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Fight Nights Global delays Brazilian debut, announces new Fight Nights Global 87 lineup in Russia

Fight Nights Global officials delayed plans for a previously announced Brazilian event next month and will instead a host a show in the organization’s home nation of Russia.
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Bellator 198 Countdown, Episode 1: ‘Let’s show him your eye of the tiger’

In the first of episode of the Countdown series leading up to Bellator 198 on April 28, Fedor Emelianenko trains in his native Russia, while Frank Mir stops by the …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Countdown to Fedor Emelianenko vs. Frank Mir: Episode 1

Bellator MMA traveled to Russia to train with Fedor Emelianenko, featured Frank Mir at the famed Mayweather Gym in Vegas and later went behind the scenes. …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

Russian supermarket's got jokes, puts 'Conor McGregor' label on chicken

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Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Al Iaquinta at UFC 223: Best photos

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Khabib Nurmagomedov received a hero’s welcome when he returned to Russia following his UFC 223 win to claim the …read more

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Khabib “A Little Scared” By His UFC Success

Khabib Nurmagomedov was welcomed like a hero when he returned to Russia, the new UFC lightweight champion. The outpour of support is just the beginning Khabib feels. Although the Russian …read more

Source:: MMANews

Posted on April 11, 2018, 3:16 pm By
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Khabib Nurmagomedov 'a little bit scared' by UFC title fame: 'I don't want to change'

Khabib Nurmagomedov received a hero’s welcome upon returning to Russia following his title-winning victory in this past Saturday’s UFC 223 main event. It was an outpour of support that “The …read more

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UFC 223 results: Khabib Nurmagomedov decisions Al Iaquinta, wins lightweight belt

The wildest week of potential distractions in UFC history did nothing to keeping Khabib Nurmagomedov from reaching his goal.
The undefeated star from Dagestan, Russia, became UFC lightweight champion on …read more

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Video: Rousimar Palhares loses via brutal KO in 58 seconds

Aliaskhab Khizriev stayed undefeated in style.
The 29-year-old Russian welterweight became an interim titleholder at Fight Nights Global 85 in Moscow, Russia, on Friday, needing just 58 seconds to put away …read more

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Video: Watch today's Fight Nights Global 85 live from Russia at 11 a.m. ET

Fight Nights Global 85 takes place today, and you can catch a live video stream of the proceedings here on MMAjunkie at 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT).
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Russia claims its wrestlers were denied visas into the US for World Cup event 

The Russian Foreign Ministry has released a statement accusing the United States of barring its wrestlers from obtaining visas for the freestyle wrestling world cup event in Iowa. The …read more

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Life is pretty sweet when Khabib Nurmagomedov knows you in Russia

That time Team USA was in Dageston and @TeamKhabib hooked them up with a shopping trip and Bobby Telford got a unique gift. pic.twitter.com/AKYISIsY1E
— FloWrestling (@FloWrestling) March 28, 2018

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Bigfoot Silva sees 2018 as his ‘comeback year’

Former UFC heavyweight, Antonio Silva talks retirement, future endeavors and fighting in Russia. Former heavyweight title challenger, Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva has had some tough outings in the last few …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

MMA Fighter To Be Extradited On Kidnapping, Torture Charges

Russian fighter Rustan Abdurakmanov made headline news in Thailand on Monday. The Full Metal Dojo (FMD) veteran is expected to be deported to Russia where he will face charges of …read more

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Is Khabib Nurmagomedov ready to carry his weight and become Conor McGregor's worst nightmare?

Khabib Nurmagomedov could be the face of the UFC — if he makes weight for his fights. Here’s how the Dagestan, Russia, native is preparing for the next step in …read more

Source:: ESPN

Posted on March 26, 2018, 3:16 pm By
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Anastasia Yankova Addresses Controversial Past Sponsorship, “That was a chance to start my career”

Bellator has always had a knack for finding good talented prospects from Russia. And without a doubt, one of their best rising young stars is the undefeated flyweight, Anastasia Yankova.
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Posted on March 24, 2018, 2:16 am By
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Kevin Lee Looks to ‘Dominate’ Edson Barboza Then Fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in Russia

Kevin Lee returns back into action at UFC Atlantic City against Edson Barboza, in what is sure to be a wild scrap. Both men will be looking to bounce back …read more

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Posted on March 22, 2018, 4:46 pm By
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UFC exec David Shaw on rumored Russia event this year, Dublin return

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The UFC’s approach to its 2018 schedule in Europe? Seize the moment.
UFC executive David Shaw said the promotion doesn’t have any concrete plans in …read more

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Posted on March 20, 2018, 1:16 am By
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After KO of Werdum, Alexander Volkov makes case for heavyweight title shot – ideally in Russia

Alexander Volkov did not let his UFC London headlining showdown with former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum go to waste. Though Werdum was able to give him some interesting looks …read more

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Alexander Volkov would like Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier winner – in Russia if possible

LONDON – UFC heavyweight Alexander Volkov will be watching for the winner of champion Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier.
Volkov (30-6 MMA, 4-0 UFC) doesn’t care who wins the champ vs. …read more

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Alexander Volkov Seeking Heavyweight Title Shot at UFC’s Debut Event in Russia

Stipe Miocic is already slated to defend the heavyweight crown against Daniel Cormier in a champion vs. champion superfight at UFC 226, but once that concludes, Alexander Volkov believes he …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov receives a special gift from NHL superstar Alex Ovechkin

Khabib Nurmagomedov receives a special gift from NHL superstar Alex Ovechkin
Two of Russia’s most famous athletes linked up last night in San Jose, California.
Undefeated UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0 …read more

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UFC's Khabib Nurmagomedov got a special gift from NHL star Alexander Ovechkin

Two of Russia’s top sportsmen connected on Saturday night in San Jose, Calif.
With the Washington Capitals in town, UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) attended an NHL game …read more

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At this point, why wouldn’t the UFC sign Ben Askren? And for that matter, why not pit him against GSP?

Back in the day, Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta flew to Russia and tried to convince heavyweight monastic Fedor Emelianenko to sign with the UFC. They were rebuffed, in part …read more

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