014. Injuries and over saturation have been the most talked about issues leading to this economic downturn for the MMA conglomerate. In a press event that took place a week ago, the entire 2015 calendar of events was rolled out, featuring a schedule just as chock full of fight cards as read news >>

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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 >>

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Aging champion and part-alien pugilist Bernard Hopkins went to war against feared Russian knockout machine Sergey Kovalev in the main event of HBO Boxing After Dark on Sat. night (Nov. 8, 2014) inside the hallowed Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. "B-Hop" was able to keep himself off the canvas in "Dirty Jersey" but was still shut down for all 12 rounds and lost a convincing decision to "Krusher" when all was said and done. See for yourself in the video above and for full results and read news >>

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Since the only Russian I speak is aped from that scene in Rambo when Col. Podovsky was barking orders at Sgt. Yushin, I'm not entirely sure what all those fancy letters mean. I think they are selling shirts or something, but it's still nice to see former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko going through the motions. Heck, at just 38 years young, I'd be willing to bet "The Last Emperor" (34-4, 1 NC) still beats half of the UFC's top 10 heavyweights. Anyone disagree? read news >>

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