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Russia extradites kickboxer suspected of murder back to Ukraine

A two-time kickboxing champion has been extradited from Russia to Ukraine on suspicion of murder. According to Ukrainian media reports which cited Nadezhda Maksimets, the media relations officer …read more

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Khabib targeting Ferguson fight in ‘March or April’ next year in Russia

UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to settle the score with Tony Ferguson next year in Russia. UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has a proposed date and location for a …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Hopes To Fight Tony Ferguson In Russia

Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to defend his UFC lightweight title in Russia and he believes Tony Ferguson is most deserving of the next championship opportunity. Nurmagomedov recently touched on a number …read more

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Posted on October 7, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Khabib Nurmagomedov Targets Spring Return, Wants to Face Tony Ferguson in Russia

Reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has a date and venue in mind for his next title defense. …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov targets Russia return against Tony Ferguson, tells Conor McGregor to 'get in line'

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has earmarked a timeline, a city and an opponent for his octagon return, and it doesn’t make great reading for Conor McGregor.
The Irishman has made …read more

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Scott Coker calls Fedor Emelianenko ‘the greatest fighter in the history of MMA,’ retirement fight in Russia planned

Bellator president Scott Coker was recently asked about the future of the legend Fedor Emelianenko. According to Coker, he believes Fedor is the greatest MMA fighter of all time and …read more

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Bellator President Scott Coker Aims To Have Fedor Emelianenko’s Last Fight In Russia

Bellator president Scott Coker intends to book Fedor Emelianenko’s final bout in Russia. Following Bellator 222 back in June, the promotion announced Emelianenko’s farewell tour. Bellator is hopeful that the …read more

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Bellator president Scott Coker targeting Russia for Fedor Emelianenko's farewell fight

Bellator president Scott Coker is already planning the final chapter of Russian heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko’s career, and says he would love for “The Last Emperor” to bow out of …read more

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Khabib’s Father Open To Conor McGregor Rematch In Moscow

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, Abdulmanap, is open to his son rematching Conor McGregor. But, under one condition, it must take place in Moscow, Russia. Following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s submission win over Dustin …read more

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Lorenz Larkin not impressed with Andrey Koreshkov's resume heading into Bellator 229

TEMECULA, CALIF. – If one wanted to, one could built the case that Andrey Koreshkov is the best welterweight competitor in Bellator history.
The 29-year-old natives of Omsk, Russia had held …read more

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Morning Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov confident next title defense will be in Russia

Khabib Nurmagomedov | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Khabib Nurmagomedov has long spoken of headlining a UFC show in his native Russia and that plan could come to fruition soon.
In …read more

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Posted on September 26, 2019, 12:16 pm By
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Khabib: ‘I’m about 80% sure my next fight will be in Russia’

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UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov’s next title defense could take place in Russia. Undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov received …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov says there’s an 80% chance his next fight will be in Russia

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is a massive star in his native Russia.
The champ has become such a big star in his homeland that he believes the UFC will most …read more

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Khabib: 80% Chance My Next Fight is in Russia

Khabib Nurmagomedov expects to be competing in Russia for the first time in his UFC career the next time he steps into the Octagon. The last time we saw Khabib …read more

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Posted on September 24, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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Anthony Rocco Martin vs. Ramazan Emeev Booked for UFC Fight Night 163 in Moscow

Anthony Rocco Martin will look to get back into the win column when he goes in hostile territory at UFC Fight Night 163 in Moscow, Russia, to take on Ramazan …read more

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Anthony Rocco Martin vs. Ramazan Emeev set for UFC on ESPN+ 21

Anthony Rocco Martin wants to get back into the win column, and he’s willing to travel all the way to Russia to do it.
Martin will meet Ramazan Emeev in a …read more

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Kevin Lee wants Islam Makhachev at UFC Moscow, but Makhachev says he calls the shots

Kevin Lee intends on making the move back down to lightweight, and he’s willing to head to hostile territory in his return.
He wants to face Islam Makhachev in Russia on …read more

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Vinc Pichel vs. Alexander Yakovlev slated for UFC on ESPN+ 21

Two lightweights will look to turn their most recent wins into streaks when the UFC returns to Russia this fall.
Vinc Pichel (12-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will travel into hostile territory …read more

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VIDEO | Khabib Nurmagomedov meets Vladimir Putin after UFC 242

Khabib Nurmagomedov, a native of Dagestan, has become a massive star in larger Russia. So, what better way to celebrate his UFC 242 win than a meeting with Russian President …read more

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Posted on September 13, 2019, 2:46 pm By
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UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ 21: dos Santos vs. Volkov fight card

UFC on ESPN+ 21: dos Santos vs. Volkov
Date: November 9, 2019
Venue: CSKA Arena
Location: Moscow, Russia
gate: $XXX
attendance: XXX

Fighter Awards & Bonuses ($50,000 each)
– Fight of the Night: XXX
– Performance of the …read more

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Posted on September 12, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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Khabib’s UFC 242 title win over Poirier pulled in roughly 26 million views in Russia

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24 percent of Russian adults tuned in to watch Khabib Nurmagomedov’s title defense against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242. Well, …read more

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Iranian judoka afraid to go home after refusing to quit at World Championships

Saeid Mollaei (white) of Iran reacts after his victory over Khasan Khalmurzaev of Russia in the Men’s -81kg Pool A fourth round on day four of the World Judo Championships …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov win draws massive viewership numbers in Russia

We know that Khabib Nurmagomedov is a star in his native Russia. Yet in the wake of his UFC 242 victory over Dustin Poirier, which went down last Saturday in …read more

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Karl Roberson vs. Roman Kopylov Booked for UFC Fight Night 163 in Moscow

Karl Roberson will be going into enemy territory to welcome Roman Kopylov to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 163 in Moscow, Russia. …read more

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VIDEO | Dagestan goes wild after Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is a massive, international star. Nowhere his superstardom more massive, however, than in his native Dagestan, Russia.
When he fights — more aptly, when he wins …read more

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Junior Dos Santos vs. Alexander Volkov set to headline UFC on ESPN+ 21

A heavyweight collision is on tap to headline the UFC’s return to Russia this fall.
Former UFC champion Junior Dos Santos (21-6 MMA, 15-5 UFC) looks to get back in the …read more

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Take a look back at Khabib Nurmagomedov’s journey to UFC champion

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Khabib Nurmagomedov became the first UFC champion from Russia with his victory over Al Iaquinta at UFC 223 in 2018. Take a look back through Nurmagomedov’s journey to …read more

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